Applications Open for Action for Nature’s Eco-Hero Awards 2018!

Deadline: 28 February 2018

Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, is currently inviting young people ages 8 to 16 for its International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives.

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

Prize Information

  • Winners will receive:
    • Public Recognition
    • Cash Prizes
    • Certificates for 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • 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 28th 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.
  • Projects related to domestic or confined animals, are not accepted.
  • Previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges, may not apply.
  • Preference is given to projects of 2+ years and/or ongoing projects.

Judging Criteria

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

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must fill the online application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Eco-Hero Awards.

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