They then investigate as professional journalists; collect documentation, travel to the field, and interview information sources. They conduct analytical work and are required to propose solutions to problems studied according to competition rules. They then need to have their work published in at least three local media to validate it.
A new theme related to the environment is proposed every year to all Young Reporters, e.g. the environmental footprint, waste, sustainable tourism and water for a sustainable world.
YRE reports are forwarded to the national jury in April. The jury then renders its verdict for both categories in May. The best reports from Morocco are forwarded to the international competition jury.
More than 1000 students from over 300 middle and high schools take part in the competition annually. Since its launch in Morocco in 2002, over 22,000 young individuals people have been made aware of the environment and have become knowledgeable protectors of it.
Middle and high school students have taken part in the competition since its inception
Works honored at the Moroccan competition
Works honored at the international competition