Launch of four Youth Climate Justice projects

The Caribbean Climate Justice Project, managed by SOLORICON, in partnership with the Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC), has launched four exciting activities.

The first is a prose competition, in which we are looking for original entries on any one of fourteen (14) subjects. Submissions must be written in English and should be between 1500 and 2000 words long. The best submission in each subject area will receive a cash prize of US$500.

The second is a poetry competition, where we are inviting original poems that are the writer’s interpretation of the significance or impact of climate change on their country or the Caribbean. Each poem should be between 20 and 40 lines in length. The best poem will receive a cash prize of US$500.

The third project is a photography competition. Photographs must be original and should focus on one of eight (8) themes, with an accompanying explanation of no more than 100 words of the photograph’s depiction of the theme. The best photograph in each theme will earn the photographer a cash prize of US$350.

The final exciting initiative will be a virtual regional youth parliament on 23rd September 2021 on climate justice, with twelve youth representatives from across the region presenting their case for climate justice for Caribbean citizens. Each Member of the Youth Parliament (10 Parliamentarians, Speaker and Deputy Speaker) will receive an honorarium of US$250.

For further information on these activities, please visit the web site of the Caribbean Climate Justice Project at https://www. caribbeanclimatejustice.org/projects-3 or the Facebook (Caribbean Climate Justice) and Instagram (Caribbean_Climate_Justice) pages.