Young writers with an eye for environmental news will want to check out the Canada’s Next Green Journalist competition. The contest, open to young people between the ages of 12 and 21, is an annual event that invites aspiring reporters to submit stories, photographs or videos about environmental topics in their communities.
The contest is open until April 30, 2012, at which point the top three submissions in the two eligible age groups (12-17 and 18-21) will be chosen to move on to the international Young Reporters competition. The winning pieces may appear in publications from the advocacy group Environmental Defence and the authors will win prizes or cash for their school. Canadian finalists will be announced in May and the international winners will be announced in June.
You can find information, resources and the entry form at youngreporters.ca.