YOUNGSTERS in Barry are being invited to share their Fairtrade vision, with prizes on offer.

Fairtrade Fortnight – an international event which celebrates the farmers and workers who grow our produce and promotes a living wage and fair trade – is going to look different in Barry this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking place between February 22 and March 7, Fairtrade Fortnight will focus on the impact of climate change on farmers.

Barry – which became a Fairtrade Town in 2015 – is going virtual to celebrate, with a timetable to be announced soon.

Cllr Ian Johnson, chair of Fairtrade Barry, said: "Obviously this year will be very different to normal but it's important to raise awareness so people can make informed decisions."

As part of the celebrations Vale of Glamorgan’s Fairtrade groups are hosting a competition across the Vale of Glamorgan, which is open now and closes on March 1.

Young people, between the ages of five and 25, can create something – such as a video, photo, poem, or prose - on the theme of ‘Choose the World You Want’ with the chance to win prizes for themselves and their school or college.

Fairtrade competition in the Vale

Fairtrade competition in the Vale

Video entries must be shot in landscape and shared via a link on YouTube or Vimeo. Written entries must be a maximum of one side of A4 and shared electronically as an e-mail, Word document or PDF.

Entrants must live in or study in the Vale of Glamorgan and have permission from a parent or guardian.

E-mail with your vision to be entered