• How is the pledge different from the contest?

    The pledge is open to wildlife lovers of all ages to pledge their support for African elephant conservation and tell us why saving African elephants are important.

    The contest asks students ages 9-18 to describe their one big idea to help save African elephants ( in 500 words or less) to be entered to win the Grand Prize trip to meet Naledi at the Abu Camp in Botswana.

  • Who is eligible to take the pledge and enter the contest?

    The pledge is open to all ages and the contest is open to students within the United States who are NINE (9) to EIGHTEEN (18) years of age at the time of entry or by March 1, 2018 (“Entrant”). Entrants must obtain verified parental consent prior to entering.

  • How will the pledge winners be selected?

    Random weekly drawing through November 24, 2017.

  • What is the weekly prize for taking the pledge?

    Each week one randomly selected winner will receive an Adopt-an-Elephant kit which includes a baby elephant plush.

  • How will the contest winners be selected?

    At the end of the Contest Entry Period, the judges will categorize and rank entries based on a point system to determine the top five entries in each age category: 9-12 and 13-18.  The panel of judges will then rank the top five entries in each age category and select two Runners-Up Winners and the Grand-Prize Winner.

  • What are the contest Runner-Up prizes?

    Two Runner-Up winners will each receive a Canon PowerShot digital camera (or other comparable model).

  • When does the contest close?

    On Naledi’s birthday – November 23, 2017.

  • When will the contest winners be announced?

    January 8, 2018

  • Is the Grand Prize winner responsible to pay taxes on the trip?

    NWF and Vulcan will help offset any taxes the winner may incur for being awarded the trip.

  • Where can I learn more about Naledi and how I can help protect elephants?

  • What will National Wildlife Federation and Vulcan Productions be doing with the submitted entries?

    By submitting your big ideas, you grant Vulcan ownership of all rights, title and interest into any and all intellectual property rights associated with the entry. Vulcan grants NWF a license to use the entry to further its mission on a case-by-case basis, to be approved by Vulcan, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.

  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

    You can contact us by filling out the form here.

  • What is Abu Camp?

    Abu Camp is a safari lodge located on a 400,000 acre wildlife management concession in Botswana’s Okavango Delta that hosts two safari camps, an elephant sanctuary and rehabilitation center, a wildlife research station, and our own anti-poaching team. Visitors fly in to Maun and then take a small plane to the camp to experience the wonders of the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Learn more about Abu Camp here!