Youth reporting nature contest
Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Young Reporters for the Environment Programme, (YRE) is giving young people the opportunity to publish an article, video or photo about their environment and community.
Participants (ages 11-14 and 15-18) can investigate and report on environmental issues and propose solutions, by using video, photography or writing.
Thousands of people from at least 15 countries participate in contests run by Young Reporters for the Environment Global.
‘‘Today’s youth will be tomorrow’s politicians, activists and journalists,’’ KNZB chief executive Heather Saunderson says.
‘‘This programme will engage with them and provide them with a platform to learn and teach others about their environment.’’
New Zealand’s winning submitters will get to spend time in a newsroom, be eligible to appear in an international publication, and win other prizes.
A panel of renowned New Zealand judges will choose the top six submissions.
Visit yre.org.nz to download handbooks full of writing, filmmaking and photography tips.
Submissions close on October 28.
The New Zealand winners will be announced in November 2016 while global winners will be announced in June 2017.