EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submit Your Idea Until MONDAY, 27 MAY 2019

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The call for applications for the Social Impact Award 2019 is open between 6th of March 2019 and 27th of May 2019 at 23:59.
Projects are submitted on our online application platform either in English or Hungarian:

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During the submission period, there are workshops offered to you, which are free of charge to all participants. These workshops offer you the opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship and to experience different stages of project development from idea generation through project planning.
Anyone interested is warmly welcome at all workshops.

Participation is especially recommended to applicants, but NOT a prerequisite to apply for the award.

Formal Criteria

These following formal criteria must be met by the projects (if not, the project cannot become a finalist):

- All team members must be born between 1989 and 2004 (following the EU’s definition of youth: from 14 to 30)

- The project team must have started to work on their idea more intensively not earlier than 1st of January 2018. Application is open for ideas not yet implemented as well as projects in the early stage of implementation.

- No previous financial and professional support – submitted projects must not have received significant formal start-up support before the submission date. As such, we understand formalized monetary support by an external party or external parties exceeding 3.000 € in value (e.g. angel investment, grants, prize money etc.).


The 8 finalist projects receive:
- Professional mentoring and support as part of the SIA Incubation from June to September;
- Production of a short project video;

Out of the 8 finalists 4 winners of the Social Impact Award 2019 are selected.
The winners receive:
- 3x Jury Awards: 1.500 €;
- 1x Community Award;
- Free access to the SIA Summit taking place in Kiev, Ukraine from 25th to 30th of November 2019 with all SIA winners 2019 from all the countries, where SIA takes place (participation is obligatory for all winners, 1 member per team);
- Co-working space in Impact Hub Budapest;
- Access to the SIA Alumni Network connecting all SIA winners from all countries since 2009;
- Further mentoring support;
- Access to a network of people from the most diverse sectors.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection of both finalists and winners are based on the following three criteria: impact potential, the degree of innovation, and feasibility & implementation capacity. Each of the three dimensions is weighted equally.

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