OD Impact Challenge

Calling all changemakers!

Are you 18-30 years? 

Do you have a project that is solving a problem and improving the lives of others? Enter the challenge for the chance to win cash prizes, a sponsored trip, mentoring, tailored training and more.

The OD Impact Challenge seeks to recognize and support the efforts of young change-makers working to bring positive change to their communities while projecting and highlighting the impact opportunitydesk.org is making in the lives of people worldwide.

Deadline: December 31, 2020

How It Works​

The competition is simple, it challenges participants to answer three main questions in 60 seconds:

  1. What are you doing to bring positive change to your community? Tell us the problem you are solving and how it is making a difference.
  2. How is OD making an impact in your life?
  3. How will the prizes help you if you win?

Step 1: Make a 60-second video telling us:

    1. your name and country;
    2. what you are doing to bring positive change to your community;
    3. How winning the challenge will help you and your project

You don’t need a sophisticated camera to do this. You can use your smartphone in landscape mode. Just ensure we can see and hear you clearly. Be creative too.

Step 2: Post your video to your social media page: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. using the hashtags: #ODImpactChallenge #ODIC2021. Make sure your page and link is publicly accessible.

Step 3: Complete the online application here before December 31, 2020.

Step 4: Prepare for voting. Top 12 finalists will be contacted and provided with a link to the voting page.

Prizes
Winners will be selected based on the Judge’s criteria and support from OD users. A People's Choice Award winner may be selected as well.

1st Place Winner

  • Cash prize of $500
  • 1 week fully-funded trip to study a mini-MBA course in the Netherlands in March 2021. Sponsored by Vantage Migration.
  • Exclusive media feature as OD Young Person of the Month
  • Media Feature and Remote Interview with Cynthia Untamed, Studentshubgh, Young Transformers and Transcriativa.
  • Mentorship and business consultation with Transcriativa

2nd Place Winner

  • Cash prize of $300
  • Fully-funded spot in the Momentswithbren-OD Career Accelerator 2021. 
  • Exclusive media feature as OD Young Person of the Month
  • Media Feature and Remote Interview with Cynthia Untamed, Studentshubgh, Young Transformers and Transcriativa.
  • Mentorship with applications and business consultation with Transcriativa

3rd Place Winner

  • Cash prize of $200
  • Fully-funded spot in the MWB-OD Career Accelerator 2021
  • Exclusive media feature as OD Young Person of the Month
  • Media Feature and Remote Interview with Cynthia Untamed, Studentshubgh, Young Transformers and Transcriativa.
  • Mentorship with applications and business consultation with Transcriativa

People's Choice

  • Exclusive media feature as OD Young Person of the Month
  • Fully-funded spot in the MWB-OD Career Accelerator 2021
  • Media Feature and Remote Interview with ODIC media partners: Cynthia Untamed, Studentshubgh, Young Transformers and Transcriativa.
  • Mentorship with applications and business consultation with Transcriativa

Top 30 Under 30

Exclusive Listing as OD Impact Challenge 30 under 30 Changemakers

Certificate of recognition

Eligibility

Who can apply?

This global competition is open to changemakers around the world between 18 and 30 years who are actively solving a problem and improving the lives of others in their community.

FAQs

The OD Impact Challenge is a global competition that seeks to recognize and support efforts of young changemakers working to bring positive change to their communities, while projecting and highlighting the impact OpportunityDesk.org (OD) is making in the lives of people worldwide. This year’s challenge is organized in partnership with Vantage Migration and media partners.

The competition is simple – ODIC challenges participants to answer two main questions in 60 seconds:

  1. What are you doing to bring positive change to your community? Tell us the problem you are solving and how it is making a difference.
  2. How is OD making an impact in your life?

The top three winners will share a cash prize of $1000 in addition to:

  • A fully-funded trip to Amsterdam for the first place winner
  • A fully sponsored spot on the MWB-OD Career Accelerator for the second and third place winners
  • Exclusive media feature as OD Young Person of the Month 
  • Media Feature and Remote Interview with Cynthia Untamed, Studentshubgh, Young Transformers and Transcriativa.
  • Mentorship with applications and business consultation with Transcriativa

Top 30 winners will be featured as OD Impact Challenge 30 Under 30 Changemakers, receive a certificate of recognition and be featured on our website, social media pages and our partners’ websites.

This global competition is open to changemakers around the world between 18 and 30 years who are actively solving a problem and improving the lives of others in their community.

  • Participants between 18 and 30 years from any nationality are welcomed to apply.
  • Participants should be active Opportunity Desk users:- You are a fan or follower on our social media pages:- Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Telegram and you must be subscribed to our Newsletter.
  • You are an active follower of Vantage Migration on social media.
  • You are actively engaged in your community and you have at least 1 year track record of impact either as an individual, employee or entrepreneur.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • OD partners, mentors, staff, and past winners (top 3 winners) are not eligible to apply.
  • Opportunity Desk takes no responsibility in applications incorrectly submitted.

The jury, made up of social change leaders and impact drivers will carefully select finalists and winners based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Project Impact in Community
  • Sustainability
  • There is no entry fee
  • Video submissions must be original, unpublished work by the contestant and cannot infringe upon any copyright laws. The contestant must be the sole author of all entries and hold full rights to them. Videos that have won awards in other competitions are not eligible to enter;
  • Videos can be made in any language. However, non-English videos must be subtitled in English Language.
  • By entering the contest, video submitters are deemed to have agreed to the use of their videos in OD promotional material;
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove and disqualify submitted videos which may cause offence or may be deemed unsuitable or inappropriate for this contest;
  • The contestant must have received permission from the subject(s) used in the video. Videos that violate the rights of those depicted or put people at risk will not be considered by the judges;
  • Opportunity Desk can take no responsibility for entries that are incorrectly or incompletely submitted.

Applications open: Tuesday, December 9, 2020 and 

Applications close: December 31st 2020.

Top 12 Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Voting takes place between January 11 and January 22, where the public can show support for their favourite finalists.

Winners are announced on Opportunitydesk.org on Friday, January 29th and also on our media partners’ website.

Prizes distributed between February 2021 and May 2021.

  • Step 1: Make a 60-second video telling us:
    1. your name and country;
    2. what you are doing to bring positive change to your community;
    3. How winning the challenge will help you and your work

      You don’t need a sophisticated camera to do this. You can use your smartphone in landscape mode. Just ensure we can see and hear you clearly. Be creative too.

  • Step 2: Post your video to your social media page: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. using the hashtags: #ODImpactChallenge #ODIC2021.
  • Step 3: Complete the online application here before December 31, 2020.
  • Step 4: Prepare for voting. Top 12 finalists will be contacted and provided with a link to the voting page.

NOTE:

Before you apply, follow @opportunitydesk @drlindaiheme and @vantagemigration on all social media platforms. Make sure you tag #ODImpactChallenge #ODIC2021 in your video post or your entry would not be considered.

What Past Winners say
"The OD Impact Challenge exposed me and my venture to a vast array of opportunities. After winning the challenge, it was like everything fell into place. It's been one success to another; one milestone to another. So many amazing people reached out to me for collaboration and partnership, especially after being featured as the OD Young Person of the Month, which comes as a reward for winning the Challenge. Apart from the cash prize reward, the Challenge offers much more than prize money. It offers mentorship and resources that will be super beneficial to the growth of your venture."
Chidi Nwaogu
2018 ODIC Winner

Are you ready to go global? Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm WAT