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2024 Planet Forward Storyfest Awards

2024 Planet Forward Storyfest Awards

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2024 Planet Forward Storyfest Awards

The Planet Forward Storyfest Awards highlight the voices of students, seeking to understand and illuminate their own innovations for how to best care for the earth. We are looking for stories that inspire, motivate, and drive change. Stories that are compelling, thought-provoking, and vibrantly stimulating. Be memorable, have an impact — and have fun.

We encourage students in journalism/film/media programs as well as students who have no formal media affiliation or experience to enter Storyfest.


These are the topic areas we’re hoping you will explore, and can reflect your studies, research, work, experience, or dreams:

  • Food: How can we feed the planet, grow better food, stop wasting so much of it?
  • Water: How should we use it, conserve it, clean it, get it to places that don’t have enough of it?
  • Energy: What are new ways to get it, make it cleaner, use it more efficiently?
  • Mobility: What’s a better way to get around, reduce congestion, minimize the impact on the environment and the climate? What has changed since the pandemic, for better or worse, and how can we look forward?
  • The built environment: How should we build for the future? What are the new materials, technologies or designs that will make better homes, offices, neighborhoods, cities and towns? How has the pandemic changed our view of city life?
  • Biodiversity: How do we preserve and foster our vital ecosystems?
  • Public health: What impact and takeaways can the environmental movement utilize from the pandemic and/or the response to it? How are climate change and the pandemic intertwined, and what can we learn?
  • Climate justice: How can we better implement climate policies and environmental initiatives that provide fair and equal treatment to all communities, and prevent discrimination in the systems that perpetuate climate change?

“It might catch your attention to investigate”

Prize of Planet Forward Storyfest Awards

  • Grand Prize: Travel with Lindblad Expeditions to see and report on the environment.

  • The winners will travel with Lindblad Expeditions for an exciting opportunity to see and report on theenvironmental solutions, preventative measures,andinnovations in a site of environmental significance.

Eligibility for Planet Forward Storyfest Awards

  • Planet Forward accepts submissions from people across the globe with all different points of view.
  • You do have to be at least 13 years old to submit, and if you’re under 18 you need to have a parents permission.
  • Before you post, you need to set up your Planet Forward account by answering a few simple questions about who you are and where you’re coming from. They do this because they re a community and they want you to have the chance to share your story with as many people as possible.
  • They also want to be transparent, so if you’re posting for a company make sure that’s clearly reflected in your account information and in your submission in any case, make sure they can all see who you are fill out your profile information, let them know where you’re coming from, and let the community see exactly who is responsible for your great work.


Storyfest entries will be judged in four areas:

  1. Creativity and effectiveness of chosen format/s and storytelling techniques;
  2. Excellence in written/verbal communication and/or technical and production skill;
  3. Factual accuracy, including attribution of facts, data and quotes, and superior research that considers different perspectives; and
  4. Overall potential impact of the storytelling.

All submitted work will be reviewed by Planet Forward’s team of experts.

Story Eligibility & Deadline

Any story submitted on PlanetForward.org between Tuesday, June 1, 2023, 12:00 am EDT, and the deadline to submit stories, Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST, is eligible for Storyfest 2024.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline05 February,2024
CountryOpen for all
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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