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Melton Foundation Global Citizenship Challenge 2023 -up to $1,000 Prize

The Melton foundation Global Citizenship Challenge is a unique competition for change-makers to showcase how they are helping their communities.

With the UN Sustainable Development Gals (SDGs) as a reference framework for global issues and a call to action when defining your Act of Global Citizenship, a simple act can mean the world!

About Melton Foundation

The Melton Foundation promotes and enables global citizenship as a way for individuals and organizations to work together across boundaries of place and identity to address global challenges.

The Melton Foundation is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the USA, and a leading proponent of global citizenship practice worldwide.

We make global citizenship accessible at the grassroots by offering Fellowships to young change agents in order to develop their capacity as effective and ethical leaders, equipped to act locally, with a global context in mind. Our programs harness unique pedagogies ranging from experiential learning, intercultural collaboration, ethical leadership, and design thinking, to train and hone the skills of emerging social impact leaders.

With global citizenship practice and education as our guiding principle, our programs and activities are also closely correlated to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and focus on grassroots action and intercultural collaboration to tackle problems of the modern world.


  • The top 10 Acts will be invited to showcase their Acts in a live event, and top 3 Acts of the Global Citizenship Challenge will receive cash prizes.
  • Winners will also have access to internships, networking opportunities, and online showcases to further develop their acts of Global Citizenship and make a positive impact on the world.


The competition is open to changemakers all over the world.
The myriad characteristics of an Act of Global Citizenship:
  • Keep it Simple: Any one person should be able to lead an Act of Global Citizenship.
  • Drive your Passion: Powerful Acts of Global Citizenship connect individual passion with motivation to drive social change.
  • Leverage your unique asset(s): If you use your strength(s) and skill set to drive the change you want to see, your Act of Global Citizenship will become a piece of cake!
  • Stay Local: Connect your Act of Global Citizenship with a community you already know.
  • Think Global: Keep an eye on what global perspectives can add to the local picture … and add that ‘Global Citizenship’ spice to your act.
  • Be realistic: Acts of Global Citizenship can take two hours, two days, or even two months. It’s up to you – and the people you want to engage.
  • Get Creative: From starting a tough conversation with friends and family to launching a recycling petition at work – You decide which shape your Act of Global Citizenship should take.
  • Take one step at a time: Acts of Global Citizenship further the Goals of Sustainable Development, no matter how small – whether it’s a family member or friend becoming more gender-sensitive, or your company changing its policy on sustainability.
  • Spread the word: Tell organizers and others about what you did, why, and how – only then will your ‘Act’ inspire others, locally as well as globally.

How to Apply

In this challenge, participants can compete to win by completing two crucial steps as shown below:
  • Step 1: Use the submission form to send all the information about your ‘Act of Global Citizenship’, this could be a small act of social good that you have completed recently.
  • Step 2: The ‘Global Citizenship Challenge’ has its focal point on building a movement for good ‘online’. So to qualify to compete, once you have completed step 1, share your ‘Act of Global Citizenship’ on social media! There are a few things to keep in mind while sharing your Act on social media:
    • Tag the Melton Foundation in your posts. They are on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
    • Add the following hashtags to your social media feature of your Act of Global Citizenship
      • #ACTivateGlobalCitizenship
      • #GlobalCitizenshipChallenge
      • #MeltonFoundation
  • Note: Step 2 is complete only once the Melton Foundation has acknowledged your social media feature – so feel free to message them until they do!
  • Step 3: Sit back and wait for them to invite you among the Top 10 participants, to showcase and pitch your ‘Act of Global Citizenship’ and take home the prize money, career opportunities, and more!

Application Deadline

June 30, 2023
visit Melton Foundation website For more details.

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