MCN Millennium Oceans Prize 2020

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Application Deadline: June 15th 2020

Are you an undergraduate student who is passionate about the health of our oceans and life under water? If yes, then apply for the Millennium Oceans Prize!

The Millennium Ocean Prize is a returning for its fifth year to support and celebrate students passionate about conserving, protecting, and sustainably using oceans, seas, and marine water and life.

The Millennium Oceans Prize is returning for its sixth year to support and celebrate students who are passionate about conserving, protecting, and sustainably using oceans, seas, and marine water and life.

The Millennium Oceans Prize targets Sustainable Development Goal 14 by celebrating youth activists who are focused on enriching their communities through advancing marine and freshwater conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Prize winners will receive mentorship and a $5,000 prize for implementation of a concrete campaign idea to spark change and garner support in advocacy, policy, and leadership for oceans and freshwater systems.

The Millennium Oceans Prize celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources.  Initiatives that champion sustainable fisheries will receive special consideration. The objectives of this Prize are reflected in the proposed United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14. The Prize and Campaign it enables is supported by Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and the Remmer Family Foundation.

Requirements

MCN are looking for campaign ideas that are concrete and can rally your peers to mobilize in this sector. How can you engage youth leaders on other campuses and in communities across the globe to fight for and champion advocacy and leadership for the oceans, freshwater systems, sustainable fishing, and marine conservation? Your campaign could take shape through activism, social entrepreneurship, or research. How will you mobilize your community and inspire youth leaders world-wide to take part in the fight for sustainable practices that protect our oceans and freshwater systems?

THE PRIZE

The best part of this prize is the opportunity to cultivate a community of peers who care just as much about the oceans and marine resources as you do. Here are the specifics:

  • Up to $5,000 to implement your winning campaign
  • Mentorship and support from MCN
  • Co-curate campaign action groups, mobilizing and coordinating with peers who are passionate about SDG 14
  • Write for our media partners about your campaign
  • Co-curate global webinars with the MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation during the academic year to keep peers engaged and involved.

THE TIMELINE

  • May 1, 2020: Millennium Ocean Prize Opens.
  • May 30: Priority Round 1 Deadline. Early applications strongly encouraged.
  • June 15: Final Application Deadline
  • July 1: Finalists Interview
  • August 1st: 2020 Millennium Oceans Prize winner announced
  • August – April 2020: Campaign is in action.
  • Mid-September: Millennium Oceans Prize Winner formally recognized in front of student leaders and global leaders worldwide.
  • Summer/Fall 2020: Campaign results shared.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MCN Millennium Oceans Prize 2020

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