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Elder Stories

To look to the future is to understand the past! Elder Stories aims to explore the memories, knowledge, and experiences of an elder in your family or neighbourhood that relates to nature and the environment. Your mission is to capture these stories in a 4-minute audio interview.

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Format: audio recording with optional photos

Ask an elder in your family or someone in neighbourhood to share a memory that they have related to nature and the environment. 

Ask them what they learned from that memory. What are some insights or advice they can share?

Record this conversation in an interview of no more than four (4) minutes.

NOTE: The memory can be either positive or negative. It could be something they did, games they once played as a child, food they ate, or examples of cultural practices or even traditions during celebrations like Hari Raya, Deepavali, Gawai, Kaamatan or Chinese New Year. They may share photos to illustrate their stories (optional).

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Reminders

1. Open to youth of all nationalities, aged 13 to 17 and residing in Malaysia.

2. Your submission(s) must be centred around the competition’s theme of Climate and the Environment.

3. Stay safe! Follow the SOPs and protect everyone from COVID-19.

4. Don’t forget to get your interviewees’ consent to be featured in your audio recording and photos (if any).

5. If you’re interviewing someone that is not a family member, go with a parent, adult guardian, or friend/companion. Always tell a parent/adult where you want to go and what time you expect to be back. Be safe!

6. You may submit as many entries as you like!

7. Please ensure that the submission adheres to the Terms and Conditions of the competition.

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Entry requirements

1. This category is open to youth of all nationalities, aged 13 to 17 and residing in Malaysia.

2. Applications must be submitted via the online form by 31 October 2021, 11:59 p.m. Malaysia time (GMT+8).

3. Your audio must not be more than four (4) minutes long. The recording should ideally be in .MP3, .WAV, .AAC, or .FLAC format.

4. The file must be uploaded as a single file (not larger than 10MB), accompanied by a text description of the recording that is no more than 1,000 characters (roughly 150 words).

5. Optional: You may submit up to three (3) relevant photos or images along with the audio file. The photos must be in .JPG, .JPEG, or .PNG format.

6. High-quality audio and photos are encouraged for submission, but not compulsory.

7. Extra marks will be awarded to entries that contain a mix of local languages (e.g., Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, Tamil, Iban, Bajau, Murut, etc.) or dialects in Malaysia (e.g., Kelantanese, Sabahan, Northern, etc.). However, for parts where other languages or dialects are included, a transcript translated in either English or standard Bahasa Malaysia must be provided.

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