MTV Positive Change Award

Attention all young and inspired writers, bloggers, journalists, musicians...


"Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster" - Barack Obama

We are calling on all MTV fans whether you're a bedroom rock star or an art class film director, with a chance to enter The Internews Earth Journalism Awards Competition! Enter the MTV Positive Change category of the competition, with your best, most original piece of content on climate change for a chance to pick up your award in Copenhagen.


Why Apply?

We want you to express in whatever format you choose how our society is adapting, or needs to adapt, in response to the threat of climate change. The winning piece will get an opportunity to reach a global audience and contribute to a positive change of perspectives.

The winner will be honoured at a high-profile awards ceremony at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December and will get a chance to cover these pivotal negotiations. 200 countries will be meeting to decide our global response to the dangers that climate change presents over the next few decades.

As well as winning the chance to be at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen the winner will also receive a flipvideo camcorder - !


  • Competition is open for entry from June 22, 2009 to September 7, 2009
  • The winning submission can be in any format or in a mix of formats, e.g. video, audio, photography, script, music etc of 3 minutes long
  • You should communicate in an imaginative, arresting, and compelling way
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age
  • For further guidelines refer to the competition rules.
  • Submit your entries online.

Start brainstorming and drafting your ideas, we want to see your earthy communications!
You are our artistic and resourceful eyes of the future.

There is nothing the MTV generation is better at
than taking on a challenge