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Apply Now: USAID $50,000 Award Youth Well-Being Prize Writing Competition 2023

USAID Youth Well-Being Prize Competition

USAID Competition: The application is open for the 2023 USAID $50,000 Award Youth Well-Being Prize Competition 2023. The 2023 USAID competition is a writing competition worth up to $50,000. Talented writers who are problem solvers are invited to participate in this renowned USAID Youth Well-Being Prize Competition. Kindly read all information provided in this content and apply via the Apply Button below.


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About the USAID Youth Well-Being Competition

The Youth Well-Being Prize Competition seeks young changemakers aged 10 to 29 with innovative ways to make educational resources and critical information more accessible to young people. These solutions should foster inclusive knowledge, which means that all young people, regardless of origin, culture, or identity, should have equal access to relevant and respectful education and information. Young people may preserve their well-being, stay safe, and make a positive impact on their own lives and communities through enhancing inclusive knowledge and access. USAID seeks solutions developed by and for young people, with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, as well as recognition of young people’s different identities in the areas of mental health, digital harm, safeguarding, gender-based violence, and climate change.



Brief Program Details

Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Type: Competition

Award Value: Total disbursement of $50,000

Number of Awards: Not stated

Eligible Countries: All

Application Deadline: 29 September 2023

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Full Benefits of the USAID Youth Well-Being Competition

Total cash prizes: $50,000

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the categories of digital harm, mental health, safeguarding, gender-based violence, and climate change for a total of 15 prizes. Please see the prize breakdown below:



Digital Harm

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

Mental Health

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

Safeguarding

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

Gender-Based Violence

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000

Climate

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $3,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,000



Prize Disbursement Modality

Once winners are selected and notified, they should submit bank account information within two weeks of notification of the award. Prize awards will be paid in U.S. dollars to the bank account provided by the winner. USAID is not responsible for any levies or taxes that may be associated with winning a prize award.


Areas of Interest

You are to write providing solutions in any of the areas below:

1. Mental Health: Ideas that focus on the mental health of children and youth. Competitors interested in mental health, personalized care, psychotherapy, or any interventions that help reduce stress and improve the lives of young people should apply here. The innovation should aim to enhance the individual, interpersonal, and/or overall well-being of youth.




2. Digital Harm: Innovations in this category should relate to the use of digital platforms (such as social media) and safety. Competitors interested in reducing digital harm as caused by online platforms and/or digital use, including digital harm done offline for children and youth should apply in this category. Digital harm can include any of the following: hate speech, cyberbullying, doxing, deep fakes of people without their consent, nonconsensual explicit content, misinformation, disinformation, etc.



3. Safeguarding: Innovations in this category should relate to prevention and/or response to child and/or youth abuse, exploitation, neglect, and violence including prevention and/or response to sexual exploitation, abuse, and violence. Competitors interested in protection from and elimination of all forms of violence against children and young people should apply in this category.

4. Gender-Based Violence: Innovations in this category should work against harmful actions or threats that target individuals or groups based on their actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, or how they challenge traditional ideas of masculinity and femininity. Competitors interested in gender equality, equity, and preventing, mitigating, and responding to gender-based violence should apply in this category.



5. Climate Change: Innovations in this category should relate to building climate awareness, improving climate education, promoting sustainable lifestyles, conserving nature, supporting renewable energy, adopting environmentally friendly practices, and/or implementing climate adaptation and mitigation projects. Those interested in youth-led and children-led climate mitigation efforts and reduction in high levels of climate anxiety and grief among children and young people should apply in this category.

Apply Also: The Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship Award 2023

Eligibility Requirements for USAID Youth Well-Being Prize Competition

To enter the Youth Well-Being Prize Competition, please see the below eligibility requirements:



  • You must be between the ages of 10 and 29 and/or be a youth-led organization*
  • Do you have an idea to improve youth well-being in mental health, digital harm, safeguarding, gender-based violence, or climate change.
  • This is a global call for solutions.
  • No prior professional or academic experience in any particular field or topic is necessary.

NOTE: Countries subject to OFAC sanctions are ineligible to receive prize money.



Application Procedure

Interested and suitable candidates should submit their applications by accessing the Apply Button below.

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