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three global goals

Formerly known as the Positive for Youth Awards, the Global Youth Awards were created in 2012 to provide a platform for inspirational young people delivering positive impact projects to be recognised and rewarded for their efforts. This year we are taking the awards to multiple countries and providing a virtual hub for any young person to raise awareness of and nominate themselves for an award anywhere in the world.

The award categories are based on our Three Global Goals of Educational Innovation, Empowering Everyone and Environmental Rejuvenation.

Through our 2018 awards We are creating a global hub of inspiring youth talent and amazing, world changing innovations and ideas! if you are involved in a project or initiative that is helping change the world we want to hear from you!

Switzerland - London - Los Angeles - Cape Town - Dubai


We have created the awards to provide support, experiences, personal development and a global network of opportunities for all of our winners. This includes an invitation to become a RoundTable Global Youth Change Ambassador for 12-months after the awards with access to all of our Ambassadors, Global Goal Projects, Events, Mentoring and Training. We also seek relevant award sponsors to offer local support and experiences where ever possible. Our winners are also invited to support the design and delivery of the awards in the following year.


One of our core philosophies is to collaborate wherever possible. Because of this we are seeking potential partners to work with us to run the awards. This can be anything from sponsoring an award category in kind to offer our winners opportunities for development and mentoring, or by offering a venue, service or something for the winners goody bags that will be useful for the winners. 

If you want to find out more about how you can support the young people please get in touch as we can tailor packages to suit your needs! We are also open to supporting organisations in other countries to run the awards and are creating project packs so that that they can easily be replicated. The Global Youth Awards virtual hub will enable young people from all over the world to be inspired by what is possible and to nominate themselves for the One Global Awards.

Find out more about the ways you can support below the nomination form.


Award categories are for our three global goals of education, empowerment and environment and are for:

Leadership -Demonstration of leadership

Innovation- most imaginative project

 change- Most impactful project

Nominations are open to young people aged 11-17 and we also have an Inspire Award - for Inspiring Mentors aged 18-25 supporting local youth projects in the categories below 

Cape Town 3rd November, One Global Youth Award Online 1st December, Dubai 28th February. Deadline for entries is three weeks prior to event date


Come along to our South Africa Global Youth Awards in Cape Town this Saturday. The awards will be held at Bridges Academy in the township of Langa between 5-8pm -



We need to re-imagine the way that young people learn and develop ensuring that this learning is inclusive for everyone. If you are doing anything to innovate or transform education, we want to hear from you.

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Our empowerment goal is focused on ensuring that everyone has equal access to opportunities and knowledge. We are specifically interested in projects that empower women and young people.



We are excited to hear about projects that are going beyond sustainability to restore and rejuvenate the global Eco-system. Please let us know about your global environmental projects and innovations.

Make a Nomination

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Which country/region does the nominee live/work in
Please select which category you are nominating for.
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Sponsoring an Award Category - Development and Mentoring 

We are looking for people or organisations like you, who are able to offer meaningful opportunities to the award winners to support them with the time and expertise they need to enable their creative projects to be successfully delivered.

We want our winners to receive exciting experiential opportunities from the award category sponsors, that will increase confidence, develop skills, and enable them to build supportive networks that empower individual leadership. Previous sponsors have offered places on empowering programmes, series of masterclasses, ongoing personal mentoring, workshops and much, much more!

All winners will also receive an invitation to become a RoundTable Global Youth Change Ambassador for 12-months after the awards with access to all our Ambassadors, Global Goal Projects, Events, Mentoring and Training.

Our online global talent bank of winners, will offer opportunities for creation, collaboration and celebration between young people and forward-thinking organisations.

Sponsorship in Kind - Venues, Products and Services

We are seeking in-kind support, so if you are able to provide food & beverages for an event, come along to film, photograph or live stream, or provide gifts for the goodie bags, then please do get in touch and let us know how you would like to get involved.

Everyone who sponsors the awards will have their logo placed on all promotional materials and publicity, a representative of their organisation will be invited to speak at the chosen event, and they will have priority seating for their guests with complimentary 10 VIP places.

We are also looking for venues, nominees, sponsors, entertainment, award trophies, food and beverage sponsors, goodies for the gift bags, flights and accommodation for the team, technical support, photography and filming.

Ongoing Partnership - Seeking Investors and Sponsors

We believe in co-creation and collaboration, and are therefore looking for sponsors to partner in the delivery of the Global Youth Awards 2018 and future events. There are options to co-sponsor an individual event in any of the host countries, or to get involved in wider sponsorship of the Global Youth Awards as a whole.

If you would like to find out more about ways to support this fantastic initiative please let us know. You can also donate below.

I wanted to make sure I thanked you all for the hard work that you and the RoundTable team have put in. Creating an event like the one in L.A. takes time and effort and all of you came together to make an amazing event that brought a lot of talented and amazing individuals in one room. The entire event was one memorable one for me, not for the reason of the award but because I saw the passion and love that all of you have for the young individuals and change in the world. Creating an event at this caliber is only going to grow from here on out. Being able to be part of it is something that I appreciate greatly. Thank you all once again for taking the time to do all this and for awarding what I do and me! I know that RoundTable will only keep growing from here on out!
— Brayan, LA Global Youth Awards 2018
“Winning and taking part at the Roundtable Global Youth Awards was the best thing I have ever done all year, it was so amazing to see young people doing awesome things within their community, and it was even better to have young people around me with the mindset to make a change and give back. I’m super excited to work with the Roundtable Global Change team for the next one year; I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of us.”
— Amirah, UK Global Youth Awards 2018