Changemakers Challenge

Submit a Changemakers Challenge

The aim of the Changemakers Challenge is to invent or campaign for something that will make a positive impact in your community. Showcase your project in a short video, and win an all-expenses paid trip for your whole team to present your Changemakers Challenge at one of our Global Student Conferences in Boston, Edinburgh or Singapore.

Watch the video below, and follow the process to get started and make that change!

The Changemakers Challenge Process

STEP 1

Build your team

STEP 2

Identify issues in your local community

STEP 3

Explore the UN SDGs

STEP 4

Execute the Changemakers Challenge

STEP 5

Submit your Changemakers Challenge

STEP 1

Build Your Team

Your team must consist of 3-6 team members, all under the age of 25. Please also recruit an adult supervisor to oversee your project. 

Determine team roles best suited to each team members’ strengths by taking this Changemaker Quiz!

STEP 2

Identify An Issue in Your Community

Investigate what issues are currently affecting your community to help define what your team can focus your project on. Our Brainstorming Worksheet will help you identify issues and select one your team feels passionately about.

Download here

STEP 3

Explore the UN SDGs

You will be linking your Changemakers Challenge to one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Research each of the 17 SDGs, their targets and progress in detail, and watch Emma Watson introduce some inspirational UN SDG student projects.

STEP 4

Execute the Changemakers Challenge

Organization is the key to success. Structuring a collaborative project is not easy. To give your team guidance and structure, we have developed an Action Plan Worksheet to guide you through each step.

Remember, you will be submitting a video. Document your progress using photos, audio-recordings, sketches, meeting logs or videos, right from the start.

Download worksheet

CHANGEMAKERS CHALLENGE

2019 Winner & Shortlist

To give you an idea of what a Changemakers Challenge submission could look like, just click through the 2019 winner and shortlist below.

How to Submit Your Challenge

Create a video – no longer than 180 seconds –  that details: 

  • The problem you set out to solve
  • The solution that you came up with
  • How you implemented your solution
  • Which UN SDG(s) you covered 
  • How you worked as a team and
  • The impact your project had
Submit Here

Submit your Changemakers Challenge by filling out the submission form and providing a link (YouTube, Vimeo etc.) to your video by 12pm CET on the 20th of December 2020! Happy changemaking!