Submit Your Story and Win a Chance to Attend COP21 in Paris

Written by , posted on Monday September 14 2015(3 years ago)

ConferencesDeadline: October 21, 2015

Location: Paris
Type: Fully Funded
Date: November 30- December 11

UNDP story telling contest on climate change aims to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change on people and communities as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments in vulnerable developing countries.

The contest provides young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Authors of the top two stories will be funded to attend and cover COP21.


  • Are already engaged in public writing through an official media outlet.
  • Have a strong interest in reporting on climate change as a contribution ­– locally and internationally – towards greater public awareness on this critical global topic.
  • Are eager to seize an opportunity to build their journalistic capacity and contribute to COP21.


All costs of the program will be covered by the UNDP including air fare accommodation, food, etc.


  • Story including five pictures.
  • Application Form
  • Scanned copy of print article certified by editor or link to the online media page attesting of the effective publication of the story.
  • Letter from editor confirming the interest and tentative date of publication (if the story is not published by October 11th)

Click here to learn more about submission.

No entries will be accepted after October 11th 2015, Midnight CET. All documents are to be sent to Following selection, different stories will be published every day from 2nd to 29th November. The two winning journalists will cover the climate conference in Paris.