ECOTIC and the Union of Professional Journalists in Romania announce the extension of the registration period within the project Eco journalism for a clean environment until October 31. The aim of the project is to promote role models in the field of environmental protection and efficient use of the planet's resources and to bring to the public's attention positive examples, but which are often unknown.
Thus, we want to give more chances to those interested in promoting environmental protection initiatives by extending the registration period. Until October 31, people under the age of 18 who work as journalists, reporters, or are students at specialized faculties in Romania, can get involved in environmental protection by sending videos and written materials accompanied by relevant photos on Address firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics include positive examples developed by companies, educational institutions, NGOs, public institutions or local communities, such as plantings, greening, recyclable waste collection projects and waste prevention initiatives, eco-tourism, etc.
The best and most innovative 10 materials - respectively, 5 video materials and 5 written materials - chosen by a jury of environmental experts and journalists will be presented on the Facebook page and on the ECOTIC website. The winners will be chosen by public vote.
The contest will run according to the following schedule:
STAGE I - May 3 - October 31, 2018 - the period of transmission of video / written materials;
STAGE II - November 1 - 5, 2018 - the prejudice period;
STAGE III - November 6 - 20, 2018 - voting for the winning materials on the Ecotic Facebook page and on the Ecotic website.
ECOTIC will award two prizes, one prize for each category: a camera for the video material category and a laptop for the written material category.
The award ceremony will take place at the XNUMXth edition of the Clean Environment Awards Gala.
The "Eco journalism for a clean environment" competition is part of Ecotic's awareness-raising activities over time and aimed at the public of all ages and aims, in the long run, to create a network of environmental journalists animated by environmental values.
"We believe that highlighting good practices, little known to the general public, will contribute to the development of a pro-active attitude of Romanians in the direction of improving environmental factors and efficient use of resources," said Valentin Negoiță, President of ECOTIC.