SGLC Big Ideas

Big Ideas WinnersSGLC BIG IDEAS: FROM INTENTION TO ACTION

It’s the start of new connections, new ways of thinking and – most importantly – new actions.

Prepare a pitch for how you will be a leader for change and share it with your fellow delegates at the Sunday morning session. All delegates and our panel of judges will vote for the best idea, with the winning ideas taking home a prize.


WHAT ARE SGLC BIG IDEAS?

SGLC Big Ideas: From Intention to Action is an opportunity for you to take action by turning a problem/issue into a solution. What issues affect your community? How can you be a leader in shaping policies, practices, and communities? What important, critical and global problems can you start to tackle by taking steps (even small steps!) within your own community?

Your Big Idea should propose a solution to a challenging problem facing your community. You can define community as you wish – your faculty? your school? your neighborhood? your workplace? your country? You should select actions that you personally can take to make a difference to the community. This can include inspiring others to take action alongside you, but should be reasonably within your control.

All ideas should also relate to the conference theme!


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PRIZES

First Place: £100 cash card

Second Place: £50 cash card

Third Place: £25 cash card

Participating delegates who do not place in the top three will also win a small prize.


SGLC BIG IDEAS TIMELINE

  • Before the conference: Become a contestant by submitting your Big Idea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. What’s something you could do/create/incorporate to make a difference in your community? What challenges are faced? How could you make a difference? Download our Step by Step guide to get your ideas flowing, and we’ll also give you some feedback as you start to craft and hone your pitch.
  • Friday: Be inspired by the Conference’s opening Call to Action. At the opening reception, start sharing your ideas with delegates to get their feedback – and start canvassing for votes!
  • Saturday: You’ll attend a special session just for Big Ideas contestants where you’ll have an opportunity to practice your pitch and get additional feedback.
  • Sunday: Deliver your pitch to fellow delegates and our panel of judges. The best ideas will win prizes.

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HOW DOES THE COMPETITION AND VOTING WORK?

When you first register to become a Big Ideas contestant by submitting your Big Idea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , your idea will be screened to ensure it falls within our guidelines. We’ll give you additional support in amending your idea if needed, and get you started on your pitch.

Throughout the conference, you’ll be identified as a contestant with a Big Ideas badge. Use your ample networking time during the conference to get feedback from delegates on your idea and start canvassing for votes.

On Saturday, you’ll attend a special session just for Big Ideas contestants where you’ll have an opportunity to practice your pitch and get additional feedback.

On Sunday you’ll head to the stage to share your pitch and answer questions from delegates and our panel of judges. The judges, including the conference delegates, will rank their top three Big Ideas and the winners will be calculated from these rankings.


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VOTING CRITERIA 

All judges and delegates should consider the following when casting their votes:

  • The problem/issue identified is important
  • The idea is related to the conference theme
  • The idea is inspiring, innovative, original and creative
  • The idea seems well-considered, including who, what, when, where, why and how
  • The solution addresses the problem and seems likely to be effective
  • The idea is feasible and within the presenter’s sphere of influence, including actions the presenter personally can take to make a difference to the community

 

 


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only Student Global Leadership Conference delegates are invited to participate in the competition. You must be present to receive a prize.

In the event a winner is ineligible or not present, the prize will be awarded to the next highest-ranking finalist.

FIE Faculty and/or Staff who are also delegates can participate in the competition but are not eligible for the prizes.

If two delegates choose to make a joint presentation, the prize will be split between the two. Joint pitches are limited to no more than two delegates.

If the named judges are not available, FIE will identify a suitable replacement.

In the event of a tie, FIE will cast a tie-breaking vote.

All winners agree to have their name, affiliation, photo, likeness, and idea included in FIE publicity, including but not limited to social media, the FIE website and newsletter, and print materials.

All votes and winners will be verified by FIE, and FIE’s decisions are final.

FIE reserves its right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend, or suspend the competition at any time.

FIE promotes equality of opportunity and diversity within the conference and the competition. If any delegate requires additional arrangements or accommodations to participate, they should inform the organizers by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and no later than one week before the conference.