World's Challenge Challenge Pitch Competition Application 2020Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 — 3:25 PM to Sunday, January 26, 2020 — 11:59 PM EST

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You are never too small to make a difference.

GRETA Thunberg, Swedish Woman of The Year, Teen Environmental Activist 

Description

The World’s Challenge Challenge (WCC) at the University of Waterloo is a competition where teams of two to four students pick one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals) and propose a solution. Teams that have been selected will make a 5-7 minute presentation on their proposed solution on March 9, 2020. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. More information about the WCC at the University of Waterloo can be found here.

Apply Here by January 26, 2020 


Eligibility & Team Composition 

  • Full-time and part-time students completing an undergraduate degree program, Masters or PhD, who are registered at participating partner universities may compete in the World's Challenge Challenge.

  • Teams must be composed of two to four students, preferably from at least two different disciplines. Applications from teams with more or less participants will not be accepted. 
  • Only students from the same institution will be accepted on a team. Cross-institutional representation is not allowed.
  • Teams may not include non-student participants.

Each member of the winning team will win $1,000 and will move on to compete against other schools at the WCC Global Final held at Western University in London, Ontario from June 8-12, 2020. The winning team of the International round will win $30,000, the second place team will win $15,000 and the 3rd place team will win $7,500. More information about this event can be found here (including the scoring rubric and resources). 

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