Our “Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion” award was introduced to recognise the outstanding work that many young people do to help combat climate change.

Jessica Kelly, winner of the 2020 award

Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion

Our “Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion” award was introduced to recognise the outstanding work that many young people do. Applicants should have a genuine interest in sustainable energy and climate action. They should be able to demonstrate strong activism and advocacy for energy efficiency, renewable energy or climate action in their school or community, and beyond.

Who should apply

We welcome applications from students in fulltime education (primary, post-primary or 3rd level excluding mature students) or young people of school / college going age.

*People in full-time employment will not be considered.

Application guidelines

  1. Please submit your application online by 5pm Friday 18th June.
  2. You are eligible to apply under more than one category. Simply follow the online guidelines and copy and paste your application to a new category and amend your answers as appropriate.
  3. Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
  4. Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
  5. Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
  6. Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
  7. Shortlisted applications will be announced in August.
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