Unilever Sustainable Solutions Young Entrepreneurs Awards for Young People Worldwide (Over €100,000 Cash Award)

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Course(s) Offered: Ideas, Initiatives
Course Level: Contest, Competition
Provider: Unilever
Country to Contest from: Any country

Scholarship Description
If you’ve got an initiative, product or service already in action that’s tackling a sustainability problem, or you know someone else whose brilliant work deserves recognition, we want to hear from you. You can enter the competition or nominate someone who merits it.

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards can help you take your sustainability initiative, product or service to the next level. We are on the hunt for solutions that are tackling some of the planet’s social and environmental challenges. This year, the Awards will recognise initiatives in eight key areas.

Young entrepreneurs are invited to submit ground-breaking initiatives that tackle the challenge of sustainable living. Are you a young entrepreneur with a product, service, or application to enable sustainable living? Enter your solution before the deadline. Enter your initiative today!

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

The competition is open to founders or co-founders, aged between 18 and 35 (as of 29 June 2018), of initiatives from any part of the world with the exception of those based in Russia, due to local data protection laws.

Initiatives must relate to one or more of the categories: Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action.

Entries must have grown beyond the idea stage to include actions the applicant has already taken – whether through informal networks, via an existing institution, or by creating a new enterprise.

Entries cannot be accepted from current Unilever employees, nor can entries promote Unilever or its products. However, the entrepreneur may have worked with Unilever in the past or may be working with Unilever currently as a third-party supplier.

Entries must be submitted in English.

Entry evaluation:
Entries will also be evaluated on:
  • How the Awards process and prizes would impact the success of the initiative.
  • How effectively the entrepreneur is able to engage with relevant communities and stakeholders to realise the potential of the solution.
  • How the level of ambition is underpinned by the capability to deliver.
  • How the initiative contributes towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (specifically, the SDG category selected by the entrant).
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country of the world

Participating Institutions
Any institution in the world (EXCEPT Unilever) - including informal networks, institutions, enterprises, etc

Number of awards
For 2018, eight winners, including the HRH Prize Winner, will be selected from a rigorous assessment process led by The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, culminating in video interviews with our finalist selection panels

Scholarship benefits
All winners will attend a special prize event hosted in London.

The winner of the ‘HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize’ will receive a €50,000 cash award and one-to-one mentoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months.

The remaining winners will each receive a €8,500 cash award and one-to-one mentoring support tailored to their specific needs for a duration of 12 months.

Method of Application
Only individual entries are accepted. If your initiative has multiple founders, only one person can enter the competition. Entries are sought from individuals and we cannot accommodate co-founders in the competition process. Co-founders may, however, take part in the on-going mentoring process if the winning individual agrees to this.

To submit your entry, you’ll need to create a profile and complete the application form. You’ll need to tell us all about your initiative’s story so far, and your vision for its future. The more you can share, the better.

It is important to read the how to enter page (includes Guidelines and Criteria), and also visit the award webpage (link to it is below) for complete information on applying for this entrepreneurship award

Applications must be submitted online through the Awards website. The competition opens at 00:00 BST on 10 May 2018 and closes at 23:59 BST on 29 June 2018.

Sustainable living – a world where everyone lives well and lives within the natural means of the planet – doesn’t have to be a pipedream. If entrepreneurs develop sustainable ways of doing business, and people adapt to live and work in ways that secure our planet for future generations, we can make it a reality. The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, are looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace.

The sponsor of this opportunity reserves the right to disqualify at any time (in its reasonable discretion) any participant or entry for good cause, including, but not limited to, non-compliance with the Guidelines and Criteria, the Changemakers Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, or violation of any applicable laws, codes, or regulations.

Application Deadline: 29 June 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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