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Kiwi kids asked to share top outdoor spots
Kiwi school children will be asked to snap photos and share creative descriptions of their favourite outdoor places as part of a school-based competition run by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission.
The competition, dubbed Top Outdoor Spot 2014, will run on the Commission's curriculum-aligned Both Sides of the Fence education website from 27 January to 14 March 2014.
Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said it aimed to raise awareness of the Both Sides of the Fence website as an educational resource and to encourage students to think about why they value access to the outdoors.
"Both Sides of the Fence includes a great variety of animated cartoon videos and other educational resources for primary and intermediate school children and this competition aims to promote the site in a fun and engaging way."
The students who send in the "Best Photo" and "Best Description" will each win a Dash 20L day pack for themselves and a $100 book voucher for their school.
The 2014 Top Outdoor Spot competition builds on the success of this year's event, which attracted more than 60 stunning photos and descriptions from across the country.
The 2013 winners were 11-year-old Opotiki Primary School student Danni Kurei for her poetic description of Waiotahi Beach, and 13-year-old St Hilda Collegiate School student Emma Cunningham, for a photo of her dog bounding down the beach at Cannibal Bay in the Catlins.