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YOUNG REPORTERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT (YRE) NATIONAL COMPETITION 2024

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Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international programme operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), the world's largest environmental education organisation. The programme, which has active members from 77 countries, provides an opportunity for young people to discuss environmental issues using writing, photography, or videography. Based on that, this programme also empowers young people to gain knowledge and take a stand on environmental issues that involve themselves and the communities they live in.

As the national operator of YRE Malaysia, Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF) is organising the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme at national level for this year, which will feature numerous interesting workshops as well as competitions at various levels. Interested individuals can participate at the state level before being selected for the next national level, where they will represent their country at the YRE International Competitions. 

The Themes

The YRE programme is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which emphasise a holistic approach that can be practised by local communities to achieve sustainable development by presenting initiatives in addressing environmental issues in their community. Participants are encouraged to examine the relationship between the creation of their work and one or more themes of the SDGs before determining the topics to be reported on. There are three (3) main themes for the creation of creative journalism works namely;

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POLLUTION

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LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

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CLIMATE CHANGE

The Category

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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VIDEOGRAPHY

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WRITING

Who can participate?

This competition is open to young people between the ages of 10 to 24, who may participate independently or through their school, college, university or youth group.

  • Who can participate in the competition?
    All Malaysian age 10 to 24 years old
  • Can homeschooled, private or international school students join this competition?
    Yes. The competition is open to all students that studied in Malaysia.
  • How do I register for the competition?
    Registration are open until 21st October 2024 through online form. Click button below
  • What is the deadline of the competition submission?
    Article : 1st August 2024 Photography : 27th August 2024 Videography : 21st October 2024 The deadline submission are before 11.59 p.m.
  • Does this competition get approval from the Ministry of Education (MoE)?
    Yes. This competition has been approved by Malaysia Ministry of Education. [Ref No:KPM.600-12/1/4 Jld. 49(2 )]
  • Can I participate in more than one media category (photography, videography, article writing)?
    Yes. Participants are allow to enter more than one media category but limited to one (1) entry for each category
  • Are there any specific themes or topics we need to focus on in our entries?
    Yes. There are three main themes; Loss of biodiversity Climate Change Pollution All entries must be related to specific UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • How many entries can I submit?
    Only one (1) entry per category
  • Are group submissions allowed, or is it strictly an individual competition?
    The competition is open individually. However, we allow of not more than two (2) member per group only for videography and article writing category.
  • What is the general format for each media category?
    Please see below - Article - PDF Video - Upload your video to Youtube and copy the link Photo - .JPG or .PNG
  • What is the criteria for judging?
    Please refer to the YRE Competition Brochure "Resources" > "Brochure" > "YRE Competition Brochure (English)"
  • Where do I submit my works?
    You may submit your work in the submission portal. Click button below to submit.
  • How will I know if my submission has been received and confirmed?
    Once you have submitted your entry through Google Form, you will receive a confirmation message.
  • Can I make changes to my entry after submitting it?
    No. Please note that submission is limited to one time only. Kindly review your answer thoroughly before submitting. Make sure you review the “Checklist” before submitting - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cmqMHocjybVPwqLBvXFH9PpSiGSx1jyW?usp=sharing
  • What prizes will be awarded to the winners?
    Age Category : 10-12 years old & 13-17 years old 1st Prize : Prizes and Merchandise worth up to RM 300 Certificate​ 2nd Prize Prizes and Merchandise worth up RM 200 Certificate 3rd Prize Prizes and Merchandise worth up RM 100 Certificate Age Category : 18-24 years old 1st Prize : Eco-Tourism Trip (Local) Certificate​ 2nd Prize Prizes and Merchandise worth up RM 300 Certificate 3rd Prize Prizes and Merchandise worth up RM 200 Certificate
  • When will be the announcement of the winners?
    Winners for national-level competition will be announced, Article : 8th July 2024 Photography : 4th September 2024 Videography : 8th November 2024 Winners will be contacted via personal notification via email and/or telephone. Announcements will be made on our website, social media accounts and Telegram channel.
  • Will all participants receive the certificates?
    Yes, all valid participants that have submitted their creative works will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • I am a student of a public school under the Ministry of Education (MoE). Will the certificate contribute to Pentaksiran Aktiviti Jasmani Sukan dan Kokurikulum (PAJSK)
    The PAJSK entitlement will be valid only after the competition concludes. The organizer will submit the report to the MoE. After we get the acknowledgement from MoE, then we will issue the certificates.
  • If I did not attend any workshop being held, is my participation for the competition valid?
    Yes. The participation for the workshop is via volunteer. If you did not attend the workshop, you are still eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Will my personal information be kept confidential?
    Yes. We will keep your private information confidential. 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 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winner on international level. However, you can withdraw your consent anytime by contacting us at yremalaysia@gmail.com

How to join?

Below are the step-by-step instructions to enter the YRE 2024 National Competition(s) of your choice.

STEP 1

Choose the media category you are interested in. It can be Photography, Videography or Article. 

STEP 2 

Choose the type of competition under your chosen category. You can refer them here

STEP 3

Join our competition and stay updated by registering through our form and joining our Telegram group.

STEP 4

Prepare your finished creative work in the respective format i.e. Photo in png/jpeg, Video in mp4 and Article in pdf.   

STEP 5

Submit your creative work.​​​​

STEP 6

Complete google form and click submit  before, 

  • Article : 1st August 2024

  • Photography: 27th August 2024

  • Videography: 21st October 2024

And now you're done. All the best Young Reporter!

For general enquiries, please contact us at yremalaysia@gmail.com

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