Deadline: 31 August 2016
Open to: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Award: USD 500/ USD 300/ USD 200
#Science4Sustainability is a social media campaign to promote science education and research to empower people to design the solutions they need. The campaign began on the World Environment Day, 5 June 2016 and will end on World Science Day, 10 November 2016.
Science in everyday life;
Science for Peace and Development;
Biodiversity, Natural Heritage and Wildlife;
Water and Life;
The contest is open to nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
Photos must be taken by the entrant himself or herself. Photos can be colour-corrected or have filters applied, but should not be digitally manipulated in terms... Read More »
Deadline: 18 August 2016
Open to: everyone who is in age of majority in country of Participant’s citizenship
Award: USD 150
Unplag plagiarism checker has launched a USD 150 contest for students worldwide! This is a creative writing contest where the main goal is to use original writing skills and use your fantasy! Just let the imagination run free and enjoy the process! All you need to do is to follow Unplag Facebook page, make a repost of the Contest Terms and share on your Facebook Timeline a short story (up to 300 words) describing your actions in the following situation – “ The army of ghosts is overrunning your school/college/university” – and add the hashtags #Unplag and #PlagiarismBusters.
Essay evaluation will be provided by Unplag team and based... Read More »
Deadline: 4 September 2016
Open to: anyone interested in gender equality, women rights and women’s contribution to climate solutions.
Award: EUR 1000
The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the “Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards” initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Marrakech! The Women and Gender Constituency of UNFCCC and other women, gender and human rights advocates have been actively pushing world leaders to ensure a just outcome, one which works for people and the planet, and which responds to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience. The aim is to describe your women and gender initiative for climate solutions, in one of three categories:
Technical climate solutions with a women or gender... Read More »
Deadline: 12 August 2016
Open to: travel bloggers
Award: all-expense paid trip across the Balkans for 2 weeks in a branded camper
Do you have what it takes to be a Balkanvibe.com travel blogger? Send your best original blog about the Balkans. If your post vibes it will be published on Balkanvibe.com website and expand your audience to include thousands of readers and fellow travelers!
By submitting your blog entries, you enter a chance to go on a free, 2-week trip around the Balkans. This is the first in a series of Balkanvibe.com trips to be hosted in the coming year. Even if you aren’t selected for this trip, there is an opportunity to connect with new partners to write... Read More »
Deadline: 1 October 2016
Open to: amateur, semi-pro and professional photographers of all ages
Awards: various prizes, the main award is a cash prize of 4.000 pounds
The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo competition is now open for applicants. No matter if you are a professional photographer or an amateur, TPOTY is for you. 2016 is TPOTY ‘s 14th annual award. The competition is open for entries with new category themes. This year’s it features three portfolio categories, three “One Shot” single image categories, a “Smart Shot” category for images taken on a mobile phone or tablet, Young TPOTY, a “New Talent” award and a HD video category. TPOTY is more than the prizes it offer, it offers massive... Read More »
Deadline: 24 July 2016
Open to: Professional journalists and freelance journalists
Award: 12-day study tour in the United States and a cash prize
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is seeking applicants for its 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest with an aim to increase the quality and quantity of news coverage on key health issues in targeted countries and regions across the globe. ICFJ’s 2016 Global Health Reporting Contest aims to build on the program’s previous years’ successes by catalyzing local networks of leading health reporters in Brazil, China, India, Russia, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Journalists employed by print, broadcast, or online media;
Freelance journalists with a letter confirming their work by an editor;
Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in each region or distributed mainly... Read More »
Deadline: 19 August 2016
Open to: amateur and professional photographers from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia
Prize: shortlisted finalists will showcase in a special exhibition and winner project will publish in a photo book and receive a GBP 1,000 grant
The Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal are accepting entries for the New East Photo Prize, which aims to reward outstanding projects that offer an insightful, contemporary perspective on people and countries in the region.
The Prize will recognize practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region. Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner... Read More »
Deadline: 5 July 2016
Open to: everybody interested in creative ideas designing
Awards: the prize for the winner is EUR 5,000 + global promotion
The search of that dusty old idea of yours that has been laying somewhere in your closet or on your computer for a while now has started!
The one that popped in your head when you faced a problem no one has solved yet. The one that you know could have a great impact on people’s lives but you just never found the time or resources to realize it. If you have none laying around no problem. Just sit down, get your creative juices flowing and come up with a cool product. The theme is Small Home & Living Accessories.... Read More »
Deadline: 15 July 2016
Open to: anyone interested in the topic
Prize: up to USD 2,000
FutureScapes is an annual writing competition that asks writers to envision a particular sort of world, and tell a story about it.
Democracy reigns in cities. It is the one place where the average person can readily seek and gain office, shape major policy decisions, and see the fruit of their efforts in real-time. In his seminal study of why democracy managed to take root and flourish in America, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that local government is America’s schoolhouse of democracy. Because a city so frequently touches the private interests of its inhabitants, and because political offices are within the reach of almost anyone, cities produce citizens with... Read More »
Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: young people from around the world aged between 13-30
Prizes: invitation to New York, iPad mini, HP Chromebook, video camera
The Education Commission was set up last September to help the world develop a plan for achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG 4) which calls on the world to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This is an enormous challenge.
More than 124 million children and youth do not have access to primary and secondary schools. And of the roughly 590 million that are in school, some 250 million—roughly two in five—are failing to learn the basics of reading, writing and math.
The Education Youth Video Challenge invites... Read More »