WWF-Singapore's Young Reporter for the Environment Programme

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  • Environmental Conservation
  • Outreach & Education
  • Global Citizenship


In collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Singapore), Scouts are invited to be a part of the WWF Young Reporter for the Environment (YRE) programme. The programme seeks to recognise good journalistic and broadcasting abilities on current environmental issue. It hopes to allow Scouts to play their part for the environment by promoting outreach through acquired knowledge and skills.

Young Reporter for the Environment

Participants will be involved in a 4-steps process similar to the Messenger of Peace programme.

 

Step 1: Investigate / Inspire

There will be an introduction session for all participants in April 2019. This session will led by a subject matter expert from WWF and seeks to inspire the participants and provide them with ideas and materials for the step.

 

Step 2: Research & Solution / Learn & Decide

Participants will continue collaboration with the subject matter expert and will work on their project. They will be provided assistance in terms of resource and material along with training session to help them in his way of learning and doing the task.

 

Step 3: Do / Report

Participants will be then executing the project, monitor its results and pen its findings down through a report base on one of the following format:

– Article Report1

– Photograph Report2

– Video Report3

 

Step 4: Disseminate / Share

The final product will serve as the report for the Messenger of Peace programme. All the submission to the programme will automatically be created as an entry to the WWF National Competition, and winning entries will be sent to International Young Reporter for the Environment competition as well.

Important Notes on Submission

1 - Article Report

  • The article must not exceed 1000 words in length and may include illustrations and photographs.
  • The article must be accompanied by a title of not more than 140 characters.
  • A maximum of 3 pictures / illustrations / infographics are allowed with captions, each not exceeding 20 words.
  • Articles must be sent in .PDF format and must not exceed 4 MB.
  • A summary of no more than 1000 characters to explain link to the theme.
  • Original photographs should be sent separately (Please refer to Photo category for submission specifications)

2 - Photograph Report

  • A single photograph must be submitted. It must not be more than 10 MB in size.
  • The photograph must be accompanied by a title of not more than 140 characters.
  • The photograph must either tell a story, or if it’s a reflection piece, the caption for it must make sense of what the story is in relation to the photo.
  • A summary of no more than 150 words to explain link to the theme.
  • The photograph must be submitted digitally in .JPEG or .PNG format, with resolution no less than 150 - 300 dpi.

3 - Video Report

  • The submission must not be longer than 1 minute.
  • The video must be accompanied by a title of not more than 140 characters.
  • Videos must be in:
    - Documentary style OR
    - Interview style OR
    - In the form of a public announcement. OR
    - A combination all of the above.
  • The video must be less than 500 MB in size and in .MP4, .MPEG or. WMP format.
  • A summary of no more than 150 words to explain link to the theme.

Requirements

  • Individuals or small groups
  • Category 1: Only applicable to the Scout and Venture Section (15 to 18 years of age)
  • Category 2: Only applicable to the Rover Section (19 to 25 years of age)
  • Final product will have to be submitted by 1 December 2019

Criteria Satisfaction

Messenger of Peace Badge

Registration is now closed. Please stay tuned for more updates and programmes!