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NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI)

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Youth
to Present Solutions to Global Challenges to Humanity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

LOI Date:

12/17/20

Deadline Date:

02/15/21 11:00 PM EST

Description:

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Prizes of up to $1,500 to USA, Canada, and International youth or teams youth, ages 13-24, to present solutions to global challenges, as identified by the United Nations. Applicants must submit the first round of applications before moving up to the second round. Groups must brainstorm and submit original ideas. Finalists will be asked to write a one-minute commercial storyboard and script describing their solution.

This year participants are being asked to imagine solutions for sustainable development. The nine goals are:

  • Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy: Bank of the West Clean Energy Challenge
  • Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities: Citi Foundation COVID Recovery Challenge
  • Goal 4: Quality Education: EY Education Equity Challenge
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: Mary Kay Textiles Upcycle
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Mastercard Financial Access Challenge
  • Goal 13: Climate Action: Moody's Foundation Climate Action Challenge
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: EY Belonging Challenges
  • Goal 1: No Poverty: PayPal Environmental Justice Challenge
  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger: PIMCO Zero Hunger Challenge

For additional information about all Goals, see: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Applicants may ask for help from a teacher, coach, or other mentor. The work must be original, but applicants are welcome to seek guidance as they explore the challenges and brainstorm about solutions. NFTE encourages community involvement.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165282

Number of Grants:

Three prizes awarded for each of nine challenge categories.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 1st place finisher receives $1500 USD, the 2nd place finisher receives $600 USD, and the 3rd place finisher receives $300 USD. Teams are expected to divide prize money equally among members.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any young person aged 13 to 24 is eligible to compete (at least 13 but no older than 24 as of December 31, 2020). The competition is online and free to enter. You can compete solo or invite a few friends to join you. Teams can have 1, 2, 3, or 4 members. Every team needs to designate one member as the Team Leader because that’s who we’ll contact first if your idea advances to the final round or wins a prize, but you can change who your team leader is at any time.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Challenges launch September 14, 2020.
- First round entries are due by 11pm EST on December 17, 2020.
- Finalists will be notified via email in late January and final round submissions will be due by 11pm EST on February 15, 2021.
- Winners will be announced March 29, 2021.

About the Competition: https://innovation.nfte.com/about
Challenges: https://innovation.nfte.com/
Resources: https://innovation.nfte.com/resources

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination page: https://innovation.nfte.com/nominate/

To register: https://innovation.nfte.com/login

NFTE
120 Wall Street, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10005
+1 212 232 3333
wsi@nfte.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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