International Young Eco-Hero Awards

Presentation of the donor

Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit organization, has 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.

Summary of opportunity

Winners will receive:

  • Public recognition
  • Cash Prize
  • 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.

To apply, applicants who have initiated an environmental project of their own will document it by completing our online application form.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The project concerns environmental health, advocacy, research or protection of the natural world.
  2. The project is action-based and self-initiated, and not one assigned by a teacher or other adult.
  3. The project is close to completion or was completed within the last year.
  4. Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 16 on February 28th in the year of application.
  5. 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.
  6. We do not accept (a) projects related to domestic or confined animals, (b) compositions or reports.
  7. Previous winners, immediate relatives of AFN board members, active reading panel members, or judges, may not apply.
  8. We are only able to accept English language applications.

How to apply

  • Are you an Eco-Hero?
  • Want the world to know what you’ve done?
  • Or do you know an Eco-Hero?

Please read the Application Guidelines to see if you are eligible to apply to become a Young Eco-Hero.
If you or someone you know is eligible, encourage them to apply.

  • Have you been working to preserve the world around you?
  • Have you been teaching others how to protect the environment?
  • Have you been doing an environmental research project?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a Young Eco-Hero. All Eco-Heroes serve as role models, showing others that individuals are important and can make a difference.