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Do you have what it takes to become the next Visionary Wildlife Warrior?

The Visionary Wildlife Warrior Awards recognise young conservationists for the vital contribution they make to our wildlife and wild places.

We’re looking for the next Visionary Wildlife Warrior, and if you’re a passionate conservationist aged between 5 – 17 years, you could be in the running to take home the prestigious title!

If you, like Bindi and Robert Irwin, are helping to make a difference in the world through conservation, then we want to hear about it. Submit a 200-500 word essay or 60 second video presentation to demonstrate what you do for conservation in your local community and you could join the ranks as a Visionary Wildlife Warrior.

No matter how small or extreme, it’s so easy to make a difference in the world – and this is your chance to be recognised for the vital contribution you’re making to our wildlife and wild places.

What’s in it for you?

Other than the glory of protecting our wildlife and wild places, you’ll be awarded your title at the prestigious Steve Irwin Gala Dinner—a night that celebrates the life and legacy of the greatest Wildlife Warrior that ever lived!


Entrants must submit a 200-500 word essay or 60 second video presentation (Size 5MB) showcasing what they do for conservation in their local community. This submission needs to address more than just fundraising and demonstrate creativity and passion for conservation, wildlife and the environment. Submissions must be made by 5pm AEST on 7 October, 2016 to be considered and will need to address the following points: 

  • What inspired you to become involved in wildlife conservation?
  • What are you doing in your local community, where is your local community and how long have you been involved for?
  • What are you aiming to achieve through your project?
  • How does your contribution make a difference?
  • Why are you so passionate about conservation?

Please complete and submit the form below and one of our Wildlife Warriors will get back to you soon.

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  • Award submission is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry.
  • The Visionary Wildlife Warrior Award is open to individuals who fall within the age group 5 – 17 years old.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to win the prize in the year directly following when they were awarded
  • Up to two winners may be selected and will be notified accordingly on October 21, 2016. The entrant must attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner Ceremony to accept and receive their award.
  • The judging of this competition is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • Australia Zoo reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is found to be misleading or in breach of these terms and conditions.
  • Completed submissions must be received by 05:00PM AEST on 7 October, 2016. No extensions will be provided after this date.
  • Submissions will be judged by the Irwin family based on the above criteria.
  • The award will be presented at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner.
  • Prize to the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner includes complimentary seating for 2 x adults and 2 x children inclusive of winner.
  • Flights, transfers and accommodation for the event are not included in the prize.
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