Deadline: 20 November 2015
Open to: all interested designers from around the world
Prizes: remuneration for creating the “global look” for World Press Freedom Day 2016, honorable mention of top 19 submissions
Freedom of information is a human right. It is also an integral part of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. Freedom of information is also a precondition for informed public participation in governance and in the democratic process.
On World Press Freedom Day (WPFD2016) on the 3 May 2016, UNESCO wants to put a spot light on the importance of freedom of information and the need to create a culture of... Read More »
Deadline: 31 December 2015
Open to: filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe
Prize: main prize EUR 10,000
goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film aims at increasing the international audience’s awareness for film-cultural developments in Central and Eastern Europe, and it will facilitate international contacts between filmmakers, thus raising international dialogue, understanding and cultural integration.
Festival goEast, organized by the German Film Institute, will take place from 20 to 26 April, 2016 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The festival showcases documentary and feature films created in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe in 2014 and 2015.
They accept feature fiction films with a length of at least 70 minutes and documentaries from a length of 30 minutes. The festival presents current film productions... Read More »
Deadline: 29 November 2015
Open to: anyone under 35 years of age from around the world
Prizes: winner-GBP 1000, two runners-up GBP 500, e-publication, mentoring session
The fourth annual Bodley Head and Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover the world’s best young talent in long-form essay writing. Dynamic, authoritative and lively essays of no more than 3,500 words on a non-fiction topic of your choice are welcomed. It can be journalistic, study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance to history, from current affairs to a scientific discovery.
Everyone interested in writing under 35 years of age.
Deadline: 15 February 2016
Open to: students worldwide who have completed their high school education, with one entry per person
Prizes: first prize of EUR 100,000, second prize EUR 10,000
Valeo is offering young students worldwide the opportunity to make the car of 2030 and the way it’s used more intelligent, intuitive, green and fun. Comprising teams of two to five people, students from any discipline can take part by presenting a relevant, innovative project in English. The aim is to stimulate the students’ creativity, enabling them to form multidisciplinary teams. The Valeo Innovation Challenge is part of Valeo’s innovation strategy, supported by the company’s annual Research and Development budget of over EUR 1 billion.
Deadline: 15 November 2015
Open to: individuals across the world aged between 18-34 years old
Prize: first prize USD 200, second prize USD 150, third prize USD 100
UNESCO MGIEP is a specialised institute established in co-operation with the Government of India to play a leading role in research, knowledge sharing, capacity building and policy formulation in the area of education for peace, sustainability and global citizenship.
UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) invites entries for the Youth lens 2015: The Blue Dot magazine photo competition. The topic for the competition is “Education and Crisis”.
Entries are accepted from individuals across the world;
Entrants must be between the ages of 18-34;
You must be passionate about photography;
Photographs that have won any... Read More »
Deadline: 2 December 2015
Open to: university students and professionals worldwide
Prize: 40,000 SEK (approx. EUR 4,300)
Identify a challenge you think could arise in the next coming 40 years and build a solution using Capa™ Thermoplastics. Perstorp is inviting students and professionals worldwide to the Focused Innovation Challenge. Participants will get the chance to use their creativity and ingenuity to solve a problem of the future using Perstorp’s unique Capa™ Thermoplastics technology. The innovation that impresses the distinguished panel of judges will be rewarded with a substantial cash prize and opportunity to get support for developing their idea from Perstorp.
Open to university students and professionals worldwide that want to make their mark on the future using Capa™ Thermoplastics. Participants can enter... Read More »
Deadline: 18 November 2015
Open to: anyone that is over 18 years old
Benefit:opportunity to work with the creative team at the Viber design studio
Messaging app Viber invites artists and creative minds from around the world to create original stickers inspired by international cities for their Sticky Fingers: My City, My Vibe global design initiative.
Stickers are used in Viber conversations to express an emotion, a reaction or a statement instead of just plain, boring text messages. Viber stickers are often accompanied by a phrase such as ‘Hi, Bye, BRB,’ etc. Viber has thousands of fun stickers from cute, to romantic, to quirky. There’s a sticker for everything on Viber.
Deadline: 30 November 2015
Open to: students from all around the world
Prize: up to EUR 25,000
The Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2016 have officially started. The Ericsson Innovation Awards is a global competition that gives students the opportunity to develop innovative ICT ideas in collaboration with Ericsson experts.
The theme for EIA 2016 is the future of city life. The competition is therefore focused on ideas that use ICT to improve the quality of urban life and to ensure that tomorrow’s cities are creative, connected and sustainable places to live and work.
The ten teams will each work with two selected Ericsson experts to develop a minimum viable product (MVP). Four teams will be chosen by the jury to participate in... Read More »
Deadline: 9 November 2015
Open to: any person residing in Europe between 15 and 35 years old
Prizes: 4 prize winners will be invited to participate in an event held in Paris at the end of November about Media, Youth and Environment
The European program “Youth in Action” accompanies youth involved in projects on a daily basis. 2013 was the first edition of the video contest; 2015 its third edition focused on environmental issues and climate change. Climate changes and sustainable development are clearly the key issues of for this end of 2015. “EVS Film Festival” offers a creative way to exchange ideas about civic engagement. This video contest will take place online, relying on social networks and a dedicated... Read More »
Deadline: 6 November 2015
Open to: local and regional authorities, the voluntary sector, non-governmental organisations and private organisations from any of the 28 European Union Member States
Prize: financial support up to EUR 8,000 for the winner in each category
Are you running a social integration project through sport that you wish to make known at the European level? Sport brings educational benefits because of the values it promotes such as respect, tolerance and self-control. As such, it can bring about positive social change and be used as a tool of prevention and education for topics such as discrimination, racism and violence. Apply for the European Prize for Social Integration Through Sport in one of following categories: