Call for Applications: YOUTHLEAD Turning Point Contest for Young Changemakers


 

Deadline: 6 March 2020

Open to: Citizens of low-and middle-income countries aged 18-35
 

Describtion

Participate in the “YouthLead 2020 Turning Point Contest for Young Changemakers” and showcase your work globally! As a young changemaker, this YouthLead contest provides you with a unique platform to share your personal experience and creative voice. And, you could win a cash prize!

We invite written submissions, in the form of a personal essay or poem, that tell a powerful story about one important turning point you have experienced as a young changemaker. A turning point can be a moment in your life when you felt inspired, motivated, empowered, or enabled by a person, a place, or an event to begin working for change in your community. Community can be defined as a group of people you share common attitudes, interests, and goals with at the local, district, national, or global level, or in another way that makes sense to each author.


Eligiibility

The competition is open to all members of the public who are:

• Citizens of low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) as listed here;
• Aged 18-35 and
• Members of YouthLead with a member profile that is at least 80% complete. Becoming a member of YouthLead is easy and free. All Entrants must be successfully registered on YouthLead. As registration may take several days to process, all YouthLead.org registration requests must be submitted at least 4 business days prior to the end of the Entry Period to ensure timely approval for entering the contest.


Benefits

Each language category will be judged separately. First and second place prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each language category (English, Spanish and French). Third through sixth place in each language category will receive honorable mentions. All awardees will be featured on the YouthLead.org platform.

A.Poems

English Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and poem featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and poem featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – poem featured on YouthLead.org.

Spanish Language Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and poem featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – poem featured on YouthLead.org.

French Language Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and poem featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and poem featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – poem featured on YouthLead.org.

B. Personaly Essay

English Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.

Spanish Language Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.

French Language Submissions 
1. 1st Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize of $200 and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
2. 2nd Place Winner – a one-time monetary prize $100, and personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.
3. 3rd – 6th Place Honorable Mentions – personal essay featured on YouthLead.org.

C. If a winner does not respond within seven (7) days of notification, the Sponsor may, at its discretion, select one of the Honorable Mentions a Prize Winner.
D. Written submissions of Runners-Up will be displayed on the YouthLead.org Platform.
E. The Sponsor reserves the right to award fewer, none, or additional prizes.

Application

Application is HERE

For more information WEBSITE