Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2024 – APPLY NOW

Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has established the International Young Eco-Hero Awards as a means of acknowledging and honoring the commendable individual environmental endeavors undertaken by young individuals between the ages of 8 and 16.

Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2024
Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2024

AFN actively promotes and supports young people worldwide in undertaking independent environmental action projects. They firmly believe that the youth possess the capacity to make a positive difference in the world and are instrumental in fostering transformative changes in our approach towards the planet.


Winners will receive:

  • opportunity for participants to receive recognition in the form of a public announcement and media press release.
  • Provision of cash prizes of up to $500 for successful entrants.
  • For commendable efforts made towards protecting and preserving the environment, a certificate of achievement will be awarded.
  • Successful candidates will gain exclusive access to their Eco-Hero alumni Facebook group.

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Projects that focus on environmental health, advocacy, research, or protection of the natural world are preferred.
  • The project should be self-initiated and not assigned by a teacher or adult.
  • The project must have a duration of at least 6 months and be close to completion or completed within the past year.
  • In the case of an invention project, some trials should be conducted before applying.
  • Applicants must be between 8 and 16 years old as of February 28th in the year of application.
  • Science Fair and Scouting Badge projects will be considered only if they involve environmental action, educational outreach, or extended studies beyond the fair or badge requirements.
  • Projects related to domestic or confined animals, compositions, or reports will not be accepted.
  • Applications from previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges will not be considered.
  • They will only consider applications that are submitted in the English language.

 Judging Criteria

  • Projects that have been ongoing for two or more years are given priority.
  • The applications will be evaluated based on various factors, which include but are not limited to:
  • Creativity and uniqueness
  • Complexity and challenges faced
  • Organization and structure
  • Time dedication to the project
  • Ability to inspire and educate others
  • Utilization of external resources such as libraries, experts, media, and community leaders
  • Achievement in reaching goals
  • Environmental impact

How To Apply For Action for Nature International Young Eco-Hero Awards 2024

To apply, individuals who have started their own environmental project must fill out the online application form, providing documentation of their work.

Visit Nature International Young Eco-Hero’s official website for more details.

Application Deadline

February 28, 2023.



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