Monday, 29 May 2017

Become a Young Champion

If you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth

If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth.

Selection criteria
In the first stage of the selection process, all applications will be judged by Regional Juries according to the following criteria:

The 3 Ps – The positive impact your big idea could have on the environment (planet) and society (people), and its financial viability (prosperity).
Demonstrated commitment – Bonus points may be awarded if you have already attempted to implement your big idea and can report on any trial runs, prototypes, or preliminary research results.
The 3 Cs – Evidence that you are a curious, courageous, and colourful individual.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – The potential contribution of your big idea to the attainment of the environment-related UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sponsor – The strength of your sponsor’s recommendation.

Eligibility & Limitations
To be eligible to apply for the 2017 Young Champions of the Earth Competition (hereafter referred to as “the Competition”), you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 on 15 November 2017. That is, your birth date must fall between 1 January 1987 and 15 November 1999 (inclusive).

Only one entry is allowed per person.

How to apply?

To apply, complete Section 1 of the application form, providing a valid email address of your sponsor. Your sponsor will then receive an email inviting him or her to complete Section 2 by 18 June 2017.
 sponsor is an individual who, by completing Section 2 of the application form, vouches for the viability of your big idea and your ability to successfully implement it. He or she may sponsor only one application per year and assumes no responsibility (financial or otherwise) for you or your proposals in the context of this competition.

Your sponsor must fall into one of the following categories:
Senior staff person at a registered and reputable environmental or youth-focused organization;
University professor; or
Senior staff person at a business that has received third party recognition for its sustainability efforts (e.g. through prizes, media coverage, affiliation with initiatives like the UN Global Compact, or membership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development).

Last date:18 June 2017

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