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A New Year, A New Barron Prize Cycle!

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Announcements, Applying to the Barron Prize

We’re super excited about the new year ahead – and a new cycle of the Barron Prize! January marks the annual opening of our online application, so young leaders can now access it and begin compiling their materials. Applications are due April 15, with winners announced in late September.

Public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 across North America are invited to apply by submitting the following:

• our online application, which asks for contact and school information
• a short summary of their service initiative
• a longer essay that addresses questions about their service work
• three letters of recommendation (which references submit directly and confidentially through our online application system)
• a photo of the applicant
• optional: supplemental materials (e.g., links to videos and media articles)

Come April 15, we’ll begin reviewing applications, a process that spans months and calls on the heads and hearts of our judging committee. It’s truly inspiring to review hundreds of applications from courageous and compassionate young people. And honestly, it’s a daunting task to choose just 25 young heroes from them. Still, after a great deal of deliberation and debate, we always arrive at a group of winners and honorees who embody so much goodness. It’s an honor to shine the spotlight on them so that their work and heroic ideals can inspire us all.

Welcome, 2023, and all who are interested in applying for this year’s Barron Prize!

Apply here!