Meet #NextGen video challenge winners

The Master Waster Chris

The winners of the #NextGen Video Challenge: Telling the Climate Story,  organised to commemorate World News Day, have been announced.

On World News Day, 28 September, newsrooms around the world will showcase how they are telling the story of the world’s climate change challenges. This competition, organised in Singapore, wanted to mark World News Day by highlighting the storytelling skills of young people.

First prize was shared by the Wild Side of Singapore – The Coastal Protectors, by David Adam James Lee, 21  of the Institute of Technical Education (Central) and The Master Waster Chris by Celest Tan, 19, Rene Tan, 19, Ryan Tan, 19, and Ong Chin Wee, 20, of Nanyang Polytechnic.

Third prize went to the makers of Unconscious Decisions, Haney Afiqah Mohd Halil, 20, Tia Yap Ler Yee, 20, Zafirah Hissham, 23 and Ni Wenqing, 20 of Nanyang Polytechnic

Participants aged between 13 and 30 were invited to create videos around one of the following topics:

  • Climate impacts on urban environments
  • Nature-based solutions for sustainable management
  • Protecting and restoring ecosystems (a COP26 theme)
  • Climate change and my community: how we are responding.

Three other entries received honourable mention (in no order of merit).

  • Hope for Climate Change by Leong Jhun Ying, 14, Chloe Chan, 14, Grace Lee, 14, and Jolin Wan of Methodist Girls’ School
  • Nature-Based Sustainable Swaps! by Jamie Ow, 15, Dyon Goh, 15 and Dlynn Goh, 15 of Methodist Girls’ School and
  • What if we hear from them? – by Jasper Leong, 17, Lee Zhi Xiang, 18, Anur Syahidah Jaffar, 19 and Cheung Xi Min,17 of the Institute of Technical Education (East)

The #NextGen Video Challenge: Telling the Climate Story was organized by Singapore’s National Youth Achievement Award Council in collaboration with the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Youth Climate Report.

All 26 entries are available for viewing at Zoom in on Singapore on the Geographic Information System (GIS) map and click on the 2021 purple video camera icons to watch them.