Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Publish Date: Jun 17, 2015

Deadline: Aug 17, 2015

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about your inspiring actions. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action that convinced your parents, school, or college to take climate action, lobbying of your elected members of parliament or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise video and join the competition. Some key questions to answer are:

  • Why did you choose to engage in this climate action?

  • What were some of the key things that took place?

  • What were some of the successes?

  • Where did these successes occur (locally, nationally, or internationally)?

  • How can youth from similar countries replicate the activities that have been implemented?

How do I enter?

Make a three-minute film about the action you are involved in to combat climate change.

Complete your entry using our online form and send us the film before 23.00 GMT 17 August 2015. The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided.

Films that meet the criteria will be uploaded to tve's YouTube channel tveinspiringchange and a shortlist of entries will be viewed by the judging panel.

Remember, you have until 23.00 GMT 17 August 2015 to submit your entry online.

The Judging Process

There will be two winners:

  1. One winner will be chosen based on the most number of views on tve's YouTube channel during the voting period; and

  2. The other winner will be selected by members of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNDP-SGP and others.

The Prizes

Each winner will receive:

  • Round trip to COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015 (inclusive of accommodation and other expenses); and

  • Position as a youth reporter for COP21/CMP11, responsible for assisting UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles, and social media posts.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for creative inspirational stories about your action on climate change. The winning entries being judged by our panel will take into account 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, the effectiveness of editing, and strength of the script.


  • Entrants must be between 18 and 30 year old on 15 November 2015.

  • Films must be a maximum of three minutes in duration, including credits and titles. Any film that is longer than this length will be disqualified.

  • Films should be short reports about the activity or action in which you are involved.

  • Films must be submitted to tve ( via file transfer ( in the format of flv, mov, mp4, wmv or zip along with a completed online entry form

  • You must agree to all the terms and conditions to enter the competition.

Need some filming tips?

Here are a few websites offering useful advice to novice filmmakers:

  • BBC - How to make a one-minute film -

  • Advice, equipment, ideas and free resources -

  • Resources for films on a budget -

  • The world's largest community of independent filmmakers -

  • Professors and students explain exactly what it takes to make a short film -

  • 11 pro tips for movie making -

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