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1. Eligibility:

Youth ages 13-19 on or before 3 March 2023 are eligible with entries to be submitted by adults who are either the entrant’s  teacher or youth journalism coordinator. In order to enter the competition, participants agree to the Official Rules. The Rules consist of the terms and conditions on the current page and on the Entry Form. LINK TO FORM


2. Competition Period:

The competition period (including judging) begins 20 November 2022 and ends at midnight (CET) on 3 April  2023.


3. How to Enter:

The adult representative (teacher or youth journalism coordinator) of an author/entrant will register for participation using this form linked to the official website and administered by Global Youth & News Media, and will then receive instructions for submission of the entry itself.


5. Judging and Selection of Winners:

Entrees will be judged by our international panel of judges. Judging will be based on a sliding scale 1-10 (1 as lowest and 10 the highest) based on the criteria of relevance, creativity and originality, development, and impact.


6. Winner(s):

Will be announced on Monday 3 April 2023.


7. Privacy Notice:

Any personal data collected during the course of the  Climate Champions Profiles Competition is strictly necessary for the processing of participation in the competition and will only be used and disclosed for purposes reasonably connected with administering and promoting this competition, including certain internal and external communications related to it. 

Subject to parental consent for a minor, the organizers may also share personal data of the overall winner(s) and runners-up with the press and via social media  for publicity purposes.  

8. No Recourse to judicial or other procedures:

To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and you acknowledge and agree, and expressly waive any and all such rights.



This 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) and is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and The New Earth Foundation (USA). 


New Decoder is also creating resources for doing great interviews and 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.


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] and an accompanying textbook. A teachers’ guide will also be available.


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

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