Tag Archives: Competition

Technovation: Inviting applications for ‘Technovation Girls Programme’, a free technology-based program for girls to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to their global competition.

Funding brief: Girls will change the world through technology. Girls are curious, creative, and determined. Technovation Girls gives them the courage and tools to explore their ideas. Girls will learn to build a mobile app, how to market it, and can submit it to our global competition. Technovation Girls is a free technology-based program for girls […]

World Bank Group: Inviting applications for ‘SDGs & Her Competition’ to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

Funding brief: SDGs&Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: ● Recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; ● Increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts […]

Golden Turtle Contest (Authorities): Inviting applications for ‘Photography competition’.

Funding brief: The organizer and the right holder of the Golden Turtle Contest, exhibitions and all facilities and events related thereto is the MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund. Anyone may submit his/her works to participate in the competition, except for the competition organizers and the professional jury members. Authors from any countries can participate […]

British Council and BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020’ to get the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.

Funding brief: Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO): Inviting applications for ‘UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition’ to tackle the core concepts of travel shaping the sectors future.

Funding brief: For the second straight year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is running the world’s largest startup competition in tourism boosted by wakalua, the global tourism innovation hub. Together with our corporate partners they want you to tackle the core concepts of travel shaping the sectors future. Beat your competition with the most disruptive, […]

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Science Without Borders Challenge’, an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources.

Funding brief: The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The Science Without Borders® Challenge was created to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art. This annual contest inspires […]

Smogathon: Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to fight the smog with innovations and technology.

Funding brief:  Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the smog with innovations and technology. The idea is to get the best teams from all over the world to compete for cash prizes and special implementation prizes. Application process is divided into 4 short sections: ● Personal information ● Hackathons and smog-fighting background ● Additional […]

Associazione A.p.s. Moho: Inviting applications for ‘YICCA Art contest – International competition for artists’ to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

Funding brief: YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance […]

BBC: Inviting applications for ‘BBC Young Reporter Competition’ to give young people to tell story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

Funding brief: The BBC is looking for young people aged between 11 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the world around them. The BBC Young Reporter Competition gives young people like you a unique chance to tell your story on TV, radio, online […]

Chivas Holdings (IP) Limited: Inviting applications for ‘Chivas Venture’ to find entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues.

Funding brief: At Chivas, they believe in blending profit with purpose. That’s why every year, they give away $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs that have a positive impact on the world. They’re looking for entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues. If your business was created […]

Rockefeller Foundation, Acumen: Inviting applications for ‘On Campus Competition’ to provide Acumen resources that pull from our decades of experience backing companies, leaders, and ideas and ‘Virtual Competition’ for every student who doesn’t have access to an existing campus competition.

Funding brief: There are two tracks for this challenge: on-campus competitions and a Virtual Challenge. On-Campus Competitions They have partnered with four competitions that reach 30+ universities: Big Ideas@Berkeley, Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, MIT IDEAS, and Innovation in Action. They are supporting the students in these on-campus competitions through our library of online courses, workbooks, […]

PEN America: Inviting applications for ‘2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers’ to recognize twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published during a given calendar year in a literary magazine or cultural website and aim to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers.

Funding brief: The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers each year recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published during a given calendar year in a literary magazine or cultural website and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers. Each of the twelve winning writers will receive […]

Conrad Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the Conrad Challenge’ to bring science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach.

Funding brief: The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. There are no theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions. They give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become […]

Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL): Inviting applications for ‘Schools Sustainability Challenge’ to recognise and rewards the sustainability action and leadership of schools around the world.

Funding brief: The TSL Schools Sustainability Challenge is a video contest for schools around the world, organised in parallel with our International Schools Essay Competition & Debate. The Schools Sustainability Challenge recognises and rewards the sustainability action and leadership of schools around the world. Participating schools are invited to create a short video (max. 3 […]

HSE University: Inviting applications for ‘HSE Global Scholarship Competition’.

