Call for Nomination: Landscape Heroes (Funded Trip to GLF Bonn 2018)
  • Fully Funded

Human well-being depends on sustainable landscapes. Safe and plentiful food, health benefits, livelihoods and income, trade and economic opportunities, renewable materials and energy, biodiversity, climate regulation and water security are among the many resources supported by forests, fields and wetlands. They are an essential part of the future we want.

In recent years, global commitments on conservation, landscape restoration and emissions reduction have accelerated action towards a safer, fairer and more sustainable future. The next step in achieving these pledges, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Bonn Challenge which seeks to restore 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land, is mobilizing coordinated, multilateral action, financing and political will.

Send a short story and a photo. You may also share a video and relevant links of your landscape hero’s work and they’ll put the most inspiring ones on the world’s radar, for a quarter billion people to see and vote on.

This year for GLF Bonn 2018, they are focusing on how to move from commitments on paper to actions that bring a visible, positive change in the landscape and in people’s lives. And you can help us show global leaders in government and finance that action is happening at every level across the world, that solutions are out there and that scaling them up is not only critical, but possible.

GLF Bonn 2018 will bring together a wide diversity of stakeholders from investors to indigenous groups, policymakers, farmers and youth to learn from each other, share success stories and coordinate implementation of practices and policy. By connecting sustainable landscape approaches with global processes, the Summit is a platform to share lessons across different sectors and regions to move from commitments to implementation.

Supported by the German government and key partners, the GLF event will attract more than 2,000 participants in Bonn on Dec. 1 and 2, as well as millions more for the online edition. Digital summits featuring landscape restoration practitioners and scientists, live streaming of discussion forums and social media participation will offer thought-provoking debate, concrete plans and momentum for landscape transformations on the ground now.




  • Up to €200 for tickets and transport to/from Bonn
  • A €650 lump sum stipend for 5 days accommodation and local expenses in Bonn
  • Free participation in the Bonn Forum (value of USD $240).
  • A one year long partnership with the GLF including hands-on guidance and mentoring in setting up/running actual online media/social media outreach tools, in different languages.
  • The 10 selected youth ambassadors will work remotely and as volunteers. These are not paid internships or staff positions.
  • Throughout 2019: monthly real-time and tailor-made virtual learning events, concentrated on augmenting the youth ambassadors’ skills in using social media outreach tools.
  • Full integration within GLF Communications team, allowing you to work and learn alongside top-notch professionals.


  • Anyone who want to put environmental action into the spotlight
  • Can nominate yourself, a community member or a community organization that you know of or work with
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Upload your story of no more than 300 words via the submission form. Tell why he or she is your landscape hero. Include their name and contact information, as well as an image, and if available, a video of your chosen nominee or their project, in addition to relevant links to their work (if applicable).

Photo submission requirements

  • Submit your photo in .jpg format; minimum size: 3,000 pixels in height or width; size: maximum 9 MB.
  • Provide us with a title, a caption and the photo credits.
  • Include the title of the photograph and the photographer’s name in the file name, for example: Jungle-JohnSmith.jpg
  • Provide location of the photo (optional)
  • You can submit a maximum of 4 photos
  • Please note photo submission will be made under a no rights reserved (CC0) Creative Commons license

Video submission requirements

  • Submit original video content
  • Video length can be between 1.5 and 5 minutes, but best to keep it short for maximum online engagement
  • Submit a video in English, French, Spanish or German; for other languages, please provide a translation
  • Upload videos:
    • via a file sharing service. We recommend Dropbox: it’s free and can handle large files. Create a URL link to the file
    • Make sure your video is in one of these file formats: MP4, MOV, WMV
    • Supported aspect ratios: 16:9 (horizontal)
    • Make sure you read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
    • We will email all published entries when their submissions go online and are available for voting.

Make sure you read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018

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