We are excited to be announcing the winners of our #YREstayshome competition in the five categories of Single Photo, Written Story, Video, Most Active Participant and Special Category! There were excellent submissions from 10 countries, with Malta, Portugal and Slovakia entering submissions for all five categories. It was a pleasure getting to see how active, engaged, and creative our Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) remained even during the COVID-19 lockdown and we hope our YRE continue being critical and curious voices for the environment as the world begins to shift out of lockdown. Many thanks as well to the teachers and our YRE National Operators who have worked and continue to work hard to support YRE!
The #YREstayhome Competition Winners:
Title: A Shift to Glass
Title: A silent pandemic occurs at sea… Fight it!
Title: The Fading View
Title: The Natural Respirator
Country: Northern Ireland
Tied for 2nd Place
Title: Bon Appetite Planet Earth & COVID-19: An opportunity for the environment?
Country: Slovakia & Portugal
Title: 2020: Through the Eyes of Normie
Title: State of Emergency is over… stay at home!
Title: Helping Butterfly Meadow
Title: Home Waste Recycling Campaign
Most Active Participant
Name: Luís Martins and Diogo Martins
Name: Bye Bye Plastic Bags Malta (Group of Students) at Verdala International School
Name: Daša Pacek at Primary School “Leskovec pri Krškem”
Name: Sanish Ramlal at Emmanuel Anquetil SSS
Category: Blog (Bird’s Eye View)
Name & Country: Matthew Cassar, Malta
Category: Newspaper (Vortex No.1)
Name & Country: Emily Duffy, Scotland
Category: Podcast (Café Relax)
Name & Country: Mária Jánošíková, Michal Mazánik, Tamara Eliašová, Slovakia
A list of all the #YREstayshome Nominees can be found here.
Nominees for the competition were selected by National Operators in each country. The winners are based on points given by the National Operators and YRE team in the Head office. The stories we the highest number of points were selected as winners of this competition. All winners will receive a diploma. The first-place winners will receive also a small financial prize through their National Operators in each country.
Congratulations to all winners and thank you for your participation!
About YRE – ‘Giving our environment a voice.’
The Young Reporters for the Environment programme aims to empower young people aged 11-25 to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. The programme is based on a four-step methodology which seeks to develop students’ critical thinking and expression, creativity and leadership skills. Every year the top YRE investigations have the chance to participate in the annual YRE competition and to be assessed by professional juries on national and international levels. The programme also gives Young Reporters the opportunity to participate in international environmental conferences to further develop their skills and network.
About the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
With members in 77 countries we are the world’s largest environmental education organisation. Through our five ground-breaking programmes, we help communities realise the benefits of sustainable living. Recognised by UNESCO as a world leader within the fields of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).