Connect4Climate Launches Voices4Climate Competition
November 21, 2012  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

Connect4Climate, “a campaign, a coalition, and a community” focused on raising awareness about climate change around the world, has launched the new media competition Voices4Climate. The competition challenges young people to submit photos, videos, music videos and podcasts that tell compelling stories about climate change, with the aims of driving participation in a conversation on climate change and prompting local action.

The contest comes on the heels of last year’s Connect4Climate competition asking African youth for personal stories on climate change, as told through photo or video. The contest elicited over 700 submissions, with the winners were showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference/COP 17 last November.

This year, the contest is open to youth across the world. Submissions will be judged in age groups of 13-17 and 18-35, and should take the form of a photo, video, or music video telling a story related to climate change in one of the following categories: 1) Agriculture 2) Cities 3) Energy 4) Forests 5) Gender 6) Health 7) Jobs and the Green Economy and 8) Water. Winners will be showcased at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP18) in Doha, Qatar. The top music video will be featured on MTV’s Voices platform.  The deadline for submissions has just been extended to 11:59 pm EST on December 31st, 2012. For more information, click here.

About the Author :

Daniel Zaleznik is a Research Associate for the Center for Governance and Sustainability, and a Masters student in International Relations at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He graduated in 2008 from Vanderbilt University with his B.A. in Philosophy.

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