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National Wildlife Federation–Environmental Journalism Competition

National Wildlife Federation Looking for Student Reporters

Environmental Journalism Competition

Are you a great writer? Do you love to take photographs or make video shorts? Have you participated in the Eco-Schools USA and/or Schoolyard Habitat program? Would you love to share local environmental issues?

The National Wildlife Federation would like to invite students ages 13-21 to join, report, and compete in the 2015 Young Reporters for the Environment-USA competition.

What is Young Reporters for the Environment? 

This environmental journalism competition invites youth between the ages of 13-21 to report on topics related to the environment. Participants submit an article, photo, or video to the competition for a chance to win great prizes, plus national and international recognition.
Make your voice heard and make a difference! Find out how to participate. Watch students report the news.

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Calling all Filmmakers! Film Contest–entries due January 18

One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest

For Students From 3rd Grade Through College


The 3rd Annual “One Earth … Our Earth!” Young Filmmakers Contest part of the One Earth Film Festival.
This contest is open to students, grades 3 – college who submit short films focusing on one (or a couple) of topics pertaining to sustainability. Visit the Young Filmmakers Contest webpage for details and judging criteria. Winners in each age category will win a cash prize and matching grant, digital hosting of their film, and a world premier screening of their film at the 4th Annual One Earth Film Festival – March 6-8, 2015.
Please share this opportunity with students, teachers and parents! If you would be willing to forward the digital flier to anyone in your organization and network that you think might be interested, this would be tremendously helpful in opening this contest up to as many kids as possible.
To assist children (and parents) who want to hone their filmmaking skills, we will be hosting free workshops. Space is limited. Full enrollments details for the workshops will be posted at
If interested in receiving workshop information by email or reserving space for a group of children from your school, please inform Natalie Laczek at or (312) 605-0259. Additionally, Natalie is able to send a representative to your school to talk to faculty, PTO or green-team about the contest.
Please note that all entries for this year’s Young Filmmakers Contest are due January 18, 2015. For more information about this contest and the most up to date Film Festival news please visit