In July of 2019, the government of The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Blue Prosperity Coalition (BPC) launched a partnership to support the ambitious conservation and economic goals of the FSM. Over the next five years, BPC members, including the Waitt Institute, National Geographic Pristine Seas, Micronesia Conservation Trust, and Oceans 5, will work hand-in-hand with national and state governments to conduct scientific assessments, develop a Marine Spatial Plan and a Blue Economy Plan, and build upon existing conservation commitments and Sustainable Development Goals to support the protection of at least 30% of the FSM’s waters.
During initial work planning meetings, the program partners agreed to engage the people of the FSM in finding a name for the program. This name will guide the mission forward and allow for information, media, updates, and celebrations to be gathered under one umbrella. With the help of the people of the FSM, we can create a name that embodies the goals of the program, to help build a more prosperous, sustainable, and abundant marine habitat for the future of the FSM. Based on the name chosen, a logo will be designed by a local artist, created to represent the four unique states of the FSM.
Naming Contest Selection Committee:
There are eight committee members comprised of representatives from FSM Department of Resources and Development, FSM Department of Justice, FSM Department of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Management, NORMA, MCT and US Partners. The committee will be responsible for screening all entries. Three finalists will be shortlisted by the committee and presented to the FSM/BPC MOU principle signatories (HE President Panuelo and Mr. Waitt, President, Waitt Institute) for final selection of winner.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000.
19 runners up will be selected for consolation prizes of $250 gift certificates to local stores and businesses.
Submit your entry here: https://forms.gle/Pbb9WTaEwAK2femh6
More information on FSM-BPC partnership can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/FSM-BPC
For questions, please contact Ms. Drinnette James at firstname.lastname@example.org.