Carpe Diem Youth Opportunities

We’ve noted down the best youth opportunities and challenges for June and July 2018. We’ve found some fabulous competitions, great events and chances to really make a difference. 

Check the eligibility requirements and deadlines to be sure to you have the best chance of winning!




Social Impact Hack: One Young World & Facebook

Collaborate on innovative solutions to 3 topics in a competitive and inspiring setting. Pitch your idea to win prizes and the opportunity to continue with your idea beyond the hackathon event.

When: 30 June 2018
Where: London, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 29 June 2018


ASEF Summer University

With a theme of Sustainable Tourism: Youth Driving Green Growth, this is a 2-week experiential learning journey and Interdisciplinary Innovathon for Asian and European students or young professionals. Designed to foster cross-cultural exchanges and create new networks among youth, it offers the opportunity to broaden horizons, deepen knowledge on contemporary issues, and propose concrete solutions to societal challenges.

When: 12-23 September 2018
Where: Slovenia & Croatia
Deadline: 3 July 2018


One Young World Caucus 2018

An event in Portuguese, the overarching theme of the Caucus will be Corporate Social Responsibility. The focus will be to promote discussion and collaboration between the corporate world and third sector to drive social impact.

When: 21 July 2018
Where: São Paulo, Brazil
Registration Deadline20 July 2018


YESBUD Summit 2018

Connecting technology and entrepreneurship, this event resonates across all industries. Head here for tons of business management information and to hear more on case studies, connections and innovative ideas.

When: 2-3 August 2018
Where: Nairobi City, Kenya
Deadline: 21 July 2018



Fundraising Challenges


Coast to Coast Cycle
When: 9 – 12 August 2018
Where: UK


3 Peaks Challenge
When: 12-14 October 2018
Where: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, UK


Sahara Desert Trek
When: 1-6 November 2018
Where: Sahara


Sahara Desert Trek
When: 14-19 March 2019
Where: Sahara


3 Peaks Challenge
When: 21-23 June 2019
Where: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, UK


3 Peaks Challenge
When: 30 August – 1 September 2019
Where: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, UK


3 Peaks Challenge
When: 13-15 September 2019
Where: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, UK


Cycle Africa
When: 12-20 October 2019
Where: Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro


Sahara Desert Trek
When: 31 October – 5 November 2019
Where: Sahara



SDG #BloggersWanted


Peace Child Blogger

When: Ongoing
Topics: Global Goals, Sustainable Development Goals, Youth Empowerment, Case Studies, Video, Pictures or more. We take suggestions so get in touch with your idea!
Contact: [email protected]


Voices of Youth Blogger

When: Ongoing
Topics: Your blog post is about your perspective on something. It doesn’t matter whether it is a serious issue or a fun issue, a global issue or a local issue, make sure to express your personal thoughts.



International Essay Contest 2018

Deadline: 15 June 2018
What is the one thing you would like to change the most to make your school, workplace, community, country or the world a better place? How would you bring about that change? Write your 700 word essay on the cause and solution you believe in and win an amazing prize for your creativity.


SDGs & Her Competition

Deadline: 29 June 2018
Overview: Enter this competition if you’re a female entrepreneur who has linked your initiative to one or more SDG. Showcase how you have been supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through your business operations. Winners receive leadership training, mentoring and get the chance to fly to New York City for an event at the United Nations in September, 2018, to showcase their achievements.


Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Deadline: 29 June 2018
Overview: Enter your ideas, be it an initiative, product or service already in action that’s tackling a sustainability problem. This year, the Awards will recognise initiatives in eight key areas with a winner chosen from each area. Prizes include a trip to Cambridge for a three-day accelerator programme with CISL and to pitch their initiative to a high-profile panel in London. The winners also share in over €100,000 and receive tailored business mentoring for 12 months, from CISL and Unilever experts.



Learn & Collaborate


The World’s Largest Lesson

Take things into your own hands and prepare an assembly for your school. Alternatively ask your teacher to use a lesson plan from the fantastic supply or create your own seminar group to discuss and brainstorm how you can help or share your SDG knowledge with other youths.



What Else Can I Do? 


PCI Youth Advocate

UN Youth Volunteers

Learn the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Watch & Share Global Goals Films


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