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Young Reporters for the Environment USA Competition

National Wildlife Federation’s Young Reporters for the Environment USA competition invites students between the ages of 13-21 to investigate an environmental issue in their community and report on it in an article, photo or photo essay, or short video.

Submissions to the national competition are due by March 15, 2014.

National winners’ entries proceed to the international competition, joining students from more than 25 countries around the world.

Participants investigate an environmental issue and report on it in writing, photography, or video. Entries must be relevant to participants’ local community, connect to a global perspective, include possible solutions, and be disseminated to an appropriate target audience.

Participants enter in one of three age categories: 13-15, 16-18, or 19-21. They may choose between three different media types:

Writing (article of up to 1000 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)

Submissions are due to the U.S. national competition by March 15, 2014. The national jury will select winners in each age bracket for each media type. Honors may be given for first, second, and third prize in each category. The jury has the option not to give an award if no submission is found to be deserving, and to give more than one award in the case of multiple exceptional entries.

First place winners in each category will continue to the international competition.


Submissions are due March 15, 2014
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