A Cash Prize Valued US15,000 at the Young Champions of the Earth 2020

Deadline : 10 Apr 2020

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A Cash Prize Valued US15,000 at the Young Champions of the Earth 2020

In 2020, seven young people – selected from every global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training and tailored mentoring to bring their big environmental ideas to life. Young Champions of the Earth is looking for artists, scientists, economists, communicators and entrepreneurs from all walks of life who have big, bold ideas – for the environment, for humanity, for a greener future. Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact.

Prizes:

In 2020, seven Young Champions of the Earth will be selected from each global region: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia and two from Asia and the Pacific. Each winner will receive: 

  • US$15,000 in seed funding.
  • US$9,000 to communicate and capture your idea and document and broadcast the stories of hope and change that you’re catalyzing on the ground.
  • Attendance at a high-level UN meeting.
  • An introduction to dignitaries at the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.
  • Publicity and recognition through interviews and online and global media.
  • Access to a community of experts offering insights and mentoring.
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial training program.

The 2020 Young Champions of the Earth will be required to share their journeys through videos and blogs on this website for up to one year.

Selection process:

The selection process has three rounds:

  1. The open call for applications will run until 10 April 2020. Each applicant will be required to submit responses to a series of questions and upload a referee’s letter of endorsement.

  2. Finalists drawn from every world region will be shortlisted and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas.

  3. In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.

The winners will be expected to implement their big ideas and act as ambassadors of cause at speaking opportunities, while providing regular progress updates in the form of videos and blogs that will be shared on this website.

About Young Champions of the Earth:

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. It celebrates young people who have a big idea to protect or restore the environment, a vision for a more sustainable future and a strong track record of instigating change.

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