Enter our competition

We are helping children and young people from across the UK find their voice and speak out for trees and nature through our competition. The winner will receive a £200 Go Ape Voucher for friends and family and runners up will receive fantastic prizes. Like Bella, you might even get to appear in our next film. 

For teachers, youth group leaders and parents this is an opportunity to empower your children and young people. Use our resources and training to encourage them to be creative  write a speech, poem or song or even create a play and submit your entry to our national competition. Use the opportunity to engage the whole school, youth group or family and run your own event, get local press or radio involved. Good luck, we can’t wait to hear what you have to say. 

Watch last years competition finalists

Watch some of the inspiring competition finalists from last year and see young people from around the UK finding their voices and speaking up for trees and nature! They are a Force For Nature.

Act now for nature. Speak Up for Trees & Nature National Competition!

Now is the time act, to be a Force for Nature and speak up for trees and nature. Make today the day you inspire the nation to help tackle the climate and nature crises with a brilliant and powerful speech. Deadline for entries is Friday 27th May 2022. Apply individually or as a youth group or school. For further information and top speech tips download our competition guide. Good luck and may the Force of Nature be with you!

Inspire your students to find their voice

Get inspired and gain some tips on how to perform your speech by watching our fantastic Force For Nature ambassador Amy explaining what being a Force for Nature means to her and why trees are so important. With thanks to Kusuma Trust.

Get inspired by the exciting activities our partners at Speakers Trust have been up to this year by watching the latest video of tree champion Josh speaking up for climate justice.


Speaking Up For Trees Webinar

This webinar explains how our partners in the Speakers Trust will help your students speak up for nature. It covers why oracy is an important skill to develop at all ages and how it can be useful for your Young Tree Champion project, wider learning and beyond. It also goes over the ST process – teacher training and student workshops and activity ideas that will be tailored to your schools project.


Tree Champion Resources

Whether you are a teacher, a youth group leader, parent or home educator, these activities will help you inspire others to learn about the wonder of trees.

Literacy and climate activity:

Trees and Climate Change

Get pupils to experience, research and share their knowledge and opinions about the value of trees in helping to combat climate change.


Science & Health Activity:

My life support

A series of simple outdoor science experiments and investigations to help pupils understand the vital role trees play in keeping us alive.


Literacy and Health Activity:


Get up close and personal with a tree and use this connection to inspire imaginative writing that is personal to you and your experience.