The Explorers Club deadline
Congratulations! You have been selected as a finalist in The Explorers Club inaugural Explorers 50 program. This initiative aims to recognize and amplify 50 remarkable explorers changing the world and extend the meaning and impact of exploration. You were nominated by Kevin McCarey because of your incredible work, insights, and creativity.
Founded in 1904, the mission of The Explorers Club is “to promote exploration by all means possible”. The Club is headquartered in New York City with a global community of Chapters and supports scientific expeditions of all disciplines. Our Members are storytellers and change makers. We are driven by the instinct to explore, forge new frontiers, and push boundaries for the advancement of human knowledge. Explorers 50 winners will receive complimentary Club membership for three years, access to a network of explorers, amplification through various media outlets including a special edition publication, lecture opportunities, and more.
In order to be considered in the final selection process, we ask that you please provide us with the following information by Friday, December 11th:
- A headshot plus 3-5 photos from the field (at least 300 dpi with photo credit)
- Two versions of a bio (including your name as you would like it to appear):
- 250 word
- 50 word
- Please answer the following (250-300 words):
- Explain the impact of your work (this could be impact on your field, local and/or global communities, exploration, etc) and your hope for the future.
- We’d love to get a sense of the human-interest element of your work. Please provide answers to two of the following prompts (250-300 words each):
- How did you get involved in your work and why do you do what you do?
- Tell us about an expedition highlight or a story from the field.
- What has been the most meaningful aspect of your work?
- How is your work pushing boundaries and expanding the definition of exploration?
- What do you think your lasting legacy or greatest contribution to your field will be?
- How does your work help change perceptions and preconceived notions of your field?
- What larger changes, whether they be something within your field, community, policy, or globally, would most benefit your work?
- Who has been your biggest influence?
Please note, should you be selected as a winner, your materials may be used in Explorers 50 publications and on Explorers Club social media platforms. Upload all materials to this Google Drive folder by Friday, December 11th.
We thank you for the great work you’re doing and look forward to hearing from you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
All the best,
Joe Rohde, Explorers 50 Chair
Richard Wiese, Explorers Club President
Lacey Flint, Explorers 50 Liaison
Archivist and Curator of Research Collections
The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-628-8383 ext. 28