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Creating a greener and more sustainable world starts with the youth


Matrics in Antarctica is an adventure like no other. Five South African students from across the country will be given a once in a lifetime experience of travelling to Antarctica to learn more about sustainability, the diverse ecosystem and conservation.


This epic adventure was founded by pioneering explorer Riaan Manser. His passion for the environment, outdoors and conservation is propelling him to share this experience with the youth and to educate them on the importance of preserving this beautiful planet.


If you have a passion for adventure and conservation and want to explore the beauty that lies in Earth's southernmost continent, then this is for you.


How to enter this competition:

       1. Get inspired and write an essay answering the following question in 100 words or more:

        "If saving the environment is a global problem, how do YOU think you can help? What can you do in your own hometown that you believe will           make a positive impact on the planet and possibly Antarctica?"


       2. Click this link to submit your essay and complete your entry


This competition is open to all 2021 matric students in South Africa. All entries need to be in by 31 October 2021.


How are the winners chosen?

Each essay will be read by Riaan and his team. From there, the top 100 essays will be chosen. These will then be narrowed down to the top 5. The 5 winners will be announced in January 2022 and will depart for this epic adventure in February 2022.


What will this prize encompass?

The top 5 matriculants will be part of an Antarctica exploration team. They will embark on a six day long all-inclusive Antarctic adventure. This includes all travel, accommodation, activities, clothing, and food costs. The winning students will spend the six days learning about the Antarctic, exploring its beauty, hiking, taking part in science experiments, participating in a litter cleaning initiative and more. So what are you waiting for? Enter today to be part of this once in a lifetime experience. Adventure lies ahead!