2019 Thought For Food Challenge

Closing Date 24.1 2020. Annual global innovation competition focused on creating and accelerating successful, socially responsible food and agriculture startups in all parts of the world. Next generation innovators and entrepreneurs are called upon to develop new food and agriculture-related business concepts and ventures that improve livelihoods, replenish natural resources, sequester carbon, reduce waste and enhance health and nutrition. Projects should leverage cutting-edge technologies like biotech, blockchain, AI/machine learning, and robotics and incorporate collaborative, circular and inclusive business models. Open to individuals between the ages …

International Schools Essay Competition [Trust for Sustainable Living]

Entries Due 20.12 2019. TSL is pleased to invite children around the world to share their ideas on how partnerships can help to achieve the SDG’s and build a more sustainable world. The brief for 2020 – My vision: Partnerships for a sustainable future The essay competition is aimed at primary and secondary school students, supported by Teacher Champions, parents and schools. (To participate, each school simply needs to register a Teacher Champion to coordinate on its behalf.) Students and Teacher Champions who participate in …

ibiology Young Scientist Seminars Competition 2020

Entries Close 16.12 2019. The Young Scientist Seminars is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. Videos are freely available online and widely viewed by an international audience of students, scientists, educators, and the public. Open to U.S. and international pre-doctoral graduate students (i.e. PhD candidates) and post-doctoral fellows in any field of the biological sciences. Research stories should be close to publication or have been recently published. Selection Process Phase 1 – Finalist Selection: …

Rubincam Youth Writing Competition [National Genealogical Society]

Entries Due 15.12 2019. Competition to encourage and recognize youth as the next generation of family historians. Young persons worldwide are eligible to apply. Awards given annually for an appropriately prepared genealogy in the following categories: Senior: High school students in grades 9–12 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a USD $500 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership (non print). Junior: Middle school students in grades 6–8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a USD $250 …

Mercer | Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders

Apply By 15.12 2019. Scholarship designed to assist young leaders who show an exceptional flair for leadership and have the mettle to be dynamic business leaders of tomorrow. Three (3) USD $2000 scholarships will be awarded. The scholarship will be disbursed via the financial aid officer or any equivalent authority in the form of tuition fees, books, hostel fee, etc. The winner will be featured on the company’s blog and social media accounts. Eligibility Minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or equivalent scale. Students …

European Press Prize 2020

Entries Open until 13.12 2019. By rewarding, facilitating and educating journalists, the European Press Prize highlights the importance of quality media and supports journalists in their endeavour to contribute to independent and critical journalism. Open to journalists working in and/or writing for a European media organisation or blog. Self-nominations may come from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe. The prize is awarded in four different categories. Investigative Reporting Award: For the individual or team effort which has done most …

New Media Writing Prize (Student Entries) [Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation]

Closing Date: 13.12 2019. Annual international competition showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. The Competition is free and open to any person regardless of age or nationality. Prize Categories: Unicorn Training Student Award: £750, donated by Unicorn Training if:book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if:book UK, …

Nobrow Short Story Competition: “The Censor”

Entries Due 9.12 2019. Contest theme is “The Censor”. It can be interpreted in any way – representing censoring of the past, present and future; the self; the state; or the effects of censorship on everyday life. As a provocation, the theme can provide a rich vein of storytelling inspiration for anyone wishing to take part in the competition. Inclusive, surprising, ingenious and diverse responses are particularly sought. Competition is open to people of any nationality aged 18 and over. Entrants must submit a short …

David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers [SXSW]

Applications Close 6.12 2019. Open to all high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (PhD & Masters included) interested in the convergence of new media, technology, and culture. Candidates will submit an essay or short story of 1,500 words or less (minimum 500 words) in the competition. Essay content can be creative writing or factual, citing sources as necessary. Five (5) finalists will be selected by the SXSW Selection Committee. Each finalist will receive one Platinum badge (USD $1,650 value) to attend SXSW 2020. One winner …

Food System Vision Prize [Rockefeller Foundation, SecondMuse, OpenIDEO]

Early Submissions due 5.12 2019. The Prize is an invitation for organizations across the globe to develop a Vision of the regenerative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by the year 2050. USD $2 million will be distributed to the Top Visionaries, who will be eligible to receive a prize of $200,000 each. After a Refinement Phase (2 March – 17 April 2020), the finalists will also: Join a cohort of Visionaries addressing systemic food issues via a virtual Accelerator and in-person …