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 Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner...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 »
Deadline: 31 October 2016
Open to: architects, designers, engineers, artists and urban planners, individual authors or a team
Prizes: three main prizes each worth EUR 10,000
Architects, designers, engineers, artists and urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects.
These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account: innovative materials, techniques and fundamental advance in design, development, energy saving or natural resources, recycling.
Prizes will be awarded, regardless of age, to an individual author or to... Read More »
Deadline: 31 July 2016
Open to: anyone in any part of the world with entries written in English and less than 5,000 words long.
Prize: the first prize is EUR 60,000 (USD 69,141)
The McKinsey Global Institute has launched a global essay contest aimed at crowdsourcing solutions to one of Europe’s biggest political and economic conundrums: how to implement a pro-growth economic strategy that is both effective and that appeals to voters and policy-makers.
The essay prize is a follow-up to the MGI June 2015 report, A Window of Opportunity for Europe, which identified policy measures that could double GDP growth in Europe in a sustainable manner and create more than 20 million jobs in Europe. While that report identified the “why” and the... Read More »
Deadline: 31 July 2016
Open to: projects involving young people under 25
Prize: a trophy and a monetary benefit of EUR 5,000
The Pompidou Group’s European Drug Prevention Prize was initially launched in 2004 to highlight innovative drug projects led by young people for young people. It aims at recognition of the importance of active youth participation in building healthier and more favorable environments for all communities in Europe.
It is already the 7th cycle of the European Drug Prevention Prize and a unique possibility for young people involved in the projects to apply for the Prize and demonstrate their commitment for drug prevention. The idea of the Drug Prevention Prize is to recognize the importance of the youth participation,... Read More »
Deadline: 15 May 2016
Open to: entrepreneur individuals or teams from all academic disciplines
Venue: 9 June 2016 in Willisau, Switzerland
The Cewas Call for Ideas 2016 honours the most promising, interesting and creative idea in sanitation, water and resource management for the poor. The winner will secure a sponsored place in the cewas start-up programme 2016/17 from 10 August to 16 September 2016. The cewas start-up programme is a professional summer school for those planning your own organisation or business in sanitation, water and resource management. From launching a project idea to developing a proper start-up, cewas offers you the knowledge, support and connections you need to make your idea a success.
Your idea may relate to any of the following fields of... Read More »