UNFCCC: 2018 Global Youth Video Competition Open for Applications

Youth from all over the world can apply until the 31st of August for the 2018 Global Youth Video Competition. The initiative, which is in its 4th edition, aims to highlight, through videos, climate action being taken by youth.

Two participants will be selected as winners to attend the Conference of Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. At the Conference, the videos will be showcased in front of a global audience and the winners will have the opportunity to work with UN Climate Change’s communications team covering highlights of the meeting.

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said: “Today’s youth are different than any generation that has come before. Since birth, they have learned words such as global warming, melting glaciers, sea rise and extreme weather. But they have also heard words such as electric cars, wind farms, renewable energy, Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement. Youth are important agents of change, who are key to accelerating climate action. Youth have the influence, and they have the numbers.”

To participate in the competition, it is necessary to be between 18 and 30 years of age and submit a maximum 3-minute video on “responsible production and consumption” or “green and climate-friendly jobs.”

Examples for the category “responsible production and consumption” can include videos on initiatives to reduce unnecessary consumption, decrease emissions during the lifecycle of goods, promote sustainable fashion, or encourage the sharing economy and re-use of goods and materials. As for the category “green and climate-friendly jobs,” submissions can include videos on work or entrepreneurship that contributes to a healthy economy and addresses climate change.

A judging panel — including representatives from the Global Environment Facility-United Nations Development Programme Small Grants Programme (GEF-UNDP SGP), UN Climate Change, and Television for Environment (tve) — will pre-select a short list of videos based on the criteria of content, innovation, originality impact, and technical expertise. Pre-selected videos will then be posted online to be voted on by the public.

The 2018 edition of the Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by UN Climate Change, GEF-UNDP SGP and Connect4Climate, with support from BNP Paribas Foundation and the constituency of youth non-governmental organizations (YOUNGO). The competition will be implemented through the tve platform.

For more information and to reach the application portal, please access: biomovies.tve.org

Source: Press release United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 08.05.2018