Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Community Service, Environment

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.

Complete an application using the online form from the prize website defining how you have made a positive difference to people or the environment. Please read these requirements carefully before you begin the application process:

  1. Applications must be completed and submitted online by our deadline of 5:00 p.m. MST on April 15 each year, when the system will automatically close.
  2. We do not accept applications via fax, email, U.S. mail, or any other carrier.
  3. Please contact us well in advance of our deadline for any technical assistance you anticipate needing. We do not accept applications after April 15.
  4. Applications must include a letter from the Lead Reference. A Lead Reference is simply an adult advocate who has solid knowledge of the young person’s heroic
  5. Activities. Examples of Lead References include teachers, librarians, school counselors, youth service officials, and religious leaders.
  6. Members of the applicant’s family cannot act as a Lead Reference nor write the other two required letters of recommendation.
  7. All required application materials must be included at the time of submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  8. Contents of the application are considered public information once submitted and should not include private or privileged information.

Our judges use the following criteria in choosing winners:
  1. Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share.
    • The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself.
    • The service activity cannot have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work.
  2. Winners must have:
    • demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose.
    • shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals.
    • accomplished something with inspirational value—something that could inspire others to make a difference.
    • done more than survive a difficult personal challenge. Their heroism must have made an impact on the world beyond themselves.
  3. Winners may or may not have received recognition for their heroic work. Fame itself shall not have been a motivating factor.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://barronprize.org/

Managing Organization: Thomas A Barron, LLC

Contact:

director@barronprize.org

Entry Fee: $0

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

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.

Process

Complete an application using the online form from the prize website defining how you have made a positive difference to people or the environment. Please read these requirements carefully before you begin the application process:
  1. Applications must be completed and submitted online by our deadline of 5:00 p.m. MST on April 15 each year, when the system will automatically close.
  2. We do not accept applications via fax, email, U.S. mail, or any other carrier.
  3. Please contact us well in advance of our deadline for any technical assistance you anticipate needing. We do not accept applications after April 15.
  4. Applications must include a letter from the Lead Reference. A Lead Reference is simply an adult advocate who has solid knowledge of the young person’s heroic
  5. Activities. Examples of Lead References include teachers, librarians, school counselors, youth service officials, and religious leaders.
  6. Members of the applicant’s family cannot act as a Lead Reference nor write the other two required letters of recommendation.
  7. All required application materials must be included at the time of submission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  8. Contents of the application are considered public information once submitted and should not include private or privileged information.

Criteria

Our judges use the following criteria in choosing winners:
  1. Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share.
    • The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself.
    • The service activity cannot have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work.
  2. Winners must have:
    • demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose.
    • shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals.
    • accomplished something with inspirational value—something that could inspire others to make a difference.
    • done more than survive a difficult personal challenge. Their heroism must have made an impact on the world beyond themselves.
  3. Winners may or may not have received recognition for their heroic work. Fame itself shall not have been a motivating factor.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://barronprize.org/

Managing Organization: Thomas A Barron, LLC

Contact:

director@barronprize.org

Entry Fee: $0

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

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.