How Would You Make Our Environment Better?
“Take part in Our Environment Competition. Show us how you would make our environment better and win £1000! ”
The competition is open to young people of school age. It opens on 24th September 2014 and closes on 31st March 2015.
Young people need to:
- find an environmental problem that you want to fix (or a potential problem you want to prevent)
- describe the problem and collect data
- work out what you want to change
- work out how you are going to make it happen.
- be ambitious & inspiring;
- be of a high quality and well presented;
- engage with other members of your school or community; and
- have a legacy potential.
The competition provides an engaging way of involving young people in their local environment and environmental issues.
It enables a focus on investigation and analysing skills.
It allows children to participate in scientific discussions and topical science.
There are four age categories:
- First level
- Second Level
- Third and Fourth Level
- Senior Phase
Individual or group
You can develop an entry as an individual or as a group.
School or outside of school
- You can enter as part of a school project (a class, school group or individual)
- You can enter as part of a group out-with school (e.g. youth club, Scouts, Guides, a group of friends), or as an individual
You can submit your entries from 1st January 2015. Remember the closing date is 31st March 2015. If you submit your work by the end of February 2015 you will be eligible for a £100 prize draw.
You should submit your entry by going to the competition website. The website will ask you to fill in a simple form and then upload your application.
There is a £1000 prize for the best group entry from all the age categories, and a £100 prize for the best individual entry, money which you can use to further develop your ideas and make them happen.
In addition, there will be two prizes for each age category, one for the best individual entry and one for the best group entry.
All winners will also be invited to attend a celebration ceremony. Further information can be found on Scotland’s Environment Web.