***Entries for the Education Award have now closed. Come back soon to discover the fnalists!***
For the Education Award, we’re looking for pre-, primary or secondary school – or a class within a school – involving their students in projects or activities which tackle environmental issues in practical and interesting ways.
Perhaps it’s a high school establishing a wildlife corridor, a pioneering primary school achieving zero lunch waste, or a school with a student eco-committee squashing their school’s environmental footprint.
The winner will be selected from a pool of 5 finalists by an expert judging panel and announced at a special event in Sydney the night of Earth Hour, Saturday 23 March 2013. They will receive a fantastic prize for their school as well as have the opportunity to share their actions with the rest of Australia.
What the judges are looking for
Commitment – How much effort has gone into the initiative or project? To what degree has the school or class gone above and beyond?
Impact – What measurable benefit has the school or class’ actions had on the environment? (e.g. the energy conserved, the water saved or the reduction in landfill waste)
Inspiration – Has the school or class’ activity excited and inspired students, parents, and the broader community to take action themselves?
Engagement – How and to what extent has the school or class’ activities engaged students, parents and/or the local community?
Future Plans – How will the school or class grow their activities into the future?
Creativity – How different or unique is the project?
Find out about the 2012 Education Award winner, Beaconsfield State School QLD, here.