UN Young Champions of the Earth - 2020 Call For Applications


The call is now open. Don’t miss the 10th April 2020 deadline!

What is it?

Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists aged 18 - 30

The Prize

  • Seed funding
  • Tailored training and mentorship
  • A global platform
  • Access to UN networks
  • International media coverage
  • A community of change-makers


How to apply/register:

Selection process

The selection process has three rounds:

  1. The open call for applications will run until 10 April 2020. Each applicant will be required to submit responses to a series of questions and upload a referee’s letter of endorsement.
  2. Finalists drawn from every world region will be shortlisted and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas.
  3. In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth award ceremony.

The winners will be expected to implement their big ideas and act as ambassadors of cause at speaking opportunities, while providing regular progress updates in the form of videos and blogs that will be shared on this website.