Enter the ‘Young Green Shoots’ competition for a chance to win £2,500 for your school

If you are a young person, how would you want your school to spend £2,500 to help tackle climate change?

  • Planting trees?
  • Making a super wildflower garden?
  • Installing renewable energy?
  • Electric vehicle charging points?
  • Something else?

The Young Green Shoots competition run by Warwickshire County Council is inviting young people between the ages of 4 and 19 to send in ideas of what it means to be a climate change hero. To enter, either submit a short piece of writing (up to 300 words) or make a drawing.

There are four age categories and one winner will be awarded £2,500 from Warwickshire County Council’s Green Shoots Community Fund for their school or college to use on climate change related projects.

What’s more, in March the University of Warwick will be hosting the Coventry and Warwickshire Climate Change Summit. The winners and runners-up in each category will also have their work showcased right there!

But if you are a young person or you know of a young person who would be interested, you can find out more by visiting the Young Green Shoots site. Best hurry, though, as the deadline for entries is 27th February 2022!