The National Wildlife Federation hosts the Young Reporters for the Environment USA competition for students. The goal of the competition is to encourage young people to investigate an environmental issue in their community and share their findings through an article, photography, or a short video.
It is an opportunity for young people (between the ages of 13-21) to identify and report upon environmental concerns in their own local community. The real opportunity, as I see it, is to see how these environmental reporters draw a connection to the global perspective and what they think may be potential solutions. Winners at the national level will continue to compete against international students from more than 25 countries.
- Submissions to the national competition are due by March 15, 2014.
- Open to youth in one of three age categories: 13-15, 16-18, or 19-21.
- Reports may be delivered in three different media types:
- Writing (up to 1,000 words)
- Photography (a single photo or photo essay of up to 12 photos)
- Video (up to 3 minutes in length; in documentary or reporter/interview style)
- Winners will be selected in each age bracket for each media type. First place winners in each continue to the international competition.
Learn more about the competition and find resources at Young Reporters for the Environment.