Deadline: April 15 2022

The Millennium Oceans Prize is returning for its eighth year to support and celebrate students who are passionate about conserving, protecting, and sustainably using oceans, seas, and marine water and life.

The Millennium Oceans Prize targets Sustainable Development Goal 14 by celebrating youth activists who are focused on enriching their communities through advancing marine and freshwater conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Prize winners will receive mentorship and a $5,000 prize for the implementation of a concrete campaign idea to spark change and garner support in advocacy, policy, and leadership for oceans and freshwater systems.

We are looking for campaign ideas that are concrete and can rally your peers to mobilize in this sector. How can you engage youth leaders on other campuses and in communities across the globe to fight for and champion advocacy and leadership for the oceans, freshwater systems, sustainable fishing, and marine conservation? Your campaign could take shape through activism, social entrepreneurship, or research. How will you mobilize your community and inspire youth leaders world-wide to take part in the fight for sustainable practices that protect our oceans and freshwater systems?


The best part of this prize is the opportunity to cultivate a community of peers who care just as much about the oceans and marine resources as you do. Here are the specifics:

  • Up to $5,000 to implement your winning campaign

  • Mentorship and support from MCN

  • Co-curate campaign action groups, mobilizing and coordinating with peers who are passionate about SDG 14

  • Write for our media partners about your campaign

  • Co-curate global webinars with the MCN and the Remmer Family Foundation during the academic year to keep peers engaged and involved.


  • March 1, 2022: 7th Annual Millennium Ocean Prize Opens

  • April 15 – 11:59 pm EST: Priority Deadline – Early applications strongly encouraged.

  • May 15 – 11:59 pm EST: Application Deadline

  • August 2022: 8th Annual Millennium Oceans Prize winner announced

  • August-May 2021: Campaign is in action

  • Summer/Fall 2023: Campaign results shared


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