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The #Youth4Climate #SumItUp COMPETITION- CALLING ALL YOUNG CLIMATE CHAMPIONS & CREATIVES

Deadline: 31st March 2021


The #Youth4ClimateLive Series is launching the #SumItUp competition with an opportunity for YOU to win a chance to participate in the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan ahead of the 2021 Pre-COP26, as well as have your creative work promoted!



The #SumItUp competition invites you to use your authentic voice to present a one-minute video reflection or unleash your creativity to present a unique visual infographic of what happened in one of the #Youth4ClimateLive Series episodes.

Each sum-up should communicate key takeaways from the episode of your choosing rather than a general summary.

The #Youth4ClimateLive Series has a total of 9 episodes. Each episode looks at climate action through a different angle, whether it be nature-based solutions or youth action, and as such, each episode will have unique key takeaways! All you have to do is pick an episode that resonates with you and… #SUMITUP!


How Does It Work?

Participants will submit their entries througgh submit their entries in two steps:

  1. Submit using the submission form on the bottom of this page

  2. Share your submission on your social media using the hashtag #SumItUp. Make sure to tag @UNYouthEnvoy, @Connect4Climate and @PreCop26ITA!

Submissions will be displayed on the Reach Not Preach platform so the #Youth4ClimateLive audience can vote for their favourite #SumItUp at the end of the competition! Your peers will be asked to consider your creativity, originality, accessibility, and how well you summarize key takeaways from the Y4C series.

Why Should You Participate?

Prizes! Promotion! Peer-to-peer learning! The top three submissions will be selected by audience voting on the Reach Not Preach platform at the end of the competition. All three finalists will have their work promoted online and showcased at the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event.

Of the three finalists, one winner will be selected through an audience vote to win a trip (including travel and accommodation) to present their creative sum-up in person at “Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition” in Milan from September 28 to 30, 2021. If the winner is below the age of 18, travel and accommodation will be provided for one guardian.


PRIZES

  • The top three submissions will have their creative sum-up presented at the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition Pre-COP event in Milan 2021. They will receive full credit and recognition for their work.

  • Of the three finalists, one winner will be selected to win a trip (including travel and accommodation) to Milan to present their creative sum-up in person at Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition in Milan from September 28 to 30, 2021. Please note, if the winner is below the age of 18, the winner will receive travel and accommodation for themselves and their guardian.

  • Finalists’ work will be used as a learning tool to be included in the Youth4ClimateLive website and shared with all the participants of Pre-COP26.

  • Finalists’ work will be promoted on social media by the office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Connect4Climate - World Bank Group, and the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Participants: Youth between the ages of 15 and 29 are eligible to apply. If a participant is 17 years of age or younger, their legal guardian must be aware of their participation and submission. Product: Either a (1) Video summary on the key takeaways from one of the #Youth4ClimateLive episodes, or (2) a visual infographic on the key takeaways from one of the #Youth4ClimateLive episodes. ​ Submission Format & Technology Specs:


  • If making infographics, photos, or other digital art, please submit each page (if more than one) of your content as a high-resolution file (at least 2048 by 2048 pixels) saved as a .jpeg or .png

  • Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes with the following tech specs:

  • Frame rate: 23.98, 25, or 29.97

  • HD Resolution: 1920x1080 (horizontal) or 1080x1920 (vertical) or 1080x1080 (square)

  • Preferred file types: .mov, .mp4


  • Language of text should be English

  • Filename should be your name! If you have more than one image, please number them (ie. JaneGoodall1, JaneGoodall2, JaneGoodall3)


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