the competition


Following the successful launch of the competition last year, the United Nations Environment Programme is pleased to announce the 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award.

To the award seeks to recognise the very best in original, accurate and inspiring reporting on the environment by young journalists in Africa.

The UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award is open to print, broadcast and online journalists who have reported on environmental issues in 2011.

This could include a radio report on a local sustainable development project, a news article on pollution or a television report on the effects of climate change, for example.

Reports should demonstrate relevance to local and / or regional communities in Africa

jury of journalists and environmental experts will select the winning entry.

The winner will be presented with his/her prize during the 12th Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) to be held in February 2012.

The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA, where he or she will follow a unique, “green” itinerary. The winner will travel across the country, interacting with environmental projects, leading environmental journalists, scientists and public figures.