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Competition Guidelines

Find key information regarding eligibility and submission requirements below.
Further details will be communicated to participants via email over the course of the competition.

Eligibility

The competition is open to high school students, gap year students, as well as college freshmen and sophomores.

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Format

This is a team competition. 

While participants must first register individually, they will then need to register a team of 2-3 members including themselves by July 31st, 2024, 23:59 GMT+0.

The team will need to designate one member as the Team Leader to receive and communicate on behalf of the team. 

At least 2 of the 3 team members must be from the same region, which will be the region in which the entire team participates. 

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REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration

April 1st - May 31st, 2024

Cost: $10 USD per participant

Regular Registration

June 1st - July 28th, 2024

Cost: $15 USD per participant

REGION

Participants and teams must register as part of one of the following regions:

  1. Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Africa

  2. LATAM (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean)

  3. APAC (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania)

  4. Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

  5. North America 

The region selected MUST be the region the participant resides in or studies in and must NOT be selected based on nationality or place of birth if it differs from the aforementioned.

Regional Round

Teams must submit a 2-3 minute video addressing a social issue found in their community and provide their solution to this issue.

Videos cannot contain decks. It is highly recommended that teams present their videos in documentary format.

Find the detailed submission guidelines here.

There is no category requirement. However the selected social issue must fall under one of the UN's Social Development Goals below:

  1. No poverty

  2. Zero hunger

  3. Good health & wellbeing

  4. Quality education

  5. Gender Equality

  6. Clean water and sanitation

  7. Affordable and clean energy

  8. Decent work and economic growth

  9. Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

  10. Reduced inequalities

  11. Sustainable cities and communities

  12. Responsible consumption and production

  13. Climate action

  14. Life below water

  15. Life on land

  16. Peace, justice, and strong institutions

  17. Partnerships for the goals

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Videos must be submitted by August 13th, 2024, 23:59 GMT+0.

Final Round

The top 3 teams per region will be invited to represent their region in the Global Final. 

The Global Round consists of a live pitch and Q&A session.

The pitch must be no less than 4 minutes and no more than 5 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute question and answer period with the judges.

All team members should participate in and speak during the live pitch session.

The Global Round will take place August 25th, 2024. Further information regarding time slots and format will be communicated to the finalists​.

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