AS the Murray Darling Basin Plan progresses to its most critical stage to date, the South Australian Government has called on young people to get behind its Fight for the Murray campaign.
Water Minister Paul Caica said youth could help the campaign through a new video and photo competition.
"Young people have already shown that they are keen to get involved in the Fight for the Murray as they have been very active on the campaign's social media sites, posting videos and photos of their support online," he said.
"The competition will provide another avenue for them to display their creativity and ingenuity."
Mr Caica said the campaign team had already received several original songs about the health of the Murray.
He said submissions would add an extra dimension to the campaign.
The competition is being coordinated by the SA Murray Darling Basin and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board education teams.
Youth have been invited to express their thoughts through photos and videos which will be posted on the Fight for the Murray website.
Students and people aged under 21 are encouraged to make short videos - no longer than 30 seconds - and take photos portraying what the River Murray means to them and their hopes and concerns about the river's future.
Schools will also be invited to take part in the competition.
Prizes include iPads and book vouchers for runners up.
The competition will close on Friday, September 7.
More information can be found at http://fightforthemurray.com.au/