International Environmental Project Contest
Submitted by Wayne Talbot
Arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) the Volvo Adventure Award rewards active young people creating their own environmental projects. We are now searching for the 2008 winners – could it be you? All you have to do is register and enter your project:
By registering, you have the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the final in Sweden and the chance of a financial reward that could make it possible to run, improve or enhance your project. For young people it could be an adventure that offers a chance to make new friends all over the world, attract international recognition for their project.
We have made changes for the 2008 Adventure, based upon feedback from teachers and group leaders. There will be two competitions: The Volvo Adventure will be for young people between 13 and 16 years old. Anyone working on a practical environmental project aged between 13 and 16 years of age can enter for the Volvo Adventure. They need to be working in groups of two to five people and actively involved in devising and managing the project.
There is a new Great Big Bob the Bunny Cartoon competition for the under 13 years of age. Young people are invited to create a cartoon picture using Bob the bunny and send it through to Volvo. The best cartoons will be collated into a book of environmental messages and the team of people with the best cartoons will be invited to a UNEP Children’s conference in Stavanger, Norway in 2008.
What do you need to do to get started? Go to the Volvo Adventure website:
There you will find everything you need to register your project. You will receive a start-up package with instructions on how to proceed. We look forward to seeing your network’s projects!