Students are invited to participate in a competition to help Save St. Maarten’s Coral Reefs for cash prizes! Submission Date Extended to Januray 31st, 2021

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The Nature Foundation in collaboration with the IHE Delft Institute of Water Education is hosting a coral competition for local students of St. Maarten!

Competition Info:

Interested students may submit ideas on how to help protect the reefs that surround SXM. These can be submitted in the form of a presentation, video, essay, work of art, or any other media that best describes the student’s plans.

These plans must:
1- Be executable with 4000 Euros or less
2- Be creative ways to solve the threats corals are facing on St. Maarten
3- The Nature Foundation, St. Maarten must be able to execute these projects.

4- The proposal must be submitted to the Nature Foundation by no later than January 31st, 2021.

The submissions will be split into two age groups: 11-14 years old and 15-19 years old. Five winning ideas will be selected from both age groups.

Student Requirements:

  • Students must be between 11-19 years old to participate
  • Students may submit ideas as individuals or as groups
  • Each student may only submit one proposal
  • All participants must live on the Dutch side of St. Maarten

Available Prizes:

The winning proposal will be implemented by the Nature Foundation, St. Maarten.

The top 5 submissions from each age group will also win a cash prize!

PlaceAges 11-14 Years OldPlaceAges 15-19 Years Old
First350 EurosFirst 350 Euros
Second200 EurosSecond200 Euros
Third100 EurosThird100 Euros
Fourth50 EurosFourth50 Euros
Fifth50 EurosFifth50 Euros
Cash Prizes Available!

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View the official project report here.