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 »
Deadline: 2 May 2016
Open to: food writers, bloggers, aspiring chefs aged above 18
Prize: all-expenses-paid trip to Spain, mentorship, round-trip airfare, travel insurance
World Nomads is pleased to invite you to apply for Spanish Food Adventure which is for three culinary explorers to embark on food-fueled assignments to uncover the local recipes, techniques and attitudes that make Spain a seriously celebrated food destination.
This is your opportunity to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to learn from the producers, chefs and home cooks that are so passionately dedicated to Spanish cuisine. You could be scoffing churros and preparing patatas bravas in Madrid, cooking fideuàs and indulging in crema Catalana in Catalunya or perfecting a tortilla Espanola and gulping gazpacho in Andalucia. Important dates of... Read More »
Deadline: 31 March 2016
Open to: SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
Awards: each category winners will receive a citation and trophy, in the community and innovation categories, the awards also include a cash payment
The Earth Care Awards (ECAs) is an initiative in the chain of green awards which highlights locally evolved climate friendly practices in the production and consumption regimes across multiple sectors with special reference to climate change.
Applications are open for 7th Earth Care Awards (ECAs) 2016 to promote resilience to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gases in the development of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The objective is to reduce emissions, adopt... Read More »
Deadline: 15 April 2016
Open to: professional photographers from around the world
Benefits: a Leica M camera and a lens worth EUR10,000 (US$10,857) in addition to a cash prize of EUR25,000 (US$27,144)
An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images. Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and innovative. Only one entry per photographer is accepted.
The contest also features... Read More »
Deadline: 25 June 2016
Open to: everyone willing to showcase superb skills in creative and critical thinking
Awards: Winner /USD 3,000; First runner-up / USD 2,500; Second runner-up/ USD 2,000
EssaysCapital announces an international essay writing contest for everyone who’s willing to showcase superb skills in creative and critical thinking. This is your best chance to get recognition for your talent!
What you will get when you enter to the contest?
Your entry will be published on the blog and shared on the social media profiles, where thousands of followers will access it;
Your essay will be evaluated by the most talented academic writers in the custom-writing industry;
The published paper will help thousands of students to realize how an extraordinary essay should look like;
You are free to... Read More »
Deadline: 1 June 2016
Open to: everyone, this contest is international and it is not limited by age
Prizes: up to USD 200
Entries are invited for the AskPetersenEssay Writing Contest. AskPetersen.com was founded with a single goal in mind: to help students solve academic writing troubles and start writing better essays. To check the progress of this project, readers of the site are invited to take part in a challenging writing contest.
You’ll get a chance to get your essay published and earn a valuable prize that will motivate you to become an even better writer. Freedom of speech is the main motto of this contest, so you can express any opinions related to the topic you choose.
Each participant can choose... Read More »
Deadline: 3 March 2016
Open to: to all people in all countries. Children below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission
Award: three winners will travel to South Africa to attend the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
The theme of WWD 2016 is a call to all citizens around the world to play a role in protecting the amazing wild animals and plants who share the planet with us. Habitat loss, climate change and poaching are among the most alarming challenges faced by wildlife today. Poaching and trafficking of ivory is now the most serious immediate threat to African elephants. The graphics... Read More »
Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to: everyone (no limits are placed on nationality of film-makers)
Award: specific awards in certain categories
They are looking for your environmental movies to promote environment awareness and make things change! EFFA school aims to present Environmental Education initiatives taken by schools in Albania and in the world. The EFFA organisation will support schools movies, offering to the students and schools the possibility to personally present their work during EFFA 16, and offering them media attention. The EFFA organisation will also stream the information through international networks of festivals to spread these movies worldwide even after EFFA 16.
Films that meet the following conditions will be considered by the jury for selection:
The call for EFFA... Read More »