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Arts Competition To Capture Your Love Of Dorset's Beaches


3:08pm 27th June 2013

Students from across Dorset are being encouraged to celebrate Dorset beaches by getting creative over the summer.
The 'Capturing My Coast' competition has been launched by Litter Free Coast and Sea Campaign.

They are a local campaign group who want to reduce marine and beach litter along the coast line of Dorset.  It is supported by over 500 local businesses, organisations and local individuals up and down the coast. The group along with its supporters all want a litter free coast line and sea and act in ways to achieve this effectively for the future.

The competition is open to 14 - 18 year olds and entrants can use film, poetry, photography to show and illustrate the beauty of the Dorset coast, and why they love it.

All those who enter stand the chance of meeting a nationally acclaimed poet, film animator or photographer, and also could win a Kindle Fire.

The winner will be able to meet and also invite either performance poet Matt Harvey, former Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year; Ben Osborne or local film animator Tim Britton from Forkbeard Fantasy to visit their school.

Matilda Bark, the campaign coordinator, told Wessex FM: "Keeping the Dorset and East Devon coast litter free is important for different reasons to different people… The competition is a great way of celebrating how young people enjoy our coast and why a litter free coast and sea is important to them. "

The Litter Free Coast and Sea is part of the Dorset Beach Care project led by the Dorset Coast Forum and Keep Britain Tidy and is funded by organisations including Wessex Water, Environment Agency and the National Trust.

You can find out more about Litter Free Coast and Sea and how you can get involved here:

The deadline for entries is Monday 16 September, 2013.

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