The Global Goals are a massive plan to save the planet.

We are happy to be awarding the locals making it happen.


The scope.

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities, and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

For decades, Junior Chamber International (JCI) has been recognising individuals from all over the world between the ages of 18 to 40 for their outstanding contribution towards the betterment of society through the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards programme.

Although the TOYP Awards programme remains the official programme at an international level and a very effective one, JCI Malta has taken a proactive approach in recognising the fact that, if we are to truly encourage civic society, world & business leaders to seriously take into consideration the Global Goals in their actions and strategies, then due visibility is required. We believe that there are many local, inspiring individuals who, consciously or not, are working actively towards achieving these goals. The awards programme remains within the spirit of the TOYP programme and still gives nominees the chance to be recognised internationally. This year's edition will be the second for JCI Malta.

Visit to learn more about the SDGs, the action being taken across the globe, and what you can do to help.

Impactful Politics

For those active at a political level in their communities, whether on the local council or affiliated with a political or pressure group actively working towards any SDG.

Impactful Reporting

This award recognises coverage by journalists, bloggers and writers that, as a result of their work, have made an impact in the way of public awareness, democracy, sustainability, human rights, environmental protection, social justice, and equality.

Healthy Lifestyle & Wellbeing

We are looking to celebrate individuals who create activities, strategies and products that empower communities' and individuals' health.

SDG-Conscious Cultural Achievement

Calling all visual and performing artists whose practice brings about a social consciousness, by means of their subject matter or materials.

Scientific or Technological Development

An award recognising individuals that have created some form of technology or application to achieve objectives related to nutrition, sustainability, inclusion, education, and equality.

Environmental Sustainability

For those who have adopted sustainable practices relating to efficiency in use of water, waste, packaging, transport, and energy, contributing to the reduction of our carbon footprint by means of these and other innovative solutions.

Quality Education

A nod to the outstanding efforts of indivduals and orgnisations contributing towards education, by developing means to improve the current educational system.

Contribution to Peace & Human Rights

There is much to commend in those who promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

Humanitarian Leadership

This award goes to those individuals who are using leadership skills to strive towards the end of poverty, hunger, and other inhumane conditions.

Entrepreneurial Accomplishment

JCI is proud to be promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth by rewarding significant entrepreneurial actions, both on a local and international level.

Nomination Terms.

- This competition is about recognising the efforts of local active citizens. Nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40, and residents of the nation from which the nomination originates.

- Anybody can nominate an individual to participate in the competition – they do not have to be a member of JCI to submit a nomination. Nominees do not need to be JCI members, either. Nominations can be made through this form. Individuals may not nominate themselves, but must be nominated by a third party. Each nominee can be entered in only one (1) of the listed categories.

- Nominees must upload a copy of their ID card or birth certificate, as well as a good quality headshot. Said nominee must also sign the decleration form, attesting to all information listed and granting permission for the publication of it.

- Nominees must be willing to promote the ideals of JCI for the year after winning the award.

- All nominations are to be received by the 19th August, 2018.

- All nominations are to be received by Sunday 13th August, 2017.

- The judges' decisions are final. JCI Malta reserves the right to take the decision to eliminate a nominee should there be any suspicion of behavior and/or performance that is deemed to be contrary or non-conformant with the values of the organisation as stated in the JCI Malta statute.

- JCI reserves the right to change the dates and / or deadlines set out as it may deem fit. Any change in dates and / or deadlines shall be published on the JCI Malta website and a notification of such change(s) will be sent to the confirmed nominees via email.

- All data provided by applicants to JCI Malta will be processed in terms of the Data Protection Act 2001.

It's up to you

to tell us who is making a difference.