THE YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALIST AWARDS 2023
YEA 2023 - Young Environmentalists Awards
What are the Young Environmentalist Awards?
ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment.
Since 1999, ECO-UNESCO has run the YEA programme to honour the work of young people to protect, conserve and enhance the environment through local environmental projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others both locally and globally. Over 49,000 young people have taken part in the YEA since it began, bringing about lasting change to the environment, and reaching countless others with awareness-raising campaigns in schools and communities throughout Ireland.
The YEA programme is a fun and exciting way to empower young people to become better citizens, to build awareness of environmental issues in the community and promote local actions and lifestyle changes to the environment.
How do the awards work?
- Interested groups register online.
- Registered groups take part in free ‘6 Steps to Success’ regional training.
- Groups submit their ECO-Action projects.
- Internal judging panels assess all registered projects and create a shortlist.
- Shortlisted groups are invited to pitch their projects to a panel of expert regional judges at ECO-DENS.
- Finalists showcase their project at YEA Gala Showcase and Awards Ceremony.
Who can enter?
ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards programme is open to any group of young people in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from 10-18 years of age.
Super Junior Group: 10-12 years (non-category specific)
Junior Group: 12-14 years
Senior Group: 15-18 years
Young people are encouraged to enter their own group. A group can range 2-25 individuals.
Registrations are now open. You can register here.
What can I enter? - Projects and actions can be submitted under the following categories:
Click here to view last year’s finalist booklet, which contains all of the projects that made it through to the final showcase.
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! You can register here.
We look forward to seeing you!