Beatrix Potter
FUNGI SONG COMPETITION

Oct 3rd – 29th 2021
Finale Performance Nov 10th

Entries for our
BEATRIX POTTER FUNGI SONG COMPETITION
deadline extended to October 29th!

The competition is open to all primary school age children (including SEN)
either in groups or individually

Our judges are:

Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music
Professor Lynne Boddy, mycologist

To enter the competition all you need to do is:

  • Register your interest  – scroll down for the Registration Form 
  • Listen to the MEGASONG for Beatrix Potter’s Fantastical Fungi by the children of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School – for some inspiration!
  • Choose your own favourite fungus  – you can find some ideas of fungi to choose on the FUNGUS DETECTIVES PAGE
  • Find out as much as you can about it, where it lives, what it does etc… There’s lots of help with this on the MYCOKIDS page here 
  • Think about what Beatrix might have written about your fungus in a new, fantastic story
  • Make up your verse (you can write just the words or add musical notes or record yourself singing – and you can draw a picture too!)
  • Send them to us by October 29th – we’ll let you know when you register how to do this
  • Join us on ZOOM on Nov 10th to hear all the winning verses in one HUMUNGOUS FUNGUS MEGASONG!

Once you register your interest you’ll receive all the detailed information you need to enter, and lots of tips too.

  • Entries for the competition will be accepted from Oct 3rd – 29th.
  • Entrants must be registered by an adult
  • Your details will not be used for any other purpose
  • The judges decision will be final
  • We will endeavour to provide feedback for each entrant

Music competition

Please enter your details to register for the BEATRIX POTTER FUNGI SONG COMPETITION


How can we help?

We will send full details and some tips on how to write your verse once you send us this form! However, please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the meantime.


 Autumn 2021 Season
in association with our Artistic Director
Frances M Lynch

Look our for a huge range of EVENTS and ACTIVITIES online in this new project featuring music by women composers from the UK past & present.

 Sign up for the Voices for the Future Virtual Choir
Join the Training Programme for Young Singers
Take part in our Primary School Projects in Cumbria, Devon, Wiltshire, Bucks & Oxfordshire
Song Writing Competitions

ZOOM Performances include:

Sept 11th – Yorkshire Fossil Festival
Oct 2nd – UK Fungus Day
Oct 17th – Sidmouth Science Festival
Nov 18th – Marine Biological Association

MORE DETAILS SOON