Robert and Bindi Irwin.
Robert and Bindi Irwin. Ben Beaden

Passion for wildlife could land Visionary Wildlife Warrior award

YOUNG conservationists will be recognised for the vital contribution they make to our wildlife and wild places through the Visionary Wildlife Warrior Awards.

Wildlife Warriors Worldwide is calling for project submissions showcasing a passion for conservation, with the winner set to be awarded at the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in November.

Conservationists aged five to 17 are encouraged to submit a 200 to 500-word essay or 60-second video presentation to demonstrate what they do for conservation in their local community.

In the past two years, Wildlife Warriors has seen many outstanding submissions from children and teens all over the world.

Last year, the calibre of submissions was so high that the competition resulted in a draw with two winners joining the ranks as Visionary Wildlife Warriors.

Seven-year-old Isaac Busuttil, from Melbourne, and 17-year-old American Mohammed Ayachi, from Texas, impressed with their individual conservation efforts on opposite sides of the world. Isaac acceptied his award at the annual Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Brisbane, and Mohammed took to the stage at the first Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles last month.

Like Isaac and Mohammed, entrants should address more than just fundraising in their submission. Projects should demonstrate creativity and passion for conservation, wildlife and the environment through activities at home, school or their community.

Wildlife Warriors Bindi and Robert Irwin have once again put a call out to their fellow young conservationists to send in their submissions showcasing their Visionary Wildlife Warrior projects.

Submit entries at

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