The submissions deadline has now passed and the judges have decided on which projects have been chosen to feature in the exhibition. The participants will be contacted through YRE.
Research Projects with Young Reporters for the Environment, YRE
An important part of the Action Planet project is for students to have the opportunity to investigate and report on an environmental issue that is directly impacting Malta and/or Gozo.
Summaries of the best reports will be included in the month long exhibition at St James Cavalier between February 16th – March 18th 2018, forming part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme. The reports will also be featured on the local YRE website, online and in a book that is being created about the project.
Young Reporters for the Environment, YRE Malta is heading this part of the project.
Who are Young Reporters for the Environment
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) aims to empower young people to take a stand on local sustainable development issues they feel strongly about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. It gives them an outlet to express their views and a platform from which to make a difference. YRE is represented in 34 countries worldwide.
YRE is one of 4 educational programmes offered by Nature Trust – FEE Malta, (Foundation for Environmental Education), a non-governmental, non-profit organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education.
Who Can Apply
Students can either work individually or in groups. There are 5 age categories for entry:
- 7 – 10 years
- 11- 14 years
- 15 – 18 years (international collaboration – articles)
- 19 – 25 years
Start project: From 9th September 2017
Submission of the research reports to YRE: By December 16th 2017
National jury will select reports to be featured in the exhibition: By January 20th 2018
*Please note that the dates above are ONLY for reports that would like to have the chance of being included in the Action Planet exhibition in February. YRE will continue to accept reports for their normal programme until the end of March. This year YRE Malta is also participating in the international Litterless Campaign. http://www.yre.global/about-the-campaign
How Does it Work?
1 ) The Young Reporters decide on a topic. They can decide on their own topic or we can send a list of suggested topics with NGOs/ Organisations/ Businesses or Researchers that would help to support the research.
2) The Young Reporters register directly with YRE Malta (www.yremalta.org)
3) For the Action Planet Project each research report will be approached from 4 angles:
- What is happening in the world
- What is happening in Malta
- Solutions that are being explored around the world
- Solutions that would work in Malta
For Rules on Submission to fulfil the YRE criteria, please click on the link below:
Rules for Submission — Young Reporters for the Environment
Rules for Submission Acceptance Criteria. Not meeting the International Competition’s acceptance criteria results in disqualification. Submissions must include:
4) Submissions are to be uploaded on the national YRE website (www.yremalta.org) no later than December 16th 2017.
Audrey Gauci, YRE National Coordinator and EkoSkola teacher. Audrey has worked as a primary school teacher for 10 years and as an EkoSkola teacher for a further 10 years. She is National Coordinator for YRE since 2008, and has been involved in other campaigns related to sustainable development. Other qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Administration and Management, and Masters in Intercultural and Environmental Management of Schools.