NATIONAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS 2020
What is NYEA 2020?
The National Youth Entrepreneurship Awards (NYEA) 2020 is a national award that celebrates the achievements of outstanding individuals who have displayed entrepreneurial qualities and recognises their contributions to the startup ecosystem. The theme for NYEA 2020 is “Our Future”. We hope to inspire and encourage entrepreneurial ambition in youths, and engage youths with the global innovation and entrepreneurship community.
For local and international students (up to the age of 22) who are currently studying in a Junior College, Polytechnic, High School or Institute of Technical Education.
Impact Entrepreneur of the Year
For local and international individuals up to the age of 35 (as of 1 Jan 2020), who have demonstrated a purpose-driven approach and proven meaningful engagement and value to society.
For local and international individuals up to the age of 35 (as of 1 Jan 2020). Current university students are welcome to apply in this category.
Special Award – SCAPE Most Innovative Startup
This is a special award that will be given out at the Grand Finals. Only shortlisted applicants in the above three categories will be considered for this award.
- Applicants up to the age of 22 as of 1 January 2020 are eligible to participate in the Pre-University Category. Applicants up to the age of 35 as of 1 January 2020 are eligible to participate in the Open Category.
- Applicants are not required to own a business entity.
- All applications from the Pre-University and Open category are to be endorsed by a staff from the school’s Enterprise Centre / Professor from the school before submission.
For the Pre-University and Open categories, please approach the entrepreneurship centres of your respective educational institutions to get an endorsement.
Nominees would be judged on the following:
Achievements in Entrepreneurship
Evidence of innovative ideation and execution.
Contributions to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and/or Community through Entrepreneurship
Initiating novel efforts for community building and knowledge sharing, volunteering for entrepreneurship outreach events, held positions in school / national entrepreneurship societies, demonstrate social responsibility in his/her business.
Perseverance to overcome adversity, exceptional leadership skills, articulating a convincing mission, vision and aspiration, forward thinking and independent mindset.