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Youth Planetary Action Committee

Your chance to participate in this planetary action adventure!

Calling all kids ages 8 to 14!

We need you!

Have you ever wanted to dream up unimagined ways to help the planet and all people? Now’s your chance! Just tell us what your answer would be to the question “What can kids do WAY BETTER than adults?”

Your answer can be in the form of a drawing, a poster you design yourself, a video or audio recording, or just write your answer in 50 words or less to enter.

Our jury will pick 24 kids to be a part of a mind-bending “Think Feel and Do Tank” at ClearWater Farm on the shores of Lake Simcoe on August 21st and 22nd 2024. Participants will enjoy two days at the farm with free and extraordinary experiences, music, art, science, fresh food, fun and all sorts of opportunities to dream up a better future for us all with youth ideas in the lead.

Boy with an oops expression on his face with a question mark

Please enter the names and birthdates for all youth included with this submission. You can register up to 4 youth per submission. If entering fewer than 4 youth please leave the remaining name and birthday fields blank.

RULES AND SUBMISSION CRITERIA

1.      Upon notification of participation, a parent or guardian of participating youth will be required to sign a participation consent form.

2.      The submission can be a video, an audio recording, a drawing or poster, a photo and/or a short paragraph up to 50 words.

3.      It must answer the question: What can kids do way better than adults? We are challenging you to come up with an idea that makes our jury say “wow”.

4.      Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds; files no larger than 10MB; photos no larger than 10MB,  writing no more than 50 words .

5.      Entry to the competition is free for all kids between 8-14 years old when the project is entered. Participant is required to provide their own transportation to and from ClearWater Farm in Georgina, Ontario for the event on August 21st and 22nd, 2024.

6.      Each entrant may enter one project only, either as an individual or as part of a team of no more than four.

7.      The submissions will open on June 21, 2024 and close on July 17, 2024.

8.      All entries must be submitted by a parent/guardian, a teacher or learning leader on behalf of the entrant(s.) We will communicate only with the parent/guardian, teacher or learning leader making the submission.

9.      If the entry is being submitted by a teacher or another learning leader, they must ensure that they have obtained, in line with usual parental consent procedures, the necessary consent from the parent/guardians of the entrants to submit the entry as set out in these terms.

10. All entries will receive a WOW Certificate for a ClearWater Farm fresh food treat available at the farm or The Sutton Farmers Market as a thank you. Winners who are chosen by a jury as eligible to be invited to be participants at the Planetary Action Think Tank will be notified by July 25 with further details, a privacy policy, logistics including accessibility accommodations for the event provided at that time.

11. By submitting an entry, you grant the Ontario Water Centre (OWC) – an educational charity –  free, worldwide, irrevocable rights to publish and distribute the entry for non-commercial purposes. OWC  is entitled to modify the entry as necessary in order to exercise its rights of publication.

Please contact Samantha DeLenardo (samantha.delenardo@ontariowatercentre.ca) if you have any questions about this competition or the Planetary Think Feel and Do Tank event.