YFCU AND UFU LAUNCH CLIMATE CHANGE COMPETITION- COMPETITION DETAILS
7 September 2020
To address climate change, the UK government has set a target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. For this competition we want you to share your ideas, or practical examples that you might already be using on your farm to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in a short video (3 minutes max). You don’t need the final, polished solution, but we want to hear your thoughts on future GHG mitigation methods for any farming sectors or for machinery development.
There are two age categories– under 18s and over 18s.
The 18-40’s age group will be part of a UK-wide competition running alongside the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs’ (NFYFC), NFU Scotland, Scottish YFC and NFU Cyrmu climate competitions. One winner will be crowned from each of the UK regions.
SOME TIPS TO HELP
- What are you doing already to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? It’s fine if you’re just at the start of your journey, you can share your plans, ideas or actions
- Focus on greenhouse gas emissions not ammonia.
- What more do you plan to do, or would you like to do?
- What do you think is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? For a farm business, a rural community, a country or globally?
- Other topics to consider include: on-farm applications for carbon capture and storing, farm auditing, farm and energy efficiencies and renewable on-farm energy
- Use the links below to help provide you with more information
HOW TO ENTER
Record a short (3 mins max) video outlining your ideas. Your video can be a collective effort if a few of you would like to contribute to one video or a single entry.
Please complete the competition application form and send along with your video using WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VIDEO TRAINING WITH AGRI CORRESPONDENT CONOR MACAULEY
Conor will provide entrants with filming tips and tricks that will help you create the best video possible, to show what you are doing or what you would like to do on your farm to tackle climate change.
The training session will take place on:
TIESDAY 22nd September at 8pm via ZOOM
A £500 prize fund is up for grabs. Winners will also have the opportunity to share their ideas with international climate change policy makers at next year’s COP26 in Glasgow.
The shortlisted videos will be shared through YFCU and UFU websites, social media channels and forums helping to showcase the voice of young farmers who are taking action on climate change and advocating others to do the same. The winners will also be featured in the Irish Farmers Journal Irish Country Living publication.
A high-profile judging panel will select the winners and these will be announced in line with the other UK regions later this year.
By entering this competition, you give permission for the images to be used by the YFCU and UFU and other media outlets for marketing and promotional purposes.
· More information on what farmers in NI are doing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture can be found in the NI Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership reports at:
· Read how farmers across the UK are reducing emissions here:
· The NFU in England have also published a useful booklet: