Weblog posts for Competitions
Calling all entrepreneurial students!! How much impact can you make?
Thursday, 2nd January 2014
The Deloitte Micro-Tyco University Challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial students an opportunity to stand out!
Starting with £1 seed capital, teams of five students will have just four weeks to generate as much profit as possible. As long as it’s legal, you can raise the profit any way you choose! This is an exercise in resourcefulness, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as realising the potential of their networks, so business tactics are down to them.
A Deloitte mentor will be allocated to each team and will provide support throughout the challenge, along with access to online tools and resources. Offering encouragement and experience throughout the challenge to keep you on the right track.
Deloitte are looking for students who can do something truly remarkable with their pound. If you’re wondering how much you could expect to raise…A team of Deloitte Employees managed to raise over £50,000. A group of 14-year-old school children raised more than £14,000. Old or young, experienced or not, teams have achieved very powerful results- utilise your networks, get stuck in and be ambitious!
The challenge runs throughout February 2014, but you will need to complete your application form before Tuesday 21st January.
Deloitte have organised the Micro-Tyco University challenge in partnership with Wild Hearts In Action, who invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries, and all profits will be used to fund projects abroad, with the winning team being invited to travel out and see the impact their profit has made!
To find out more, please clickhere
Studyka and Philips give you the opportunity to live an amazing international experience!
Thursday, 28th November 2013
Unleash your imagination and create the buzz with PicoPix, Philips new pocket projector! PicoPix allows you to project in a large-framed format all your digital content, images, photos, videos or documents!
Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/77514297
Philips PicoPix are giving you free rein to create the buzz you want. It’s up to you and your team to invent new, innovating applications for PicoPix. Develop an accessory that will make it a must-have gadget or a website, a phone application, an original advert, a big event, a viral campaign, a game or an alternative communication of your choice that will introduce PicoPix to the greatest number of people.
Develop an accessory, a website, a phone application, an original advert, a big event, a viral campaign, or any alternative communication of your choice that will introduce PicoPix to the greatest number of people.
• If you’re one of the 25 first teams, Philips will send you one PicoPix pocket projector
• Come to Paris to present your project during the big finale
• Be spotted by the top management of Philips.
• A Screeneo for each member of the first team, the latest innovative product for a new viewing experience at home, the latest generation of PicoPix and cool headphones!
Register before January 5th 2014. Show your ideas in a three-slide pre-selection document in English.
Join or create your own team at http://www.studyka.com/picopix and defend your concept!
Studyka and Philips
CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS : CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition
Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Launched in 2007, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition provides an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
Prizes for the 2014 competition include:
• Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year of £5000
• Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) of £1000
• Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1000
• Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1000
• Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award: one photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo show at one of England’s public forests
Entries are selected from an open submission process, and judged on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability.
How to enter:
This competition is open to all photographers; professional and amateur alike.
Entry is FREE and photographers may submit up to 10 works.
For further information and to apply click here
Deadline for entries: 31 March 2014, by 5pm GMT
New Arts Graduate? Fancy Showcasing your Work?
Wednesday, 29th May 2013
If you are about to graduate your third year of a BA course in art and design in the UK, you are eligible to enter the It’s Nice That Graduates to become one of the class of 2013.
So, if you fancy having your work on the It’s Nice That site and going to a networking event in the summer to meet other talented grads, apply now!
Calling All Would-Be Journalists. Oh, and Photographers, Critics, Website Editors too!
Tuesday, 28th May 2013
The Guardian Student Media Awards have now been launched.
For 35 years these awards have propelled students into professional careers and now it’s YOUR chance to show what you can do. A fantastic opportunity for reporters, columnists, photographers, critics, feature writers etc etc. So very many categories for you to choose from.
Closing date: Friday 28th June; for the best student website: Friday 7th June 2013.
Full details at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/student-media-awards-2013/categories
Showcase your business idea and win £2,500 of investment
Saturday, 11th May 2013
Do you have an idea for a business? or wish you could find a way to make your dream about a business idea come true?
You had an idea but no idea where to get the money to start it?
Then this may be the one for you!
Hillarys Blinds in association with Carat Manchester and MMU are offering you the chance to win ￡2500 to put towards turning your business idea into a reality. And it’s really easy to get started!
• You need to make a 3 minute video and submit it
• Then you need to create some buzz around your video by making it popular on social media sites.
6 entrants will be selected to ‘pitch’ their idea in a “dragons-den” style event to some serious judges in June and the winner will receive ￡2500 to start up they idea as well as receive some significant coaching from people who know what it’s like to start-up.
It’s not about having the complete idea, it’s about having the seed or the dream, so don’t worry if you think you are not a long way along the path.
Have a look here for more details http://www.hillarys.co.uk/hillarys-startup and make sure you enter soon!
The sooner your video is up, the sooner you can start promoting it…......Ensuring your idea is popular on social media is one of the criteria for the judges
Entry to the competition closes by 11.59 on 27 May 2013.
Cash-strapped student? You could win £500!
Saturday, 11th May 2013
Friends of the Earth has just launched ‘Get Gobby’ a new student competition - partnered with People and Planet and supported by the NUS.
The challenge is to submit a concept to persuade people to eat a more sustainable diet using students’ writing, design, film or other skills.
Three students will win £500. The concepts may also get taken up in future Friends of the Earth campaigns.
Entries close midnight 9 June.
Full details at: http://www.foe.co.uk/getgobby
UNIVERSITIES BUSINESS CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE
Monday, 29th April 2013
UNIVERSITIES BUSINESS CHALLENGE:
THE UK’S LEADING UNDERGRADUATE COMPETITION
FOR ENHANCING STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE SKILLS
Registrations are now open for the Universities Business Challenge 2013-14, the UK’s premier undergraduate simulation-based competition for student employability and enterprise skills development.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS:
PLUS 3 FOR 2 OFFER
Registrations are now open and you can take advantage of discounts if you register your teams by 30 June, 2013.
