Deadline: 30 September, 2015

Bright Ideas from a Young Commonwealth showcases the ideas and activities of young people aged 15-29 from Commonwealth countries who are leading positive change in their community, country or region through their own innovative solutions to challenges large and small.

Bright Ideas events and videos are a great way to generate discussion about challenges facing the Commonwealth and solutions already coming to fruition.

Supported by the Commonwealth Youth Programme, our hope is to inspire and motivate young people to see how they can put their ideas into action to make a better world.

Interested in hosting your own Bright Ideas event?

Check out our Bright Ideas ‘how-to guide’ for information about how you can be involved. The toolkit provides tips and guidance on hosting a successful Bright Ideas event and how you can showcase, record and present your Bright Ideas talk.

Send us your Bright Ideas talk

For your chance to be in the running to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Malta this November, send your Bright Ideas talk to by 30 September 2015 (5pm London time) and we will let you know if you’ve been selected. For full terms and conditions for this competition see: Bright Ideas T&Cs and Recording your Bright Idea. Recordings can be submitted in either audio or video format.


How it works

Are you aged 15-29 and want to share your Bright Idea with your local community and across the Commonwealth? Here is a quick guide on how to go about it.

1. Identify your Bright Idea
• Have you seen a problem or opportunity in your community, and developed an innovative solution to address it? Or do you know a young person who has?
• Have you implemented your solution and has it had a positive impact?

2. Choose how you would like to showcase your Bright Idea
• Identify your audience and think about how to make the Bright Idea interesting to them.
• Design an event or activity based on available resources. You might build it into an event you already have planned.
• Work out the timing and plan the logistics.
• Promote your event and ensure your messages are clear.
• Create an inspiring presentation.

3. Film your Bright Idea presentation using a video recorder or camera phone, or a microphone
• Organise someone to film or record the talk
• Make sure the visual and sound quality are OK.

4. Send it to the Commonwealth Secretariat for uploading to the Bright Ideas webpage

For more information about Bright Ideas, Click here

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