Budding artists invited to design banner for Conservation March

By Tom Padfield - 10 May 2024


Butterfly Conservation are holding a competition for creatives and wildlife enthusiasts to design a banner.

The charity will display the banner during the upcoming Restore Nature Now march in London.

Butterfly Conservation will march to Westminster in London along with thousands of others to call for urgent Government action to ensure nature's recovery during Restore Nature Now on 22 June. 

The competition runs until 3 June and is open to everyone still in education. From crayons to computer art, all media are welcome. The winner will be chosen by Butterfly Conservation's new Youth Panel, who will be looking out for fun, bold, creative and emotive designs which show support for butterflies and moths. 

CEO of Butterfly Conservation Julie Williams said: "Our butterflies and moths are under threat. 80% of butterflies have declined since the 1970s. Moth numbers have fallen by at least 33% in that same time. We know what is needed to reverse these declines. It's time to act."

Restore Nature Now will see conservation charities from across the country come together for a peaceful march along the streets of Westminster. It hopes the demonstration will be the largest show of support for nature and climate action the UK has ever seen. 

Julie Williams said: "With sufficient resources we have shown that conservation action works at both local and national level.

"But current Government funding and policies are falling short, and our butterflies and moths can't wait. We will be marching to make our voice and the voices of our supporters heard."

Entries should be emailed to [email protected]. Entrants must remember to include their name, age and a contact number or email address. 



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