Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, 2018



Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
It is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global
Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development Goals.




Ideas, Projects.


  • Award Category

    1. Best Ideas Category
    Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)

    2. Best Projects Category
    Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact

  • Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will receive a Gold Medal and a Certificate.
  • Second Prize winners will receive a Silver Medal and a Certificate.
  • Third Prize winners will receive a Bronze Medal and a Certificate.
  • Finalists not chosen as prize winners will receive Honorable Mention. Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will receive a Certificate.

    Selection Process

  • Entries will be evaluated based on their entrepreneurial vision, feasibility, innovation, leadership, social impact, and sustainability, among other factors.
  • The 10 entries receiving the most votes in each of the two categories will be considered finalists.
  • Finalists are requested to submit a video (max 3 minutes) of their idea/project (if they have not done so yet).
  • From among the finalists, the judges will make the final selection of three winners (Grand Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize) in each category.
  • The People’s Choice Prize will be given to the entry with the largest number of votes in each of the two categories.


    You are eligible to enter, if:

    1. You are between the ages of 15 and 35.

    2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs) in your community. or You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program.

    3. You are able to submit your entry in English.

    NB: Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply.

    July 31, 2018.

    Click here for details and online application


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