2021 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Amazonian Storytelling Competition
Deadline: August 31, 2021.
They are looking for perspectives from Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), Afro-descendant peoples (ADPs); quilombolas and maroons; peasants and women, farmers, and community leaders on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Biodiversity loss
- Land tenure & rights
- Ecosystem restoration
- Sustainable finance
- Food security
- Circular bioeconomy
The competition is open to any young person between the ages of 18 and 35 who:
- Indigenous peoples and local community (IPLC) or Afro-descendents born in the Amazon region of one of these countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, peru, Suriname, Venezuela
- And is currently living in the Amazon
- The three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.
- They will also be showcasing the best 10 to 15 submissions at GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point, which will be attended by thousands and reach millions via social media and the press.
Please make sure your story:
- Presents a topic that is important and relevant to your community
- Addresses the biggest challenges to your culture or community, in relation to the topic
- Exposes opportunities for improvement in your community, in relation to the topic
- Briefly explains or shows a project or initiative relevant to the topic and in which your are working on, should it be the case
- You can submit videos of any length and format: short films, interviews, documentaries – anything you like!
- In case you are facing data limitations, you are welcome to submit audio stories.
- Poems, songs or any other forms of art may also be included in your video or audio story.
- Include your picture and of your region in the application.
Remember to include the following in your story (e.g. beginning/ end of the video/ audio):
- Your full name;
- Your municipality and country;
- The name of your community
In case you want to send your video or audio story in Spanish, Portuguese or an Indigenous language, please also provide a transcript in either English, Spanish or Portuguese in the relevant spot of the application form.