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

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline for submitting my idea/project?

The deadline for submitting an entry to our competition is July 31.

Where can I find the published ideas and projects?

You can find all the published entries at Best Ideas 2018 and Best Projects 2018

I’m trying to upload my profile picture, it uploads but does not save. Why does this happen?

This issue can happen because of the image size. The size can’t be more than 2mb. Please resize your images.

When I submit my initial entry I don’t receive a confirmation if it was saved or submitted as the same page continues to load. What Should I do?
This happens in the cases when the user selects more than two SDGs from the list. Please read the notice that highlights: max values 2

Are the Winners selected by voting or by the panel of judges?

Regarding the selection of the finalists, you can find helpful information here: This means that you have to be highly active in order to be among the ten finalists. Afterwards, the panel of judges will decide the three winners for each category.

I received the confirmation email after my entry was accepted. However, when I share it, people say they cannot open it. The links asks them to register or to login. Are the members in the community only allowed to vote?

The link you are sharing redirects to your profile. This is the reason, why they are required to log in. Share instead the link of your entry as it is published in the Best Ideas 2018 or Best Projects 2018. The voting process is open to members and non-members of the Entrepreneurship Campus. Everyone that has an existing email address can vote.

What should I write on the space CAPTCHA code in application form?

You shouldn’t write on the CAPTCHA code space in the application form. Instead a tab will appear and it says for example: select all the images with trees.

How do I work on my idea concept?

At first, you have to provide more details about your idea. Why it is necessary, what issues is it going to address, etc. Secondly, you must tell about the expected impact of on sustainable development based on the SDGs that you have listed in the beginning. Third, you have to explain how do you plan to implement your idea, with who and how are you going to generate the funds.


Is there any email to contact for support?

You can send your questions to [email protected] , [email protected] or fill a form at Need Help section.


How much time is needed for an entry to be approved?

Entries are approved or rejected within 24 hours on weekdays.


Why, am I not able to see my idea/project published?

Please, make sure to publish your entry before the submission deadline, July 31? Go to ‘My Ideas/Projects’ and publish your entry. Only the entries published before the deadline are included in the Best ideas/Projects 2018 categories.


How can I vote?

If you want to cast a vote, you will need to authenticate yourself with a double opt-in email.

You will insert your email, and a verification URL will be sent to you. After clicking the URL, you’ll have 15 minutes of time to vote for a given idea/project once a day. After this session expires, you can no longer vote, until the upcoming day (24 hours later).

This applies only to the voting process.

Meanwhile, those, who are not members of the campus and want to comment, will be asked to provide their email, name and to verify their email.

How to promote my idea and get more votes?

You should promote your project to your friends and contacts. Social media is really helpful in such cases. You can use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other platforms for announcing that your idea or project is now part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018. You can also highlight how much this means to you and the how your idea benefits others.

You can also send private messages via social media profiles, email your contacts or via SMS.

You must engage with other members of the campus, who have their entries published. Votes are important, also comments are important too. You read their ideas and projects and write meaningful comments where you express your suggestions and opinions about the entry.

Something important: when asking your friends to vote and comment, please explain the voting process. You can include this text to your message: If you want to cast a vote, you will need to authenticate yourself.

You will insert your email, and a verification URL will be sent to you. After clicking the URL, you’ll have 15 minutes of time to vote for a given idea/project once a day. After this session expires, you can no longer vote, until the upcoming day (24 hours later).

This applies only to the voting process.

Meanwhile, those, who are not members of the campus and want to comment, will be asked to provide their email, name and to verify their email.


Why are my voters asked to log in when I share the link to my entry?

The entry is not public:

Please, can you confirm if you published your entry before the submission deadline, July 31?

Only the entries published before the deadline are included in the Best ideas/Projects 2018 categories.

The entry is public:

Dear user, the link you are sharing redirects to your profile. This is the reason your voters are required to log in. Please, share this link instead (link to the published entry).


Can people that are not members of the Campus vote and comment?

Yes they can vote and comment, even if they are not members.

Timeline 2018

March 15, 2018

Competition launch –
Entries are welcome

June 1, 2018

Voting & commenting begins for all

July 31, 2018

Deadlines for entries

August 15, 2018

Deadlines for votes & comments

August 17, 2018

People’s Choice
Prize winners announced
10 finalists announced in both categories

August 30, 2018

Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both categories

September 21, 2018

Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners

October 6, 2018

Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin


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