Announcing the winners of our 2020 creative competition for young people

We’d like to thank all the young people who entered the Garganey Trust’s creative writing and photography competition, as a celebration of the beauty of Broomhill Flash in Wombwell, Barnsley.

Sadly due to Covid-19 we can no longer hold the celebration and exhibition event in Darfield. However, we are able to share the fantastic entries and winners in this online exhibition instead.

Here you can see all the photographs, stories and poems that entered.

Competition themes were to capture an aspect of the nature reserve’s heritage, wildlife, conservation or habitat management. Specific suggestions included: the reserve’s wildlife, wilderness, landscape, archaeology, farming methods, flood risk management, water management and local history.

Online exhibition


Creative writing

The winners

Creative writing

Winner: Esther Lee

Runner up: Reneilwe Dire


Junior winner: 298 Cubs Sheffield

Junior runner up: 298 Cubs Sheffield

Intermediate winner: 298 Scouts Sheffield

Intermediate runner up: 298 Scouts Sheffield

All entries will receive a certificate and a notebook in the post, along with the prizes for the winners – a pair of binoculars – and runners up – either the South Yorkshire Plant Atlas or The Barnsley Breeding Bird Atlas.

Thank you to Barnsley poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan who helped judge the final winners. And well done to all who entered!

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