Call for Entries:Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2014

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world. With support and feedback from peers around the world, you can turn your passion for a better world into reality.

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest launched by The Goi Peace FoundationStiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.

By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in building a harmonious and sustainable society. With their innovative ideas and leadership, these global citizens will tackle some of the key challenges of today and offer a model of the entrepreneurial potential that will fuel our future.

All participants will receive free training at the online Entrepreneurship Campus. This training provides methods and techniques for developing ideas into solid business models, to turn a budding idea into a fully developed concept, or to improve on an existing business model.
A unique feature of the competition is its interactive website http://www.youth-competition.org where entries will be posted from 1st November 2013, for online voting and feedback from the public until 31st July 2014. Through the competition process, youth entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to optimize their ideas and develop their enterprise by receiving comments and support from the global online community.

Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and People’s Choice Prize winners will be selected in each of the following two categories:

  • Best Ideas Category: Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)
  • Best Projects Category: Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact.

Winners of the competition will receive international recognition. The Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony during the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin in October 2014. Here, they will present their ideas and activities to an international audience. By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become co-creators of sustainable communities around the world.

Who can enter:

You are eligible to enter, if:

  1. You are between the ages of 15 and 30

    AND

  2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the sustainable development of your community, in a field such as:
    • the environment
    • education
    • health
    • poverty reduction
    • peace building
    • cultural diversity
    • sustainable energy
    • food security
    • sustainable trade
    • the elderly
    • empowerment of women and youth

    OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization, or an informal program

    AND

  3. You are able to submit your entries and make presentations in English.

Entry criteria:

  1. You are requested to submit your entries in one of the following two categories:
    • Best Ideas Category:
      Innovative ideas and plans for an enterprise (It must be a new and original idea yet to be fully implemented by the entrant or by others.)
    • Best Projects Category:
      Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact
  2. Submissions from teams are welcome. However, the idea may only be submitted by one team member.
  3. You may submit more than one idea/project entry.
  4. You are welcome to enter ideas or projects which have won other prizes or competitions.

How to enter:

  1. First, sign up to become a registered member.
  2. Complete the entry form and submit it online. Entries may only be submitted in English.
    Entry form for ideas
    Entry form for projects
  3. Entries will be reviewed by the competition administrators, and only those that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be nominated and published on the competition website. You will receive a message from us confirming that your entry has been nominated. If your entry does not pass the screening, you will have a chance to brush it up and submit it again.

Deadline for entries: June 30, 2014

Deadline for Entries: June 30th, 2014

For more information, Visit: Youth Competition

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Posted on February 21, 2014, in Africa, Career, Competitions, Contests, Entrepreneurship, Global, Opportunities, Social Entrepreneurship and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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