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Young Earthwatcher Film Competition

This summer, we joined forces with the Wildscreen Festival to launch the first ever Young Earthwatcher Film Competition.

The competition invited UK residents aged 14 to 17 to create a short film based on an environmental topic close to their heart – anything from plastic pollution to habitat degradation, climate change to water quality.

The competition has now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered. The judges are currently hard at work reviewing all the films, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of our finalists very soon!


Framing the Future

Join the competition finalists at our special event as part of the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol. We'll be premiering the finalists' creations, and a panel of professionals will be on hand to discuss the films and select the winner to be crowned Young Earthwatcher 2018. 

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Some inspiration…

If you fancy making your own environmental short film and need some inspiration for a topic, check out the key environmental themes that we work on here at Earthwatch.

Inspire me

The Prizes

Along with the warm and fuzzy glow that comes from knowing they’ve made a difference to the future of the planet, our winner and runners up will receive some great prizes.

From tickets for a special wildlife film screening to certificates and goody bags – not to mention online promotion of film submissions – this prize bundle is pretty fantastic! In addition, the overall winner will walk away with a prestigious Panda Award, the ‘Green Oscar’ of the international wildlife film industry.

The legal stuff...

Here are the full terms and conditions which contain the key film criteria and rules followed by our competition entrants. 

Terms and conditions

About Wildscreen

The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world.


© 2018 Photo credits: iStock/scyther5; iStock/Apichart Tangcharoenbamroongsook; iStock/Erik Reis - IKOstudio; iStock/Przemyslaw Koch






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