Funding brief: In the 2019/2020 academic year, the HSE Global Scholarship Competition will cover the following subjects: Foreign Languages (English), International Relations, Asian Studies, Design, Journalism, History, Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Media Communications, Law, Psychology, Advertising and Public Relations, Modern Politics, Social Sciences, Physics, Philology, and Philosophy. You don’t have to pay any fees to take […]

Compost Council Research & Education Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘ICAW Poster Contest’ to anyone who wishes to share their artistic creativity.

Funding brief: The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites YOU to get involved in ICAW 2020. They’re looking for anyone interested in participating in our 18th Annual Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2020. Poster Theme: Soil Loves Compost The contest runs from September 1 […]

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): Inviting applications for ‘My Food, Our Future video competition’.

Funding brief: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is holding its second annual My Food, Our Future video competition. Please read the information below for contest rules and requirements. Despite progress being made toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, more than 820 million people in the world suffered from hunger in […]

Stanford Center on Longevity: Inviting applications for ‘2019 – 2020 Design Challenge “Reducing The Inequity Gap”: Designing for Affordability’.

Funding brief: The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to participate in its seventh annual Design Challenge. About the 2020 Theme: This year’s contest challenges teams to create solutions for “Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability.” One of the key challenges of the 21st century is the rising level […]

International Youth Math Challenge (IYMC): Inviting applications for ‘competition’ for students from all around the world.

Funding brief: The International Youth Math Challenge is one of the biggest math competition for students from all around the world: Unleash your creativity, knowledge, and math skills to win awards and cash prizes worth over 700 USD – take this unique opportunity and participate today! The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics […]

The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT: Inviting applications for ‘Eureka Road to Enterprise 2019 competition’ to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen among people all around the world.

Funding brief: Instated to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen among people all around the world, Eureka! fast-tracks the journey from an innovative idea to a commercial success. Eureka! is Asia’s largest business model competition accredited independently by CNN and Thomson Reuters. Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in […]

Commonwealth Writers: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize’ to be awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English.

Funding brief: The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish. If […]

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF): Inviting applications for ‘Doha Youth Innovation Award Event Theme: Photography’ to value the skills and creations in various artistic and creative fields for youth delegates, thus contributing in the formation of youth experiences that would be able to engage in community development, and to work to develop these experiences.

Funding brief: Young people acquire a wide creative energy that has been manifested in their artistic, literary, intellectual and cultural production in general. This has made a distinctive impact on the cultural activity in the Islamic societies and led to the promotion of cultural diversity, intellectual and artistic openness, creative interaction among artists and the […]

WildlifePhoto.com: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Photo Contest Series’ for contest themes- a) Contest 1: Wildlife Portraits; b) Contest 2: Habitats & Landscapes; c) Contest 3: Animal Behaviour.

Funding brief: The wildlife photography contest series for 2019 is now running. They have over $20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and a winners’ exhibition in New York City! This contest series is made up of three separate photo contests each with a different theme: Contest 1: Wildlife Portraits Contest 2: Habitats & Landscapes […]

AidEx: Inviting applications for ‘AID Innovation Challenge’, a competition in which innovators reveal their newest inventions for the aid and humanitarian sector.

Funding brief: In tough economic times, agencies are increasingly relying on new innovations that will save them time and money to counterbalance their shrinking budgets and resource pools. Every year one of the highlights at AidEx is the Dragons’-Den style pitching session and ultimate unveiling of the winner of the coveted Aid Innovation Challenge, a […]

United Nations Human Rights: Inviting applications for ‘Third Human Rights Youth Challenge’ to invite youth aged between 24 and 32 years to submit a 2000 word essay on “private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector: a human rights perspective”.

Funding brief: The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is organizing the Third Human Rights Youth Challenge and invites youth aged between 24 and 32 years to submit a 2000 word essay on “private sector participation in the water and sanitation sector: a human rights perspective”. The Special Rapporteur […]

Toyota Material Handling Europe: Inviting applications for ‘Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2020’ to improve airport baggage handling.

