The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a competition to encourage secondary school students to “tell the story of your stuff.” The idea is to pick an object such as your water bottle or mobile phone and tell its origins in 90 seconds or less. How you tell its story is up to you… Suggestions on the EPA website include using video, a storyboard or a comic book illustration. You could even use Instagram to help! Interested? Well, you could win €500 for yourself, €500 for your school and a film making workshop!
What are they looking for?
The EPA want you to research the origins of an everyday item. The aim is to get people thinking about where their stuff comes from. The EPA hopes that this will help people understand why recycling and using recyclable materials is so important. You need to get creative and think about the best way to tell the Story of Your Stuff.
What is the EPA?
The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for protecting Ireland’s environment and monitoring environmental changes. They work on many issues such as regulating Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions, waste management and environmental education. Check out their website for ideas on how Your Stuff can impact the environment.
How to enter
First, check out the rules of the competition. The Story Of Your Stuff competition is open to secondary school students under the age of 18 who are attending school in the Republic of Ireland and who are residents of the Republic of Ireland. You can check out the rest of the rules here. There’s a short form to fill out, you upload your entry and click send! Simple!
The closing date to get your entries in is 30 March 2017 at 12 noon. If you’re interested or know a great candidate for the competition you can check out tips for the competition, more information and a sample of a video entry here. Good luck!