Promising Educational Competitions for Students to Get Recognition Globally

Competitions for students that propose an excellent opportunity for exposure and winning monetary prizes

Being in higher studies is not as easy as it looks. With specialization comes the relevant amount of seriousness and responsibility towards your chosen field. However, students sometimes need a break in form of vacations, college fests, or competitions. With this, if they can get awarded monetary prizes by winning competitions, it is no less than a cherry on the cake. So this week, Youth Time Magazine’s opportunity digest introduces you to upcoming exciting competitions that will not only give you a global platform but also a chance to win lucrative monetary prizes. So what are you waiting for? Dive in! 

Ericsson Innovation Awards

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Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) are calling university-level students to participate in this next-generation tech competition hell-bent on employing tech solutions to promote sustainability. This year the challenge is Impact our Sustainable Future.

Imagine decreasing food shortages while cleaning up oceans or addressing fashion waste while supporting gender equality, taking inspiration from the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), identifying an interconnected challenge to tackle with your team, and creating a new innovative tech solution that can make a lasting change.



One of the leading Information and Communication service providers, Ericsson is driven to provide its customers with the full value of connectivity by inventing revolutionary technology solutions that are simple to use, embrace, and expand, ensuring their profitability in a fully connected world.

The company’s vision is a world where limitless connectivity improves lives, redefines businesses, and pioneers a sustainable future. The portfolio of Ericsson ranges across Networks, Cloud Software Services, and Emerging businesses, powered by 5G and IoT platforms.



As a Nobel International partner, Ericsson will also offer the first-place students the opportunity to join a virtual conversation on Being a Scientist with a Nobel Prize laureate.

Along with this, the competition will award the winners in the following categories: 

  • First-place prize 25,000 EUR
  • Second-place prize 15,000 EUR
  • Third-place prize 5,000 EUR
  • Regional winners 1,000 EUR



  • Each team should comprise at least two but no more than four members.
  • Choose your EIA team country and university that you want to represent. If your team members are from different countries/from different universities, we suggest you pick the university and country that most of you are from. 
  • When selecting the EIA Region, make sure to double-check in which Ericsson Innovation Awards region your country is listed: North America, Latin America, India, Middle East, Africa, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. 
  • When describing your idea, ensure you answer each of the four questions in the blue boxes below. The jury will score you based on the answers to those questions.
  • Less is more – do not overcomplicate your answers, be direct and clear.
  • The first 50 complete submissions to this year’s EIA will have the opportunity to receive written guidance and feedback from Ericsson. This is a unique opportunity to refine your idea and fine-tune your final entry. You will be able to re-submit your idea after you check the feedback received. 



You can edit your submission up to the deadline day, August 5, 2022, at 1 PM CEST

Read more about the opportunity here. 


GLF/YIL African Youth Storytelling Contest 

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The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting The Stories of Africa, a youth storytelling contest that aims to amplify critical voices from across the African continent.



The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable, and resilient and considers five cohesive themes: food and livelihoods, landscape restoration, rights, finance, and measuring progress. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank and Charter Members. 



The three best stories will receive prizes of 500, 300, and 200 euros respectively. The forum will be showcasing the best 10 to 15 stories and announcing the winner stories at the GLF Africa Digital Conference 2022 on September 15, 2022, which will be attended by thousands and reach millions via social media and the press. 



The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 who:

  • Was born in Africa and lives there;
  • Or belongs to the African diaspora but has strong ties with the continent;
  • Or works closely with Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Africa;
  • Or has a strong interest in amplifying the voices of African youth.



The last day to submit your entry is August 14, 2022. 

Read in detail about the competition on the official website.

School Enterprise Challenge 2022 For Students Worldwide

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The School Enterprise Challenge is an award-winning educational program that is available to any school around the world through a free, all-inclusive online platform. 



Developed by the international charity Teach A Man To Fish, the experienced team has helped over 430,000 young people to develop new skills through planning and running a business since 2006. Through the School Enterprise Challenge, young people develop essential life and business skills through practical, hands-on experiences. With this program, the organization enables young people to develop skills that are not covered in the classroom.



There is more than $25,000 worth of prizes available for the best entries in the School Enterprise Challenge 2022. 



The School Enterprise Challenge is open to all schools from all countries, including pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools, and technical/vocational colleges.

Please note that universities are not eligible to take part.



The last day to submit your application is July 3, 2022. 

Find the detailed information here. 



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