Win up to EUR 1,000 in Prizes in the Global Landscapes Forum - Amazonian Storytelling Competition 2021(Ages 18 and 35)

Are you a young person between the ages of 18 and 35, currently residing in the Amazon?

Then apply to participate in the Global Landscapes Forum- Amazonian Storytelling Competition 2021 and be among the lucky amazonians to win up to EUR 1000 in prizes.

Application Deadline: August 31 2021


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The three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively. We will also be

showcasing the best 10 to 15 submissions at GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point, which will be

attended by thousands and reach millions via social media and the press.


  • The competition is open to any young person between the ages of 18 and 35 who:
  • Comes from Indigenous Peoples and local community (IPLC) or Afro-descendents born in the Amazon region of one of these countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela as well as the overseas territory of French Guiana.
  • And is currently living in the Amazon.

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Application Instructions

Please make sure your story:

  • Presents a topic that is important and relevant to your community
  • Addresses the biggest challenges to your culture or community, in relation to the topic
  • Exposes opportunities for improvement in your community, in relation to the topic
  • Briefly explains or shows a project or initiative relevant to the topic and in which your are working on, should it be the case


  • You can submit videos of any length and format: short films, interviews, documentaries – anything you like!
  • In case you are facing data limitations, you are welcome to submit audio stories.
  • Poems, songs or any other forms of art may also be included in your video or audio story.
  • Include your picture and of your region in the application.
  • Remember to include the following in your story (e.g. beginning/ end of the video/ audio):
    • Your full name;
    • Your municipality and country; 
    • The name of your community
    • In case you want to send your video or audio story in Spanish, Portuguese or an Indigenous language, please also provide a transcript in either English, Spanish or Portuguese in the relevant spot of the application form.

Submit your story

About the Global Landscapes Forum - Amazonian Storytelling Competition

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihoods, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank and Charter Members.

To amplify the critical voices in the Amazon region, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is hosting an Amazonian Storytelling Competition in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL).

We are looking for perspectives from Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs), Afro-descendant peoples (ADPs); quilombolas and maroons; peasants and women, farmers, and community leaders on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Deforestation
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Land tenure & rights 
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Sustainable finance
  • Food security
  • Circular bioeconomy.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Submit your story by 31 August 2021.

  • All entries will be reviewed by a panel including the YIL Steering Committee and the GLF team.  
  • We acknowledge all submissions but will contact only selected candidates. The panel’s decision will be final and is not subject to appeal. 
  • YIL and GLF reserve the right not to select a winner if no entries that they deem suitable are received.
  • YIL and GLF reserve the right to use, edit or modify the final version of submissions, to be presented during sessions at the GLF Amazonia conference.

Program and Venues

  • The best 10 to 15 submissions would be showcasing at GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point,
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