YRE's 25th Anniversary: Special 1-Minute Video Competition


2019 will mark 25 years of the International YRE programme, and we would like your help to celebrate our 25th anniversary! We are challenging our YRE students and alumni from around the world to develop catchy one-minute videos highlighting what YRE is all about. This is a great opportunity to show off what our passionate YRE youth can do!

As a competition participant, you get the chance to share your knowledge of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the YRE programme. You also get to improve your journalistic, creative, and critical thinking skills, and to showcase local positive sustainable development activities to a global audience. We will present the winning videos over the course of 2019 in conjunction with our other 25th anniversary activities.

We are looking for 25 winning videos that address at least one of the following topics:

  • YRE as a programme
    Tell the story of YRE, its goals and steps, how to become a Young Reporter etc.

  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals
    Inform about one or more of the SDGs and show how to address them through practical activities

  • YRE and positive Sustainable Development actions
    Show some of the activities taken by YRE to protect the environment, e.g. collecting litter or other campaigns

  • Your experience with YRE
    Show how he programme has influenced your life

  • YRE at Missions, conferences, events, etc.

  • An interesting example of sustainable development activities
    E.g. from your town, school, neighbourhood, etc.

Submission Requirements

  • The video should present the joy of the programme and the passion of Young Reporters (YOU!)

  • Don’t forget that YRE is about people and for people. We aim to make a positive change, so show us story about people. This is an opportunity to show a story about the people building the YRE network and the emotions that drive YRE as programme on education on sustainable development.

  • The video should be maximum 1 minute in length

  • The video must be in a form compatible with YouTube


We will announce the 25 winning videos on 18 January 2019. Winners will receive a certificate and their videos will be published on YRE websites, social media, and newsletters. Many YRE countries will also publish the videos on their national platforms.  

The creators of the three best videos will be awarded with photo devices, like a GoPro camera, video camera, or photo camera. The three winning videos will be determined by votes from YRE National Operators and by likes on social media. We will announce the top three winners at the end of the 25th anniversary year, in January 2020. 

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is 18 December 2018. The submission form and the original file should be sent directly to YRE International (kristina@fee.global) either through WeTransfer or Google Drive.

Declaration of consent for processing of personal information and use of video submitted

When signing up to this competition, you agree that we can process your personal data provided in this submission form and given to us during the competition. We process the data so that we can register your participation, judge the submission and save what you have submitted and publish your submission if you are chosen as a winner. All winners will be saved in our archives.

You always have the option to withdraw your consent and your submission to the competition.

The Data Controller is:

Foundation for Environmental Education
Scandiagade 13, 2450 Copenhagen SV, DENMARK
+45 70 22 24 27

Photos from the UNESCO Youth Forum / YRE Mission held in Almada, Portugal in 2018. Groups of Young Reporters went out on a rainy day to investigate local environmental issues and initiatives. They did not let the weather get in the way of good footage and interviews!