Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change


Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Video competition

Deadline: August 1, 2016
Prize giving location: Morrakesh, Morocco at COP22
Date: November 7 – 18, 2016


Are you between 18 and 30 and passionate about combating climate change and raising public awareness?

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has teamed up once again with tve to launch a video competition for the best youth climate projects happening around the globe. Send them an inspiring three-minute video in one of two categories:


  1. Climate action: submit videos explaining how your activities have helped to address climate change.
  2. Public awareness: submit videos showcasing your efforts to raise public awareness around climate change.

How to enter

Make a three-minute video about your activities and submit your entry using the Global Youth Video Competition entry form.

Examples of submissions

Climate action

  • Stories showcasing the implementation of climate-friendly development activities, including clean energy, energy efficiency and adaptation projects;
  • Stories showcasing your contribution to implementation of specific climate policies on a local or national level.

Public awareness

  • Stories showcasing how you are carrying out awareness-raising activities to convince parents, teachers, schools, employers or local/national governments to take climate action;
  • Stories showcasing formal/non-formal mechanisms/spaces that enable dialogue between young people and companies or government representatives on climate action;
  • Stories showcasing ways that you have contributed to the development of climate-friendly policies or regulations;
  • Stories showcasing how you have organized a successful divestment campaign.

The prizes

The two winners will receive the following prizes:

  • Round-trip travel to COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, November 2016; and
  • Position as a youth reporter for COP22, responsible for assisting the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

Judging process

Winning entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change, promoting action and/or offering new solutions.
  • Innovation, originality, and impact: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience and encouraging further thought and action.
  • Technical expertise: quality of camera and audio work, effectiveness of editing and strength of script.

A shortlist of videos selected by a judging panel including representatives from UNDP, UNFCCC and tve  will be selected and posted online.

The winner in each category – the film which receives the most views on tve‘s Inspiring Change YouTube channel – will win a round trip to COP22 in Marrakesh and a place as a youth reporter.

All films entered in the Global Youth Video Competition will remain available online for viewing as the tvebiomovies competition continues to run.

Please make sure any music or audio you use on your video is license free or you have acquired a license to use it.

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