The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

April 15, 2016
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You must be between 8 to 18 years old and be nominated for this prize.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors students between the age of 8 and 18 who have made a significant improvement to people and the planet.

The Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.

To nominate a young person, the adult nominator must submit a fully-completed nomination packet and references form

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Nominees must have had a significant role in a community service activity, and shown a high moral purpose in their actions.

  • $2,500 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project
  • a recognition plaque
  • a certificate of recognition
  • a signed copy of The Hero's Trail, by Barron Prize founder T.A. Barron
  • a copy of Dream Big, our new documentary film featuring several Barron Prize winners
  • a heroes study guide, curriculum, and bibliography
  • the opportunity to be paired with an adult mentor who is passionate about and working in the winner's area of interest
  • the opportunity to connect with other Barron Prize winners through the Young Heroes Listserv
  • numerous media opportunities – print, television, and radio