Welcome to the Slingshot Challenge

We believe that no problem is unsolvable and that great ideas come from ALL places. Our community of 13–18 year olds can rise to the challenge and submit a 1-minute video describing their idea for solving environmental issues.

And we believe that, together, our ideas can lead to taking action to protect our planet and improve our future.

Submit your video by February 1, 2024 for the chance to receive up to $10,000 in funding.


Click the button below to join our community and get challenge updates.


Register on Videos For Change to see videos from youth like you and to submit your own video. If you’re under 18, you’ll need a guardian’s email and their consent to participate.


Get started on your idea. Download the challenge toolkit and sign up for a workshop, where you can brainstorm ideas, get answers to questions and connect with like minded peers across the world.


Create and submit your 1-minute video detailing your idea for the chance to receive up to $10,000 in funding.

There's So Much More to Explore

Deep-dive into the challenge with these valuable resources.

Tools & Info

Information is power to fuel your idea - dig into the details, sign up for a workshop, get answers to questions, and download the toolkit.

Slingshot Community

Meet some of last year's applicants, view their video submissions, and see what makes the Slingshot Challenge so incredible: Ideas from youth like you.

Follow the Slingshot Challenge on TikTok @natgeoslingshot | Questions? slingshot@ngs.org

Slingshot Challenge is supported by the National Geographic Society and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and is an affiliate collaborator with The Earthshot Prize.

Photo credits (from top of page): Costanza Piccoli/National Geographic, Rolf Sjogren (2)

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