The competition is open to both individuals and teams of students over the age of 18 from anywhere in the world. There is no entry fee.
The contestant(s) must be an undergraduate student (working towards a one or two year diploma, a four year Bachelor’s degree or a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification) or a graduate/post-graduate student (working towards a masters, MBA, JD, MD, or PhD degree) in a university or college of distinction at the time they develop and submit their concept.
The contestant(s) must be either a full-time or part-time student at the university or college, and must have a professor or faculty advisor who serves as a mentor for their project.
If a team is chosen as one of the top three finalists, the team leader will be flown to Italy along with his/her professor or faculty advisor.
Rules and Criteria
Students are asked to submit a future-focused, innovative wellness idea, product or service that has the potential to become a profitable business venture. Each individual or team is required to submit a Concept Submission Form in addition to a one to two minute video. The video should include a presentation of the idea, focusing on why the innovation could positively impact the wellness industry and how exactly it could become a viable business.
: Video must be between one to two minutes.
: Video must be uploaded on the contestant’s YouTube or Dailymotion account (Please refer to YouTube’s and Dailymotion’s upload guidelines for more information).
The video must contain only original work and not be subject to any copyright restrictions. All entries become the property of the Global Wellness Summit, which retains the right to publish the entries in all media formats including but not limited to print, digital, and broadcast. Entry creators and the GWS will be acknowledged in all published versions.
The competition begins on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm GMT and closes on Wednesday, June 1, 2018
at 12:00 pm GMT. Late submissions will not be accepted.
The top three concept submissions, as decided by the judges, will be announced on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Arrangements will then be made to fly each of the top three student finalists and the professors working with them to Cesena, Italy for the Global Wellness Summit, October 6-8 at the Technogym Village.
for the contest online: Anyone interested in participating in the competition must register by completing this Entry Form. Contestants will receive regular updates by email regarding the competition.
your innovative idea: Please complete the Concept Submission Form no later than June 1, 2018. The form will be provided upon registration and should include a link to your 1-2 minute video presentation.
: One (1) first-prize winner will receive USD $5,000
: One (1) second-prize winner will receive USD $3,000
: One (1) third-prize winner will receive USD $2,000
Total value of all prizes is USD $10,000.
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