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A Jamaican Youth Video Competition

How will I change, how have I changed, how can I change, how should I change, in the face of climate change?


 A Jamaican Youth Video Competition 

Submission deadline: Friday 18 October 2019


 What is this competition? 

With the support of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), and as part of the Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project of Jamaica’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR), Panos Caribbean is implementing a campaign under the Voices for Climate Change Education Initiative. This campaign promotes climate change awareness and community resilience through the engagement of popular artists and performers, and the production and dissemination of creative materials and messages.

As part of this campaign, Panos Caribbean has launched a Youth Video Competition that is open to all registered students, or small groups of students, enrolled in Grades 10 and 11 as well as in Sixth Form during academic year 2019 – 2020, in Jamaica. The videos shall convey a simple, powerful and personal message, describing what the participant student (or small group of no more than four students) will do – or is already doing – to respond to the threat and impact of climate change in her/his home, community, school or club, or even on a larger scale.

 What are the prizes? 





1st prize:

A Tablet!

Other attractive prizes
to be announced!





 What are the rules? 

Videos submitted for this competition:

  • may be recorded/produced on camera, tablet or smart phone
  • should not be longer than 60 seconds
  • may include titling and credits
  • must be produced and submitted by a registered student or small group of students enrolled in Grades 10 or 11, or in Sixth Form
  • must be submitted no later than 10pm Jamaica time on Friday 18 October

 How will the video be judged? 

An independent panel of judges will apply the following criteria:

  • Relevance of content to climate action (i.e. going beyond awareness and showcasing what can be done, or is being done, for adaptation and/or mitigation) 30%
  • Originality of the message (i.e. a message that is rarely heard, that does not repeat what is already aired on Jamaican media) 20%
  • Clarity of message (especially to audience of young people), likelihood of impact on audience because of intelligibility and style 20%
  • Artistic creativity and originality 20%
  • Quality of production 10%

 How do I submit a video? 

There are three options:

  • by filling out the form below and uploading the video to a YouTube account/channel, then copying and pasting the hyperlink to the submission form
  • if the file is smaller than 12MB, the video can also be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the full name, age, school, grade, and email address of the applicant
  • the third option is to send it via WhatsApp to 876-859-5034




Submission deadline: Friday 18 October 2019

If you have any question or if you need help in submitting your video, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to assist.