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President's Environmental Youth Awards K-12, Teachers Deadline: Dec 31, 2012
The PEYA program honors young people for their efforts to protect the environment. Learn what others have done and how awards are earned.

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Ecybermission  Grades 6-8,Grades 9-12 Deadline: March 1, 2013
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based science, math and technology competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams.

Envirothon  Grades 9-12 Deadline: early spring
Sponsored by Canon, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and others, the Envirothon is an annual competition held for high school students throughout North America. Designed as a way to teach kids about environmental education, the best teams from over 47 states and provinces come together during the summer to compete.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes  K-12 Deadline: April 30, 2013
This award recognizes young people who have shown extraordinary leadership in making our world better in a number of diverse ways including protecting the environment.

The NEED Project's Annual Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement Deadline: April 15, 2013

All NEED schools have outstanding classroom-based programs in which students learn about energy. Some schools have student leaders who extend these activities into their communities. To recognize outstanding achievement and reward student leadership, The NEED Project conducts the National Youth Awards Program for Energy Achievement.

Sieman’s We Can Change the World Challenge Deadline: Mid March, 2013
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge encourages students, working with a teacher/mentor, to identify environmental issues of concern and create sustainable, reproducible improvements in their local communities.

SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest Grades K-8 Deadline: April 1, 2012
Students in K to 8th grade can make and enter original, creative posters about sun safety awareness.

Sustainable Energy Award  Grades 9-12 Deadline: Feb, 2013
Sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation and Samsung, $10,000 will be awarded to the top three high schools that can demonstrate how they have engaged students and teachers in school-wide energy savings through the creative and innovative use of technology.

U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Grades 9-12 Deadline: April 15, 2013
This site is an awards program for water projects for high school students. One winner for each state is selected to go to a national competition.

William T. Hornaday Award Grades 6-12 Deadline: year round
Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. It was begun in 1914 by Dr. William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Young Eco-Hero Awards  Grades 9-12 Deadline: Jan 15, 2013
Sponsored by Action for Nature (AFN), the Young Eco-Hero Awards recognizes succesful personal action projects of young people aged 8-16 from all over the world. Action for Nature's mission is to foster respect and affection for nature through personal action.

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