Brower Youth Awards

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Environment, Humanities

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Earth Island Institute established The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who was quoted as saying “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.

Each year the Brower Youth Award recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate excellent leadership as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves.

Submit an application identifying the student's outstanding work in support of the environment.

Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a camping trip, leadership activities, speaking and media engagements, and trainings and environmental conferences giving them a chance to meet with mentors and peers. We invest in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills. The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 900 guests in San Francisco on October 17, 2017.

We review all applications and an external panel of judges vets all semi–finalists. If you are selected as a semi–finalist, we will request a Skype Video Call with you. Finalists will be notified by mid-July. All Brower Youth Award applicants will be notified about their status by August 1, 2017.

Applicants are assessed on the following criteria:

Outstanding Youth Leadership You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).

Issue & Approach Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.

Project Impact, Scalability, & Replicability Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?

Charisma, Personal Commitment & Trajectory What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/

Managing Organization: Earth Island Institute

Contact:

bya@earthisland.org
510-859-9144

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Earth Island Institute established The Brower Youth Award for Environmental Leadership in 2000 to honor renowned environmental advocate David Brower, who was quoted as saying “I love to see what young people can do, before someone old tells them it’s impossible.” It is with this spirit that we recognize the outstanding leadership efforts of young people who are working for the protection of our shared planet.

Each year the Brower Youth Award recognizes the work of six young leaders who are making strides in the environmental movement. A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate excellent leadership as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves.

Process

Submit an application identifying the student's outstanding work in support of the environment.

Each of the six recipients of the Brower Youth Awards will receive a $3,000 cash prize, a professionally produced short film about their work from an Emmy award winning film crew, and flight and lodging accommodations for a week long trip to the San Francisco Bay Area.

During their stay in California, the recipients will participate in a camping trip, leadership activities, speaking and media engagements, and trainings and environmental conferences giving them a chance to meet with mentors and peers. We invest in their continued success by providing ongoing access to resources, mentors, and opportunities to develop leadership skills. The week of activities culminates in the awards ceremony in front of more than 900 guests in San Francisco on October 17, 2017.

Criteria

We review all applications and an external panel of judges vets all semi–finalists. If you are selected as a semi–finalist, we will request a Skype Video Call with you. Finalists will be notified by mid-July. All Brower Youth Award applicants will be notified about their status by August 1, 2017.

Applicants are assessed on the following criteria:

Outstanding Youth Leadership You played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and implementing your project or campaign(s).

Issue & Approach Your project is applying fresh solutions and approach to relevant environmental challenges.

Project Impact, Scalability, & Replicability Is the project’s impact significant? Can your work be used as a model for other communities or campuses?

Charisma, Personal Commitment & Trajectory What draws you to this work? What would winning the Brower Youth Award mean to you?

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/

Managing Organization: Earth Island Institute

Contact:

bya@earthisland.org
510-859-9144

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.