The research team invited children and young people from around the world to submit a short 3 minute video which captured their understanding of the ways in which food, water and energy is produced, consumed and experienced in their everyday life.  

Ten videos have been selected by the research team for online voting.  Please watch the entries below and vote by 'liking' a video through YouTube.  

The video with the most 'likes' by 12pm on Monday 24th April will be the winning entry for the public vote.







This competition is being run as part of the (Re)Connect the Nexus research project, exploring young people's relationship and understanding of the food, water, energy nexus.  This competition is open to all young people, around the world, to gather different interpretations and experiences of the nexus in everyday life.


- The 'Food-Water-Energy' challenge is open to any school, college, university or youth organisation.

- Entries are welcome from young people under the age of 25.

- Entries are welcome from individuals or teams of up to four people.


- Videos must not exceed 3 minutes in length

- Videos must address the theme 'Food, water and energy in my everyday life'

- Please be aware of using soundtracks and images in your video, if these do not have copyright permission they will not be able to be uploaded on to YouTube for online voting.


- A representative from each school, university, college or youth organisation will submit entries on behalf of young people (those under 18)

- The submitting organisation is responsible for obtaining permission of all young people who appear in the video and for this appearing on You Tube

- Upon submission entants must agree to the piece being used by the research team (as data, in project presentations and reports)

-Complete the application form

- Upload your entry to Dropbox (or other file sharing site) and submit to

- Deadline for submissions: 31st January, 2017



- The research team will shortlist the entries based on their fit with the competition theme

- Online voting, on You Tube will open in March 2017, the winner and the runner up will be based on the highest number of 'likes' (closes 24th April, 2017).


First Prize (judged at University of Birmingham):

£300 (Amazon vouchers) for the submitting organisation.

£150 (Amazon vouchers) for the winning entry.

Second Prize (judged by public vote):

£150 (Amazon vouchers) for the submitting organisation.

£100 (Amazon vouchers) for the winning entry

- Winning entries will be announced in March and publicised through an extensive media campaign.  Young participants will be asked to write a piece for the project website.

If you have any questions about the competition, please email:

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