Win an all-expenses paid, 8-day conservation expedition for two to a remote island in Seychelles in the #WhyCoExist video competition
Co-Exist Projects supports marine conservation initiatives, scientists and educators around the world through the sale of ethically-sourced and environmentally-friendly products.
As part of its drive to encourage more people into the world of conservation, and create new ambassadors for the marine envrionment, the charity is offering one person the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for themselves, and a partner, to Seychelles.
The lucky winner will spend eight days exploring D’Arros Island and St Joseph atoll, where they will work with expert conservationists from the Save our Seas Foundation.
The prize includes return airfare for two people from their country of origin, plus travel, accommodation, food and other expenses while in Seychelles. The winner will be taken through a PADI Open Water Course, or Advanced Open Water Course if already certified.
To enter, prospective candidates need to create a video, no longer than 60 seconds, detailing why they think they should be the one to champion our co-existence with the world’s oceans. The video can be uploaded to a streaming channel such as YouTube, and the URL submitted to Co-Exist Projects on its competition entry page.
The trip is scheduled to take place in April; closing date for entries is 28 February 2023.
#WhyCoExist video competition
At Co-Exist Projects, we passionately believe in our environmental responsibility to protect our oceans and all of the life they contain.
Our mission is to raise awareness of the many issues our marine world faces and to inspire new ocean ambassadors to spread this important message. Now, we have an opportunity for people to share the issues they are passionate about, for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
So, Why Coexist? That’s what we’re looking for you to tell us, in a video no longer than 60 seconds. We want you to tell us about the issues that matter the most to you, and what you would like to see changed to raise awareness and combat those problems.
We strongly believe that education plays a huge role, and we hope to pass the baton to new ocean ambassadors who will inspire change, challenge misconceptions and champion the cause to co-exist with our oceans.
You don’t need to be an environmental scientist, a marine biologist or a conservation expert to enter our competition. And don’t worry about the production quality of your video entry, either! You don’t need to be a professional videographer, and entries can be about any marine conservation issue you care about, a personal experience, or anything else ocean related that you would like to raise awareness about.
Your video can take whatever form you like, from a simple piece to camera, a voiceover, or something more creative if you have the skills. What we are looking for is a genuine, heartfelt passion for our oceans, and for you to tell us in your own words: ‘Why Coexist?’
What The Winner Can Expect
During this trip, the winner will experience first-hand the valuable work done by leading marine conservationists, scientists and educators. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about what they do and speak to them about whatever issues you would like to learn more about and, more importantly, what you can do to help.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes an 8-day expedition to remote Seychelles islands in April 2023 with accommodation, food, expenses and travel from your country of origin all included!
You’ll have guided tours of the islands accompanied by some of the leading scientists who take part in ongoing research, like tagging sharks, turtles, and rays.
During this amazing trip, you’ll learn to dive with the PADI Open water dive course, or, for any of you already trained, you’ll take part in the Advanced Open water Dive Course.
Experience the beauty of the Indian ocean snorkelling along coral reefs, with turtles and manta rays. Other activities include surfing, cycling, camping on a remote beach, stand-up paddle boarding and canoeing.
Closing date for entries is 28 February 2023
Co-Exist Projects supports marine conservation projects, scientists and educators around the world through the sale of ethically-sourced and environmentally-friendly products, using recycled materials wherever possible. Partner charities sponsored by Co-Exist include the Save our Seas Foundation, Manta Trust, Shark Conservation Fund, Project 360 and Whale Shark Mexico, among others.