Year of Young People Global Voices competition launches

16 Nov 2018
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Young people are being given the opportunity to share their opinion on the global issues that matter to them as a new Year of Young People (YOYP) competition launches.

Whether it is sharing views on how to put a stop to climate change, stand up against inequality or work in partnership with people around the world towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the Scottish Government Global Voices competition is a chance for young people to share their ideas with Scottish Ministers, and be in with the chance of winning a prize.

The competition asks young people a simple question “How do you think Scotland can make a difference in the world and issues affecting the planet and citizens?”

Young people between the ages 8 and 26 can submit their answer in various formats - a letter,  vlog,  blog post, a poster, or an article – and are being encouraged to be as creative as possible.

People can either participate as an individual or collaborate with each other and submit a project as a team of four. Three winners will be selected from three categories: primary school (8 +), secondary school and 18 to 26 year olds.

Each entry should cover why the issue matters to you, what steps you think should be taken to improve the situation at home in Scotland and in other countries, and what impact you think your idea might have on the world, and how Scotland can lead the way with it. 

Winners in the school aged categories will win £1000 for their school. Winners of the 18 to 26 year old category will get £1500 worth of research funding for their idea and a trip to Brussels to tour the Scotland House and European Parliament and meet a Member.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 20th December.

For more information and all the competition T&Cs, visit the YOYP website.