YRE International Competition and a New Category

This year the International YRE Competition has a few significant changes. The criteria of the competition has been revised and we hope that more students will be encouraged to participate and be active on their local level. And for the first time we launch the new Category International Collaboration – Sustainable Production and Consumption (SCP), including Sustainable Lifestyles.

YRE international competition is for winners of YRE National Competition in country running YRE programme. Students who are participating in the YRE programme in each country has a right to participate in the competition. Students have to compete and be selected as national winner to be sent to international competition. 

The competition is open to those aged 11-21 whether participating alone or through their school, college, university or youth group. In order to participate in the international competition, you will need to be selected as 1st-3rd winner in either of media categories (article, photograph, video) in the national competition. You can find out if your country is running YRE programme here, and contact your national delegate organisation for participation.

More information about the competition (criteria, category, etc.) can be found here.

This year we are introducing also a new Category International Collaboration – Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), including Sustainable Lifestyles. This category is open to countries that decide to collaborate   (school classes/individuals), and exchange information to prepare one joint  article that will be submitted to the competition as a joint effort. It is open for students aged 15-18.

More information about the new Category can be found here.

Participants can join YRE at any time of the year but submissions to the international competition must be received by 30 April 2016. National competitions are usually held by the end of March. Countries that cannot run their jury prior to that may submit students' work to the following year’s international competition. Submissions can only be entered once ever and in one age category. Late submissions to the international competition will not be accepted. The international jury will meet in May. Results are announced on, or no later than, World Environment Day, June 5.

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