Youth re­port­ing na­ture con­test

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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.

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