G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge in Canada

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G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge in Canada

Are you interested in keeping our oceans healthy? Do you have an innovative ocean solution? Ocean Wise invites applications for G7 Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge presented by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The competition is open to young citizens of a G7 country between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, or age of majority.

If you are 18-25 years old, have reached the age of majority in your country or province (Canada) and are a citizen of one of the G7 countries, they would like to hear your solutions to challenges facing global ocean health!

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Any G7 country citizen is eligible to participate if they are between the age of 18 to 25 years old on March 15, 2018. Canadians must have reached the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence.
  • Youth from a G7 country, from the age of majority (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) up to the age of 25, can participate in the Challenge.
  • The Challenge is not open to employees, immediate family members of employees or persons living under the same roof as an employee of the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada or Ocean Wise Conservation Association.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: https://www.ec.gc.ca/cjem-wedc/en/Default/V001


Create a video showcasing your idea, share it with us on Twitter, and use the entry form to provide more details about your proposed solution for our oceans.

  • Videos must be presented in English, French, German, Italian or Japanese.
  • Videos must be no longer than two (2) minutes in length.
  • Each video entry may only identify one participant. For videos created by more than one participant, any prize awarded for that entry will be awarded to the identified contestant.
  • Videos may contain images of the identified participant only. Entries will be declared invalid if anyone other than the participant appears in the video.
  • Video entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, irregular, forged, garbled or reproduced.
  • Video entries will be declared invalid if any third party trademarks, brands and/or logos such as sports team logos, businesses, restaurants or coffee chains, etc. are used or displayed, either in a photograph, a drawing or in a piece of creative writing, or in any part of the video, obviously or subliminally.
  • Video entries will be declared invalid if they negatively depict another person, nation, country, ethnicity, race, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Video entries will be declared invalid if they contain content deemed offensive or inappropriate including but not limited to nudity, vulgarity or violence.
  • All entries must be shared on Twitter. Participants should make a copy of their video if they wish to keep a copy.
  • Videos must be original videos taken within one (1) year before the date of entry.



Two prizes will be awarded: one for a winner from Canada and one for a winner from another G7 country. Environment and Climate Change Canada will provide each winner with:

  • Economy travel from their home to join Minister of the Environment of Canada, Catherine McKenna, at a future G7 meeting in Canada focusing on the environment, to take place before the end of 2018.
  • Hotel accommodations for the duration of the trip at the standard National Joint Council rates (below)
  • Meals and expenses in accordance with rates prescribed in the National Joint Council Travel Directive allowances

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is May 15, 2018

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