Young Reporters for the Environment International Competition

Ages:Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, Environment, Language Arts

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 12:01am
Europe/Copenhagen

The YRE International Competition is for winners of the YRE National Competition in countries running the YRE programme. Every year, the most inspiring and creative entries from the National Competitions are assessed by an International Jury and have the chance of being recognized on a global scale. In 2019 alone, over 200 articles, photos and videos from 36 countries were submitted to the International Competition.

National Competitions are usually held by the end of March.

YRE International Competition consists of three different categories:

1. International Competition

Open to all countries and all themes as described, 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 issue.

Countries that are participating in the Litter Less Campaign can submit also 1st place winners from their country to the general competition if the entry is not related to a litter and waste topic.

2. Litter Less Campaign

The theme must be related to litter, open to countries that are involved in the Litter Less Campaign: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Wales, Spain, Northern Ireland, Malta, France, Brazil 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 and small incentive.

3. International Collaboration

Open to all countries with three recommended themes: pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change that have to be linked to a chosen SDG. The submission must be in the form of one joint Article, Photo Reportage of 3-5 photos, or Video and be a collaborative work between two or more countries. It is open for the age categories 11-14, 15-18, and 19-25 years. Read more about this category.

Students submit entries to their national competitions. The International Competition and the Litter Less Campaign have three media categories; Article, Photograph, and Video. Participants can choose one media category. The media categories 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 reviews and awards articles, photos and videos in each age category and are free to give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as Honourable Mentions as they see fit.

The Jury Members may assign a score of 0-5 based on how well the submission meets the five criteria listed below. 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.

  • Composition i.e. form, structure, and quality
  • Fair, balanced, and objective reporting
  • Informative and well researched
  • Originality, style, and independence
  • 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 -2 to +2 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:
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 <a href="https://www.yre.global/categories">media categories</a>. <p class="">There are three age categories in the International Competition 11-14, 15-18 and 19-~25 (university level means approx. 25 years old). 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.</p> <p class="">Photo entries are submitted within the one age category 11-25, but in three type categories; single photo reportage, single photo campaign, and photo reportage of 3-5 photos.</p> <p class="">Please note that the age categories might differ in your country. You can check the requirements by contacting your <a href="http://www.yre.global/national-offices/">National Operator</a>.</p>

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 12:01am
Europe/Copenhagen

Overview

The YRE International Competition is for winners of the YRE National Competition in countries running the YRE programme. Every year, the most inspiring and creative entries from the National Competitions are assessed by an International Jury and have the chance of being recognized on a global scale. In 2019 alone, over 200 articles, photos and videos from 36 countries were submitted to the International Competition.

National Competitions are usually held by the end of March.

YRE International Competition consists of three different categories:

1. International Competition

Open to all countries and all themes as described, 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 issue.

Countries that are participating in the Litter Less Campaign can submit also 1st place winners from their country to the general competition if the entry is not related to a litter and waste topic.

2. Litter Less Campaign

The theme must be related to litter, open to countries that are involved in the Litter Less Campaign: Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Wales, Spain, Northern Ireland, Malta, France, Brazil 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 and small incentive.

3. International Collaboration

Open to all countries with three recommended themes: pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change that have to be linked to a chosen SDG. The submission must be in the form of one joint Article, Photo Reportage of 3-5 photos, or Video and be a collaborative work between two or more countries. It is open for the age categories 11-14, 15-18, and 19-25 years. Read more about this category.

Process

Students submit entries to their national competitions. The International Competition and the Litter Less Campaign have three media categories; Article, Photograph, and Video. Participants can choose one media category. The media categories 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 reviews and awards articles, photos and videos in each age category and are free to give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as Honourable Mentions as they see fit.

The Jury Members may assign a score of 0-5 based on how well the submission meets the five criteria listed below. 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.

  • Composition i.e. form, structure, and quality
  • Fair, balanced, and objective reporting
  • Informative and well researched
  • Originality, style, and independence
  • 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 -2 to +2 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:
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 <a href="https://www.yre.global/categories">media categories</a>. <p class="">There are three age categories in the International Competition 11-14, 15-18 and 19-~25 (university level means approx. 25 years old). 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.</p> <p class="">Photo entries are submitted within the one age category 11-25, but in three type categories; single photo reportage, single photo campaign, and photo reportage of 3-5 photos.</p> <p class="">Please note that the age categories might differ in your country. You can check the requirements by contacting your <a href="http://www.yre.global/national-offices/">National Operator</a>.</p>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Apr 30, 2020 12:01am
Europe/Copenhagen