EPA is launching a challenge promoting innovation in pollution prevention at industrial and federal facilities. The Challenge invites students and other members of the public, including people who live near industrial facilities, to use the TRI P2 Search Tool to identify a TRI facility that has reported implementing source reduction practices and make a video illustrating how those practices or techniques benefit the business and positively impact communities and the environment. The challenge is open now and all videos must be submitted by March 1, 2022.
This challenge is open to high school students (grades nine -12), college students, or other members of the public, who live in the United States or U.S. Territories. Entrants may be an individual or a team.
Federal employees, children of EPA employees, and children of affiliated state or tribal judging panel members may not enter the challenge. Employees of the companies profiled for this challenge are not eligible to apply.
EPA will award a total of $50,000 in prize money to multiple participants. Awards will be given in three categories: High School, Colleges/Universities, and “Open,” with up to eight – nine awards in each category. For team submissions, awards will be split amongst the team members. EPA will recognize participating business partners with letters of appreciation. Students under 18 years of age must have parental permission.
|First Place||Second Place||Third Place||Honorable Mentions|
|High School||$5000 (one award)||$3000 (one award)||$2000 (two awards)||$1000 (five awards)|
|Colleges/Universities||$5000 (one award)||$3000 (one award)||$2000 (two awards)||$1000 (five awards)|
|Open||$5000 (one award)||$3000 (one award)||$2000 (two awards)||$1000 (four awards)|