Applications Invited for AFN Eco-Hero Awards 2021

Applications Invited for AFN Eco-Hero Awards 2021

Organization: Action For Nature (AFN)

Event Duration: 20 Nov. 2020 - 28 Feb. 2021

Apply By: 28 Feb 2021

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About the Organization:

Action For Nature, Inc. is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California. They encourage young people to take personal action to better their environments and to foster love and respect for nature. Their mission is to encourage young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends

Eco-Hero Awards 2021

Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization,  created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. AFN encourages young people around the world to carry out individual environmental action projects. We believe that young people can have a positive impact on the environment and are vital in changing the way we live on our planet.


Winners will receive:

  • Public Recognition and Media Press Release
  • Cash Prize Up To $500
  • Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Efforts to Help Protect and Preserve the Environment
  • Exclusive Access to Eco-Hero Alumni Facebook Group

Just as importantly, winners will serve as role models for other young people by demonstrating that each individual can make a difference.

Project Requirements

  • 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.
  • They do not accept (a) projects related to domestic or confined animals, (b) compositions or reports.
  • Previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges, may not apply.
  • Only applications in English are accepted.

Judging Criteria:

Preference is given to projects of 2+ years and/or ongoing projects.

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

Deadline:  February 28th, 2021

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