Earthplus #GreenPeople Challenge 2017

Earthplus #GreenPeople Challenge 2017

Deadline: June 4, 2017

Ahead of World Environment Day 2017, Earthplus, a global non-profit committed to environmental sustainability especially in Africa is launching an Africa-wide environmental video challenge for young people between the ages of 15 and 30. The challenge is supported by the current Miss Nigeria, Miss Chioma Obiadi as part of her Green Girl Project. There are fantastic prizes to be won.

With the surge of technological advancement and fast-paced lifestyles, there has been a detachment for many of us from our natural environments. Activities like hiking, swimming, taking walks, gardening and cycling are no more as popular. We literally do not stop to smell the roses. This challenge, in line with the theme of WED 2017 aims to once again connect young Africans to nature.


  • Grand Prize winner gets $50 and one year ambassadorial programme with Earthplus;
  • 2nd place winner gets a T-shirt AND 25 Stickers from Care About Climate USA
  • 3rd place winner gets 25 stickers from Care About Climate USA
  • All three winners will to be featured on The Huffington Post and in the Earthplus Pre-Bonn Climate Poetry video for COP23 in Bonn, Germany.


  • Open to Africans from one of the African countries (regardless of where you currently live);
  • Applicants should be between the ages of 15 and 30.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the following:

  • How endearing your natural environment is
  • How well you connect to the environment and what it means for you
  • What world Environment Day means to you
  • How realistic, innovative and creative what you would do to connect people to nature is

How to Apply

You can enter in three quick steps:

  • Take a video of yourself in any natural environment (Be it the beach, zoo, farm or any outdoor environment). In the video, tell Earthplus:
    • Your name and what country you are from
    • That you are taking the video for the Earthplus Green People challenge
    • Why you chose that natural environment and what the place means for you (If there are any childhood memories, please let them know)
    • What World Environment Day means to you
    • What you would do to connect people to nature, going forward.
  • Upload the video on You Tube with the hashtag #GreenPeople
  • Share the link on your social media handles with the hashtag #GreenPeople and send the link and a screen shot of one social media platform you shared it on to [email protected]

Please note that all videos must be in English. If in any other language, please provide subtitled translations.

For more information, visit Earthplus #GreenPeople Challenge 2017.