Funding brief: Baggage handling —Can you make it fly?Just working out how many pairs of socks you need when you’re off to the Seychelles, Milan or Timbuktu is a struggle in itself. The transfers also take it out of you. Be it trekking for miles at Frankfurt or misreading signs at Tokyo’s Narita airport. At […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to recognize the world’s most influential artists working in the medium through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award.

Funding brief: Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global Youth Video Competition 2019’ to become be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference.

Funding brief: The Global Youth Video Competition is co-organized by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet? Submit a 3 minute video for a chance […]

Global Development Network (GDN): Inviting applications for ‘Global Development Awards Competition 2019’ to find researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD).

Funding brief: The Global Development Network (GDN) invites researchers from developing and transition countries to submit research proposals under the theme of Doing research in developing countries: the role of non-academic actors, new communication platforms and leadership in social sciences for the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development (ORD). The Japanese Award for Outstanding […]

The GOI Peace Foundation, digital experts united (DEU), Stiftung Entrepreneurship: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition’ to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world.

Funding brief: A global programme to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a worldwide initiative that delivers exposure to entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of 15 and 35 by placing them and their creative potential for change at the lead of social transformation. This year, they’re excited […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Bridport Arts Centre: Inviting applications for ‘The Bridport Prize’ to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

Funding brief: The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize is an international competition looking to find the best new writing from across the globe each year. The competition has four categories: ● Poetry ● Short Stories ● Flash Fiction ● […]

Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS): Inviting applications for ‘Yearly Competitions’ to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions.

Funding brief: In order to stimulate high-quality scientific research regarding problems inherent to overseas regions, the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (RAOS) organizes yearly competitions. Every year, each Section of the Academy puts one question forward on specific subjects. In its February meeting, each Section sets the theme on which the question will be focused […]

La Casa Encendida: Inviting applications for ‘Puchi Award 2019’ to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable.

Funding brief: They’re looking for a book. La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award. The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. They’re looking for […]

The Bristol Short Story Prize: Inviting applications for ‘prize’ to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers.

Funding brief: The Bristol Short Story Prize is an annual international writing competition open to all published and unpublished, UK and non-UK based writers. They publish an annual anthology of the winning stories as well as presenting cash prizes. The 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize is open for entries. Donor Name: The Bristol Short Story […]

The United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center: Inviting applications for ‘the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition’ to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector.

Funding brief: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, presents the First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition. It is a global initiative that aims to identify startups with the greatest potential to outline the future and promote sustainable innovation in the tourism and gastronomy sector. Criteria: The projects must be […]

Smithsonian.com: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: Smithsonian.com invites applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’. The following six contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian.com: ● Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors. ● Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place. […]

Nasa: Inviting applications for ‘Essay Contest’ for the ‘Topic 1: Enceladus’, ‘Topic 2: Titan’, ‘Topic 3: Europa’.

Funding brief: Continuing in the tradition started by the Cassini mission to Saturn, Scientist for a Day challenges students in grades 5-12 to think like NASA scientists. Examine real spacecraft images of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, Saturn’s moon Titan, and Jupiter’s moon Europa. Choose the destination you think would be the best place to return with […]

Fentress Global Challenge: Inviting applications for ‘International Student Design Competition’ to help advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture.

Funding brief: Fentress Global Challenge is an international student design competition that was launched by Curtis Fentress in 2011. Over 1,000 entries from 77 countries competed in the inaugural competition, which resulted in three winners. In addition to an increased number of entrants each year, there has also been a steady rise in the quality of submittals. […]

U. S. Department of State: Inviting applications for ‘The GIST Tech-I Competition’ for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.

