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NGFP Young Voices Awards 2024

The Next Generation Foresight Practitioner - Young Voices (NGFP-YV) Awards aims to showcase the voices of our youth 12-17 years of age. The first-place winner receives a USD $1000 prize to help realize their future-focused project and catapult their idea into action. Three others receive a USD $500 prize. Six top finalists are being recognized for their ideas and effort. Seventeen projects will be highlighted as representing one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Following the success of NGFP-YV Awards in 2023. We saw youth from around the world taking action to create positive change in their communities. From Uganda to Kazakhstan, young leaders are launching initiatives to advance education, empower women, protect the environment, and more. In Peru, students are being trained in leadership and design thinking. Girls in India are tackling e-waste through recycling. Teens in the UK are promoting youth voice and peacebuilding. Youth in Brazil are providing educational opportunities in underserved areas, while students in Tanzania are bringing clean water to villages. Young people in the US are leveraging technology like AI to reduce microplastics. Across the globe, youth are coming together through partnerships and collaborations to build a more just, sustainable, and equitable future for all.


📢 Our annual event in partnership with the School for International Futures (SOIF) is 

Next Generation Foresight Practitioners - Young Voices (NGFP-YV) Awards.


💫We know that young people are doing great things to create a better future - and we would like to hear about them. Individual, partner, or group project submissions are welcomed 12-17 years of age. We see this as the start of a conversation so we can learn, listen, and support futures thinking as a start into their foresight journey.


🌎The qualities we are looking for are curiosity about the changing world and the people around them. There’s interest in translating  future-focussed ideas into action in service to their community. Young Voices applicants have a willingness to become an ambassador for futures and for sustainability.


🏆 Awards:

The first-place winner will receive a USD $1000 prize to help realize their future-focused project and catapult their idea into action.

Three others will each receive a USD $500 prize.

Six top finalist will be honorably mentioned and recognized

Seventeen will be recognized for each UN Sustainable Development Goal.


To apply, applicants are asked to:

  1. Write a short essay (maximum 400 words) on how a current project or an intended project will consider the well-being of others and the future of the planet. Submissions can be in native language but please include English translation.

  2. Create and submit a short video (maximum 2m 30s) about what they would want to do with the Young Voices prize. The Video is a pitch addressed to their community persuading them that this project or idea is good or even necessary and giving them reasons for supporting or joining it. Video can be in your native language but please include English subtitles. Please create new and original video and do not upload a news clipping or old video.

  3. Indicate which of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) their idea would contribute to.


Applications Close June 30th

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 30th, 2024


We know that young people are doing great things to create a better future - and we would like to hear about them. Individual, partner and group project submissions are welcomed 12-17 years of age. We see this as the start of a conversation so we can learn, listen, and support them as they start or continue their foresight journey.


Learn more about past winners here: https://www.teachthefuture.org/young-voices-network/ngfp-young-voices-awards-2023


Access answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions here: https://bit.ly/ngfp-yv-faqs


Support Young Voices Donate Now: https://www.teachthefuture.org/fundraising

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