Student Competitions & Awards
Looking for the chance to develop key career skills through hands-on opportunities? Our awards and competitions give students the chance to apply their hard-earned education to real-world sustainability and social impact projects, competing for great prizes and mentorship.
Open Competitions and Awards
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Past Competitions and Awards
Ideas to Impact Ideation Lab
2013 application period is now closed
Today’s networked world offers huge opportunity for impact – particularly in areas like healthcare, sustainability, and education. Sign up for Net Impact's Ideation Lab, download your Ideation Toolkit, and in just a few action-packed hours, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how to solve real-world sustainability challenges using innovative new tools – and the chance to see your ideas prototyped this fall!
OneEnergy Scholars Award
Banana Republic Grad Student Challenge
2013 application period now closed
How will you help create jobs? Submit your no-nonsense start-up business idea aimed at increasing employment opportunities, and you could win a chance to meet Gap executives, a brand new wardrobe, and $10,000.
Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge
Congratulations to our 2013 winner, University of Michigan
The 2013 Walmart Better Living Business Challenge encourages students to invent sustainable products or business solutions and present them to a panel of Walmart executives, suppliers, and environmental organizations, where they gain insights and the chance for funding.
2012 Walmart Quick Pitch Challenge
2012 Dow Sustainability Case Challenge
The Pioneer Employer Challenge
2012 winners announced
Pioneer Employers understand that investing in traditionally lower-wage employees can create a sustainable competitive advantage while supporting the workforce. This competition challenges student teams to analyze real-world cases, then develop new strategies for investing in lower-income employee development.
Liquidnet's Markets For Good Challenge
2012 winners announced
A thriving society requires a thriving social sector — and a thriving social sector depends on money going to truly high-performing nonprofits. Liquidnet's Markets for Good Challenge seeks solutions that get more donors to give to these nonprofits, so they can successfully tackle the world's toughest challenges.