Funding brief: The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. For the 2019 competition, up […]

Nikon Corporation: Inviting applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Nikon Corporation invites applications for ‘The Nikon Photo Contest’. Entry Categories- 1. Open Award ● Theme: Change ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment can be used. ● No age restrictions 2. Next Generation Award ● Theme: Identity ● Entry format: single photo, photo story (two to five images) ● Any equipment […]

Transparency International (TI): Inviting applications for ‘Future Against Corruption Award 2018’ to recognize a particular initiative planned or undertaken by one or several individuals and constituting a tangible contribution to the fight against corruption and the mission of the TI movement.

Funding brief: Since 1993, Transparency International (TI) has been leading the fight against corruption worldwide, working in more than 100 countries as part of a broader global movement. What TI’s work has consistently proven is that corruption can be challenged. TI is calling on young people across the globe to join the anti-corruption movement and […]

Chivas Venture: Inviting applications for ‘Accelerator Programme’ to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues.

Funding brief: The Chivas Venture is an annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues. Candidates must apply to the competition in one of the participating countries, for a chance to join the global final and win a share of $1million. They’re looking […]

Allard Prize for International Integrity: Inviting applications for ‘The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition’ to reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally.

Funding brief: The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are encouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating […]

Accademia Riaci: Inviting applications for ‘International Art & Design Competition’ to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study.

Funding brief: “The International Art & Design Competition” takes place in this marvelous environment. The aim of the competition is to contribute to the revitalization and internationalization of the entire Italian Art, Design and Crafts industries, by discovering new artists, fostering their talents, and in the meantime promoting the study abroad in Italy. Theme 2019: […]

Ideas for Action Competition: Inviting applications for ‘Competition’ to provide students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

Funding brief: Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world. A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, […]

The International Labour Organization (ILO): Inviting applications for ‘global media competition on labour migration and fair recruitment’ to encourage quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment-related issues.

Funding brief: The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the fourth global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration. This year, the competition focuses on labour migration and the fair recruitment of migrant workers. The objective […]

Castle Craig Hospital: Inviting applications for ‘International Essay Writing Competition’.

Funding brief: To mark its 30th anniversary, Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland is launching an annual international essay writing competition for students. The competition is intended for all students of medicine, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy and social work. Focusing on Addiction: Entrants can choose from 3 different essay questions on an aspect of addiction, and essays should […]

Homus.org: Inviting applications for ‘Scholarship’ to research and cover the following topic “How E-Commerce Will Look Like in 2030 – Trends and Ideas”.

Funding brief: Homus.org is a new professional home improvement center, our articles provide expert reviews of the top products in particular categories so you could make the best choice. Since its conception in 1991, electronic commerce, or e-commerce, has made revolutionary changes in the way people do business transactions. Prior to e-commerce, consumers had to […]

Doctors of the World Spain (Médicos del Mundo Espana): Inviting applications for ‘LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition’.

Funding brief: The Doctors of the World Spain (Médicos del Mundo Espana) invites application for LUIS VALTUEÑA International Humanitarian Photography Competition. Themes: The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. […]

Transparency International (TI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Inviting applications for ‘A Global Competition: Mini-grants for Social Entrepreneurs’ to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption.

Funding brief: Transparency International (TI) is calling for young people under 35 years old who are motivated to solve social problems and develop new methods, tools, and projects to fight corruption. TI, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark ahead of International Anti-Corruption Conference Series, are together launching a global competition for new project ideas […]

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Inviting applications for ‘World Food Day 2018 Poster contest’ to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger.

Funding brief: They’re calling on children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger. Young minds can be inspired by the World Food Day Activity Book that explains what Zero Hunger is all about, and how everyone […]

UNFPA: Inviting applications for ‘Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition’ to recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). 

Funding brief: UNFPA is hosting an Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition that will further recognize the key role of young people in tackling issues on SRHR and CSE. These videos will act as advocacy and awareness-raising to further strengthen policies and programmes of SRHR and CSE in the region. Furthermore, it enables them to showcase […]

Techfugees: Inviting applications for ‘The Techfugees Global Challenges 2018’ to collect, select and reward digital projects offering innovative products and services to displaced people.

