Do you know of anyone taking action to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity?
Across the world there are unsung heroes taking a stand for their landscapes: mountains, oceans, forests, peatlands, cities, drylands, agriculture, etc. Tell us their story and bring to light the work of individuals, communities and organizations surpassing the hurdles towards sustainable landscapes and solving some of the world’s most critical problems. Small or big, their ideas and projects are the fuel we need to boost the momentum for action.
They might be restoring forests, documenting biodiversity or finding new ways to secure crop diversity and improve nutrition; they might dedicate their everyday work to protecting wildlife or cleaning up the oceans. Show us what they are doing and how they are changing the world for the better, and we’ll show them to the world.
Tell us their story in up to 300 words, and share media that supports the story. This can be a video, a podcast or other audio, a graphic, or any media that highlights their efforts. Your submission could reach more than a quarter of a billion people.
Submissions close: 30 September, 2020
Finalist submissions open for voting: 1-15 October, 2020
Winners announced: October 19, 2020.
There will be one winner based on public choice, and one based on the decision of the expert jury.
What’s in it for the heroes?
- The top landscape hero will be invited to present their efforts at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
- The panel-selected winner will receive 500 Euros as prize money to support their initiative.
- Ten (10) free tickets to the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
- A feature on the GLF media outlet Landscape News, which reaches over 215,000 people
- Onboarding to the GLFx platform and a Community of Practice of their interest
The winner will be selected by the panel and an audience favorite will be chosen based on votes. The audience favorite will receive recognition on GLF’s website and social media, a shoutout during the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference and five (5) free tickets to the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
See stories from last year’s Landscape Heroes here.