About the competitions
2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition
A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.
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.
2019 Tourism Competition
Apply for the 1st annual Sustainable Tourism Competition
You are invited to submit your innovative ideas and projects for the first annual Sustainable Tourism Competition.
- If you have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- If you are a social entrepreneur in the tourism and hospitality industry who operates an enterprise
All ideas and projects with a societal impact that champion and help implement one or more of the SDGS will be considered (no age restriction).
The 1st annual Sustainable Tourism Competition is supported by the ITB Berlin, Travel Massive and Berlin Travel Festival under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Claudia C. Brözel
General Competition 2019
The General Competition is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs of every age.
If you’re under the age of 15 or over the age of 35 and you have a concept, solution or initiative with a societal impact that champion and help implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals you are welcomed to join.
Before you enter the competitions, make sure you are eligible to participate. Please read the conditions for participation carefully – Who can enter.
How to proceed
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.
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.
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 Competitions 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 Competitions 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.
For more information
Please see the Competitions Timeline below.