Funding brief: The purpose of the competition is to collect, select and reward digital projects (hereinafter “Projects”) offering innovative products and services to displaced people. Competition themes: The projects presented as part of the competition must offer innovative digital solutions addressing one or more issues that displaced people are confronted with. The organizers have identified […]

The Franchise Education & Research Foundation and IFA: Inviting applications for ‘The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition’ to engage millennial entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses through the franchise model, and the only business incubator in the world focused on franchising.

Funding brief: The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition is a worldwide program that engages millennial entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses through the franchise model, and the only business incubator in the world focused on franchising. Donor Name: The Franchise Education & Research Foundation and IFA Funding name: The NextGen in Franchising Global Competition Deadline: […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for the theme-‘enriching lives through diversity and inclusion’ to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Inviting applications for ‘IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition’ to aim at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access.

Funding brief: IEEE Empower a Billion Lives is a global competition aimed at fostering innovation to develop solutions to electricity access. Solutions are expected to be scalable, regionally relevant, holistic, and leverage 21st century technologies with exponentially declining prices. The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition is agnostic to energy sources, technologies, and business models. […]

Travel Impact Newswire: Inviting applications for ‘The Olive Tree Awards Essay Competition’ for the topic: “How Travel & Tourism can contribute to the UN SDGs.”  

Funding brief: Applications are now open for the second round of the Olive Tree Awards essay competition, the first such endeavour specifically designed to give young people a voice in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Millennials under 30 all over the world are invited to submit essays of up to 1,200 words on the […]

World Bank: Inviting applications for ‘World Bank’s Competition on the Changing Nature of Work’ for university and college students to submit examples of governments, cities, firms, individuals, or any other actor taking advantage of opportunities created by technology and “the future of work”.

Funding brief: The next World Bank World Development Report (WDR) 2019 will address The Changing Nature of Work. For the first time since the World Bank began publishing the WDR in 1978, the writing process has been completely transparent and open to the public. Every Friday afternoon, the latest draft is uploaded to the World […]

NASA, SciArt: Inviting applications for ‘Project Mars Competition’ to tell the story of human exploration of deep space.

Funding brief: NASA is leading the next steps of human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon and on toward Mars. When astronauts venture to Mars, what will they see? How will they feel? What will they experience? What will they do? Project Mars invites college students and early career professionals to learn about […]

WorldLabs: Inviting applications for ‘Elevating Ideas’ to help ideas develop and grow by providing the funding, tools and connections needed to thrive.

Funding brief: Got a bright idea? They can help you elevate it! WorldLabs’ mission is to help ideas develop and grow by providing the funding, tools and connections needed to thrive. Too many promising entrepreneurial projects fall by the wayside due to lack of resources, help or funding. This is why they created the Elevating […]

Urban Studies Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Seminar Series Competition’ to support the generation of internationally excellent research in all areas of urban studies.

Funding brief: The Urban Studies Foundation Seminar Series Competition aims to support the generation of internationally excellent research in all areas of urban studies. They welcome proposals from academics working in any country, and they expect the proposal to be of international interest in terms of its coverage and scope. Each series must propose at […]

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN): Inviting applications for ‘global pitch competition’ to find submissions for a pitch for competition for diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good and are positively impacting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, have opened applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Launched in 2016, Pitch with Purpose was the first-ever pitch competition centered around solutions to […]

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inviting applications for ‘Global youth video competition’.

Funding brief: Are you 18-30 and taking part in activities to fight climate change? Send a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December. The Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change is co-organized by the UNFCCC secretariat and the UNDP-GEF Small […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘World Book Day 2018 Book Reading Competition’ to encourage children and adults of Bangladesh to explore the pleasures of book reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Funding brief: The British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) are jointly organizing a book reading competition aimed to celebrate World Book Day 2018 in Bangladesh. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and books. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019’.

Funding brief: They are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM). This year the theme is London Stories. Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ to represent the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads” through culture, monuments, landscape, and people.

