Young adults who are interested in water, is suffering from water problems, and who would like to propose creative solutions are welcome to apply and participate in the World Water Challenge.  This is an international contest for water solutions. The deadline is on 30th of July.

David Clark Cause and IBM are inviting applications for the Call For Code Global Challenge, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspired developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions. The deadline is on 31st of  August.

Organized by the Free Press Unlimited, these awards will recognise those journalists who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information. Nominations for the awards will be judged by an independent panel of international experts. All nominations need to be received before 1st of July.

The Moth is an Irish magazine which encourages creativity and art. The Moth is now accepting entries for their short story prize competition. Any short story which is original and not published before is welcome. The deadline is on June 30, 2018.

Young people from all over the globe are welcome to take part in an essay contest for youth. The theme of the contest is “The Change I Want to Make”. Entries must be received by June 15, 2018.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the 2018 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for an original short story. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500. Entry is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English. The deadline is on April 10, 2018.

The annual Thought For Food Challenge calls on young leaders to explore the complex challenges of food security, as they generate and prototype new ideas that make a difference. The Summit serves as a launch pad for projects to take off. Make sure you submit your pitch by May 4th, 2018, to be eligible for the Startup Bootcamp and grant funding.

Magma’s 2017/18 poetry competitions are now open for long and short poems. The prize money for both competitions is the same, so you can double your chances and try your luck at both. The application deadline is on January 15, 2018.

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2018 is a worldwide search for early stage technology-enabled solutions and services that can enable economic development and/or benefit society and/or the environment. This challenge is open to individuals and teams of students or recent alumni from any college or university. The deadline is on January 12, 2018.

On the occasion of the International Youth Day 2017, the EU and OECD Development Centre, as part of the Youth Inclusion project, invites youth to share views and aspirations regarding the future of work through a powerful photo! The deadline for applications is on November 12th.

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