Take on the Slingshot Challenge


The Slingshot Challenge is about 13–18-year-old students sharing their ideas for slingshotting our planet forward by creating a one-minute video sharing their solutions to our current environmental problems. 

The National Geographic Society, with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, has launched a new, global video challenge called the “Slingshot Challenge,” creating a platform where you can voice your ideas about the future of conservation work. If you are between the ages of 13 to 18 years old and are passionate about saving our planet or an educator looking for ways to engage students around impactful environmental storytelling, this challenge is designed for you.

Participants are asked to create a one-minute video outlining an innovative solution to an environmental issue that they’re passionate about. Topics include cleaning the air, restoring the ocean, protecting nature, reducing waste, and addressing climate change.

National Geographic Society will provide workshops and resources along the way to help, as well as inspiration and support from National Geographic's Explorers.

The National Geographic Society will be selecting winners who will be awarded up to 10,000$ in cash prizes and personally invited to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., for the iconic Explorers Festival.

For more information visit www.SlingshotChallenge.org .