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A GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR TEEnAGE JOURNALISTS

GETTING TO KNOW WHO REALLY IS SAVING THE PLANET

Teenage journalists worldwide are invited to profile a Climate Champion, someone who has had impact through "moving the needle" with one or more projects that take us closer to saving the planet in this  storytelling competition organized by Global Youth & News Media and the global educational news service News Decoder.

 

Profiles can be text (evenually with photos), video, podcast or multimedia and produced individually or in teams of two. 

 

Winners will get coaching and publication by News Decoder, a nonprofit based in France, plus a cash prize. 

 

REGISTRATION OPENS 20 NOVEMBER Deadline is 1 March 2023

 

Full details about the other aspects of the project are at

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THE ASSIGNMENT

The mission is to profile someone who has had success in one or more projects taking us closer to saving the planet. These are individuals in communities across the globe who are disrupting or “moving the needle”: making a difference in stopping climate change by launching or carrying out projects that make real progress towards removing carbon, lowering emissions or passing climate change legislation.

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THE REGISTRATION

This competition is open to teenage journalists (ages 13 - 19) from anywhere in the world. A teacher or youth journalism coordinator registers for the competition on behalf of the teenage author(s),  agrees to the terms and conditions of the competition and submits entries.

 

COMING 20 NOVEMBER REGISTRATION FORM

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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THE RESOURCES

This competition is part of The Writing's on the Wall project. Our partners News Decoder and The Climate Academy have produced some excellent resources that will serve as useful background for the Climate Champion Profiles

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THE PROJECT AND THE PARTNERS

 

The competition is part of The Writing’s on the Wall project in cooperation with The Climate Academy based at the European School Brussels II (Belgium)  as well as News Decoder and is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and The New Earth Foundation (USA).

News Decoder:

  • has created how-to videos about how to tell a story, how to do an interview and, especially useful for this competition, how to create a compelling podcast.  

  • is offering a series of climate-focused webinars in which experts young and old from around the world will discuss and debate key issues such as the energy transition, food security and climate justice, guided by questions from young people.

In addition, this nonprofit wire service also offers top-notch coverage of the climate crisis.

 

THE CLIMATE ACADEMY  is providing a “Rough Guide to the Climate Crisis” by Matthew Pye, philosophy teacher and founder of the Climate Academy. He examines the science and impact of the climate crisis through psychology, philosophy and sociology in a series of compact, entertaining and informative videos [about 10 minutes each] with accompanying chapters to elaborate on the video content.  A teachers’ guide will also be available.

 

One key installment treats the CUTx index, which offers a powerful and easy reference point to assess any nation’s climate commitment.

That installment is a must-see to get a sense of the level of the challenge for the profile subject’s country.   LINK COMING SOON!

 

In addition the project welcomes other kinds of content from youth in its “Ground Control” youth media space

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