Deadline: March 25, 2015 | Views: 19

The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you are already creating change in your school or community, or if you are ready to start, we want to hear from you! Share your idea. Spark change!

Sparking change can be big or small, and everyone starts somewhere. It can be volunteering as a tutor or mentor to a young person; organizing a local food collection; developing an app or a game to address a community issue; participating in community events; speaking out for a cause the student cares about; or even starting an organization to support a favourite cause – no idea is too big or too small. We expect the finalists and grand prize winners to be a mix of students who are creating positive change in small but important ways, as well as those who are epic change-makers working across their school, community, region, or the globe. Their ideas may be brand new and untested, or they may be something they’ve been doing for years.


Eligibility:

Youth aged 13-25

Prizes:

15 finalists from each age group (13-17 and 18-25) will win a Surface Pro 3 with Office 365.

5 grand prize winners from each age group will win: an amazing leadership-development trip to Nicaragua to learn about creating change, $2,500 cash to help turn their ideas into a reality, a Windows Phone and the opportunity to serve as a YouthSpark Advocate.

Application:

  • Visit the official website
  • Fill out your entry to share more about how you spark change.
  • Submit your entry by March 25, 2015!
  • If you are chosen as one of 30 finalists, you will create a video to share more about your idea. Then, the public will vote daily from May 7-14 to pick the ten grand prize winners.

 

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The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you are already creating change in your school or community, or if you are ready to start, we want to hear from you!...
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