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Competition for USA, Canada, and International Youth to Present Solutions to Global Challenges to Humanity

NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI)

GrantWatch ID# 165282
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/11/22 11:59 PM EST

Grant Description
Competition for USA, Canada, and International youth or youth teams, ages 13-24, to present solutions to global challenges, as identified by the United Nations. Applicants must submit the first round of applications before moving up to the second round. Groups must brainstorm and submit original ideas. Finalists will be asked to write a one-minute pitch video describing their solution.

Every fall, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) launches a new set of challenges in the NFTE World Series of Innovation (WSI). WSI invites applicants to think big and submit ideas to advance the UN Global Goals: 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 can compete. You can also nominate any young innovators you know so they get a special invitation!

Sign up to compete solo as a mighty team of one or invite a few friends to join you and compete together. A team can have 1, 2, 3, or 4 members.

Pre-Application Information
Competition Timeline:
- September 15, 2022: Challenge Begins and Registration Opens
- December 11, 2022: All entries are due on December 11th, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST! Please check your timezone to ensure you are submitting on time!
- December 12, 2022: First Round Judging Begins
- February 13, 2023: Top 10 finalists advanced
- February 27, 2023: Finalist videos are due by February 27th, 2023 at 11:59PM EST! Please check your timezone to ensure you are submitting on time!
- March 1, 2023: Final round Judging Begins
- April 17, 2023: World Series of Innovation winners in each challenge are announced during World Creativity and Innovation Week!

About the Competition:

Number of Grants
Three prizes awarded for each of ten challenge categories.

Estimated Size of Grant
1st Place: $1500 USD
2nd Place: $600 USD
3rd Place: $300 USD

Contact Information
Register and nominate:

120 Wall Street, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10005
+1 212 232 3333

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