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).
Candidates will be assessed based on:
- Probability of increased impact following ad credit investment - 40%
- Evidence of social impact - 30%
- Innovation/originality - 30%
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))