Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30 we want to hear about your inspiring actions. Think about a project or campaign you are involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents, school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of parliament or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into a snappy concise video and join the competition. Some key questions to answer are:

Why did you choose to engage in this climate action?

What were some of the key things that took place?

What were some of the successes?

Where did these successes occur (locally, nationally or internationally)?

How can youth from similar countries replicate the activities that have been implemented?

How do I enter?

Make a three minute film about the action you are involved in to combat climate change.

Complete your entry using our online form and send us the film before 23.00 GMT 17 August 2015. The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided.

Films which meet the criteria will be uploaded to tve’s You Tube channel tveinspiringchange and a shortlist of entries will be viewed by the judging panel.

Remember, you have until 23.00 GMT 17 August 2015 to submit your entry online.

The Judging Process

There will be two winners:

One winner will be chosen based on the most number of views on tve’s You Tube channel during the voting period; and

The other winner will be selected by members of the UNFCCC Secretariat, UNDP-SGP and others.

The Prizes

Each winner will receive:

Round trip to COP21/CMP11 in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015 (inclusive of accommodation and other expenses); and

Position as a youth reporter for COP21/CMP11, responsible for assisting UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for creative inspirational stories about your action on climate change. The winning entries being judged by our panel will take into account the following criteria:

Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change, promoting action and/or offering new solutions.

Innovation, originality, and impact: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience and encouraging further thought and action.

Technical expertise: quality of camera and audio work, effectiveness of editing and strength of script.


Entrants must be between 18 and 30 year old on 15 November 2015.

Films must be a maximum of three minutes in duration, including credits and titles. Any film that is longer than this length will be disqualified.

Films should be short reports about the activity or action in which you are involved.

Films must be submitted to tve ( via file transfer ( in the format of flv, mov, mp4, wmv or zip along with a completed online entry form.

You must agree to all the terms and conditions to enter the competition.

Terms & Conditions


All proposals must be your original work and must not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, or otherwise be unlawful.

tve has overall discretion in determining whether to publish, screen or broadcast any material.

tve has the right in its absolute discretion to refuse to publish, screen or broadcast any submitted material.

tve is entitled without liability to you to cancel the competition and/or to make reasonable adjustments to the competition rules at any time.

Competition Participation

This competition is open to any person of any age, in any country between the ages of 18 and 30 on 15 November 2015. The purpose of the competition is for people worldwide to submit a three-minute film about a climate change action they are involved in.

Only entries submitted on the tve biomovies website with a file transfer via will be considered. Proposals must be sent between 5 June 2015 and 23.00 GMT on 17 August 2015.

The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles must be provided.

The winners will be announced on Carbon Neutral Day, 23 September 2015 in New York. The winning films will be promoted as part of World Food Day in October 2015 with added credits and logos of tve and its partners and funders; they may be screened on TV, used for publicity purposes or shown at other events. tve does not commit to using the films for any of the purposes listed.


Proposals must be submitted through the website

tve may use the material and any personal details provided for any promotional, marketing and publicity proposed in any media without notice and without any fee being payable to you.

By entering into this competition, you hereby release and agree to hold harmless tve and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees, directors, and the tvebiomovies 2015 judging panel from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your entry to the competition, your use or acceptance of any prize, or the use by tve of any films submitted by you.

By entering this competition, you grant to tve, our sponsors, licensees and affiliates a worldwide royalty-free, exclusive right to record, edit, use, reproduce, screen and distribute in the following media: film, television, online, electronic or by any other means currently known or yet to be devised, the film you enter in the tvebiomovies competition 2015; and to use your picture, voice, name, likeness, and data provided by you for the competition in publicity and advertising concerning any such use of your entry. Such right will be limited to use in connection with the tvebiomovies competition (either in 2015 or in the future) and the activities of tve, and such other purposes as the organisation sees fit in the future.

Judging Process

All entries which meet the criteria will be uploaded to the tve You Tube channel. The film with the most views during the voting process will be chosen as one of the winners. A shortlist of entries will be further submitted to an independent judging panel which will then determine the second winning entry.

The selection for uploading to the You Tube channel and inclusion in the judging panel shortlist will not be up for dispute. The judging panel’s decision is final and conclusive, and no further discussion will be entered into.

Law and Disputes

The competition is governed by and subject to the laws of England. Ultimately, the decisions of tve are final and binding in all discretionary matters relating to this competition.