ICYMI: Videos by university students awarded top prizes at Youth Turn 2022: Strengthening Youth Involvement in Reinforcing Climate Action.
Launched on 23 August 2022, Youth Turn 2022 challenged university students across the country to shoot creative and educational videos on One Health and Climate Change, spurred by the pressing need to raise awareness and encourage action on these fronts. The contest entries were posted on the Youth Turn Facebook page for a Like and Share Contest, which may be viewed below.
Awarding of the top entries was held live via Zoom last 22 October 2022, which was then followed by a pledge of commitment to climate action.
Contest winners are as follows:
ESPS (Maria Ella B. Santiago, Erin Savanah R. Yap, Aron James Nabablit, Honey Cassandra L. Baludsan, and Sophia Lynda C. Cortez) and Kinaadman Productions (Maria Annika M. Jimenez, Lian L. Rivera, Raymharc R. Samonte, and Clarence Imson) (2nd runner-up)
B-Aliw (Cherrylyn Guerra Cus and Jhon Jewel M. Maghirang) (1st runner-up)
The Lost Clause (Jonas R. Atienza) (Champion)
The entries detailed important facts on climate change and contained calls to action to join the fight against climate change. Champions, 1st runner-ups and 2nd runner-ups received cash prizes amounting to PHP 10,000.00, PHP 5,000.00, and PHP 2,000.00, respectively.
Youth Turn 2022 aimed to raise awareness on climate change to amplify calls for climate action and make society recognize the existing realities of climate change and their impact on the planet. The campaign was possible through the generosity of Chevron, SEAOHUN and USAID, our partnership with Philobioscientia: the UPLB Life Sciences Society as co-organizer, and the involvement of 16 student organizations as our social media partners.