Keep Scotland Beautiful have launched a new programme, Young Reporters Scotland (YRS), a sustainable development initiative which, through journalism, offers young people an opportunity to build their skills and have their voices heard on issues of sustainability. It is an opportunity for young people to build their skills and experience in journalism and be part of an international group of young people producing creative solutions to issues within their communities.
To enter a national competition, young people aged 11-21 are asked to submit a piece of journalism which focuses on an environmental problem or sustainability issue. KSB want to encourage young people to be as creative as possible so entries can be in a range of different media; either in the form of an article or blog; videos or animations; photographs or a series of photographs. They ask that entries tie in with one of our broad themes, details of which can be found on their website (and include health and wellbeing as well as environmental sustainability and resource themes) along with a range of ideas and links which may be useful. The attached guide provides quite detailed support for the young people themselves, outlining the competition and including detailed guidance.
Young people can enter either as individuals or through community groups or schools/colleges/universities.
You can find out more about YRS, the entry process and criteria etc. on their website at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/yrs.