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.

Students from all over the world are welcome to apply for the Hult Prize. It is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students to solve the global’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. The deadline for applications is on December 23rd.

Young game-makers are welcome to apply for The Dream.Build.Play 2017 Challenge. The challenge is organized annually by Microsoft. The aim of the challenge is to encourage game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world. The deadline to apply is on 31st of December. is hosting its Travel Video Contest that offers students an opportunity to win $4,000. The contest is now in its 12th year and they are giving international students and travelers, the opportunity to showcase their creativity and explain why they want to study abroad or take a specific trip during their international studies. The deadline to submit videos is on 13th of October. 

Young people from all over the globe are welcome to apply for the annual Green-Go short film contest. Category winners and one public award will receive gift vouchers worth 500 EUR and 200 EUR, respectively, in an acclaimed online store. The deadline is on 1st of October.

The Youth Essay competition, organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Single Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, is open and seeks creative and well thought out answers to the following question:

Since 2012, an international Prize for Contemporary African Photography (CAP) has been awarded annually to five artists – photographers who either have created their work in Africa or have based their work on the Africa diaspora. The time has come to choose the youth who will be awarded this great international achievement in 2017. The list of 25 artists who have made it to the final cut has been published, and their work has been marked as the beginning of a new African school of photography.


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