Challenges - Frequently Asked Questions

Read some of the most frequently asked questions about GreenLearning's environmental challenges:

When does this year’s challenge start?

The 2021-2022 Challenges open May 22, 2021, at 12:01 am PST. For more information, refer to our Challenge Rules and Regulations here

When is the challenge deadline?

The 2021-2022 Challenges close May 20, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST. For more information, refer to our Challenge Rules and Regulations here. 

Do I need to register to participate in a challenge?

Yes! You must register before May 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST to be eligible for a challenge prize. Register for one or more of GreenLearning’s environmental challenges here

Does it cost to participate in a challenge?

No! There is no cost to participate in any of GreenLearning’s challenges. All of our learning tools and materials are also available for free. Register for a free account here. 

Who is eligible to participate in a challenge? 

Any group that consists of at least 2 learners (under the age of 18), under the guidance of an adult leader who will submit the entry, are invited to participate in a GreenLearning challenge. Prizes are available for Canadian residents only (excludes Quebec). 

What are the challenge prizes?

The top three submissions for each challenge will receive a cash prize of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place or $250 for third place.

What can the challenge prize money be used for?

The challenge prizes can be used based on the discretion of the group leader. For example, the prize money can be put towards scholarships, sustainable school upgrades, class celebrations, field trips or donationated to a local charity. 

How do I submit our entry for the challenge?

You can submit your challenge package to programs@greenlearning.ca on or before May 20, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST. 

What do I need to submit for the challenge?

For each challenge you need to submit:
  1. Challenge entry package.
  2. Media release forms.
  3. Supporting documents, photos and videos.

Review the submission checklist at the beginning of your challenge package for full details on what to submit. 

How many supporting documents can I include in my challenge entry?

Challenge entries can include up to 5 supporting documents, in addition to your challenge entry package. Supporting documents may include PowerPoint slides, word documents or PDFs that showcase the work your learners completed during the challenge. In the event more than 5 supporting documents are submitted, the first 5 documents in submission will be used for evaluation. 

You can submit as many photos or videos as you wish as long as they are accompanied by a completed media release form. 

How is my challenge entry evaluated?

Your challenge entry will be evaluated based on the judging criteria outlined in the challenge package, which was provided by email following your challenge registration. 

Can’t find your challenge package? Email programs@greenlearning.ca for another digital copy! 

Who judges GreenLearning’s Challenges?

For each challenge, a selection of industry experts have been recruited to review and evaluate the challenge entries. 

Can learners appear in photos and videos I submit?

Yes! Please include a completed media release for each learner who is visible in the photos and videos you submit to GreenLearning. 

Can homeschool learners participate?

Yes! Homeschool groups that consist of at least 2 learners (under the age of 18 ) under the guidance of an adult leader, who will submit the entry, are encouraged to participate. Check out Marceau Homeschool, who won third place in our 2021 Re-Energy Challenge here!

Can community organizations participate?

Yes! Any group that consists of at least 2 learners (under the age of 18) under the guidance of an adult leader who will submit the entry, are encouraged to participate in a GreenLearning challenge. Prizes are available for Canadian residents only (excludes Quebec). 

Can I submit for more than one challenge?

Yes! We encourage you to participate in all of GreenLearning’s challenges throughout the year. You can submit one entry for each challenge per year. Check out all of our challenges and register to participate here.  

I am French, can I participate in a challenge?

Yes! Learners of all languages are encouraged to participate in GreenLearning’s Challenges. All challenge entry forms and supporting documents must be in English to be considered for evaluation by the judges. GreenLearning does not provide challenge materials or learning resources in French unless otherwise specified.

Can I submit more than once for the same challenge?

No! You can submit one entry per year for each challenge. 

Exception: If you teach multiple cohorts of learners throughout the same year (e.g. semesters), you can submit one entry per cohort of learners, per challenge each year. 

For example, you can submit one challenge entry for the Eco 360 Challenge in January with your first semester learners and submit another entry for the Eco 360 Challenge in May with your second semester learners. 

What are the rules and regulations?

All rules and regulations can be found by visiting this page.

If I have more questions, who can I connect with?

If you have any questions or would like more information on a specific challenge, please email us at programs@greenlearning.ca