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 annual Oceans Prize was launched in 2015; this is the sixth edition.

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The Millennium Oceans Prize, presented by Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and the Remmer Family Foundation, celebrates youth activism advancing Marine and Freshwater conservation, and sustainable use of oceans, seas, rivers, lakes and marine resources. They are seeking student leaders to create a concrete campaign idea to rally fellow peers and youth leaders: for the oceans, freshwater systems, sustainable fishing, and marine conservation.

The Millennium Oceans Prize application has two rounds. Finalists will be invited to submit a second application.

Timeline:

Application Deadline: June 15
Interview with Finalists: July 1-15
Winner Announced: August 12

The state of our oceans and freshwater systems is in peril. 500 million people depend on the fishing industry for their livelihoods, and over 2 billion people depend on seafood as their main or only source of protein. Overfishing, pollution and unsustainable practices are endangering these livelihoods and food security.

Communities from the Lobstermen of Maine, to the Usipa harvesters of Malawi, rely on fish for sustenance, income and community. Now, almost 30% of fisheries worldwide are depleted/over-exploited and 60% are already exploited to capacity. We are counting on young people everywhere to change these trends. This is especially important for the Kingdom of Morocco, which is the largest fishing market in Africa.

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.

Benefits

  • Up to $5,000 to implement your winning campaign
  • Direct mentorship from MCN
  • Recognition on the upcoming virtual town hall meeting for the Millennium Fellowship
  • Co-curate campaign action groups, mobilizing and coordinating with peers who are passionate about SDG 14
  • Co-curate global webinars with the MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation during the academic year to keep peers engaged and involved.

Eligibilities

  • An undergraduate student who is passionate about the health of oceans and life under water
  • MCN is looking for leaders and advocates for the oceans, freshwater systems, sustainable fishing, and marine conservation.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply Online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

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