The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

About the competition

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

Organized by:

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This global platform empowers young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) from around the world to engage in a more peaceful world. Participants are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets address the most important social, economic, environmental, health and governance challenges of our time.

Before you enter the competition, make sure you are eligible to participate. Please read the conditions for participation carefully – Who can enter.


How to proceed

First step:

Register online and create your account!   We will send you an email confirmation. Please check your spam folder. You must confirm in order to activate your account.

Second step:

Starting 18 March 2019:

If you want to submit an idea, go to Submit an idea!

If you want to submit a project, go to Submit a project!

Fill out and submit the preliminary entry form.

Then wait for a response from the competition administrators.

Entries are reviewed by the competition administrators of Stiftung Entrepreneurship Berlin and Digital Experts United. Only those entries that meet a certain standard and pass the preliminary screening will be invited to provide more details about their idea/project in a second entry form.

The status of an entry can be checked in your profile menu under “My Ideas/Projects”. All saved and submitted entries are saved in that area and can be accessed again at any time.

Notice! Rejected entries may be refined by the entrants and can be re-submitted up until the entries deadline.

Third step:

Entries (ideas and projects) that have passed the preliminary screening will be published on the competition website by the users and may receive comments and recommendations from the Entrepreneurship Campus online community. Starting from 15 May 2019, the general public can vote for its favorite entries and also add their comments and recommendations. All the published entries eligible for votes and comments can be found in the following categories:

Best Ideas 2019
This category features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Best Projects 2019
This category features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

You may refine your entry up until the entry deadline (31 July 2019) to reflect the comments and recommendations received. You may also support your entry by submitting a video presentation of your idea or project (up to 3 minutes).

Important advice! You are encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus online community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries. You are also invited to take the free online courses at the Entrepreneurship Campus.

If you do not want to submit an idea or a project, you are still encouraged to join the Entrepreneurship Campus online community by registering online and sharing your comments and finding new friends.

Selection of the winners

Entries will be posted on the competition website and are subject to online commenting and public voting.

Ten finalists in each of the two categories (Best Ideas category and Best Projects category) will be determined according to the ‘Personal Activity Indicator’ algorithm.

Finalists are requested to submit a video (max 3 minutes) of their idea/project (if they have not done so yet).

From among the finalists, the judges will make the final selection of three winners (Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, and 3rd Prize) in each category.

Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact, and sustainability, among other factors.

The People’s Choice Prize will be given to the entry with the largest number of votes in each of the two categories.

In addition, an Entrepreneurship Campus Prize will be given to three entrants who have demonstrated outstanding ‘entrepreneurship spirit’ by actively taking part in the Entrepreneurship Campus.

Please see the Competition Timeline below.

Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 5, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 5, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 15, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
categories
October 5, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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