Children’s competition invites creative response to climate crisis

Prizes on offer for local young people’s best creative expressions of climate change

Two YouTube videos have been made to promote the competition in schools
Two YouTube videos have been made to promote the competition in schools

Children across the borough are being invited to take part in a creative climate change competition launched by Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCaf).

The campaign group is asking youngsters to come up with artistic ways of communicating how they feel about rising temperatures, fossil fuels, deforestation, species extinction and other aspects of the climate crisis – and what the solutions might be. They can do this either by making a poster, a short video, a reel or a TikTok. The deadline for entries is 24th October.

Zoey Cooper, from EnCaf’s education working group, explained: “Our aim is to give them a voice and some agency, because we believe they are extremely concerned about the climate crisis, would like to express their anxiety and also help do something about it.”

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The ‘Love Your Planet’ competition is supported by Enfield Council and local business network Love Your Doorstep. There will be prizes for winners and runners-up in three different age categories and there will be an award ceremony held on 24th November at The Culture Palace in Palace Gardens Shopping Centre, featuring an exhibition of the winning posters and films. Prizes will be presented by Tottenham hip-hop artist Alim Kamara.

Two ‘explainer’ videos have been produced by EnCaf to promote the competition in local primary and secondary schools and to raise awareness of the climate emergency.

For more information and to enter the Love Your Planet competition:

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