Action For Nature International Eco-Hero Awards For Young Environmentalists 2020

Deadline: 28 February 2020
Open to: young people between the ages of 8 and 16 all over the globe who have done creative environmental projects
Benefits: cash prize up to USD 500, certificate of achievement and recognition


Applications are welcomed for the International Eco-Hero Awards for Young Environmentalists. 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. They 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 are selected by a team of independent judges with experience in environmental issues.


  • 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;
  • We 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.


Winners will receive:

  • Public recognition and media press release;
  • Cash prize up to USD 500;
  • Certificate of achievement 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.

How to Apply?

For more information, and to apply, please visit the official website.