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Submit your story

Submitting your story is easy.  Email your article, photo or video to youngreporters@keepscotlandbeautiful.org including your entry form.

Download entry form

Before your submit your entry, please make sure:

Written Articles

  • Your article is written in English or has been translated
  • Your article is about a real and current local environmental issue
  • Your article suggests a constructive solution to an environmental issue
  • Your article is the right length (max. 1000 words)
  • Your article title is the right length (max. 140 characters)
  • Your article includes 1-3 images with captions (max. 20 words)
  • Sources used are listed in footnotes or a bibliography (MLA format)

3-5 Photos - Reportage

  • Your photo description and captions are in English
  • Your title is the right length (max. 140 characters)
  • Your photos have a short introduction that explains the link with sustainability or a solution to an environmental issue (max. 100 words)
  • Each photo has a short caption (max. 20 words)
  • Your photos are a fair and truthful representation of reality and have not been altered
  • Your photos include a relevant and feasible solution to an environmental issue
  • Your photos are in the right format and resolution (.jpg or .png format with a resolution > 150-300 dpi)
  • Sources used in the description or caption are cited in footnotes (MLA format)

Single Photo - Campaign

  • Your photo title is the right length (max. 140 characters)
  • Your (optional) photo description is in English
  • Your (optional) photo description is the right length (max. 100 words)
  • Your photo is a fair and truthful representation of reality and has not been altered.
  • Your photo is in the right format and resolution (.jpg or .png format with a resolution > 150-300 dpi)
  • Sources used in the description or caption are cited in footnotes (MLA format)

Single Photo - Reportage

  • Your photo title is the right length (max. 140 characters)
  • Your photo description and caption are in English
  • Your photo description is the right length (max. 100 words + caption of max. 20 words OR description only max.120 words)
  • Your photo is a fair and truthful representation of reality and has not been altered.
  • Your description or caption includes a relevant and feasible solution to an environmental issue
  • Your photo is in the right format and resolution (.jpg or .png format with a resolution > 150-300 dpi)
  • Sources used in the description or caption are cited in footnotes (MLA format)

Video - Campaign or Reportage

  • Your video is in English or has English subtitles
  • Your video is the right length (max. 3 minutes not including credits)
  • Your video is in a format compatible with YouTube (ideally MP4) 
  • Your video title is the right length (max. 140 characters)
  • Your video is about a real and current local issue
  • Your video suggests a constructive solution to an environmental issue
  • Your video is at least 70% your own footage, photos and audio
  • Your sources are cited in the credits or a bibliography (MLA format)

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