The YRE Competition Australia follows the international guidelines. The International Competition accepts submissions from three different media categories; articles, photographs, and videos.
An original article of no more 1000 words, showing a link between local and global environmental events or phenomena, including feasible and constructive solutions to the environmental problem presented.
A single reportage photo tells a story through a photograph that truthfully and accurately captures the reality of a situation, event or issue from an environmental perspective. The photograph should be candid, i.e. not posed or manipulated.
The Environmental Campaign photo should raise awareness of an issue, promote certain values and/or inspire positive action. The photograph can be staged, and the subject can be posed with the intention of sending a message to the viewers.
Photo Story (3 to 5 Photographs)
Tell a story through a series of photographs to help the viewer better understand environmental issues, events or phenomena. Like single photo reportage, a photo sory aims to tell a truthful and accurate story through a series of candid photos.
Reportage videos are similar to mini-documentaries. They are based on news, events, history, facts etc., and use elements of direct observation, research, interviews and documentation.
An Environmental Campaign video aims to raise awareness of an issue, promote certain values and/or inspire positive action through live images. The campaign story can be staged with the intention of sending a message to the viewers.
Under 7s **
7-8 years **
8 to 10 years**
11 to 14 years
15 to 18 years
19 to 25 years
* The participants age when they submit their entry to the National Competition. If groupwork, the eldest participants age determines which range you select.
** These age groups will only be eligible for a National Competition and cannot be considered for International entries.
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