FAQ
Read our Frequently Asked Questions on The Earth Prize.
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Is it free to sign up for The Earth Prize?
Yes, participation in The Earth Prize is free of charge. Participants will never be asked to make any payment at any stage of the competition.
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How many students can there be on a team?
Students may sign-up as individuals or as a team of up to 5 people.
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Are students from different grades allowed to participate in the same team?
Students from different classes and grades are welcome to form a team as long as they are between the ages of 13 and 19 and registered in the same institution.
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Are students from different schools allowed to participate in the same team?
All members of each team must be registered in the same school/institution.
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Is there a maximum number of teams that a school is allowed to register?
There is no limit to the number of teams that can participate from a school.
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Are there consequences for dropping out of The Earth Prize?
Individual students or team members as well as entire teams are allowed to withdraw from The Earth Prize at any stage without consequences. However, in such an event, the Participant/s will no longer have access to The Earth Prize online learning platform. Participants who withdraw from the competition can keep the distinctions obtained in it and still get access to The Earth Prize Alumni network if they wish to do so.
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Can a team be disqualified?

The Earth Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any team or individual according to the Code of Conduct.

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Can a parent serve as team Supervisor?
No, all students registered in an academic institution must have a teacher or a school administrator as their Supervisor. A parent may serve as Supervisor only in the case of an individual or a group of home schooled students who wishes to participate in The Earth Prize. An official document certifying authorized home schooling status will be requested.
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Who are The Earth Prize Mentors?
The Earth Prize Mentors are university students who are passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurship and looking for an opportunity to share their knowledge. Mentors will answer Participants’ questions on The Earth Prize platform and provide advice and support on students’ project proposals.
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How will the students and Mentors interact?
All Mentoring will take place through The Earth Prize platform exclusively.
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Can a team submit multiple projects?
Schools and teachers are allowed and encouraged to register more than one team to The Earth Prize; however, each team may submit one project only.
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Can the same student/team participate more than once?
Past Participants, including Winners and Runners-up, are welcome to register for The Earth Prize again, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and present a different project. Projects already submitted to The Earth Prize in a previous year or which have already been recognized with a different award will not be accepted.
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Are students required to implement their projects?
No, implementation is not required to participate in The Earth Prize. Valid submissions can range from project ideas or proposals to already implemented initiatives.
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Where and when will The Earth Prize Ceremony take place?
The Earth Prize Ceremony will take place virtually at the end of March 2022.

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