Win US$24,000 in the UN Young Champions of the Earth Competition 2020

UN Young Champions of the Earth:The United Nations is inviting applications for the Young Champions of the Earth prize in 2020.

In 2020, seven young people – selected from every global region – will be named Young Champions of the Earth. These winners receive seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their big environmental ideas to life. They’re looking for the artists, scientists, economists, communicators and entrepreneurs from all walks of life with big, bold ideas— for the environment, for humanity, for a greener future.

Following an open call for applications, UN experts will short-list World Finalists from every region. A Global Jury will then select the seven 2020 winners. Each winner will be expected to implement their big idea and keep them updated on their progress by producing videos and blogs that they will share on their website.

More than just an honorary title, Young Champions of the Earth Prize aims to nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. Up to 50 applicants who clearly articulate their skills requirements and demonstrate a strong willingness to learn will be granted privileged access to mentoring opportunities. They will be able to seek technical guidance and professional advice from a broad community of experts drawn from Covestro’s 16,000 global staff members. These mentors will share their experience through webinars, thematic online roundtables and individual support.

Topics of strategic relevance such as communications, project planning and financial management, will be explored in depth with the aim of strengthening the viability and impact of mentees’ ventures.

Worth of Award

In 2020, seven Young Champions of the Earth will be selected from each global region: Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia and two from Asia and the Pacific. Each winner will receive:

  • US$15,000 in seed funding
  • US$9,000 to communicate and capture your idea and document and broadcast the stories of hope and change that you’re catalyzing on the ground
  • Attendance at a high-level UN meeting
  • An introduction to dignitaries at the Champions of the Earth award ceremony
  • Publicity and recognition through interviews and online and global media
  • Access to a community of experts offering insights and mentoring
  • Participation in an entrepreneurial training program

The 2020 Young Champions of the Earth will be required to share their journeys through videos and blogs on this website for up to one year.

Eligibility of the UN Young Champions of the Earth:

  • To be eligible to enter the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth competition (hereafter referred to as “the Competition”), applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 on 31 December 2020.
  • Additionally, each applicant must have at least six months of prior experience working on their environmental project.
  • Individuals who submitted applications in the 2019 cycle of the Competition are entitled to do so again in 2020. However, only one entry is allowed per person per year.
  • Employees of Covestro, CoalitionWILD, The Do School, any other Competition partners, the United Nations Environment Program (hereinafter “UN Environment”) and the immediate family members of such employees are not eligible to participate in the Competition, either as applicants or as sponsors.Image result for UN Young Champions of the Earth Competition 2020

How to apply for the UN Young Champions of the Earth:

  • The open call for applications is running. Each applicant will be required to submit responses to a series of questions and upload a referee’s letter of endorsement.
  • Finalists—drawn from every world region—will be short-listed by UN experts and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas.
  • In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the World Finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth Award Ceremony.

Deadline: applications close April 10, 2020.

Click here for more details and to apply

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