Funding brief: The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April  to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Silk Roads Project (https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/unesco-silk-road-online-platform), UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable […]

UNESCO and The Goi Peace Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Essay Contest for Young People 2018’ to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development and to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Funding brief: Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a Key Partner of the Global Action Programme on ESD (GAP). The annual contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s […]

Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN): Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition’ to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

Funding brief: Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability. The […]

The International Quant Championship: Inviting applications for ‘International Quant Championship’ to team up with other students, alumni and/or professors and represent your university and country while exploring the field of quantitative finance.

Funding brief: This exciting global competition will allow you to team up with other students, alumni and/or professors and represent your university and country while exploring the field of quantitative finance. Participants will have the opportunity to create teams and compete at the university, national and global levels with top quantitative minds from around the […]

Center for international Forestry Research (CIFOR): Inviting applications for ‘competition’ to express to leaders in the region and beyond why our rainforests matter.

Funding brief: The Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) is organized by the Indonesian Government with the support of the Australian Government, and in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The Photo Competition is your chance to express to leaders in the region […]

Royal Museums Greenwich: Inviting applications for ‘Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition’.

Funding brief: Astrophotographers of all skill levels are invited to submit their best images to the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. 1.There are eight categories in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Each of these categories will have one winner, one runner-up and one highly commended award. Each of the eight […]

Oasis Magazine and AITN Group: Inviting applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’.

Funding brief: The Oasis Magazine and AITN Group invites applications for ‘Oasis Photo Contest’. CATEGORIES: The competition is divided into 10 categories. In 7 of these categories contestants needs to supply the original file (RAW file, umodified jpeg or jpeg sequence) in order to qualify for the category prizes. Photos sent for this categories compete […]

World of WearableArt (WOW): Inviting applications for ‘2018 WOW Design Competition’ to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018.

Funding brief: World of WearableArt invites you to enter the internationally renowned design competition. Bring your work of art to life, on stage, for the whole world to see in 2018. For 30 years, World of WearableArt has bewitched and beguiled. Now, for this very special anniversary event, we’re once again calling on designers, artists […]

The World Youth Essay Competition (WYEC): Inviting applications for ‘opportunity’ to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most.

Competition brief: The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as- ● Aspects of society ● Environmental issues ● Science and technology ● Global affairs and more. The essay has to be […]

InterAction: Inviting applications for ‘Annual Photo Contest’ to focus on incredible humanitarian and development work.

Funding brief: Each year, InterAction’s photography contest focuses on incredible humanitarian and development work. They encourage you to submit your most powerful photos that illustrate innovative, effective, and inspiring efforts in international relief and development. Examples of empowering women, youth potential, self-reliance, innovative technology, shared values, and partnerships are encouraged, though entries are not limited […]

Milken Family Foundation and Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE): Inviting applications for ‘The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC)’ to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike.

Funding brief: The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) is open to applicants worldwide and offers a tremendous opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors alike. The Competition includes a path for Ventures (opening January 2018), as well as a path for Ideas. In offering multiple prizes and prize categories, the EBPC attracts innovative ideas in […]

Rice University: Inviting applications for ‘The Rice Business Plan Competition’ to the support of entrepreneurship.

Funding brief: The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. This is the […]

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Science Without Borders® Challenge’ to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR).

Funding brief: The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Science Without Borders® Challenge is in conjunction with International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to celebrate the International Year of the Reef (IYOR). IYOR is a global effort to increase awareness and understanding on the values and threats to coral […]

Thought For Food Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge’ to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050. By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe […]

War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS) and The Pulitzer Center: Inviting applications for ‘Pitching for Peace: A Competition for Journalists’ to Offer Journalism Grants for “Peace” Reporting in International Conflict Areas.

Funding brief: War Stories, Peace Stories and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Partner to Offer Journalism Grants for “Peace” Reporting in International Conflict Areas. War Stories, Peace Stories (WSPS), in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, invites journalists working from any platform to pitch a project focused on an underreported nonviolent response or peace effort […]