The competition, Why invest in nature? Short film competition is being delivered by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Scottish Forum on Natural Capital (SFNC), in collaboration with YoungScot and Creative Scotland. Along with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Forum of Natural Capital, we want to give businesses and policymakers a better understanding of how they both rely and impact on nature, to make sure that Scotland’s environment can thrive. Therefore, we’re a part of sponsoring the #WhyInvestInNature video competition looking for short films to communicate this message to businesses with the help from young people.
The competition forms part of the work to increase investment in nature, as well as the aim of being a part of the legacy from the Year of Young People. The competition is free to enter, for anyone aged 16 - 30 years, and will give young people an opportunity to influence businesses and the future of their natural environment in Scotland, and to demonstrate their creative skills in presenting a convincing case for business investment in nature that will benefit all of us. The competition organisers would like to see participants who have an interest in environmental issues but also those with a passion for storytelling and film-making.
There are six categories within the competition, and Scottish Woodlands is pleased to sponsor the Forestry and Land Management category. We are looking forward to seeing some great videos as a part of our involvement in the judging panel. The full list of categories is:
- Food, drink and agriculture: Scottish Land & Estates
- Forestry and land management: Scottish Woodlands
- Tourism: Speyside Wildlife
- Energy: Scottish Power
- Finance: Baillie Gifford
- Built environment: Robertson Construction Tayside
This competition is open for entries from 18 February to 31 May 2019. The winner of each category will receive £500, and an overall winner will receive £1,000. The winners will be announced in June 2019 with a prize ceremony afterwards.
Good luck to any budding film makers!