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Young Earthwatcher Film Competition

The competition has now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!

What you need to know

  • Your film must introduce an environmental issue and present a solution or action that people can take – we’re all about the positive vibes!
  • Your film must be no more than two minutes long – we want to be able to share it with the world on social media.
  • You can be as creative as you like – your film can contain live action, stop motion, animation, voice over, text…as long as no more than 40% of your film is stock footage, you’re golden!
  • Submissions open: 16 July 2018
  • Submission deadline: 19 September 2018

Note: Before entering the competition you must read our full terms and conditions.

Submit your film

Please complete the form below in order to enter your film in the competition.

Please note, we may use your answer in promotional material for the competition, using your first name and county only.


If yes, please ensure you have asked the relevant parent/guardian(s) to complete and sign the media consent form, and upload it here.

Please read the full terms and conditions to ensure that your film meets all the competition criteria.

Please accept to confirm that you have read and understood the terms and conditions. Please ask a parent/guardian before submitting your entry if you are unsure about any part of this.

Don't forget...

Please read the full terms and conditions before you get started, as these contain the competition rules and key film criteria. You will need to agree to these before submitting your film, so you might as well check them out now and get ahead of the game!

Go for it

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.

Some inspiration…

If you’re looking for ideas on a topic to cover in your film, check out the key environmental themes that we work on here at Earthwatch.

Inspire me

Featuring friends?

If you are thinking of featuring your friends, siblings or anyone else under the age of 18 in your film, please download the media consent form and ensure that it is signed by their parent/guardian.

About Wildscreen

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

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