Are you a Young Eco-Hero? Do you know a Young Eco-Hero?
Want the world to know what you’ve done?
Have you been working to preserve the world around you? Have you been teaching others how to protect the environment? Have you been doing an environmental research project? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a Young Eco-Hero. All Eco-Heroes serve as role models, showing others that individuals are important and can make a difference.
Action For Nature is proud to honor the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects. The winners of AFN’s International Young Eco-Hero Awards program receive a cash prize and a special certificate, as well as public recognition on our website and elsewhere.
Our judges are experts in environmental science, biology and environmental health. They select our Young Eco-Heroes from applicants from around the world. They are looking for young people to follow in their footsteps.
We are proud of all of our winners, and of all the applicants from around the world.
This is a great chance for you to share your environmental activism and creative work. We look forward to again supporting young people from all around the world working to save our planet. Please read the guidelines to see if you are eligible to apply to become a Young Eco-Hero. ______________________
The applications will be judged according to several criteria, including but not limited to:
length of time devoted to the project
use of outside resources (e.g. library, experts, media, community leaders)
degree of success in reaching goals
the impact on the environment.
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 January 15, 2012.
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.
We do not accept (a) projects related to domestic or confined animals, (b) compositions or reports.
Winners will receive public recognition, cash prizes and certificates for their outstanding efforts to help protect and preserve the environment. Just as importantly, winners will serve as role models for other young people by demonstrating that each individual can make a difference.