The AFS Global Citizen Prize for young leaders is here. This award seeks to reward young people who are leading a project that brings together individuals and communities (representing different cultural, ethnic, religious or other differences) to tackle one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be nominated. The AFS Global Citizen Prize 2019 has a cash prize of $10,000.
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Who is qualified to win the AFS Global Citizen Prize 2019?
Young people who are leading a project that brings together individuals and communities (representing different cultural, ethnic, religious or other differences) to tackle one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be nominated. The AFS Global Citizen Prize for Young Leaders will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates a compelling approach to foster intercultural understanding.
Young people are eligible for the prize if they are no older than 30 years old and are running a project that:
- addresses a pressing global issue outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
- makes impact on the local, national or international level
- engages with diversity as a key to success
- can be scaled up and extended
- leads to a more just and peaceful world
Eligibility for AFS Global Citizen Prize 2019
Except as provided below, the AFS GLOBAL CITIZEN PRIZE FOR YOUNG LEADERS (the “Contest”) is open worldwide to contestants who are at least thirteen (13) years of age at time of entry and no older than thirty (30) years of age as of October 10, 2019 (“Contestant”). Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and where prohibited. The Contest is sponsored by AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. (“Sponsor”).
A. Current employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, and any parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The above notwithstanding, former employees, clients and other affiliates of the Sponsor may participate in the Contest.
B. All Eligible Contestants who are under the legal age of majority in their country, state or province of their primary residence (“Minor”) must get their parent or legal guardian’s written permission to participate in the Contest. A minor will be required to provide parental consent in a form satisfactory to the Sponsors before he or she can be declared a winner and any prize can be awarded.
The Contest permits Contestants to enter a skills-based competition, available through the website www.afs.org/prize (the “Site”), for a chance at winning a single Prize consisting of a cash award of ten thousand dollars (US$10,000.00), participation in the 2019 AFS Global Conference (Approximate Retail Value “ARV” of $2,500) and participation in the AFS Global Award winners’ network (ARV of $2,500). The total ARV of the Prize is $15,000.
How to Enter
To enter the Contest you must submit an application with all of the required information, a copy of which is available at www.afs.org/prize, by the end of the Contest Period (“Entry”). All Entries must be submitted using website entry. All eligible Entries will be evaluated in two stages as provided in the next section titled “Winning”.
A. All Entries must describe a project that leverages diversity to create inclusive and sustainable solutions for pressing global issues associated with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the “Project”) and must comply with the following restrictions.
i. Contestants may only submit an Entry for a Project that they are in charge of or leading.
ii. The Project must bring together diverse individuals and communities to tackle one or more of the global issues as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
iii. The Project should be currently running and/or completed after January 2017.
iv. The Project must demonstrate success in achieving its stated goals.
v. The Entry must clearly articulate how the Project leads to a more just and peaceful world.
vi. The Entry must show how the Project successfully engages individuals or groups from different communities, backgrounds or cultural identities and how this aspect is crucial to advancing the Project.
vii. The Project can have local, regional, and/or global scope and impact, and should demonstrate significant potential to be scaled up and extended.
viii. Contestants must provide references through which the Sponsor can confirm that they, the Contestants, are in in fact in charge of the Project.
B. Entries must be received during the Contest Period. The Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an Entry other than as described herein is void.
C. Only one Entry is permitted and only one Prize shall be awarded per person, family, household, team, company or Project.
D. The Sponsor shall not cover or reimburse any costs associated with participating in the Contest.
May 31, 2019
For more details, you can visit the website at Afs.org/prize