SOUTH COAST NRM’s Landcare in Motion video competition is now open to people under 25 years old residing in the South Coast of Western Australia to explore the topic of Landcare in their local environment through the medium of video.

“We are very excited and proud to be running this video competition for the first time” said Mr Justin Bellanger, acting Chief Executive Officer of South Coast NRM.

Landcare means different things to different people. For some, Landcare is about protecting waterways through sustainable farming practices, whilst for others, it’s about planting trees to prevent wind erosion, or restoring habitats of our plants and animals.

“Whatever it is that excites you about caring for our local environment, you’re invited to come up with a video up to 90 seconds in length that explains a Landcare message, shows what Landcare means to you, or demonstrates how you and your community is caring for our local environment” said Ms Caitlin Jackson, Regional Landcare Facilitator with South Coast NRM.

She followed on to say “This competition is a great way for youth in our region to use technology to showcase what their local environment means to them. We can’t wait to see the results.”

Videos can be made using a smartphone, a tablet, a video recorder or any other device.

Categories are based on age: 12 years and under, 13-18 years, and 19-25 years, with monetary prizes awarded to a winner and runner-up in each category. Videos will be judged on their originality and creativity, clarity of communication of Landcare messages, and technical prowess.

Entries close by 5pm Wednesday 9th March 2016. Competition entry form and conditions are available on the South Coast NRM website.

This project is supported by South Coast NRM, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

For more information head over to our Environmental Education section