We call on young people from across the Commonwealth to unite and take action in the #YouthLeadSDG14 Action Challenge which will raise awareness of youth-led action on SDG14.
SDG 14 means understanding what life below water means, capturing the true essence of a world built around ocean resources and meeting UNFCCC targets by 2030.
Young people between the ages of 18-30 from Commonwealth member countries are eligible to participate and are invited to submit photos and videos on actions they have led or contributed to which promote the blue economy and awareness of SDG 14 actions at large.
Three winning participants will share a cash prize sponsored by the Commonwealth.
How to enter
To take part, entrants must:
12 November 2022: Official Launch of Campaign with CYCN (during COP27)
12 November – 8 December 2022: Competition entries promoted on Commonwealth Secretariat Youth and CYP social media platforms
8 December 2022: Deadline for signing up to the Action Challenge.
9-10 December 2022: Judging of Actions Taken & Submitted. Create and publish an impact report highlighting the progress achieved via the campaign.
11 December 2022: Announcement of Top 3 Winners
Judging and prizes
A panel of judges will review and evaluate video submissions based on sustainability, innovation, impact, scalability and creativity. There is a total of £3,000 in prize money that will be shared among the three winning participants.
If you have any questions about participating in this campaign, please contact us at email@example.com.
The following actions are included and be applied under this thematic theme:
Only young people between the ages of 18 – 30 years old from Commonwealth member countries are eligible to participate. Submit a short 5 – 10 minutes video on actions you’ve led or contributed towards developing and offering sustainable activities that promote blue economy and awareness of SDG 14 actions at large. Sign up and submit your actions showing the activities in relation to the following:
Guidance for submitting video content:
The videos are intended to spotlight youth-led action on SDG 14 goals for climate action developed by the UN. We are looking for a short high-quality video from any youth that is a part of CYCN and the Commonwealth countries at large.
May use a DSLR camera with a good microphone, or even a mobile phone that does quality videos. The format is as follows:
What happens next?
Please send through the footage via WeTransfer (www.wetransfer.com) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The videos will be posted on the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change (CYCN) social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram), Commonwealth website and possibly even the Blue Charter website (in development).
Indicate your usernames/handles so we can tag you to your video submitted.
Ministry of Fisheries and Blue Economy
2nd Floor Maison Collet
Palm Street, Victoria, Mahé
P.O Box 408
Republic of Seychelles
View the website HERE!