WWF National Competition | WWF
© WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (Singapore) Limited

Who is a Young Reporter for the Environment?

If you’re between 11-25 years of age, have a passion for the natural world, a way with words OR ace videography and photography skills, this national competition is for you! Submit entries as an individual or as a group and win a chance to compete with young reporters from 42 countries and the opportunity to report at international conferences such as The Conference of Parties (COP) by UNFCCC and the International Conference for Sustainability Education. 

What does this competition offer? 

Opportunities, opportunities and more opportunities! YRE winners are exposed to an international stage, where their work is showcased. They also win a kickstarter fund to begin their journey in inspiring action by sharing some of the world’s most urgent and critical environmental stories. 

The nine YRE National Competition winners are picked from three categories. One winner will be chosen from the age groups of 11-14 years, 15-18 years and 19-25 years. 

Category: Essay
One winner from each age group gets a kickstarter fund of SGD 300

Category: Photography
One winner from each age group gets a kickstarter fund of SGD 500 

Category: Videography
One winner from each age group gets a kickstarter fund of SGD 700

Looking for inspiration? Find previous years’ winning entries here!

How to apply

  1. Decide to enter either individually or as a group.

  2. Select one of the recommended Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and Climate Action (SDG 13), and link it to the issues of Climate Change, Loss of Biodiversity or Pollution. 

  3. Investigate, connect locally and create your story through video, photos or words. 

  4. Disseminate your submission through a minimum of three media outlets/events including internal school channels. 

  5. Submit before 31st December 2019. 

  6. Should you be shortlisted, you will be notified in February 2020. Once you are shortlisted, you will tell us why you should win in a live pitch session in March 2020. 

  7. Winning entries will be submitted to the international Young Reporters for the Environment competition. 




  • Adapt your submission to a specific local topic (which includes voices of local stakeholders) and explain the local slangs and terms used as winning entries will be assessed in an international context

  • Demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of local issues; problems to which you can call attention, propose solutions and encourage action. 

  • Inform the reader or viewer with something they might not know about your country or city. Keep the story simple. Check facts.