In addition, if you register before 31 May, we will give you one free team for every 2 teams entered, i.e. 3 teams for the price of 2.
You can register the number of teams you want to enter now via the UBC website at:
Want to take part in a brand new game show?
Thursday, 18th April 2013
Looking to do something a bit different?
A casting researcher for a major channel at CPL Productions is on the hunt for people to take part in a brand new gameshow.
The production team are looking for teams of 3 mates/ work mates/ relatives to take part.
They want contestants with BIG personalities, a shared reason why they want to win thousands of pounds and be prepared to do anything for each other!
Interested? Email email@example.com for an application form.
BCS The Graduate - the mock recruitment competition for IT &Computing sector students and graduates
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
Enter the competition for a chance to win BIG!
The aim of the BCS competition is to allow students to experience typical recruitment processes, personalised feedback on their performance, the chance to win some big prizes and fantastic networking opportunities!
For more information visit http://www.thegraduate.bcs.org
Want to be a Journalist? Interested in International Development?
Wednesday, 10th April 2013
The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition is now open for entries.
The Competition, in partnership with a group of non-governmental organisations, seeks out enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities firsthand by examining international development issues that are all too often under-reported or overlooked.
Entering the Competition can raise your profile as a writer.
The 40 most compelling submissions will be published on guardian.co.uk, while the top twelve shortlisted finalists will travel to Africa, Asia or South America to write a report that will feature online and in print. The overall winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London this coming November.
There is a full list of themes on the website but they include
• What can be done to accelerate rural education standards in developing countries?
• How can young people growing up in poverty learn to thrive in an adult world?
• Women and armed conflict - sexual violence as a weapon of war
To enter submit a 650-1000 word article on one of the set themes, uploading it using the simple online entry form.
Competition closes at midnight Sunday 12 May 2013
Full details and application form at: Guardian Journalism Competition
Test Town - A chance to change your environment with innovative ideas!
Tuesday, 2nd April 2013
The challenge is coming up with an idea to use town centre spaces which thrives and is sustainable for your local community. It will be innovative, it will be exciting, it will make people say “I wonder why no-one has thought of doing that before”
The competition is fairly simple. Test Town are looking for highly creative, innovative ideas to stretch the public’s imagination of what a town centre is.
Carnegie UK are going to work with a community to run a TestTown for a long weekend in the summer of 2013. The town will be supplying a selection of venues, details of which will be available just before the competition opens for applications.
If you’d like more information go to Twitter @TestTown2013 and Facebook facebook.com/TestTown2013
Free mock recruitment event, designed to help you increase your chances of success: IT students
Thursday, 14th March 2013
If you are currently studying or have just finished an IT-related degree, you are eligible to apply for The Graduate event!
The Graduate’, is an event run by the West Yorkshire Branch of the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, with support from many local companies.
Like TV’s ‘The Apprentice’ you will need to demonstrate your resourcefulness and interpersonal skills to progress through the initial stages and gain the opportunity to take part in the final.
Many graduates complete their university courses and begin to apply for roles, only to find they are unsuccessful in their applications because of their lack of ‘soft skills’.
‘Soft skills’ are the non-technical skills that will enable you to go far within any industry. It includes such skills as your ability to work well in a group with others, to present yourself in an effective manner, or simply just to network and get along with your colleagues better.
It is these soft skills that ‘The Graduate’ hopes to address, by making you more aware of what may be required of you in a typical assessment centre.
Preparation in this area could mean the difference between a successful application, or a fall at the first hurdle, so by gaining these skills and knowledge through practice, you could just secure yourself that role at the workplace of your choice!
The Graduate is a free mock recruitment event, designed to help you increase your chances of success when applying for future jobs…
You can expect to…
• Experience a real assessment centre
• Receive free advice on improving your CV
• Practise your interview technique
• Fine-tune your team-working skills
• Improve your employability!
The best bits…
• It’s all free!
• You can win some fantastic prizes, such as £500 in Amazon vouchers, an Xbox and more!
• We may even be able to cover your travel costs!
The application for The Graduate 2013 will remain open until Monday, 29th April 2013
Full details on The Graduate website.
Careers in Africa Recruitment Summits
Friday, 22nd February 2013
These are invitation-only events that bring together companies with African talent from the international market. The Summits enable a consortium of leading companies to interview pre-selected candidates.
Summits are held across the world- and one is held in May in London. Although the Summit is in May, the application deadline to attend is very soon: 28th February 2013.
More information can be found on the Careers In Africa website.
Note: All applicants to attend MUST have an excellent academic track record and work authorisation for at least one African country.
Don’t Miss The Roses Student Awards Deadline on 15th February
Wednesday, 6th February 2013
The Roses Student Awards Deadline is almost here!
These awards are a practical way to support the training and development of the next generation of creative professionals, by encouraging the best and the brightest to test their skills on a national stage. It’s your chance to mix and mingle with the agencies and show off what YOU can do!
Students must choose one brief only. There’s just one placement available (for an individual or team of 2) at each agency setting a brief. That’s 10 placements to be won!
Winners will be revealed 14th march at the exhibition in Islington Mill. The most highly commended work will also be on show to 1,000’s of professionals in The Drum readership and the Roses Creative Awards winners’ annual.
Make sure you have chosen your brief wisely and are ready to post your boards by Friday 15th Feb to:
Roses Student Awards
4th floor Mercat Building
Maximum of 3 A2 boards per student. Please include a short paragraph explaining the thought behind your idea.
Check the website for rules and regulations for the 2013 awards. Contact Nikki 0141 559 6076 for further details.