December 3, 2013

Shell Ideas360 Global Student Competition for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Worldwide

Shell Ideas360 Global Student Competition

Course(s) Offered: Your ideas
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Provider: Shell International Limited
Country to Study in: Any country, Netherlands

Scholarship Description
SHELL IDEAS360 is a global competition for both undergraduate and postgraduate students worldwide.

The competition is organised by Shell International Limited for students to develop “game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues.”

Application for the 2014 Shell Ideas360 Global Student Competition is currently ongoing. All undergraduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to participate.

Interested students who meet the criteria as stated below can apply.

Shell Ideas360 Global Student Competition is organised by Shell International Limited for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues.

Participation in the Competition is open to any person who:
  • is, or will be aged 18 or over by May 31, 2014; and
  • is currently studying (and is officially registered to continue studying until at least May 31, 2014) as a full time undergraduate or postgraduate at a recognised, degree awarding university or other equivalent higher education establishment.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries may apply. This is a global competition.

Participating Institutions
Shell International Limited; AND
All recognised, degree awarding university or other equivalent higher education institution anywhere in the world

Fields of study
Any theme or idea of yours towards developing “game-changing ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues.”

Number of awards
Five individuals or teams are to be selected per school to progress to the final stage of the Competition

Scholarship benefits
There will be a range of great prizes on offer in the Shell Ideas360 competition, as well as other benefits to students for taking part:
  • Main Prize. A National Geographic Expedition for the winning team members, chosen from a range of available trips.
  • Stage 3 Teams. The five teams or individuals selected for Stage 3 of the competition will be flown out to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in order to present their idea to the judging panel at the Shell Eco-Marathon event in May 2014.
  • Stage 2 Prizes. Every participant that is selected for Stage 2 of Shell Ideas360 will receive a one year subscription (print and digital) to National Geographic Magazine.
    In addition, Shell has a free 3-month subscriptions to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire) to give away to everybody who submits a final idea to the Shell Ideas360 competition by 16 December 2013 in accordance with the competition terms and conditions.
  • Additional Prizes. A selection of National Geographic prizes for participants including: wall maps, atlases, science books, and photographic prints from the National Geographic picture library.
Additional benefits of participating include boosting your résumé/CV since Shell is an internationally known and respected organisation, opportunity to work with professionals, networking opportunities, learn business processes, and develop your ideas.

Method of Application
To apply, visit the official website (link to it is below) to register, join the Shell Ideas360 community and submit your idea. The stages of the competition are as follows:

STAGE 1 (3 SEPTEMBER 2013 - 16 DECEMBER 2013)
Registration: Register and set up your personal profile. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team of up to three people. Formulate and submit your idea.

Develop an innovative idea related to Energy, Water or Food. Use your workspace to share draft ideas with the Shell Ideas360 community, submitting your final idea for evaluation by 16 December 2013.

STAGE 2 (20 JANUARY - 31 MARCH 2014)
Develop your idea. Up to 100 teams/participants will be selected to develop their idea with support from a Shell Mentor and Subject Matter Experts, and demonstrate in more detail why Shell should invest in it.

STAGE 3 (16 APRIL - 15 MAY 2014)
Final presentation and selection. Five teams/participants will be invited to present their idea at the Final Event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The winner will be selected and announced at the end of this event.

Registration on the official website for stage 1 started on 3 September 2013 and ends 16 December 2013.

You may register on the official website (link to it is below) to participate in Shell Ideas360 or sign up with your Facebook or LinkedIn account.

Shell believes human ingenuity holds the key to unlocking innovative thinking. This competition is a way of fostering innovation and, potentially, turning your ideas into reality.

Shell Ideas360 involves a number of key stages. In Stage 1, participants register and submit an initial idea. The ideas are evaluated and teams selected through to Stage 2 will develop their ideas in conjunction with Shell Mentors and Subject Matter Experts. Stage 3 will see five finalists selected to present their idea to a panel of judges.

Shell Ideas360 is not part of Shell’s recruitment process and performance in the competition will not influence job applications. If participants wish to explore career opportunities or internships at Shell, please visit the Shell website for further information.

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in the Netherlands. Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading, it is the largest company in the world - ahead of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. - in terms of revenue, and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors".

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Application Deadline: 16 December 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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