Young Reporters for the Environment International Competition

Ages:Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, Environment, Language Arts

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International Competition is for winners of the YRE National Competition in countries running the YRE program. Students who are participating in the YRE program in each country have a right to participate in the competition. Students have to compete and be selected as a national winner before being sent on to the International Competition.

The YRE International Competition consists of three different categories.

  • International Competition – open to all countries and all themes, except for the litter theme for countries participating in the Litter Less Campaign. Countries that are not participating in the Campaign, can still submit entries related to the litter problem.
  • Litter Less Campaign – theme litter, open to countries that are involved in the Litter Less Campaign: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Israel, Wales, Spain, Northern Ireland, Malta and Ireland. Please note that the submissions under the theme of Litter from Litter Less Campaign countries will be evaluated separately, and the winners will receive recognition with a certificate.
  • International Collaboration – open to all countries with three recommended themes from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: 11-Sustainable Cities, 12-Responsible Consumption & Production, 13-Climate Action. The submission must be in the form of a written Article and be a collaborative work between two countries. It is open to the age category 15-18 years.

Students submit entries to their national competitions. The competition has three media categories; Article, Photograph, and Video. Participants can choose one media category. The media category may differ in each country, so please contact your National Operator to check which categories are open in your country before preparing your submission.

The International Jury selects and awards a winning article, photograph and video in each age category, as well as a runner up, or runners up. Judges may assign a score of 0-5 based on how well the submission meets five further criteria. Points are: 5, Excellent; 4, Very Well; 3, Well; 2, Fairly Well; 1, Qualified; and if it does not qualify 0 points. Participants are encouraged to meet as many of these additional criteria as possible, to improve their work and chances of winning. It is not, however, compulsory to meet these criteria.
  1. Composition i.e. form, structure, and quality
  2. Fair, balanced, and objective reporting
  3. Informative and well researched
  4. Originality, style, and independence
  5. Dissemination

The Jury is at liberty not to award in the case of too few submissions and to give more than one award in the case of exceptional entries in one or more age categories. The Jury will also give points to journalistic and environmental aspects of the submissions based on their professional backgrounds. It will be scored from 0-3 points.

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.yre.global/yre-competition

Managing Organization: Foundation for Environmental Education

Contact:
Malgorzata (Gosia) Luszczek
gosia@fee.global
+45 6124 8085

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
<p>The competition is open to those aged 11-21 participating as individuals or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. The YRE programme has to be run by FEE's national member organisation, who runs the programme and/or National Competition. All the entries to the competition need to be submitted through the National Competition in each YRE member country. </p> <p>There are three age categories in the International Competition 11-14, 15-18 and 19-21. It is the participant's age on the day they submit their entry to the National Competition that must be given and defines which age category they enter. Those submitting a group project must submit in the age category of the oldest member of their team. Some YRE countries don't have specific age categories, so please contact your National Operator to check the requirements.</p> <p>The competition is open to individuals or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. Students may submit more than one type of submission to different media categories.</p> <p>Registering gives FEE the right to promote and use submissions accrediting the author. Necessary permission, e.g., for photographing children are the responsibility of the author and must, therefore, be sought.</p>

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International Competition is for winners of the YRE National Competition in countries running the YRE program. Students who are participating in the YRE program in each country have a right to participate in the competition. Students have to compete and be selected as a national winner before being sent on to the International Competition.

The YRE International Competition consists of three different categories.

  • International Competition – open to all countries and all themes, except for the litter theme for countries participating in the Litter Less Campaign. Countries that are not participating in the Campaign, can still submit entries related to the litter problem.
  • Litter Less Campaign – theme litter, open to countries that are involved in the Litter Less Campaign: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Israel, Wales, Spain, Northern Ireland, Malta and Ireland. Please note that the submissions under the theme of Litter from Litter Less Campaign countries will be evaluated separately, and the winners will receive recognition with a certificate.
  • International Collaboration – open to all countries with three recommended themes from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: 11-Sustainable Cities, 12-Responsible Consumption & Production, 13-Climate Action. The submission must be in the form of a written Article and be a collaborative work between two countries. It is open to the age category 15-18 years.

Process

Students submit entries to their national competitions. The competition has three media categories; Article, Photograph, and Video. Participants can choose one media category. The media category may differ in each country, so please contact your National Operator to check which categories are open in your country before preparing your submission.

Criteria

The International Jury selects and awards a winning article, photograph and video in each age category, as well as a runner up, or runners up. Judges may assign a score of 0-5 based on how well the submission meets five further criteria. Points are: 5, Excellent; 4, Very Well; 3, Well; 2, Fairly Well; 1, Qualified; and if it does not qualify 0 points. Participants are encouraged to meet as many of these additional criteria as possible, to improve their work and chances of winning. It is not, however, compulsory to meet these criteria.
  1. Composition i.e. form, structure, and quality
  2. Fair, balanced, and objective reporting
  3. Informative and well researched
  4. Originality, style, and independence
  5. Dissemination

The Jury is at liberty not to award in the case of too few submissions and to give more than one award in the case of exceptional entries in one or more age categories. The Jury will also give points to journalistic and environmental aspects of the submissions based on their professional backgrounds. It will be scored from 0-3 points.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.yre.global/yre-competition

Managing Organization: Foundation for Environmental Education

Contact:
Malgorzata (Gosia) Luszczek
gosia@fee.global
+45 6124 8085

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
<p>The competition is open to those aged 11-21 participating as individuals or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. The YRE programme has to be run by FEE's national member organisation, who runs the programme and/or National Competition. All the entries to the competition need to be submitted through the National Competition in each YRE member country. </p> <p>There are three age categories in the International Competition 11-14, 15-18 and 19-21. It is the participant's age on the day they submit their entry to the National Competition that must be given and defines which age category they enter. Those submitting a group project must submit in the age category of the oldest member of their team. Some YRE countries don't have specific age categories, so please contact your National Operator to check the requirements.</p> <p>The competition is open to individuals or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. Students may submit more than one type of submission to different media categories.</p> <p>Registering gives FEE the right to promote and use submissions accrediting the author. Necessary permission, e.g., for photographing children are the responsibility of the author and must, therefore, be sought.</p>

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.