Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a network of international youth engaged in education for sustainable development. The goal of YRE is to engage youth in resolving environmental issues.
Young Reporters aged between 11 and 25, investigate environmental problems and issues and propose solutions through published investigative reporting, photographic and video journalism. YRE also enables participants to develop skills and expand their knowledge. For instance, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of sustainable development, the programme teaches or enhances communication and citizenship skills, individual initiative, teamwork, critical analysis, social responsibility and leadership.
There are three categories of 11-14, 15-18 and 19-25 and within each age category there are three format categories:
Written entries must be no more than 1,000 words and can contain photos and illustrations
Filmed entries must be no more than 3 minutes long preferably in a news report style
Photographic entries can be a single photo or a series of three to five photos which tell a story
Entries are submitted in March of each year with national results in April and international results in May
We can help you along the way with resources, tips on how to organise awareness raising activities and advice on creating a winning entry
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