Participating in competitions is an excellent way to boost your social skills and sportsmanship. So get set the ball rolling by applying for the top global competitions for international students to explore. Remember, this list is exhaustible so, it is subject to updates. 

1. Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence in USA 2021

The University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design invites applications for the Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 1, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. Village Capital-Argidius Foundation Uganda Ecosystem Builders 2020

Village Capital, with support from the Argidius Foundation, is inviting applications for the Uganda Ecosystem Builders in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 5, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme RE: innovation challenge 2020

The Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS 2) RE: innovation challenge invites proposals from projects to pilot and validate solutions to make Southern African startup ecosystems more resilient and better able to face an uncertain future in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: September 27th, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. Nile Media Awards for Journalists Reporting on the Nile Basin 2021

The Nile Basin Initiative with support from GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Government, is offering the Nile Media Awards 2021. Journalists are invited to submit original pieces of their work that promote Cooperation in Transboundary Waters in the Nile Basin. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

5. AKO Caine Prize for African Writing 2021( Win Cash Prize of £10,000)

The Caine Prize for African Writing 2021 is currently open for applications. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The deadline to enter the 2021 Prize is January 31, 2021. Click here for more details and to apply.

6. ICAW 18th Annual Poster Contest Worldwide 2021(Win $500)

The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites applications for their 18th Annual Poster Contest in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: The contest runs from September 1 until November 2, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

7. Future Awards Africa for Youths in Nigeria 2020

The future project invites applications for the Future Awards Africa in 2020. The Future Awards Africa, are a set of awards given by The Future Project (TFP), a social enterprise set up with a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Africa. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Applications are currently ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.

8. Teach A Man To Fish School Enterprise Challenge in 2020(win $50,000 in prizes)

An Educational charity, Teach A Man To Fish invites applications for the School Enterprise Challenge in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Registrations will remain open until further notice. Click here for more details and to apply.

9. Thompson Reuters Foundation Photo Competition on Covid-19 2020

Thompson Reuters Foundation offers a photo competition for visual storytellers to capture the untold consequences of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods, in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 28, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

10. Huawei Spark 2020-Global Startup Competition for Deep Tech Startups

Huawei is accepting applications from Deep Tech startups across the globe to join the competition for a chance to enter the Huawei Spark Accelerator program to power your startup with financial, go-to-market, mentoring and networking support, and more in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 4, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply. 

11. ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition For Sustainable Development Goals 2020

Esri and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) offers the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 25, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

12. Travel Photographer of the Year Awards in 2020(Win Over £10,000)

Travel Photographer of the Year LTD in the UK invites applications for the ravel Photographer of the Year Prizes in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 15th. Click here for more details and to apply. 

13. National Geographic Grants for Stories of Tropical Rain Forests in 2020

National Geographic invites applications for a Request for Proposals on Stories of Tropical Rain Forests for Journalists worldwide in 2020. This is one of the top global competitions for international students to explore. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 21, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

A stitch in time saves nine so don’t hesitate to apply for the top global competitions for international students to explore. 

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