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Format & Structure

  1. Video must be no longer than 3 minutes. This does NOT include credit roll.

  2. Must have title of no more than 140 characters.

  3. Must be submitted to YRE Malaysia via Google Form in a file format supported on Youtube.

  4. Must be technically and artistically of good quality. This includes composition, lighting, colour, sharpness and subject.

  5. Recommended to have an introduction and conclusion and use a promotinal campaign or public service announcement (PSA) style.


Honest & Unbiased Reporting

  1. Facts, statistics, and scientific information must be supported by credible sources.

  2. Any quotes used must be from real and credible sources.

  3. Sources used in the video must be cited either in a credit roll at the end of the video or with a bibliography in MLA format.

  4. It is recommended that approximately 70% of the final video should made up of students’ own original images, video footage and audio. If additional images (photographs, illustrations, diagrams, etc.) video footage or audio is used, the original author/source must be cited.


Constructive & Well-Rounded Perspective

  1. Video should address the historical, economic, social, and/or political implications of the chosen topic through an environmental lens.

  2. The video should show the link between local and global events, issues and/or phenomena.

  3. The video should identify relevant and feasible solutions to the environmental issue(s) depicted in the video OR raise awareness about an environmental issue(s), promote certain lifestyle and/or positive actions.


Originality & Independence

  1. The video is original in subject and/or scope. The student has picked a challenging and/or creative topic or has depicted a topic in a different and/or creative way.

  2. The participant has engaged in fieldwork and conducted research on the chose topic outside of their school grounds.



  1. Participants are required to share their work through a minimum of 3 different channels. A total of 5 point may be awarded for dissemination through the following channels:

    • Personal Sphere = 1 point

    • School Community = 1 point

    • National Operator Organisation = 0.5 points

    • National Media (Newspaper, TV, Radio) = 1 point

    • YRE Hub = 0.5 points

    • International Media Outlet = 1 point

  1. Evidence of dissemination must be submitted with the video and published via links or images on Exposure below the video.

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