Young people have become the leaders in the fight against climate change. Greta Thunberg, Jamie Margolin, Isra Hirsi and others are paving the way for youth voices in the media and the environmental movement. You can be a leader, too!

Earth Day Network presents The Scoop Journalism Contest and invites you to submit an original essay, podcast or video reflecting on the following prompt:

″The world is starting to recognize the serious negative impacts of our food system on our planet, particularly those caused by intensive animal agriculture. How does climate change impact your community? What role do our food choices have in creating solutions to climate change?″



Each competition will have three categories to choose from: essay, video or podcast. Each contestant may only submit to one of the three categories. There will be one winner for each of the three categories for both The Scoop and The Scoop High School competitions, with a total of six winners.

Each winner and a guardian or guest will receive a trip to Washington, DC that includes transportation and lodging to participate in Earth Day 2020 activities on the National Mall on Saturday, April 25th, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This includes backstage passes to the anniversary concert on the Mall.

By submitting an entry to this contest, all entrants agree to our official rules.

Who can enter?

The Scoop: Students ages 18-25 who are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program located within the United States.


For more information, please click here. 

Friday, January 31, 2020