We were contacted recently by patch enthusiast and Bardsey warden, Steve Stansfield. Steve made the very generous offer of one weeks accommodation at the Bardsey obs, in the week of the winners choice as a prize (travel and food costs must be covered by the winner though). Steve originally wanted this prize to be offered to the winner of the NGB minileague - but BB have already very kindly donated a prize for that, so instead, we decided to award the prize to the 'Most Valuable Player' from the NGB contestants.
The winner will be decided by ourselves, in conjunction with Steve, and the decision will be based on 'all round performance' - so, overall scores will be taken into account, as will good finds, number of contributions to birdtrack, and whether the patch score is green (see details on the non-motorised league).
Other heroic acts will be considered too!
This is a fantastic prize and will offer the lucky Next Generation Birder a chance to experience observatory life, get involved in seabird conservation, and possibly pick up the odd migrant or two.
If you want to know a little more about birding on Bardsey, see here and here
We'd like to thank Steve for making this fantastic opportunity available! let's hope the winner of this prize doesn't deprive him of some self found points in 2015!