This program is an activity 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:

goi-peace-foundationstiftung-entrepreneurship
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 (SDG’s).  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:

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 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 posted on the competition website, and may receive comments and recommendations from the Entrepreneurship Campus online community. Starting from 15 May 2017, the general public can vote for its favorite entries and also add their comments and recommendations.

You may refine your entry up until the entry deadline (31 July 2017) 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.

10 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 2017


March 15, 2017

Competition launch Entries are welcomed

May 15, 2017

Voting & commenting begins for all

July 31, 2017

Deadlines for entries

August 31, 2017

Deadlines for votes & comments

September 03, 2017

People's Choice Prize winners announced

September 03, 2017

10 finalists announced in both categories

September 15, 2017

Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories

October 10, 2017

Deadline for Panel of Judges' selection of the winners

October 21, 2017

Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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