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Format & Structure

  1. A maximum of 3 to 5 photographs must be submitted to YRE Malaysia via Google Form in JPEG or PNG format with a resolution of no less than 150-300 DPI.

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

  3. Must have a description of no more than 100 words. Each photograph must have a caption of no more than 20 words.

  4. The description and captions should explain the environmental link and/or solutions to issue presented in the photos.

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


Honest & Unbiased Reporting

  1. The photographs are a fair and truthful representation of reality and the subject and/or scene has not been significantly manipulated or altered. Editorial alterations to photos (eg. colour, contrast, definition, shadows, highlights, cropping, levelling, etc.) are permissible, as long as these alternations do NOT alter the reality of the subject or object of the photos.

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

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

  4. Sources used in the video must be cited using either footnotes or MLA style.


Constructive & Well-Rounded Perspective

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

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

  3. The description and/or caption should include relevant and feasible solutions to environmental issues presented in the photos.


Originality & Independence

  1. The photographs are original in subject and/or scope. The photographer 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 photographs and published via links or images on Exposure below the photographs.

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