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Mário Ruivo Prize - Ocean Generations promotes youth participation

Mário Ruivo Prize - 4th Edition

The 4th edition of the Mário Ruivo Prize - Ocean Generations is dedicated to the theme "The Ocean and Climate Change" and the deadline for submissions is September 15th. This award is a tribute to Professor Mário Ruivo and his legacy and aims to promote creativity and awareness among young people about the ocean and the impact of climate change.

Young people between the ages of 14 and 21 can take part. They must create films of up to 7 minutes in length, on the above-mentioned theme, demonstrating the absolutely interdependent relationship between the ocean and the climate, which is crucial to understanding climate change.

The films submitted by the young filmmakers will be judged in four categories - Message, Creativity, Scientific Culture and Future and prizes of €2,000 will be awarded in each category.

Carbon sequestration, rising sea levels, climate regulation, the impact on biodiversity, human impact and extreme weather events are some of the factors that form part of this Ocean-Climate nexus and which could inspire young filmmakers.

The FCT, together with the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, the Mission Structure for the Extension of the Continental Shelf, the Cinemateca Portuguesa - Cinema Museum, the Portuguese Environment Agency and the Directorate-General for Education, is part of the Organizing Committee for the Prize, which is coordinated by the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy.

More information at Prémio Mário Ruivo | Gerações Oceânicas (