Young Reporters for the Environment Competition 2022
Deadline for Entries is May 6th
Entries are open for the Young Reporters for the Environment Competition 2022. The final project, a journalistic piece (article, video clip, or photograph report), must be submitted by close of business on Friday 6th May 2022. Submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to: Young Reporters for the Environment, 5A Swifts Alley, Francis St., Dublin 8, D08TN88. Entries will be accepted any time before this date.
As part of the 2022 competition entries are open to all third-level campuses in the Republic of Ireland. The overarching theme for 2022 is Climate Action. This crosses all the Green-Campus themes. Entries from participating students will be shortlisted for a national competition and there is an overall prize fund of €1,500 for the winning entries.
Students can access the FEE Academy, an online learning site developed to support FEE’s global members. Created using Moodle, courses on FEE Academy are free of charge. Three courses focus on Environmental Journalism; Photography, Videography and Writing which provide students interested in entering the YRE competition some great advice.
Eoin Heaney is the coordinator of Young Reporters for the Environment in Ireland. If you have any queries, please contact Eoin at email@example.com. You can view the terms and conditions of the competition here.
2021 WINNING ENTRIES
The winning entry in the Green-Campus category is ‘A Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment‘ by Georgia Dillon – Trinity College Dublin. You can read this article here.
Second place went to ‘Ecotopia – Plastic in Your Food‘ by Maya Chakraroborty, Ananya Rajora, Adriana Voloshyna and Lavanya Rajora – Maynooth University. You can view this video here.
Third place went to ‘What If Your Disposable Cup Was Never Recycled?‘ by Ingrid Pérez Aguilera, Cyruz Jude Bucao Rodrigo and Jayke Delsin Morris – Maynooth University. You can view this article here.
FEE Academy is an online learning site developed to support FEE‘s global members to work towards achieving our three strategic goals: empowering climate action, protecting global diversity and reducing environmental pollution.
Created using Moodle, courses on FEE Academy are open to all and are free of charge. Three courses focus on Environmental Journalism; Photography, Videography and Writing which provide students interested in entering the YRE competition some great advice.
To access these courses email firstname.lastname@example.org for the access key.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use photography as a powerful storytelling tool by going through each step of the YRE methodology (investigate, research solutions, report, and disseminate) in order to create an impactful photograph that raises awareness about an environmental issue you’re passionate about.
Words are powerful tool to bring about positive change which is why in this course you’ll learn how to use them to write informative, engaging and effective journalistic articles about an environmental issue affecting your local environment. By going through the YRE methodology, you’ll learn how to investigate and conduct research on your topic, do interviews, and create a well-structured and impactful journalistic article. The last step of the course is to share your final article to help raise awareness of the environmental issue you’re passionate about!
Come learn the basics of videography through the environmental lens of the Young Reporters for the Environment programme! This course will help you figure out WHAT you want to shoot, HOW to put your ideas onto the big screen and WHY film is a powerful tool to raise awareness about environmental issues and SOLUTIONS in your community. By the end of the course, you’ll have created your very own short environmental film!