2022 SDG Projects competition

 2022 SDGs PROJECTS Competition

Inspire Change Through Projects: Sustainable Alternatives for Growth

Do you have a sustainable and innovative project idea? Would you like to see your idea become a reality?

JCI Malta and the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise
(MEEE) are organising a competition to increase knowledge and awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to present sustainable innovative ideas for safeguarding socio-economic and environmental sustainability of the Maltese Islands. This Competition will give an opportunity to young people, between the ages of 18 and 40, who truly have sustainability at heart and who want to inspire change, to suggest project ideas for MEEE to implement, in order to encourage sustainable alternatives for growth to be introduced in the Maltese Islands.

The top three ideas that will be selected will receive a cash prize that will be presented at an awards ceremony. Register via the form below.

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Competition Guidelines


Anyone between the age of 18-40 is eligible to enter the competition.


Prizes: First Place Winner (€700), Second Place Winner (€500), Third Place Winner (€300).


FREE for JCI Malta members & €15 participation fee for non-members.


Project submissions need to be done between the 2nd May and 22nd June, 2022 (both days included)

Competition Guidelines

The 2022 SDGs Projects Competition is hosted by JCI Malta and the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise (MEEE), and by entering this competition you agree to be bound by JCI Malta’s Terms & Conditions.

In addition, please note the following in relation to the 2022 SDGs Projects Competition:

1. The Promoter

The main promoter for this competition is JCI Malta, however, any company or entity that is listed as a SUPPORTER or SPONSOR of the competition is eligible to part-take in promotional activity.

2. Eligibility

The 2022 SDGs Projects Competition is open to contestants between the ages of 18 and 40. To be eligible to compete, the contestants need to have turned 18 at some point in 2022 and not passed the age of 41 by end of June 2022.

3. Submission Rules

Entries must be submitted via a Word document and sent to [email protected]. Email Subject: SDGs Projects Competition – Name of Participant

The entry must be in English and include the following information:

– Brief introduction of the project (approx. 50 words)
– Detailed explanation of the project (max. 500 words)
– Which SDG/s does your project address?
– What makes your project stand out?
– Your contact details (Name and Surname, email address and contact number)

No entries will be accepted by post.

4. Prizes

Winner(s) of our competition will be eligible to receiving prize(s) that are exclusively set by the organization.

The winning project ideas will be formally announced at a prize-giving event that will take place at the end of June 2022.

5. Competition Judging

The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. Copyright and permissions

You warrant that the entry is entirely your own work and not copied or adapted from any other source.  You retain all rights you have in the copyright and other intellectual property rights comprising your entry.

Content submitted in relation to The 2022 SDGs Projects Competition may be published by JCI Malta and its licensees in print and/or digital media (including social media pages) on a worldwide, perpetual basis in association with this competition only. Please do not send over any content if you do not agree to these terms.

7. Liabilities

The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage, or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize. The entrant will indemnify the Promoter for all liabilities, including legal costs, in relation to any action or complaint taken by any third party against the Promoter in relation to the entrant’s photograph(s).

8. General

The promoter reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Maltese law. When a project idea is submitted and the entry date has passed, the entry cannot be changed or withdrawn. No refunds will be given. Entry to the Competition shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.

Competition Terms & Conditions

In addition, please note the following in relation to the 2022 SDGs Projects Competition:

The 2022 SDGs Projects Competition is hosted by JCI Malta and the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise (MEEE), and by entering this competition you agree to be bound by JCI Malta’s Terms & Conditions.

About the candidates

Anyone between the age of 18 and 40 is eligible to enter the competition. Photo ID will be required from the winning candidates.

Specifications for submitted project ideas

The project idea(s) submitted must be original and not plagiarised. No refunds are given for submitted entries. Only one entry per participant is permitted. 

Judging and notification of selected Submissions

The contest closes at 23:59 on 22 June 2022. A jury will be appointed to judge the entries. The jury’s decision is final; the jury may also decide not to select any submissions if entries are deemed to be of insufficient quality. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

If an entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, JCI Malta reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

Rights and ownership

By submitting their project ideas to JCI Malta, participants agree to grant JCI Malta free of charge the right to share the project idea in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media, even if they are not winning entries. Furthermore, participants give the the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise (MEEE) the right to develop the project idea.

JCI Malta agrees to mention the full name of the chosen contestant when used in any related materials.

Participants may be asked to take part in publicity activities.


JCI Malta reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deems necessary.

The personal information provided to JCI Malta by the participants shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to [email protected].

Participation in the contest in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by JCI Malta of the participants’ views or aims or of any products or services. Participants shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. JCI Malta name and logo are the property of JCI Malta and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of JCI Malta and JCI. JCI Malta must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to candidates participation in the competition.

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Why Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been designed in order to better the lives of all of humanity, rendering all equal by tackling vulnerable issues and reassuring that people have access to their needs. It has given the world one single vision for a future where no one is left behind. The 17 different goals, which need to be reached by 2030, offer the most practical and effective pathway by which we address the causes of abuse of human rights, lack of basic human needs, conflict and environmental degradation.

This movement is being lead and promoted by the United Nations, together with its supporters, including JCI, and therefore, JCI Malta. To this effect, this projects competition aims to encourage enterprising young leaders to think about and contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.


2022 SDG Projects competition