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We Art Water International Short Film Festival 2019-2020 (€10,000 in Prizes)

Deadline2 April 2020 Who may enterThe competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. DescriptionThis international short film competition is organized by the We Are Water Foundation. This year’s theme is Climate Crisis. All short films need to address the topics: Climate Crisis, water, and sustainability, linking it to the global …

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Rice Business Plan Competition 2020 for Student Startups (Up to $1.5 Million in prizes)

Deadline: January 27, 2020 Applications for the Rice Business Plan Competition 2020 are now open. The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted …

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12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2020 for Students Worldwide

Deadline: April 27, 2020 Can you see yourself arguing a hypothetical human rights case before a panel of international lawyers in Geneva? Apply for the 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2020. Each year students who wish to participate in the Competition submit written legal arguments for …

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World Bank/Zicklin Center at Wharton Ideas for Action (I4A) Competition 2020

Deadline: February 29, 2020 The World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center at Wharton are pleased to announce the 2020 Ideas for Action (I4A) Competition. The Competition engages young people (18-35 years old) to develop innovative solutions in support of the implementation of the SDGs. Ideas for Action provides students …

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Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2020 (up to $15,000 in prizes)

Deadline: February 20, 2020 Applications are open for the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2020. Every year, the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. The Challenge identifies, empowers, and inspires …

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World Bank/Financial Times’ Blog Writing Competition 2020 for High School Students (Win a trip to Washington, DC)

Deadline: February 10, 2020 Entries are invited for the World Bank/Financial Times’ Blog Writing Competition 2020 for High School Students. They are looking for your most inventive ideas, high quality writing, and innovative solutions to improve education outcomes for the next generation. All children should be able to read by …

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EarthTech Challenge 2020 for Young Innovators Worldwide (Win an all-expenses-paid trip to the EarthTech Summit)

Deadline: January 24, 2020 Do you have an idea or solution addressing the world’s biggest environmental and social issues? Apply now for the EarthTech Challenge 2020. The EarthTech Challenge invites purpose-driven youth aged between 13-29 with a passion for solving the most pressing environmental and social issues, through the use …

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Seedstars Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020 for Seed-stage Startups in MENA and Africa

Deadline: January 31, 2020 Applications are open for the Seedstars Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020. The prize is targeted at socially driven businesses that offer innovative solutions in countries and regions prone to strong migration movements in MENA and Africa. Seedstars is a Swiss-based private group of companies with the mission …

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Apply for OD Impact Challenge 2019/2020 for Young Changemakers (Win cash prizes and more)

Deadline: December 31, 2019 Opportunity Desk is pleased to invite young changemakers across the world to enter the 2019/2020 OD Impact Challenge. The OD Impact Challenge seeks to recognize and support the efforts of young change-makers working to bring positive change to their communities while projecting and highlighting the impact …

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