Action for Nature International Eco-Hero Awards 2020 for Young Environmentalists

Action for Nature International Eco-Hero Awards 2020 for Young Environmentalists

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Applications for the Action for Nature International Eco-Hero Awards 2020 for Young Environmentalists are now open. Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16.

AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. They believe that young people can have a positive impact on the environment and are vital in changing the way we live on our planet.

Prizes

Winner will receive:

  • Public recognition and media press release
  • Cash prize up to $500
  • Certificate of achievement for outstanding efforts to help protect and preserve the environment.

Eligibility

  • The project concerns environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world.
  • The project is action-based and self-initiated, and not one assigned by a teacher or other adult.
  • The project is close to completion or was completed within the last year.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 16 on February 28 in the year of application.
  • Science Fair and Scouting Badge projects will only be considered if they include environmental action, educational outreach to others or extended studies beyond the Science Fair and Scouting Badges.
  • They do not accept (a) projects related to domestic or confined animals, (b) compositions or reports.
  • Previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges, may not apply.
  • Only applications in English are accepted.

Judging Criteria

Preference is given to projects of 2+ years and/or ongoing projects.

The applications will be judged according to several criteria, including but not limited to:

  • Originality
  • Difficulty
  • Organization
  • Length of time devoted to the project
  • Influencing/educating others
  • Use of outside resources (e.g. library, experts, media, community leaders)
  • Degree of success in reaching goals
  • The impact on the environment

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Eco-Hero Awards.

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