Global Challenge

What is the Global Challenge?

The Global Challenge is a new competition that allows students to explore the implications of a current social issue and compete with other students across campus. Tackling global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix. Student teams research a social problem and learn to present issues in a way people can understand, share, and learn from. Teams can be comprised of 1-5 students and it is required that at least one member of the team is a BYU student.

First place receives $3,000, second $2,000, and third $1,000.  It is anticipated that judging will take place in April 2019.

The 2018-19 timeline will be coming soon. For context, here is the timeline for 2017-2018:

  • Participant Information Session: 28 November in 710 TNRB
  • Registration: 12 January
  • Topic Outline & Team Member Submission: 12 January 
  • Coaching & Mentoring: January & February
  • Final Submission: 23 March
  • Judging: 6 April

In order to participate, please register. The registration deadline will be coming soon.



For competition suggestions, questions, and resources, please contact Norm Hill.