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Canadian Student Takes Top Prize in International Environmental Journalism Competition with an Article on Avatar Grove

Young Reporters for the Environment is an annual environmental journalism competition that invites youth aged 12-18 to submit photos and articles to be judged first at a national level, and then submitted to an international panel for judging.

June 5, 2011

Canadian Student Takes Top Prize in International Environmental Journalism Competition with an Article on Avatar Grove
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A waterfall rolls through tall redcedars on a foggy day in the Avatar Grove.
Photo by TJ Watt

On this year's Earth Day, Liz Welliver, a 17 year old student from Pearson College near Victoria, BC, took the top prize for her writing in the biodiversity category in the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) competition. Liz, along with three other Pearson students, had also previously put together an excellent seven minute video documentary on the Avatar Grove titled Making a Stand which can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUPoY7rV4M  Congratulations Liz on your big win and continued success!

To read the award winning article click this link: http://youngreporters.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/liz-welliver-canada/

To see the news story about the win click this link: http://environmentaldefence.ca/articles/canadian-student-takes-top-prize-in-international-environmental-journalism-competition

 


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