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Calling All Young Environmentalists: Earth Day Video and Poster Competition!

Every year, Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and preserve our planet. As we approach Earth Day this year, there's an exciting opportunity here at FRIENDS for young minds to showcase their creativity and passion for environmental sustainability. Our video competition for high school students and a captivating poster competition for primary school students have begun, all centred around this year’s Earth Day theme: "Plastics vs Planet."


The theme of "Plastics vs Planet" shines a light on the critical environmental issue of plastic pollution and its detrimental impact on Earth's ecosystems. Plastic pollution poses a significant threat to marine life, terrestrial habitats, and human health. With this theme, participants are encouraged to explore the relationship between plastics and the planet, highlighting the urgency of adopting sustainable practices to mitigate the adverse effects of plastic pollution.


High School Video Competition: Lights, Camera, Action!

Calling all aspiring filmmakers and environmental advocates! The high school video competition provides a platform for students to channel their creativity and storytelling skills towards raising awareness about plastic pollution. Participants have the opportunity to convey powerful messages and inspire action towards a plastic-free future. Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, clarity of message, and alignment with the theme.



Primary School Poster Competition: Art for a Cause

Young artists, this one's for you! The primary school poster competition invites students to unleash their artistic talents by creating visually compelling posters that depict the impact of plastics on the environment and the importance of conservation efforts. From colourful illustrations to thought-provoking slogans, participants have the chance to communicate complex ideas in simple yet impactful ways. Entries will be evaluated based on artistic expression, relevance to the theme, and effectiveness in conveying the message to a young audience.


How to Participate:

  • Register: Interested participants can register for the competition through their respective schools or designated platforms.

  • Create: Let your creativity soar as you craft your video or design your poster around the theme "Plastics vs Planet."

  • Submit: Once your masterpiece is complete, submit your entry to lcurry@friendsoftheenvironment.org

  • Spread the Word: Share your creation on social media using the designated hashtags to inspire others and amplify your message.


Prizes and Recognition:

Apart from the satisfaction of making a positive impact, participants stand a chance to win exciting prizes, including eco-friendly merchandise, and recognition for their outstanding contributions towards environmental conservation. Additionally, winning entries will be showcased on various platforms to reach a wider audience and inspire global action.


Deadline and Judging:

All submissions must be made by April 15th, 2024. There will be an overall winner as well as a popularity prize for each competition. Stay tuned for the posts of all of our competitors on our Facebook page so that you can be a part of the judging! Winners will be selected based on merit, creativity, and adherence to the theme.



Join the Movement:

As we gear up to celebrate Earth Day, let's rally together to confront the challenge of plastic pollution and champion a sustainable future for generations to come. Through the power of storytelling, art, and advocacy, let's ignite a wave of change and pave the way for a healthier planet.

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