NEWS: The search has begun for the next Visionary Wildlife Warrior!

29 July 2016
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Wildlife Warriors Worldwide has begun the search for the next Visionary Wildlife Warrior, calling for all passionate conservationists aged 5 to 17 to showcase their work. The winner will be announced at the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in November.

Young conservationists can enter by submitting a 200-500 word essay or 60 second video presentation that demonstrates what they do for conservation in their local community.

The Visionary Wildlife Warrior Awards recognise young conservationists for the contribution they make to our wildlife and wild places. In the last two years, there have been outstanding submissions from children and teens all over the world. Last year, the calibre of submissions was so high that the competition resulted in a draw with two winners joining the ranks as Visionary Wildlife Warriors.

“This is the third year the Visionary Wildlife Warrior Awards have been running and with each year, the quality of submissions and the scope of each project just gets better and better,” said Bindi.

“I feel inspired as I learn about the incredible work my fellow conservationists are doing and I’m truly proud of their contribution to wildlife and wild places,” she added.

Robert is also excited to see the visionary projects that are sent in this year and hopes these awards encourage other kids to get outside and make a difference in the world.

“It’s so important for young people to be involved in conservation projects and there are so many positive changes we can all make to help wildlife conservation, whether it’s planting a tree, picking up rubbish or keeping pets inside at night. Every little bit counts,” he said.

Kids and teenagers who are involved in innovative conservation projects and initiatives in their local community should submit their project at wildlifewarriors.org.au. The winner will be announced in October before being invited to the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner held in Brisbane the following month.

Terms, conditions and criteria can also be found at here.

Want the low-down on life as a Wildlife Warrior? See our article: 5 minutes with Robert Irwin – Wildlife Warrior.

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