Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku: video competition for youth

Department of Conservation —  01/02/2021

Submissions for the Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku video competition are open from today! There’s still plenty of time to pick up a camera or phone and get creative as submissions are open until March 15th 2021...

We’re asking rangatahi (aged 16-25) to share your ideas about how to to ensure Papatūānuku thrives by creating a short factual video (up to two minutes) showing your unique vision and perspective.

Have a think about these questions:

• What do you see?
• What do you wish you could have seen?
• What do you want to see in the future?

The competition is open to your interpretation; your ideas, your vision. You don’t need to be an expert filmmaker, support is available, but we hope you’ll join in the kaitiaki/guardianship conversation and be able to share your ideas with whanau, friends and people of Aotearoa.

WIN Prizes!

The six categories in which you can win are: Creative content; Te reo Māori; Memory; Funny; Ambassador for protection of the rohe; and Rangatahi presenter choice. Each category winner will receive $1000 and each category runner up will receive $500!

DOC have partnered with production company Storybox to help run four free online workshops starting from February 11th. More information on the Rangatahi mō Papatūānuku webpage.

Online Workshops

Join in on any or all of the workshops that work for you!

Interested in sharing your story? Or want to pick up some basic filmmaking skills? We have put together a series of free online interactive workshops with the creative team at Storybox. Running weekly from 11th Feb for a month the workshops will give an overview of how to make your idea into reality. Email rangatahivids@doc.govt.nz to request to join the zoom workshops. Workshop blogs will be available too. 

Workshop 1: Coming up with you Story – Thursday 11th February 4pm

Having trouble with your story? Got an idea but unsure where to start? Want to find out more about storytelling for video? Then this workshop is for you. We’ll be diving into ways to develop your ideas into video stories. It’s time for your personal stories and connection to Papatūānuku to be heard.

Workshop 2: Planning & Preparation – Thursday 18th February 4pm

Planning can make all the difference when it comes to video storytelling. Here we’ll be exploring practical ways to ensure you’re well-prepared for the making of your factual video.

Workshop 3: Bringing your Idea to Life: Filmmaking Tips – Thursday 26th February 4pm

A practical workshop exploring techniques of camera work, lighting and sound. We’ll be exploring ways to record good sound and images with limited resources.

Workshop 4: Editing and Upload – Thursday 4th March 4pm

Storytelling is important, especially during the editing process. In this workshop, we’ll be uncovering why editing is important and ways to make a well-crafted video with limited resources. We’ll also go over the process of uploading your factual videos.

Head to www.doc.govt.nz/rangatahivids for up to date information on the competition and how to join these online workshops.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us at rangatahivids@doc.govt.nz.

Kuru raki!
Good luck!