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Welcome to the Youth Innovation Challenge (YIC) Application!


The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) and the Taiwan Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) invite YOU to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the issue of marine debris, a pressing environmental issue affecting our marine ecosystems.


Have a great idea? Follow the steps below:

  1. Read more about the Challenge, selection criteria, and more in the YIC Applicant Handbook.
  2. Watch the recording of our YIC Applicant Webinar that took place on July 21, 2022.
  3. Submit your proposal below before September 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time (time converter).


Have questions? Need inspiration? 

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About submitting through Submittable

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit your online application below.


GEEP is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. We believe that diversity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, and the many characteristics that make us different, are also what will lead us to more innovative and creative solutions.


If you are an individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply for this challenge on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at GEEP@naaee.org.

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