Be between 11-25
Have a knack for writing, film and/or photography
Be a Singaporean Citizen, PR or residing in Singapore
This is a competition to pick Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) who will then have the opportunity to report from the World’s most important environmental platforms like The Conference of Parties (COP) by UNFCCC and the International Conference for Sustainability Education.
To ensure fairness, all entries are judged in age categories: 11-14 years, 15-18 years and 19-25 years. You can also apply as an individual or as a group!
Winners in the Essay category get a kickstarter fund of SGD 300.
Winners in the Photography category get a kickstarter fund of SGD 500.
Winners in the Video category get a kickstarter fund of SGD 700.
In addition, winning entries will go to the International YRE Competition where they will compete with young reporters from 45 countries!
Loraine, 20 years old
Odell, 20 years old
Theepa, 19 years old
Sustainable Fashion Enthusiast
It’s all about Singapore: adapt your submissions to specific local topics.
Propose solutions: Make your arguments coherent by introducing problems, proposing solutions and encouraging action.
Inform readers about things they may not know: Keep it simple and make sure your facts are right.
Do your research: Check all resources here.
Find inspiration: See past winners’ entries here.
Jayaprakash Bojan, Nat Geo
Award winning photographer
Teo Keng Chuan
Decide to enter either individually or as a group.
Read all the terms and conditions carefully.
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.
Investigate, connect locally and create your story through video, photos or words.
Disseminate your submission through a minimum of three media outlets/events including internal school channels.
Submit before 31st December 2019.
If you are below 21 years of age, get your Parental Consent Form signed.
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.