Overall Awards

There are 2 overall winners of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards:

  1. Overall Senior Winner
  2. Overall Junior Winner 

Category Awards

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Winners: There are Junior & Senior winners of each of the 10 categories.

The Super Junior age group (age 10-12 years) is non-category specific and is awarded as a separate special award.

Shortlisted Project: Each member of all final groups recieve a certificate.

Certificate of Participation: All non-final groups who submit their project recieve a Certificate of Participation for each group member. 


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Additional Special Awards 

Super Junior Award 

Presented to the best of our youngest Young Environmentalists in this new (non-category specific) age group (10-12). 

Local to Global Award 

For projects which show exemplary commitment to raising awareness of Global Justice and Sustainability issues.

People's Choice Award

The public vote online for their favourite project! Youtube, Facebook, friends, family- use whatever it takes to get those votes. This Awards is in your hands.

ECO-Leader of the Year

The Leadership award recognises outstanding ECO-Leaders who go above and beyond to encourage and support young people in their eco-action. ECO-UNESCO wants to recognise the great work done by ECO-Leaders through the Leadership award. All ECO-Leaders are eligible for the Leadership Award.

Do you want to become an Eco-Leader or nominate your teacher/leader for the Leadership Award? Find out how on the Eco-Leader page.

ECO-Sustainability Award

ECO-UNESCO’s Sustainability Award is designed to assist youth organisations and community organisations wishing to contribute towards building a more sustainable future. The aim is to reward and celebrate youth organisations at each step along their journey towards sustainability.

Find out more at the ECO-Centre page or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 662 5491 to find out how we can support you. 


*Please note that ECO-UNESCO reserves the right to eliminate and/or combine categories where there is a low number of entries or where entries are deemed not to have reached the required standard. In this situation there may not be an award presented in each category.