UNFCCC’s Global Youth Video Competition 2017 in Bonn, Germany

Deadline: 18 August 2017
Open to: young people from 18 – 30
Venue: Bonn, Germany


Applications are open for “Global Youth Video Competition 2017” inviting entries for inspiring actions taken to combat climate change in a compelling and concise maximum three-minute video.

The competition is co-organized by the UNFCCC and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and implemented by Television for the Environment-tve.

The Global Youth Video competition is part of tvebiomovies. Now in its eighth year, tvebiomovies invites young people around the world to submit short creative films in a range of genres and online media, showing how we can live better, more comfortable lives without damaging the planet and reach the international targets known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Competition Categories:

Category 1: Climate-friendly and resilient cities

Videos entries must showcase:

  • the implementation of climate friendly solutions/ideas about how to promote sustainability in urban areas/communities; including clean energy, clean transportation, community gardening, stepping up recycling and waste reduction, and other projects to reduce emissions;
  • building resilience to climate impacts such as heatwaves and floods, for example through tree planting, increasing green spaces and creating flood defenses;
  • actions to increase public awareness, and to advocate change at the policy level regarding the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build resilience.

Category 2: Oceans and climate change

Videos entries must showcase:

  • the restoration of wetlands and mangroves which protect against storm surges and saltwater intrusion;
  • the construction of dykes and other defenses against sea level rise;
  • the increase of scientific knowledge to improve ocean health;
  • activities which increase public awareness about the need to build resilience with regard to oceans and ways to reduce CO2 emissions so that oceans are better protected.


Youth from all around the world, ages of 18 – 30.


  • A round trip to COP23 in Bonn, Germany this November 2017;
  • Position as a youth reporter at COP23, where applicant will assist the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.

How to apply?

Follow the instructions on the website http://biomovies.tve.org/en/. Deadline for submissions is August 18, 2017.

For more information please visit the official website.

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