International Young Eco-Hero Awards

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Are you a Young Eco-Hero? Do you know a Young Eco-Hero? Want the world to know what you've done?

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.

Action For Nature (AFN), a non-profit agency, is proud to honor the work of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects. The winners of AFN's International Young Eco-Hero Awards program receive a cash prize and a special certificate, as well as public recognition on our website and elsewhere.

Our judges are experts in environmental science, biology and environmental health. They select our Young Eco-Heroes from applicants from around the world. They are looking for young people to follow in their footsteps.

Application 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 by the application deadline date.
  • 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.
  • We do not accept (a) projects related to domestic or confined animals, (b) compositions or reports.
  • The award is offered once every year. Visit for more information.

    Action For Nature
    Topic Areas: 
    Environmental Sciences
    Environmental Studies
    Target Audience: 
    Grades Pre K-12
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
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    Action for Nature, Inc.
    2269 Chestnut Street, #263
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Phone: 415-513-2421
    Fax: 415-922-5717