Dragons Den Eco Challenge

More than two million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day.

Litter is anything from a crisp packet or cigarette butt to a bag of rubbish. Dropping litter is illegal as well as being unsightly, litter is a serious social, economic and environmental issue.

It causes harm to communities and wildlife, and in an era where local authorities’ budgets are coming under increasing pressure, it currently costs over £1 million each year just to clear up East Staffordshire.

Yet it is entirely preventable!

THE CHALLENGE

Are you aged 11-16 years old? Part of an eco club, school or community group? IF you have a great idea THAT WILL HELP OUR community reduce litter, ENTER OUR CHALLENGE.
Pitch to our Eco Dragons to win £500 to implement your idea. Enter now!

The UK is facing a littering epidemic, we need ideas that address one or both of the below questions:

  • How can we PREVENT littering from happening?
  • How can we CLEAN UP existing litter?

Ideas can relate to a specific location within Uttoxeter, this could be at your school, club or group, it could be a litter hot spot in the community or it could be community wide.

If successful, finalists will pitch their ideas to our Eco Dragons for a chance to win £500 to implement the project.

HOW TO ENTER

Get a team of no more than 5 together, download an application form (below), complete and return to dragonsden@globefoundation.org.uk

  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline, 29th November 2019, by email
  • Received applications will be reviewed by our judging panel and a selection of lucky finalists will be invited to pitch in our Eco Dragons’ Den
  • Finalists will receive an invite to pitch by email on 4th December 2019
  • The pitch date is 10th October 2019, team members must be available to pitch on this date
  • Each team will be given 5 minutes to pitch their idea, to our panel of Eco Dragons, followed by a 10 minutes Q&A session for our Eco Dragons to delve more into the project
  • At the end of the pitch the Eco Dragons will vote, finalists need 3 votes to get through to final consideration
  • Those that made it through the ‘den’ will be reviewed by our judging panel and the winner will be notified by phone on 10th January 2020
  • The winning team will be invited to a cheque presentation on a date to be agreed.

Ideas can relate to a specific location within Uttoxeter, this could be at your school, club or group, it could be a litter hot spot in the community or it could be community wide.

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