Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

The Awards

There will be 10 regional Awards: 2 from LATAM, 2 from North America, 2 from Europe, 2 from MEA and 2 from APAC. 

Each regional winner will receive:

  • A regional mentor
  • A marketing consultant
  • USD$5,000 in ad credits

​Out of the 10 regional Award recipient, 1 Grand Prize Awardee will be selected to receive an additional USD$50,000 in ad credits and an additional mentor.

Who can apply?

  • One Young World Delegates and Ambassadors exclusively. Ambassadors can apply as individuals or teams in groups (up to 5 individuals).
  • Those who operate businesses or a non-profit charity that address a major social and/or economic issue in their region and empowers their community.
    • The Participant and each team member (if any) must lead or be employed by a non-profit charity or a for-profit business legal entity, which is registered and/or formed under applicable laws in their jurisdiction 
  • Ambassadors must live and operate enterprises within Facebook's 5 regions: Latin America (LATAM), Europe (EUR), the Middle East and Africa (MEA), North America (NA), and Asia Pacific (APAC).
  • Government officials, political figures and businesses politically affiliated (all as determined by Facebook and One Young World in its sole discretion) are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
  • You are not eligible to participate in this Contest if you are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria).

Selection criteria:

Candidates will be assessed based on:

  • Probability of increased impact following ad credit investment - 40%
  • Evidence of social impact - 30%
  • Innovation/originality - 30%
Dateline for applications: 21 November 2018 1:00pm GMT
 
Source: One Young World

Illustration Photo: Saving for solar in Bariadi Tanzania. The cooperative is working in partnership with solar company Ensol. Ensol provides solar lighting kits to the co-op at a discounted price. The co-op then sells the kits to its members and earns a commission on each one it sells - which is reinvested in the co-op for them to buy more solar kits. (credits: Russell Watkins / UK Department for International Development / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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