1. Fishbowl Challenge 2024 for Young Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs (up to $50,000)
The Fishbowl Challenge connects ambitious young individuals from around the world, to develop technology-driven social ventures. That address critical issues in Healthcare, Agriculture, and Sustainable Energy. Winners will receive up to $50,000 in prize money to further develop their ideas, access to subject matter experts, mentors, leading academics, and investors is also provided to help bring the winning visions to life.
Click here for more details| Deadline: August 1
2. Iris Prize 2023 for Young People Accelerating Action to Protect & Restore Nature
The Iris Project awards three grants each year in conjunction with a locally-delivered capacity-building program and peer-to-peer mentoring facilitated by their Advisory Panel. The ‘Iris Prize rewards new ideas and established projects, hoping to overcome the circumstantial barriers that too often prevent young people from being able to advocate for nature-related change.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 31
3. Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People 2023 (¥100,000 prize)
This yearly essay contest is designed to channel the enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative of the world’s youth in the promotion of a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also hopes to motivate society to learn from young minds and consider how each of us can make a difference in the world.
Click here for more details|Deadline: June 15, 2023
4. Southern Voice Young Think Tankers Pitching Contest 2023
This contest aims to bring to the forefront concrete proposals on how to enhance these types of partnerships and provide them with an effective networking platform to ensure impact. The three winners will get the opportunity to showcase their ideas at the Southern Voice conference in November in Kenya. Southern Voice will fund their travel. They will also be invited to become the steering group for improving networking opportunities among early career policy professionals of the Global South to promote the ideas suggested throughout the pitching contest.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 31
5. Union for International Cancer Control Young Leaders Programme 2023
Mid-career cancer control experts who have contributed to advances in cancer control in their nation or region. And are determined to broaden their influence to drive global effect are encouraged to apply for the 2023-24 cycle of UICC’s Young Leaders programme. Up to ten participants will be chosen to learn more about global cancer control, work on cancer-related initiatives, and attend UICC’s two flagship international events, the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and the World Cancer Congress.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 25
6. BRICS Young Innovators Prize Competition 2023 ($25,000 prize)
The BRICS Young Innovator Prize is a special recognition of young talented entrepreneurs and researchers, whose outstanding innovations (inventions, products, applications, and services) will make a profound impact on the socioeconomic, environmental, and condition of life in BRICS societies. The BRICS Young Innovator Prize is a platform for BRICS young scientists and entrepreneurs to share their best practices in innovation and venturing.
Click here for more details| Deadline May 26
7. Young Audiences Music Awards (YAMawards) 2023
The YAMawards are the international music awards that honor creativity and innovation in Young Audiences Music productions, celebrating the art of connecting young people and children with music and culture in ways that inspire, enlighten and delight.
Click here for more details| Deadline May 15
8. Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2024 (up to £25,000)
The Africa Prize is now looking for the next 16 promising innovators with engineering technologies to improve lives, launching applications at the 10th Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya – an event that showcases the entrepreneurial ecosystem working towards sustainable development in Africa. The winner of the Africa Prize receives £25,000 and three runners-up are each awarded £10,000.
Click here for more details| Deadline July 25
9. Wikimedia Foundation Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards 2023 (up to $2,000)
Applications are open for the Wikimedia Foundation Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards 2023. The Wikimedia Foundation has launched the inaugural Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards, to celebrate the contributions of journalists in Africa who prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in their reporting. The awards recognize the essential role journalists play in creating well-researched articles. That volunteer editors can use as source materials to develop content on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
Click here for more details| Deadline June 30
10. GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2023 (up to $50,000)
Applications are open for the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2023. Youth-led African agrifood businesses are back in the spotlight as Generation Africa rolls out the 2023 edition of the Gogettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition.
The competition will culminate in an exciting final pitch contest live on stage at the AGRF Summit to be held this year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in September.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 19
11. SwitchCon Battlefield Competition 2023 (Win ₦2 million)
SwitchCon Battlefield is an exciting competition for students that showcases their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial skills. It is a platform that encourages creativity and problem-solving among students by creating innovative solutions. To address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Africa.
Click here for more details| Deadline: June 17
12. ICAN & Bank of Industry iHack4SDG Challenge 2023 (N3.5 million in cash prizes)
Applications are invited for the ICAN & Bank of Industry iHack4SDG Challenge 2023. ICAN-BOI, in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Bank of Industry, will gather a new generation of innovative thinkers from across the tech industry to tackle some of the most pressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tagged iHack4SDG Challenge 2023.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 14
13. His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II (HH MSII) SDG Challenge 2023 (Win up to $10,000)
Applications are open for the HH MSII SDG Challenge 2023. His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, 14th Emir of Kano & UN Advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with 1 Million Teachers launched the annual MSII SDG Challenge in 2021. The aim of this challenge is to catalyze and empower teachers in developing innovative community projects focusing on SDG 4 – Quality Education, and SDG 5 – Gender Equality.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 21
14. UN OHCHR International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023 ($1,000 award)
You can apply for the UN OHCHR International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023. On the occasion of the Zero Discrimination Day celebrated globally on 1 March 2023, and to launch the start of Racial Justice Month. Part of OHCHR’s year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) joins forces with the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International. And Freemuse to organize the Second Edition of the International Art Contest for Minority Artists.
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 15
15. World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023 Blog Contest
Applications are open for the World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023 Blog Contest. In an effort to find a common solution to a common challenge, the World Bank would like to hear the views of African youth on the challenges of corruption. Based on the situation in your country, answer the following question: ‘‘How can young people work with their governments, academia, and civil society organizations to speak up against corruption and counter the negative impacts corruption has on society?’’
Click here for more details| Deadline: May 20
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