One Earth Award

About this Special Achievement Award:

The One Earth Award provides four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of human-caused climate change with $1,000 scholarships. In addition, special awards are also available for students from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

What is climate change?

Climate change refers to significant changes in global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and other measures of climate that occur over several decades or longer. It has numerous ecological impacts and humanitarian consequences, including species extinction and habitat loss, population displacement, food systems, water resources, and declining ecosystems.

Works by artists and writers advance our thoughts, reflections and understanding of solutions, and improve awareness of individual actions that we can take to reduce harm and slow the current destruction of planetary resources.


Download a flyer to share with students and educators.

How to Apply:

During the online submission process, opt-in for consideration by responding to the One Earth Award prompt. Click here to apply.

Congratulations to the 2019 National One Earth Award recipients!

Kaylee Chen, Fiona Luo, Minda Silvestre, and Aysha Zackria

Read Kaylee Chen’s poem “Pan” and Aysha Zackria’s dramatic script Hell and High Water.

Congratulations to the 2019 Regional One Earth Award recipients!

Bradley Hu (Read “The Outdoors”)
Kaiwen Wang

North Carolina
Julian Fernandez
Tomas Marin

South Carolina
Kessler Kreutner-Eady (Read “Concrete Ocean”)
Eileen Selby

Ishraq Quasem
Jaden Yun (Read “The Faucet Runs Dry”)