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  • What is Pitch for the future?
    The Global Sustainability challenge is a team competition for high school students, gap year students, as well as college freshmen and sophomores who are passionate about making a difference and tackling real-world challenges in their community! This competition empowers young minds to become change-makers, by forming a team of 2-3 students to create a video addressing a social issue in their community they care about as well as providing solutions to this issue. The top 3 teams from each region will be invited to represent their region in the Finals. Finalists will proceed to a live pitch session and Q&A. The top 3 teams globally will be announced as the Global Winners of Pitch for the Future!
  • How much is it to register for Pitch for the Future?
    Early Bird registration fee is $10 USD per student. Regular registration fee is $ 15 USD per student.
  • Should I join a team or participate as individual?
    While participants are required to sign up individually for the competition, competitors must create teams of 2 to 3 students to compete in Global Sustainability Challenge. After students have registered individually, they must nominate a team leader who will then fill in a “team registration form” (which will be emailed to registered participants at a later date). This form will ask who the team members are and which category your team is competing in.
  • Who is eligible to participate?
    To apply, you must be in high school, currently on a gap year, a college freshman, or a college sophomore.
  • What if my teammates have not signed up individually?
    All team members MUST sign up and pay individually BEFORE filling in the team registration form. If your team progresses to the regional or global round, and your teammates are not registered individually, your team will automatically be disqualified.
  • Which region should I join?
    Please join the region in which you reside: (NOTE: The region you select must be the region you reside in or study in and must not be selected based on nationality or place of birth if it differs from the aforementioned.) Asia Pacific (including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, NZ & AU): Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China (including special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau), Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam. North America: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America. Europe + Russia + Central Asia: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan. Latin America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela. MENA + Africa: Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Can I register with teammates from several countries?
    You are allowed to. However, at least two of the members in your team must be from the same region, which will be the region you compete in.
  • What are the timezones for Pitch for the Future?
    Bootcamps will be available on demand (information on how to join will be sent to participants). While it is not mandatory to attend the bootcamps, we highly encourage participants to take part in order to gain a better understanding of how to prepare their video submissions and gain insight from our top presenters.
  • What are the prizes associated with each award?
    1st place team will receive $1,000 cash (for the whole team) + $1,000 per team member in Crimson credit + Tilting Future tuition scholarship up to $10,000 per participant* + MAD full course, Docathon competition, and mentoring session access*. 2nd place team will receive $500 cash (for the whole team) +$750 per team member in Crimson credit +Tilting Future tuition scholarship up to $5,000 per participant* + MAD full course, Docathon competition, and mentoring session access*. 3rd place team will receive $250 cash (for the whole team) + $250 per team member in Crimson credit +Tilting Future tuition scholarship up to $3,000 per participant* + MAD full course, Docathon competition, and mentoring session access*. Rising star team, youngest team among all finalists team sponsored by CGA. *Crimson Credit can cover no more than 50% of the total Crimson services. *Recipients of the Tilting Future prize packages need to be eligible to apply and be accepted to the program to redeem the program tuition scholarship. Program scholarships are valid through 2028. *MAD Course prize winners will have access to the Docathon competition (including access to our full filmmaking course), as well as access to the Changemaker Launchpad or their Ikigai (Find Your Purpose) course. As well as free of charge mentorship session to accompany the above courses, for the top 3 prize winners.
  • Is it mandatory to attend the bootcamps?
    Bootcamps will be available on demand (information on access will be sent to participants). While it is not mandatory to attend, we highly encourage participants to attend in order to gain useful insight on how to create an effective video submission from our expert presenters.
  • Why I am having troubles at payment stage of registration?
    Please ensure you are using the Google Chrome browser and have cleared all cookies/cache. After doing so, try your payment again. It should now go through without any issues.
  • Will I receive a score and marked rubric after first round submissions?
    No. Unfortunately we will not be providing scores, marked judging rubrics, or written comments for first round submissions as we do not have the capacity to provide this to everyone due to the immense amount of submissions.
  • How do I find teammates?
    We recommend teaming up with friends or schoolmates for easier communication due to being in the same timezone, however if you are looking to team up with people outside of these, we recommend joining our Discord server to make new friends there!
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