Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) recently organised the World Environment Day Creative Competition to encourage climate action and awareness among youths.
Through this competition, BYLC aimed to encourage Bangladeshi youths to reflect on climate change, restoration, and the effects of the climate crisis on future generations in line with the UN's theme of ecosystem restoration for World Environment Day this year.
The competition called for entries from Bangladesh-based creators aged between 18-35 in three subcategories: art, photography, and writing. Hosted on BYLC's Facebook page, the competition required participants to express their views on the climate crisis within June 1.
Out of more than 500 artworks, written work, and photography submissions from all over Bangladesh, three were selected as winners by a panel of experts.
Tianna Ashik Prapti, a fourth-year student at Khulna University, won in the art in the category; Gari Hridoy, a fourth-year student at Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, won in the photography category; and Md Asif Uddin, a first-year student at Premier University in Chittagong, won in the writing category.
The jury panel included Sayeef Mahmud, an illustrator also known as Inksmith and visual lead of HerStory Foundation, Mrittika Anan Rahman, sub-editor at SHOUT, The Daily Star, and Towkir Ahmed, photographer at FRAME.