RWSN is running a competition to send a young water professional to Stockholm World Water Week (August 25-30, 2019) to report on the issues relevant to the rural water sector and to young people in particular.
We are looking for a young water professional with a knack for communicating complex topics to broad audiences, social media –savviness, and a passion for working on water issues at the local level. Your mission: to attend Stockholm World Water Week, and disseminate the information from the conference to RWSN members via our social media accounts, online communities and blog.
Social media contest: What does “Water for Society – Including All” mean to you?
This year, the theme of Stockholm World Water Week 2019 is Water for Society – Including All. What does “Water for Society – Including All” mean to you? Share your story or experience for a chance to win the RWSN 2019 competition and a trip to Stockholm World Water Week (August 25-30, 2019). This social media contest will open on Tuesday, June 25th and end on Tuesday, July 9th.
How to participate:
Share your story or experience on Facebook or Twitter in relation to the Theme of World Water Week “Water for Society – Including all”. Use the hashtag #RWSNatWWW and quote our Facebook (@ruralwater) and Twitter (@ruralwaternet) accounts to share your story.
Be creative and upload photos, blogs, videos, drawings or presentations addressing the following questions:
- What do you think is needed for “Water for Society – Including All” to be a reality in your country?
- What does inclusivity means to you, in relation to the water sector? What barriers did you or others face? How did (or could) you overcome these barriers?
Your story can be about past or present experiences, somewhere where you have lived or travelled to, a situation that you have encountered personally or that you have witnessed others encounter... It can be about your ideas on how to overcome barriers for people who are excluded from the water sector, or about practical solutions that you have seen or created.
Once your story has been shared, please encourage others to see/ read it! Social media engagement with your story (likes, shares, retweets..) will be one (but not the only) criterion on which your entry will be judged.
Important: You will need to send a link to your social media entry by email to the RWSN Secretariat to make sure your entry is admissible (see below).
- A link to your social media entry on “Water for Society – Including All” (see section above) in English;
- Your CV in English, with your name, date of birth, and country where you are based - demonstrating your involvement in water issues at the local level (in your country, region, community…) through your work, your studies, or volunteering;
- Links to any previous online publications/ blogs/ videos/ tweets you may have authored on water issues in English, French or Spanish (RWSN’s languages).
- Participants must be a member of the RWSN Young Professionals group (open to all under the age of 35– you can sign up here if you are not a member yet).
- Participants must be between the age of 18 and 35 as of 1 September 2019.
- Participants must have a strong command of English (oral and written), as Stockholm World Water Week is in English only. This will be tested through a phone call with the selected top candidate.
- Priority will be given to participants who can demonstrate involvement in water issues at the local level (in their country, region, community…) through their work, studies, or volunteering.
- Priority will be given to participants who can demonstrate that they have communicated about water issues in the past, by sharing examples of their online communications about water (blogs, videos, articles, tweets or posts on their own social media accounts…)
- Priority will be given to participants based in low- or middle-income countries.
- RWSN will cover the cost of attending World Water Week for one young professional. This will include return flights (economy class) to Stockholm, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and a per diem for any additional expenses in Stockholm (meals and transportation).
- RWSN will not cover the costs associated with the winner’s visa application, insurance and local transportation in the home country, which will be borne by the participant.