If you are curious about mushrooms and are between 12-15 years old, tell us what makes fungi such a fascinating kingdom and submit your entries (e.g. pictures, photos, stories) by Monday 26 September 2016. Twenty lucky winners get the chance to spend a special fun educational day at Folly Farm Centre with fungi experts.
Objective of the Competition
This competition is designed to get you excited about mycology and the fascinating kingdom of fungi, with a chance to win a place on a special fun educational day with fungi experts. Account will be taken of presentation and originality in how you demonstrate your interest in the subject, rather than artistic skills.
Format of Entries
Your entry may be produced either by hand or computer, for example photos, videos, pictures or stories and supplied via post or electronically.
1. Each entry must be clearly labelled with your full name, age, name of parent/
guardian and contact details, or teacher name and school contact details.
2. The competition is open to entrants from Bristol and the surrounding area only.
3. You may enter as many times as you like but it must be original and we regret
that entries cannot be returned.
4. You must be aged between 12-15 years old (school years 7-10) and be available to attend the Fungi Day on Monday 24 October 2016.
5. Closing date is: 26 September 2016. Winners will be notified in late September.
Fungi Day Details
Twenty lucky winners will get the chance to spend a day at Folly Farm Centre in Chew Valley on Monday 24 October (in school holiday week for most Bristol schools), learning all about fungi with fungi experts, including identification skills, a fungi foray, microscope work and learning how to record results.
Successful entrants will be sent further details and an agenda for the day in late September 2016. All participants will receive a free gift. Lunch is included and transport can be arranged if required.
For Fungi Tips and Inspiration, visit:
and your local library
Download Letter to Heads of Science
To enthuse students, why not lead a class session on fungi?
Here are some useful links to education resources:
www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/education/secondary or www.fungi4schools.org
Address for Entries
JSF Fungi Day, c/o Avon Wildlife Trust, 32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 26 September 2016.
Download an A5 leaflet pdf here.
Download an A4 poster pdf here.