Youth Impact Challenge 2021
The Youth Impact Challenge is a competition for young innovators who have ideas that tackle environmental or social issues.
Applications are closed. Round 1 Judging has begun!
Canada’s youth have lived through an unprecedented crisis and witnessed loud cries for justice. The Youth Impact Challenge is your opportunity to develop your ideas for #whattheworldneeds
Youth Impact Challenge 2021 will...
Give out $80,000+ in prizes for ideas that tackle environmental OR social issues
Award two grand prizes of $10,000
Engage with a diverse group of youth
Connect participants to mentors who will help you develop your ideas
Who can apply?
Youth aged 16 to 25
(you don't need to be a student!)
Young innovators from all backgrounds!
(even temporary residents)
Teams must have at least 3 people
Round 1 submissions due July 16th at 11:59pm EST
Workshops: Zero to Hero
We’d love to engage with your team ideas before the event, so register for the workshops here to learn more. We'll help you start from scratch!
June 30 @ 5pm EST | Networking Social: Meet new teammates
July 6 @ 5pm EST | Getting Started: Learn how to write a 3-page proposal
July 8 @ 6pm EST | Getting Started: Missed the first one? Join the re-run!
July 9 @ 5pm EST | Designing a Prototype: Design tutorial to create a product mockup
July 13 @ 6pm EST | Q & A Session: Still getting started? Ask us anything!
July 15 @ 6pm EST | Q & A Session: Last-minute questions? Join us!
Recruiting teammates? Want to listen to the workshop recordings? Join our Discord Server!