Mountain communities are living with the impacts of steady glacier retreat, changing and uncertain snowfall patterns, and increased incidences of cryosphere-related hazards. These changes have direct impacts on the lives and livelihood of mountain communities.
30 October 2022
Winners of the story competition.
This competition encourages youth (15-25 years), including high school and undergraduate students from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, to share compelling personal stories of their lives, and how they have witnessed the impacts of climate change and subsequent challenges in the region.
You may submit your entries in any of the following formats:
Please include contextual material like photos (for written work), name, location, time, and date to help your audiences locate and understand your story. Up to three narratives may be submitted in the formats described above.
The top two entries will win USD 500 and USD 250 each. Additionally, the next five top-ranked stories will receive honourable mentions and certificates. The stories will be featured on our website.
The results will be announced during the next CryoDiscussion in Autumn 2022. The two winners will be invited to share their stories during the webinar.
High school and undergraduate students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, can submit their stories.
For our participants’ from China, send your entries to:
ICIMOD reserves the right to disqualify any submission whose entry or conduct tampers with the spirit of the contest in any way; violates the above terms and conditions, and exclusionary provisions; or infringes the rights of third parties. Decisions of ICIMOD are final.
Entries will be judged by a technical panel consisting of scientific experts in the field of cryosphere, climate change and experienced editors. Entries will be judged on:
For further information, please contact:
Programme Coordinator, Cryosphere Initiative