1. EF Challenge: International Speech Competition

Deadline: April 15, 2018

EF Challenge is an International speech competition looking for your perspective on sustainable development. The competition engages High school students and teachers to answer one simple question, “What does sustainable development mean to you?”. With the assistance of their teachers, students are expected to come up with a short speech and record it to inspire the audience and convince the jury. Both students and teachers have the chance to win amazing prizes – from trips to dream-destinations to study abroad courses and online English lessons.

Prizes: 

•Win a trip to the EF Youth Leadership Forum at the EF New York.
•Win a two-week language course abroad to an EF Destination.
•Win a three-month online English course at EF English-town.
•Win a spot for an EF Teacher Training Course.
•Learn about sustainable development and practice your knowledge in that area.

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2. Call for entries: Feature Documentary Film Producing Workshop

In June 2018, the American Film Showcase (AFS) will host 5-7 teams of emerging documentary producers and their filmmaker partners (10-14 participants total) from African countries (participants must be proficient English-speakers) for a six-day workshop focused on documentary film producing. Produced in collaboration with U.S. Consulate in Cape Town and the Encounters Documentary Festival (the oldest and leading documentary festival in Africa), participants will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to learn the ins-and-outs of producing a feature length documentary film with the support of American film experts. All costs related to the program will be covered by AFS. The workshop will be led by Roger Ross Williams and Heidi Fleisher.

For questions, contact:
Steffan Horowitz – AFS Programming Coordinator: shorowitz@cinema.usc.edu
Deborah Matthee – U.S. Consulate, Cape Town: MattheeDL@state.gov
Tarha McKenzie – Encounters Documentary Festival Coordinator: AFSEncounters2018@gmail.com

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3. The Zambezi Prize For Innovation in Financial Inclusion 

The traditional definition of financial inclusion is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society. The Zambezi Prize looks at a more holistic definition that focuses less on the mechanism and more on the end result. We analyze the impact of a combination of factors in the lives of disadvantaged people to measure financial inclusion. These factors include job creation, revenue, transactional mechanisms and their financial relevance to users, mass education, training and the overall quality of life impact.

The Zambezi Prize is a $200,000 competition that aims to unearth and celebrate the startups that are solving Africa’s biggest financial inclusion challenges.

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4. Microsoft Cloud Society Program 2018

Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Microsoft Cloud Society Program 2018 is now open. Microsoft Cloud Society invites you to sign up on their platform and complete at least one course that’s relevant to your interest/industry, then write about how this course will help you in your current role. By joining the competition, you have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid 3 day trip to Mauritius to attend Microsoft’s exclusive Cloud Camp.

Prizes: 

•Here’s your chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the exotic shores of Mauritius to attend an exclusive cloud camp for 3 days.

•Get hands-on experience on disruptive technologies like IoT, Blockchain and AI
Participate in fun team building activities and interact with peers across the region

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5. The Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize 2018

Lauren Child has been writing and illustrating children’s books for almost twenty years. Before that, she was a struggling wannabe artist, illustrator, and designer of things. She is a trustee of House of Illustration, founded by Sir Quentin Blake, and the UK’s only public gallery devoted solely to illustration and graphic art. In 2017 she became the 10th Waterstones Children’s Laureate. One of her main objectives of this role is to highlight the value and importance of illustration as an art form.

Hence, Lauren Child, in partnership with House of Illustration, Betjeman Poetry Prize, and Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2017-2019, announces an international illustration competition

Prizes:

•£1000 first prize
Prizes for commended illustrators
•Top 12 illustrators will be commissioned to create further work to be exhibited at St Pancras International station, London, in September 2018

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