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The 2024 Youth Innovation Challenge Is Now Open for Submissions

Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) of Taiwan collaborates with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) through the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) to launch the 2024 Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC). “Youth Innovation Challenge: Advancing Marine Conservation” welcomes youth aged 15 to 30 worldwide to participate. The challenge aims to select three winners who will receive a prize of $1,000 each and be invited to Taiwan to attend the award ceremony and international conference hosted by OCA.
      The YIC is a program of the GEEP, a vibrant and inclusive learning network designed to champion environmental education (EE) around the world, in partnership with OCA. GEEP is a partnership between the U.S. EPA, the Ministry of Environment in Taiwan, and NAAEE, which serves as the secretariat.
      Submissions will be accepted from May 1st to June 12th, focusing on English-language short videos on the themes of "Marine Debris," "Marine Biodiversity and Conservation," and "Public-Private Collaboration." Youth interested in or willing to contribute to marine conservation are encouraged to submit their entries. More information can be found on the official program website  ( NAAEE will also hold an Applicant Webinar on May 22nd at 10:00 PM Taiwan time to share proposal tips and answer questions from prospective participants.
OCA encourages youth worldwide to use their innovative thinking to tackle marine environmental challenges and take real steps towards protecting our oceans. By participating in this event, young innovators can contribute to the vision of a clean ocean and make a positive impact.

Responsible entity and spokesperson: OCA Deputy Director-General Long-Jing Wu
Phone: 0919-613-467
Date: May/1/2024

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