1. Heineken Lagos Fashion Week Fashion

Focus Africa 2019/2020 for young and emerging African fashion talent

Deadline: September 20th

Fashion Focus Africa is a program that is dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the African fashion industry. In partnership with FETS Wallet, Avivere and Sunlight, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships. This long opportunity affords five young designers with some of the tools they need to grow.

Why should I Apply?

Application Criteria

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2. Wiki Loves Monuments International Photo Contest 2019

Deadline: September 30th

Wikimedia volunteers around the world started the 10th edition of Wiki Loves Monuments on September 1st, 2019. This is the 10th edition of WLM, a remarkable achievement for a competition that has garnered the status of “the world’s largest open photography contest” in Guinness World Records. We are excited and look forward to running another successful round of adding monument(al) photos from all over the world to Wikipedia. Photos submitted through WLM illustrate the more than 1.4 million monuments on Wikipedia and help more people around the world to learn about history and national heritage of all participating countries.

Why should I Apply?

  1. Up to €500 in in-kind prize*
  2. Up to €300 in in-kind prize*
  3. Up to €200 in in-kind prize*

Application Criteria

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3. 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Writing Contest for unpublished short fiction

Deadline: November 1st

Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation. We inspire and connect writers and storytellers across the world, bringing personal stories to a global audience. Commonwealth Writers believes in the transformative power of creative expression in all its forms. We work with local and international partners to identify and deliver a wide range of cultural projects. Our activities take place in Commonwealth countries, but our community is global.

 

Why should I Apply?

Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000.

Application Criteria

a. Entrants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country – please see Section 5 for the list of Commonwealth countries – or stateless persons currently residing in a Commonwealth country. The Commonwealth Foundation will request verification of citizenship status before winners are selected. Entries from citizens of non-Commonwealth countries are not eligible.

b. For regional purposes, entries will be judged by country of citizenship. Where the writer has dual citizenship (of two Commonwealth countries), the entry will be judged in the region where the writer is permanently resident.

c. There is no requirement for the writer to have current residence in a Commonwealth country, providing that they are a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

d. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over on 1 November 2019.

e. All entries will be accepted at the discretion of the Commonwealth Foundation which will exercise its judgement, in consultation with the prize chair, in ruling on questions of eligibility. The ruling of the chair on questions of eligibility is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.

f. Entries from previous overall winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize are not eligible. Entries from previous regional winners are eligible.

g. Entries from current members of staff at the Commonwealth Foundation are not eligible.

h. Entries must be unpublished and remain unpublished in any language until 1 May 2020.

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4. Clinton Global Initiative University 

Deadline: September 30th 

The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for higher education student leaders who are committed to take action in their community to address a pressing challenge. We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students across the world who are motivated to make a positive change in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty allevation, and public health.

Why should I Apply?

Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to:

Application Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by the CGI U Selection Committee. All applicants, Early Deadline and Final Deadline, will be notified of admissions decisions in early November 2019. The CGI U Selection Committee aims to convene a diverse cohort of students that demonstrate the motivation to tackle specific challenges, the capacity to develop their leadership skills, and dedication to CGI U’s yearlong program.

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