Climate Justice Competition

'Climate Justice' is a term used to frame global warming as an ethical and political issue, rather than focusing solely on environmental or physical aspects.
Climate Justice Project:
Ógras is delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Youth Climate Justice Fund, run by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Former Minister Katherine Zappone said the grant will support youth organisations focused on highlighting the problems of climate justice. Ógras will be working hard to use the grant to make a significant impact, and to provide a useful and meaningful education to our young members so that they may address this issue and be empowered to make a positive difference to the environment and to the world.

As part of the initiative Ógras, in association with Thriftify, is organising a Climate Justice Competition to inspire young people up to the age of 25 years to research the many complex and diverse issues surrounding Climate Justice, and we have 16 prizes worth €100 each to award in recognition!

Competition Details:
The competition has many possibilities: with a topic as broad as 'Climate Justice', there is no end to the amount of research, education, style and discussion topics that can be used in your work. There are different age groups and categories, and Ógras encourages all entrants to be creative in your approach and to make an impression!
There are plenty of suggestions and ideas on potential topics below, and as this is an Irish language competition aiming to encourage the creation of Irish language resources for young people on this very interesting and complicated topic, all entries to the competition will go into an exhibition on Climate Justice as part of the initiative. All entries will also be made available in a specialised form and forwarded to politicians and ministers of state, with the aim that they will help to motivate and inform people about Climate Justice; About what we can - or what we should - do to create a better, more equal and more sustainable world, for all.
Catagories and Age Groups: 
A €100 voucher for will be awarded to one person in each age group, for each catagory - that's €1600 in total up for grabs! You may submit more than one entry for the competition so you have more than one opportunity to win €100 to seize! Anyone up to the age of 25 years can enter. The age groups are laid out as such: under 12, 12-14yrs, 15-18yrs and 19-25yrs (the Compettition is open to the public - you need not be registered as a member of Ógras to send in an entry).
See below for categories and descriptions, along with suggestions for research / entry topics:
  • Art 
    • Painting / drawing
    • Sculpture
    • Poster
    • Mosaic
    • Any sort of art project you like!
  • Writing 
    • Essay
    • Poem
    • Drama
    • Letter
    • Any sort of writing project you like!
  • Media
    • Video
    • Photography
    • Social Media Campaign
    • Tik Tok
    • Any sort of media project you like!
  • Presentation
    • Video Presentation
    • Powerpoint/slide presentation
    • Song
    • Challenge/s
    • Any sort of presentation project you like!
Some suggestions for research/entry topics:
There are plenty of possibilities for researching this subject, and we urge entrants to be creative with your projects. Of course you can build your entry around the topic of ‘Climate Justice’ in general, but the issue is incredibly complex and encapsulates quite a bit, it hits us all in different ways and we have lots of work to do, so all sorts of ideas are needed to keep it on everyone's minds and make a positive difference! So, here are some suggestions for potential topics for competition entries, but of course there is no limit to the number of ways you can approach the subject, and we look forward to seeing your creative and broad ideas and methods!
Suggested topics
  • Fast Fashion
  • Period Poverty
  • Gender / Disability / Sexuality / Race
  • Extinction (human / animal / plant etc.)
  • Use of resources (deforestation / water / cotton / oil / CO2 etc.)
  • Workers' Rights
  • .....Many many more possibilities!!
Some links to help with research
A Bit About Thriftify is a site that takes charity shopping online! Their mission is that money is spent in the right place (with charities) where it helps good causes with their hard work in a sustainable, ethical and conscientious way. Thriftify uses the concept of the ‘circular economy’ to inspire people to create their own style, give things a new life and story, and be safe in the knowledge that their money is being spent where it is deserved and will be used for the good of the world in the future.
To Enter
Your entry can be submitted to us at befor 22nd January 2021 - enter your name, category and age group in the Subject Line (please submit an email for each entry - there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit in your age group). We are also here to answer any questions, so if you need any information you can email us here and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.

We are grateful to Foras na Gaeilge and to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for funding Ógras's work.


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