Millennium Oceans in partnership with MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation is receiving applications for the Millennium Oceans Prize for Youth Advancing Marine and Freshwater Conservation in the United States in 2021.
The Millennium Oceans Prize commemorates youth engagement advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and viable use of oceans, rivers, seas, lakes and marine resources. Ingenuities that support sustainable fisheries will get special consideration. The goals of this Prize are mirrored in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14. The Millennium Oceans Prize and Campaign it supports is backed by Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and the Remmer Family Foundation.
The Millennium Campus Network (MCN), Inc., is an international student network progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. MCN programs assemble, challenge, and recognize student leadership for social influence.
The United Nations SDG for the oceans states:
“The world’s oceans – their temperature, makeup, currents and life – propel global systems that make the earth liveable for humanity. Our rainwater, drinking water, climate, weather, shorelines, much of our food, and also the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all in the long run provided and controlled by the sea. All through history, oceans and seas have been crucial channels of trade and transportation.
Careful administration of this crucial global resource is an important feature to a sustainable future. However, at the present time, there is a progressive decline of coastal waters due to pollution and ocean acidification is having a bad effect on the operation of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also adversely affecting small scale fisheries.
Marine protected regions have to be effectively run and well-resourced and laws need to be implemented to reduce overfishing, marine contamination and ocean acidification.”
To this end, the prize is coming back this year to back and recognize students who are passionate about preserving, protecting, and sustainably making use of oceans, seas, and marine water and life.
They are on the lookout for campaign concepts that are solid and can rally your colleagues to mobilize in this sector.How can you mobilise youth leaders in other schools and in communities all over the world to fight for and champion activism and leadership for the oceans, freshwater channels, sustainable fishing, and marine preservation? Your campaign could take the form of social entrepreneurship, activism, or research. How will you rally your community and motivate youth leaders globally to get involved in the fight for sustainable practices that protect our oceans and freshwater channels?
Worth of Millennium Oceans Prize
The best feature of this prize is the chance to develop a community of peers who care very much about the oceans and marine resources as you do. Here are the particulars:
- Up to $5,000 to execute your winning entry
- Mentorship and backing from MCN
- Co-curate campaign action groups, rallying and organizing with peers who are fervent about SDG 14
- Write for their media associates about your campaign
- Co-curate international webinars with the MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation during the school session to keep peers busy and involved.
Eligibility for Millennium Oceans Prize
Eligible candidates are
- Youth campaigners who are devoted to enriching their communities via advancing marine and freshwater preservation and sustainable use of marine resources.
How to Apply for Millennium Oceans Prize
All applications are to be submitted online through the official website.
- March 15, 2021: 7th Yearly Millennium Ocean Prize Opens
- April 20 – 11:59 pm EST: Priority Closing Date – Early applications strongly advised.
- May 15 – 11:59 pm EST: Application Closing Date
- June-July 2021: Top 10 frontrunners will be invited for an interview
- August 12th: 7th Yearly Millennium Oceans Prize champion declared on International Youth Day
- August-May 2021: Campaign is in action
- Summer/Fall 2022: Campaign results shared
Priority application ends on April 20.
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