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Young Reporters Entries Head to International Competition

25 May 2021

Four entries to our Young Reporters for the Environment programme have been put forward for the international competition.  The entries are three films and an article, and were all created by young people in Scotland to express their views on climate change. 

The three films were all created as part of our recent Youth Climate Film Project, an initiative delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful with funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery through Screen Scotland.  The YCFP provided free film-making training for 83 youth workers so they could support young people across the country to create 90 second films exploring the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective.

The written entry was sent in by a pupil from Perth & Kinross, who is interested in the humanitarian and environmental problems caused by climate change.  His article is part of a larger report he is working on.

The entries are:

Dear World Leaders - Film 11-14 years

Young people from North Lanarkshire Youth Climate Ambassadors address a series of climate action requests to world leaders. This film was produced as an entry to the Youth Climate Film Project Vision for Future category.

3 Climate Actions - Film 15-18 years

Young people from Isaro Community Initiative share three actions we can take to help keep global warming within 1.5c and tackle climate change.  This film was produced as an entry to the Youth Climate Film Project Consumption category. It received Special Commendation for focus on young people's sense of agency and accessibility through the use of multi-lingual captions.

Fast Fashion Dining - Film 19-25 years

Young people from ReMode Youth creatively demonstrate the impact of dining out on fast fashion.  This film was produced as an entry to the Youth Climate Film Project Consumption category.

Global Report - Written Article 15-18 years

In this report, Callum Alexander from Perth & Kinross investigates humanitarian and environmental issues caused by climate change.

All four entries have been entered into the Young Reporters for the Environment international competition. Every year, the most inspiring and creative entries from the National Competitions are assessed by an International Jury and have the chance of being recognised on a global scale.

You can watch and read the Scottish entries on our website here, and have a look at entries from 42 other countries here.

If you're interested in sending in an article, film or photograph for Young Reporters, we are always accepting entries and you can find out more information here.


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