Oxford Global Challenge

What is the Oxford Global Challenge?

Compete with students across the globe to address social problems. The Oxford Global Challenge is a new competition that allows students to explore the implications of a current social issue. 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. We want students to present issues in a way people can understand, share, and learn from. Teams can be comprised of 1-3 students.


BYU will have a local competition as part of the Global Challenge. First-place teams will be provided an all-expense paid trip to Oxford, England, to compete in the finals held 30 April–1 May. Prizes at the finals include cash and tickets to the Skoll World Forum and the Emerge Conference.

Second place in the local competition will receive $2,000 and third place will receive $1,000.


Register on the Oxford Global Challenge website by 20 December. Final project submissions are due 27 February.


For additional information, please visit the Oxford Global Challenge website. For competition suggestions and resources, please contact Norm Hill.