The Cambodia Green Future Project (CGFP), with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the recruitment of candidates to participate in a competition to find innovative approaches to promoting environmental clean-up with the theme “Stop Littering”.
Five winning teams will be selected and the entry period is open until January 9, 2023.
The CGFP announced on December 18 that the conditions for application are that the candidates must be youths residing in Cambodia and at least one member of the team must be between the ages of 15 and 24.
The CGFP said that competition entries can be in the form of a short video from one to three minutes in length, a photo story, comic book, creative infographic, drawings, posters or songs, music or poems accompanied by visuals and lyrics or text.
All entries must be in the Khmer language and they must provide ideas or solutions related to the topic of “Stop Littering”.
“Indigenous women and youths are encouraged to participate in the competition. Teams must consist of a maximum of three members and must have at least one woman to participate in the competition. Contestants can be individuals or teams, but one person can represent only one team and compete only one time. Candidates who have already participated in the competition before are encouraged to apply again,” the source said.
According to the announcement, the five winners or teams will win a study tour, certificates of appreciation and other prizes.
The USAID-sponsored CGFP project was launched on September 15, 2021 with campaigns aiming to change the social attitudes of young people to support environmental causes, and the project has already announced competitions on two topics previously – one related to the use of furniture made from luxury wood and the second on stopping the practice of eating bush meat.
Chheang Sokkanha, a young woman who recently graduated from high school in Svay Rieng province, said she and a partner have produced a short educational video to enter into the contest.
“I see it as a good opportunity for me because I love photography and videography and I know a lot about this topic and want to do more for environmental causes, so I’ll gain experience while also supporting a cause I believe in,” she said.