Hope for the Future Challenge

DEADLINE EXTENTION!

Projects submitted by September 30th will qualify for our Hope Spot Week early bird awards and winning submissions will be shared with Dr. Sylvia Earle on October 10th! 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 Summer Time Early Bird winning submissions below...

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

Brody Whiteside!  Brody submitted one of the most influential projects for the Summer Early Bird Award.  Brody, an eighth grader from Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School, takes home an Early Bird Award for the Hope for the Future Challenge. His essay was packed with great facts about threats and offered several solutions to those threats.  Congratulations, Brody, for your insightful, inspiring, and well written essay!  You can change the world, Brody Whiteside.  Keep up the great work!

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

Enzo DeFerrari-Wilson!  Enzo submitted one of the most influential projects for the Summer Early Bird Award.  Enzo, a ninth grader at New Gate Montessori School in Sarasota, has founded his own organization O.N.E. to work toward ocean conservation.  He has takes home an Early Bird Award for the Hope for the Future Challenge. Congratulations, Enzo, for your creative and inspiring project!  We appreciate your commitment to protecting our Hope Spot.  Keep up the great work!

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

Ceara Riling!  Ceara submitted one of the most influential projects for the Summer Early Bird Award.  Ceara, an eighth grader from Dunedin Middle School, takes home an Early Bird Award for the Hope for the Future Challenge. Congratulations, Ceara Riling, for your creative and inspiring project!  We appreciate your encouraging others to protect our Hope Spot.  You can change the world.  Keep up the great work!

 

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

Ryan Moralevitz!  Ryan received an award for his creativity and passion!   Ryan, a ninth grader at New Gate Montessori School in Sarasota, takes home an Early Bird Award for the Hope for the Future Challenge. Ryan has been working toward ocean protection since he was 6 years old and his passion shines through in this rap video he submitted for the Hope for the Future Challenge. Congratulations, Ryan Moralevitz!  We appreciate your encouraging others to protect our Hope Spot.  You can change the world.  Keep up the great work!

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.