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 31 July 2019.

Where can I find the published ideas and projects?

You can find all the published entries at Best Ideas 2019 and Best Projects 2019. All the approved entries will be public starting 15 May.

I’m trying to upload pictures to my idea/project but they don’t 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. Afterward, 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 link asks them to register or to log in. 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 2019 or Best Projects 2019. The voting process is open to members and non-members of the Entrepreneurship Campus. Everyone that has an existing email address can vote.

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 or at Contact Us.

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

Entries are approved or rejected within 24 hours on weekdays.

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, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn,  or other platforms for announcing that your idea or project is now part of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2019. You can also highlight how much this means to you and 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?

Dear user, the link you are sharing redirects to your profile. This is the reason your voters are required to log in. Please, find the link to your entry at Best Ideas/Best Projects 2019 and share it.

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 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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