The primary aim of the Global High Schools category is to inspire future generations across the globe by instilling an ethos of sustainability from an early age, including an appreciation of issues in energy, and broader sustainability.
The Global High Schools category will therefore not focus on past activities of the school. Instead, each school will submit a detailed proposal for a project, and the Prize will become a grant that enables the project’s completion. While the main objective is to promote sustainability in schools, special emphasis of the proposed project should be on specific measurable initiatives to promote renewable energy and sustainability, which may include improvements in energy or water efficiency, or a reduction in waste.
Grant money will be allocated to one school in each of five regions: The Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. Each regional winner will be allocated up to $100,000, with the final Prize amounts decided based on financial information submitted in the project proposals.
The category is open to all high schools that teach students within the age group 11-19 years (we recognise that some high schools may accept students younger than 11, but we expect most of the students involved in this application to be older). This application must have the support of the school and its management. There will be one recipient in each of five regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. Each regional winner will be allocated up to $100,000, with the final Prize amounts decided based on financial information submitted in the project proposals.
If you have a project that could win the Zayed Future Energy Prize, we want to know about it. Before you fill in the application below, see if the project you have in mind fulfils the following key criteria: