What’s In Your Backyard? | Junior Landcare Kids Competition | Closes 20 Apr 2020

What’s In Your Backyard?

Costa is asking kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard.

Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion has launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their local environment.

So tell them your story about what’s in your backyard?

Can you find lizards, insects, bees or butterflies? Are you growing a yummy vegetable or herb garden in your backyard? What about a favourite tree that provides habitat for native birds? Do you have beautiful flowers that bees love to visit?

Take a photo, tell them what’s in your backyard and why it is important to you.

Costa said: “Junior Landcare rocks because it gives every student everywhere in the country, a chance to understand nature, connect with it and take action to show that you love and want to protect the world around you. With Junior Landcare, it’s something we can do together.”


What’s your backyard?

Your backyard might be a garden. If you live in an apartment, your garden could be plants on your balcony. You may live near a park or bushland area, or a river or wetland. You may live on the coast close to the sea, or on a farm. Your local environment is your backyard!

You can submit a photo as an individual or as a school. There are four categories that you can submit your photo:

  1. Biodiversity – birds, bees, insects, flowers, trees and more!
  2. Food production – your food garden may include vegetables, fruit and herbs
  3. Indigenous perspectives – bush tucker gardens
  4. Waste management – worm farm, compost, recycling bins.

If you enter as a school you will automatically be entered into the school prize category in addition to any of the four categories that you select.


It is easy to get involved and you can submit as many photos as you like.

Closing date is Monday 20 April 2020.

Step 1. Simply submit your photo to Junior Landcare via the online form here

Step 2. Select a category that best suits your photo

Step 3. Tell them why this photo is important to you

Step 4. Fill in your contact details so they can get in touch with you if you win

The major school prize winner will receive a visit from Costa. Plus Junior Landcare is giving away ten cameras valued at $250 for the winners. Commendable entries will receive a Junior Landcare cap.

(This competition is not associated with Play & Go)

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Landcare Australia website.

What:  What’s In Your Backyard? Junior Landcare Campaign

When:   Closing date is Monday 20 April 2020

Where:   Enter online via link above

Who:   All Ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Landcare Australia


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