Applications Invited for integrity award

2014-04-05 - 2014-04-05

"Anti-Corruption Initiatives from you"


Youth Initiative (YI) Award was launched in 2004 for the first time on 12 August marking the International Youth Day to strengthen, support, and celebrate the role of young people in leading positive change in their communities. Each year, exceptional young social entrepreneurs are honored with ‘Youth Initiative Award' following a competitive application process. Since its inauguration, YI Award has produced over 30 alumni who worked/are working in different social issues through their innovative ideas.

With the strong belief that 'Young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow but are also partners of today', Youth Initiative recognizes young people as change makers and agents of social transformation and hence encourages them to take leadership to bring about positive changes in the societies they live in while growing to their fullest potential.

This year, Youth Initiative Award is named as Integrity Award, which is a part of its continuous effort to fight against corruption. Hence the award seeks out the Nepal's most promising youth advocates who have the potential to make a big impact against corruption. Tell us why and how you want to fight against corruption. Maybe it is an idea that shows promise, and which could be rolled out on a broader scale for greater social impact. 

See below for entry guidelines, award prize, criteria and more important information for entering and contact details

Entrants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The award is open to Nepali youth between the age group of 16-29.
  2. The award amount can be spent for ideas/projects anywhere in Nepal.
  3. The award can be applied by one person or by a team.
  4. Should be an innovative/creative idea focusing on impact.
  5. On-going projects or new projects can be proposed, but remember, the on-going project must be focused on anti-corruption activities.
  6. To enter the awards, please complete the application form, either in Nepali or English.
  7. All entrants must be available to attend the event, if shortlisted, on 9 December 2011.

Shortlisted entries:  The name of shortlist of entrants and their entries will be published on and Details of the winner will be published on 9 December 2011.Should your entry be shortlisted you may be asked to provide additional information and a short presentation.

Award prize:

  1. Cash prize of Rs. 20,000
  2. Youth Initiative Emblem
  3. Capacity building training by experts
  4. Feature on the Youth Initiative's website, social Networking sites and Journal
  5. Opportunity to share their ideas/project at the event organized to celebrate the Anti-Corruption Day

The winner of the award will receive a package of support to help them take their idea to the next level, including: 

Award timeline and contact details:

  1. Entry deadline: 15 November 2011
  2. Short List announced:1st December2011
  3. Finalist event: 9 December 2011

If you have any questions regarding the awards, please contact at [email protected]