The YRE Competition Australia follows the international guidelines so our submissions can be entered internationally. International Competition accepts submissions from three different media categories; articles, photographs, and videos. All submissions must adhere to international guidelines.

Article

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.

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Single Reportage Photo

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.

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Environmental Campaign Photo

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 Video

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.

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Environmental Campaign Video

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.

Group Categories
  • Individual
  • Group
  • International collaborators

Age Categories*

  • 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.

YRE Entry Criteria (All Categories)