Here we want to give you an overview of the most important questions concerning submission.
What are you supposed to submit?
You can submit your project idea to solve a social problem in an innovative, entrepreneurial way. The projects can be rooted in different fields, like poverty reduction, health, education, environment, energy, technologies of information and communication, human rights, equal opportunities, care, and others.
Submitted projects can be organized as part of civil society (NGO, NPO, association, initiatives) as well as in the course of private economy as social business: It could be a mobile soup kitchen for homeless people, a new educational concept, a website to mobilize the neighbourhood, an idea of fundraising or something totally new – the important thing is that your project follows a social goal. Find an overview on winners of previous years here.
How do you submit a project?
You can submit your project per email to the following email addresses:
- Submissions in Austria: [email protected]
- Submissions in Romania: [email protected]
- Submissions in the Czech Republic: [email protected]
- Submissions in Slovakia: [email protected]
The email that you send us should consist out of the following parts
- Application form
Download the Application Form, fill it in and add it to your submission.
- Summary of the project
Provide a summary of your project idea of the length of one page of A4 to sum up all relevant parts of your project submission.
- Project documents
The project documents form the main part of your submission. They present your project idea in detail and answer all relevant questions concerning it. Here you are free to express yourself in the way you want to communicate – may it be a written project plan, a video, a podcast, a presentation,…or a combination of some of them. The project documents are open in format.
Please bear in mind that the email is allowed to have a maximum size of 6 MB.
Who can submit a project to the Social Impact Award?
Any team of students/ student from a university in Austria, Romania, Czech Republic or Slowakia is allowed to submit a project. They have to be enrolled in university (or similar institution) and have a valid enrolment number or document for the academic year 2012-2013.
If a team submits a project, at least 50% of its members have to be students. Already founded projects can also be submitted, as long as the project was not founded more than 2 years before the submission.
There is no age restriction.