Introducing the Slingshot Challenge

Share Your Innovative Conservation Solutions With the World

Calling all young changemakers! This October, the National Geographic Society, with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, will launch a new, global video challenge called the “Slingshot Challenge,” creating a platform where you can voice your ideas about the future of conservation work. If you are 13 to 18 years old and are passionate about saving our planet or an educator looking for ways to engage students around impactful environmental storytelling, this challenge is designed for you.

Participants are asked to create a one-minute video outlining an innovative solution to an environmental issue that they’re passionate about. Topics include cleaning our air, reviving our oceans, protecting and restoring nature, building a waste-free world, and fixing our climate.

Here at the National Geographic Society, we believe that young people are the future of conservation work and we want to hear directly from you. We will provide workshops and resources along the way to help, as well as inspiration and support from our National Geographic Explorers.

The National Geographic Society will be selecting winners who will be awarded cash prizes and personally invited to our headquarters in Washington, D.C., for our iconic Explorers Festival. You will not want to miss the chance to have your voice and ideas amplified on National Geographic’s platform.

Please look out for updates when the Slingshot Challenge launches this October! Video submissions will be due at the end of February.

Sign up here to receive updates about the Slingshot Challenge.


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