Hope for the Future Challenge

DEADLINE EXTENTION!

Projects submitted by October 31st will qualify for our Hope Spot Week early bird awards! All entries will be also eligible for future awards, so submit early and increase your chances of winning.  Final deadline for this challenge has been extended to November 30th, 2020. We encourage all homebound students to get creative!  Sibling, family and group submissions are welcome and encouraged.

 


 

The Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot is Official!

And YOU can help educate our community! Whether you are a parent, teacher or just friend of a Tampa Bay area schoolchild, you can challenge a local student to learn more about this significant Hope Spot designation and think about how they can help to keep it healthy.  Participating students, schools, and teachers will receive special recognition. All students K-12 can participate!

What is the Challenge?

Submit the most creative solution to keep our Hope Spot healthy for a chance to win one of fifteen $100 prizes!  Visit our Hope Spot page for more information about the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot.  Click on the links below for more information:

Inspirational video

Application (with details, eligibility, awards, and submission instructions)

Are you a teacher, principal or parent that would like to share this with others? If so, please see these additional resources:

Check out our most recent September Early Bird winning submissions below...

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE SEPTEMBER EARLY BIRD WINNER IS...

Milana P!  Milana is an inspiring 4th grader from Tampa who attends Mary Bryant Elementary School. She submitted this project as part of the Hope for the Future Challenge highlighting actions can be taken to protect the Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. Congratulations Milana!! Keep encouraging others to protect the oceans and our Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. You can change the world!

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE SEPTEMBER EARLY BIRD WINNER IS...

Mackenzie R!  Mackenzie is an inspiring 6th grader from Dunedin who is homeschooled. She addresses several issues that threaten our waters and gives a background on the inspiration behind Hope Spots, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Congratulations Mackenzie!! Keep encouraging others to protect the oceans and our Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot. You can change the world!

To see all winning submissions, please visit our Hope for the Future Challenge Winners page

 

Special thanks: Thank you to Mission Blue organization for their tireless work to establish Hope Spots around the world. And thank you to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program for their generous mini-grant to make this challenge a success!

       

Contact: For more information, please contact Blue-Green Connections at info@bluegreenconnections.org.