Competition / Aspiring teen videographers are invited by Terrain to be game changers

Terrain and the Wet Tropics Management Authority are calling on Wet Tropics teens to draw inspiration from the likes of David Attenborough, Greta, Dr Karl and local environmentalist Brian “Rossy” Ross and put Wet Tropics environmental issues in the spotlight.

The video competition is challenging students from the region to put their creative minds and smart phones to good use to shoot an inspiring three-minute video. Local tour guide and ecologist, Brian Ross, wants students to follow his “step outside mate” motto and get involved in the competition.

“We’re incredibly lucky to live in such a diverse and pristine part of the world. This competition is a great opportunity for youngsters to explore our insta worthy backyard and get their game changing ideas out there.”

Tour Guide and ecologist, BRIAN ROSS

The competition is open to Year 10 and Year 11 students in the Wet Tropics region – which spans from Mossman to Ingham and west to Atherton.

Terrain NRM Chair Dr Keith Noble said that getting the next generation of leaders engaged in addressing environmental issues is important for the region’s future.

“The Cairns Youth Climate Summit last year highlighted how driven the youth of our region are – we want to harness that enthusiasm and provide a platform for their ideas and solutions to be showcased.”


“By working together and giving younger generations the opportunity to get involved in our NRM challenges, we’re a step closer towards a more sustainable future,” Dr Noble said.

Prizes up for grabs include a Palm Cove kayak turtle tour, a Kuranda stand-up paddle boarding and photography lesson and tour, awarded to the first and second place winners.

Entries are open to groups of five or less people with video entries requiring a #terrainchangers on Instagram or Facebook by 30 October. Winners will be announced in November.

Step Outside Mate” Spotting turtles from kayaks in Palm Cove is one of the fabulous prizes up for grabs. Photo by Brian Ross.

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