Here are a few ways you can get more informed and involved:

  • Good Natured Conservation Optimism Film Festival - Four categories: Animation, Life on Earth, People & Nature, and Students. The winner of each category will have the opportunity to take part in a mentoring session with a filmmaking expert. Films have to be under five minutes to be eligible for the festival. Apply by 10th April.

  • World Fish Migration Foundation Fish Flag Contest - In celebration of World Fish Migration Day (21st May), this contest seeks to shine a light on an often overlooked group of very important animals. Create a flag depicting a migratory fish of your choice. Flags can be made out of cloth, paper, trash from your local river, or a combination of materials, in any shape or size. The two age groups are 5-12 and 13-18. Submission due by 14th April.

  • Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - This prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. Each year, the the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant difference to people and the environment. Apply by 15th April.

  • EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council - Youth leaders will gain understanding of non-profit operations, help to shape the organization's mission, and build connections with peers and other EarthEcho partners working around the world to ensure a sustainable future. For ages 15-22. Apply by 2nd May.

  • Earth Island Institute Brower Youth Awards - The Brower Youth Awards recognize outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working to protect our shared planet. Each of six winners will receive a $3,000 prize, have a professionally-produced short film created about their work, and a round trip flight & lodging for a weekend leadership workshop in San Francisco, CA. Apply by 14th May.

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