OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE

The Ocean Champion Challenge Competition has come to an end and thank you to all those that entered! We will be sharing all the entries on Facebook this week in the order they came in but you can view all 2020 Ocean Champions here!! We invite you to like and share these posts to help us determine the overall winner. There is prizes for each of the entrants thanks to our sponsors, but we need you to show your favourite Ocean Champion some love!

The Senior Ocean Champion Award will be presented in conjunction with the Bill Ballentine memorial lecture on March 5th. All Ocean Champions will be featured on the Seaweek website and social media channels and prizes will be sent out at the conclusion of Seaweek. View all the 2020 Ocean Champion Challenge entries here.

What does it take to be an Ocean Champion?

This year’s Ocean Champion competition requires entrants to undertake a specific Ocean Challenge to help solve a problem in the marine environment. If you or a group have an Ocean Challenge that you would like to undertake you could be our Ocean Champion 2020.

Junior entrants (under 16) will outline their challenge and write about it; share it on a blog or post about it on a local community noticeboard. Junior challenges must be completed by Sunday 9th February 2020. All junior entries will be entered into a prize draw for a selection of fantastic spot prizes.

Senior entrants are required to outline their challenge, the problem they plan to solve and how they will measure success. They must share their challenge with the community; whether through social media, blogging or some other way that engages others. All senior challenges must be completed by the end of March 2020. 

Senior entrants will be featured on the Seaweek website and voting will take place during February on the Seaweek website to choose the winner who will receive a $500 cheque to support their work sponsored by the New Zealand Coastal Society who has been sponsoring this award since 2018.

Entries close on Sunday 9th February 2020. Nominees will all be featured on the Seaweek website and social media channels.

Thank you to so much to our generous sponsors of the Ocean Champion Challenge: New Zealand Coastal Society, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, Rethink, Ethique,  Young Ocean Explorers and Experiencing Marine Reserves for providing some fantastic prizes for Nominees!

Voting for the Ocean Champion will start on Monday 10th of February here.

Ocean Champion ’19 Lorella Doherty

The Ocean Champion Awards will be presented during Seaweek at the Bill Ballentine memorial lecture at University of Auckland on March 5th.

Need some inspiration? Check our 2018 and 2019 Ocean Champions and nominees:

Learn all about the 2019 Senior Ocean Champion Lorella Doherty and rethinking plastic revolution here.

Ocean Champion ’18 Samara Nicholas

 

 

Click here to see all the Seaweek nominees for Ocean Champion Challenges 2019

Learn all about the 2018 Ocean Champion Samara Nicholas and Experiencing Marine Reserves here.

 

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OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE

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The national Seaweek Ocean Champion Challenge – Moana Toa Whakatara - is a call for all environmental heroes to share with us what action they are taking to help solve a problem impacting the marine environment. For this year’s entry into the Ocean Champion Challenge, we invite you share your story in a short video or photo slideshow of your efforts to protect or restore our marine environment. Criteria for all entries:🐟 Entrants can either film the video themselves, narrate the video or have someone filming them. 📽️ Videos can be ‘photo slideshows’ or ‘photo stories’ but should include some narrative that tells us about what you are doing and why.🎬Entries must be sent as Mp4 (standard video files), no less than 1 minute but no longer than 3 minutes.👌 Please note these videos will be shared publicly with the Seaweek audience across Aotearoa on our social media and website.There are two award categories – Youth (for entrants 16 & under) and Adult (for any entrants over 16 years old)Can't wait to see some entries... tag someone you think of as an environmental hero! 💪Thank you to our awesome competition sponsors! New Zealand Coastal Society Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce Bags HarperCollins Publishers New Zealandand more to be annouced! ... See MoreSee Less
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