The UN is inviting young people aged 18-30 to share a short video diary with their climate action stories, and win a trip to Morocco – and a work-experience spot on their news team!
The competition is being run by Television for the Environment (tve) and is part of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Action for Climate Empowerment and Momentum for Change initiatives.
“Young people are taking action on climate change and the environment and we want to hear and see what they are up to in order to inspire the UN and everyone across the globe,” says Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson.
“Whether it’s leading a divestment campaign at university campus, running a sustainable business or broadcasting programmes on climate change via a village radio station – send us your amazing videos, get noticed internationally and maybe be one of this year’s winners,” Nuttall added.
Participants are asked for a three-minute video diary of actions they are taking to address climate change, or to raise public awareness for the issue.
Free Trip to Morocco – And Valuable Work Experience
Two winners will be chosen to join the UNFCCC Newsroom team in Marrakesh, Morocco for the annual climate change conference, COP22. Not only will they get a free trip to the conference, they both also bag themselves a spot on the summit’s official UN news team for the duration of the conference as youth reporters, helping with videos, articles and social media posts.
This is the second year the competition has run. Last year one of the winners was Charles Batte from Uganda for his film “Tree Adoption Uganda” – which you can watch below. The project highlights climate action taken by companies that sponsor the planting of trees, thereby also providing employment for youth in local communities.
How to enter
There are two categories that you can enter your three-minute video into, Climate Action or Public Awareness.
The entries will then be judged on the following criteria:
- Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change, promoting action and/or offering new solutions.
- Innovation, originality, and impact: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience and encouraging further thought and action.
- Technical expertise: quality of camera and audio work, effectiveness of editing and strength of script.
Once you’ve got your video ready head over the tve website and submit!