Frequently asked questions

Is the project idea or solution limited to execution in Canada and/or Canadian issues or can it be global?

The project, issues, and solutions are not limited to Canada and can be focused on anywhere in the world. Please make sure to provide context for the issue in terms of the scope and scale of the problem.

Does the 3-page submission length include the title page and appendices?

Yes, the 3-page submission includes absolutely everything you would like to include in the project plan.

Can I submit the project plan by mail?

Yes, if you do not have sufficient internet or other resources, you may submit the plan by mail. If you have any difficulty with submitting a link to the proposal or would like to mail the submission, please contact

Do I have to be Canadian to apply?

No, anyone residing in Canada or part of a Canadian institution, e.g. international students attending Canadian universities are welcome to participate.

Can I participate if I turn 26 years old this year?

Participants born after Dec 31st 1995 and before Dec 31st 2005 are eligible for this competition.

Can I apply this year if I was already a participant in the 2020 competition?

Absolutely! If you are using your project from last year, you will be asked in the submission form to confirm that you've significantly improved your idea. Re-application using the same 3-page proposal from last year will result in a disqualification.

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