UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award - Two Weeks Left to Enter! Thu, Dec 1, 2011

Entries for the 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award will close on 16 December 2011.

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Last year's YEJA winner, Patricia Okoed-Bukumunhe (second from right) meets staff from National Geographic magazine during her US study tour.

Nairobi, 1 December 2011 - There are just over two weeks remaining to enter the 2011 Young Environmental Journalist Award, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

African journalists between 21 and 35 years, who are based on the continent and working for local, regional or international media organizations, can enter the competition.

Submitting an entry is easy - just visit


and complete the online application form.

Journalists may submit one radio, television, print or online report (in English or French) on an environmental issue.

The prize is an all-expenses-paid study visit to the USA, where the winner will follow a specially-designed "green itinerary", interacting with leading environmental projects, green economy projects, scientists and public figures.

Applications for the 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award will close at 5pm (Nairobi time) on 16 December 2011.

Written articles must not exceed 3000 words and radio or television reports should be no longer than six minutes. The report must have been published or broadcast between 1 January and 16 December 2011.

Please visit the website for all other terms and conditions:


For more information, please contact:

Bryan Coll, UNEP Newsdesk (Nairobi), on Tel. +254 20 7623088 or Email yeja.africa@unep.org / bryan.coll@unep.org

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