The competition is open to those aged 11-21 participating individual or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. The YRE programme has to be run by FEE's national member organisation, as runs the programme and/or National Competition. All the entries to the International Competition needs to be submitted through National competition in each YRE member country.
YRE International Competition is consisted of three different categories.
International Competition – open for all countries with every theme, except for the theme litter for countries participating in the Litter Less Campaign. Countries that are not participating in the campaign, still can submit entries related to litter problem.
Litter Less Campaign – theme litter, open for countries that are involved in the Litter Less Campaign: Israel, Romania, France, Portugal, Slovakia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, China, India, and Ireland
* Please note that the submissions under the theme of Litter from Litter Less Campaign countries will be evaluated separately, and the winners will receive recognitions with a certificate.
International Collaboration – open for all countries with 3 recommended themes from 17 Sustainable Development Goals: 11-Sustainable Cities, 12-Responsible consumption & production, 13-Climate action. The submission must be a form of “Article” and a collaborative work between 2 countries, and it is open for the age category 15-18 years old.
There are three age categories in the International Competition 11-14, 15-18 and 19-21. It is the participant's age on the day they submit their entry to the National Competition that must be given and defines which age category they enter. Those submitting a group project must submit in the age category of the oldest member of their team. Some YRE countries don't have specific age categories, so please contact your National Operator to check the requirements.
Individual students, group of students, schools
The National/International Competition is open to individual students or groups of students through their school, college, university or youth group. Those submitting a group project must submit in the age category of the oldest member of their team. Students may submit more than one type of submission to different media categories.
Registering gives FEE the right to promote and use submissions accrediting the author. Necessary permission, e.g. for photographing children are the responsibility of the author and must, therefore, be sought.
The International Competition has three media categories; Article, Photograph, and Video. Participants can choose one media category. The media category may differ in each country, so please contact your National Operator to check which categories are open in your country before preparing your submission.