Honourable Mention for Scottish Young Reporter
Huge congratulations to Xander Johnston who has received Honourable Mention (as Reportage Video) for his video in the Young Reporters for the Environment international competition.
Xander's video Small Scabious Mining Bee was entered into the 11-14 years category after being selected from Scottish competition entries earlier this year.
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. In 2020 alone, despite the global COVID-19 health crisis, 182 entries across all three categories of articles, photos and videos from 31 countries were submitted to the International Competition.
The entries are divided into three age groups and three media categories (articles, photos and videos). There is also a special category for International Collaboration. This year’s International Jury meeting took place virtually from the 15th-17th of September. The jury assessed each shortlisted entry and awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, as well as Honourable Mentions, based on their technical quality, level of investigation, originality, and dissemination.
Over 275,000 students participated in the YRE programme this year, and they produced over 16,000 pieces of environmental journalism for national YRE competitions. The number and quality of entries reflects the continued motivation and dedication of YRE students around the world despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) empowers young people aged 11-25 to take an educated stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography, and video. It is a programme we offer through membership in the Foundation for Environmental Education, just like Eco-Schools. Entries are always open, so why not share your story today?
08 October 2020