The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) Storytelling Competition 2017.

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Application Deadline: 30 September 2017 at 11:59 PM Jakarta Time.

The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is pleased to announce the ACCCRN Storytelling Competition 2017. The competition is designed to promote important stories on why and how climate change action should work for everyone.

The ACCCRN Network and TRF share the goal of raising awareness about climate change – including how cities are coping with rising temperatures and how the actions could impact everyone. We invite you to tell a story about an urban heat risk issue you feel deserves urgent attention, whether you’ve worked on it yourself or come across it in your travels in Asia.

The competition theme is “Beat the Heat: How inclusive cities are coping with rising temperatures”

How to enter

  1. Entrants should be registered as an ACCCRN member. If you haven’t registered, you can do so here for free.
  2. Entries will be accepted from writers, bloggers and others interested in climate change resilience issues in Asia.
  3. Uset this template for your submission: Storytelling Template 2017
  4. The maximum length of each entry: 800 words.
  5. Article(s) should accompanied by one or more original, previously unpublished images that are horizontal, in focus and include people in them, and that have a caption stating what is happening and where in the photo.
  6. Entries must be your own original, previously unpublished material.
  7. Entries should avoid the use of jargon and acronyms.
  8. Credit should be given, in a journalistic style (not in footnotes), to any original material from other sources.
  9. You can enter a maximum of two different storytelling articles.
  10. Please include a short biography of yourself (max 100 words) along with the article(s).
  11. Log in and submit your entries to the web site here by 30 September 2017.

The Prizes

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to attend an Urban Heat Resilience storytelling workshop organised by Mercy Corps Indonesia and TRF from 27-30 November 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two top competition winners will be announced on the last day of the workshop. The first winner will receive an iPad and the second winner will receive mirror less camera.

The winning entry will be posted as a blog on the Thomson Reuters Foundation news website and ACCCRN Network’s website.

Entry deadline:

The competition opens 1 September 2017, and ends 30 September 2017 at 11:59 PM Jakarta Time. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the rules of the contest.

As part of the competition, and to give you insight on the heat issues, we will also have a webinar entitled “City under Rising Temperature” with speaker Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Director at TARU Leading Edge, on 8 September 2017. We will share detailed information about this webinar on ACCCRN.NET.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ACCCRN Storytelling Competition 2017.

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