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Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Jan-2017
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AwardFlight ticket, board and loding
EligibilityAge 18 to 23 years (social entrepreneurs, community activists, advocates and compaigners)
RegionNo Region
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What is Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2017?

Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2017 objective is to provide an opportunity to the strongest applicants to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of advocacy, campaigning, social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring geographical and gender representation and. This Summit will take place 16 to 20 July in Switzerland. 60 Changemakers will be selected aged between 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops and they will get flight ticket, board and lodging. A two-minute video will be attached with the form describing efforts to bring about a positive change in communities and about ambitions.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Applicants of age between 18 to 23 years (social entrepreneurs, community activists, advocates and campaigners).

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online with the following steps:
Step 1:
Fill the application form.
Step 2: Give the details about your work.
Step 3: Pay the application fee.
Step 4: Submit.


Q: How long should the video be?
The video should not be longer than two minutes. We will not consider applicants whose videos are longer than those two minutes (+/- five seconds). Therefore it is important that the answers to the questions above are to the point. Also, consider that the video application is the filter for the shortlist of candidates. Due to a number of applications received, written applications are read-only for shortlisted candidates. One thing to keep in mind: the larger your video file is, the longer it will take to upload. Therefore we would suggest that you create it in a resolution no higher than 640x480; high-res results in very big file sizes. Most video editors allow you to choose a resolution for the video you’re creating.

Q: Does the video have to be well produced and edited?
If applicants wish to edit their videos from more than one take, or if they want to add captions, photos or other materials, they are welcome to do so. However, a well delivered, single-take video of the applicant speaking directly to the camera is just as likely to impress. Applicants should remember that they are not addressing a camera, though, but a team of real people who are looking for potential Changemakers. However, do note that the sound on the video needs to be clear and audible – if applicants wish to record their videos outside, they may want to use a microphone or at least make sure that there isn’t too much noise that makes it difficult to understand them.

Q: Any tips on how to ‘perform’ in front of the camera?
Rather than stopping the recording every time something goes wrong, applicants should keep going and perhaps answer the questions two or three times in a row; they can then choose the best version. (Most computers nowadays have simple video editing software installed, e.g. Windows Movie Maker or iMovie. These makes it easy to choose the best take).

Q: Can my video be in a language different from English?
No, all videos submitted should be in English.

Q: I am 23 years old but will turn 24 in 2017, may I still apply?
Yes, you can apply, so long you are still 23 years old during the Summit.

Q: I am 17 years old and will turn 18 after the Summit, may I still apply?
No, unfortunately, we will not consider applications from people underage. We encourage you to try for next year’s Summit.

Q: If I am selected, what expenses will Global Changemakers cover?
Global Changemakers will cover the flight, food and accommodation for participants selected to take part in the Global Youth Summit 16- 20 July 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  • A two-minute video will be attached with the form describing efforts to bring about a positive change in communities and about ambitions.
  • The Global Changemakers Youth Summit 2017 will take place 16 - 20 July in Switzerland.

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