Generation '92 – European youth video competition

27 February 2012 | News story

What is your vision for sustainable living in 20 years' time? Competition Generation '92, organized by the European Environment Agency (EEA), offers the opportunity for young Europeans born in 1991, 1992 or 1993 to make a video showing their vision of a sustainable future.

Twenty years ago, heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro for the first ever Earth Summit. The conference was a historic event, leading to several environmental treaties. This June, leaders will meet again, hopefully marking another positive turning point for the environment. Today's decision makers are faced with the consequences of previous generations' decisions and actions.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) wants to know, what is the vision for sustainable living in 20 years' time of youngsters born in 1991, 1992 or 1993. Participants need to be citizens of an EEA member or cooperating country, or Greenland. The best entries will win a total of €6,000 in cash prizes.

The competition is open to a range of approaches – for example, contestants are free to choose journalism or fiction, live action or animation, interviews or images. If the films are in a language other than English, they must have English subtitles.

Participants who show the most original ideas and creative communication styles will travel to the EEA headquarters in Copenhagen where an award ceremony will take place on World Environment Day on 5 June, 2012. The jury will be made up of notable journalists, environmentalists, communication professionals and media industry experts. There will be an additional prize for the public's favourite – the Buzz Prize. All shortlisted entries will be open for the public's vote via social media between 20 April and 7 May, 2012.

Submission starts on 1 March and ends at midnight (CET) 2 April 2012.