Singapore, 8th May 2015Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World” announced two exciting additions to the award-winning, global, youth social entrepreneurship challenge.

Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is now open to applicants in four new languages. Teams are now able to apply in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai. Project Inspire extends its thanks to new supporting partner, Top3 Media for making these translations possible.

“We’re looking forward to even greater participation from young people in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The quality of the entries we’ve received each year has been remarkable. They are great examples of the kind of passion young people around the world have to drive change and improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls,” said Georgette Tan, Group Head, Communications, Asia Pacific, MasterCard.

In another exciting development, applicants now stand the chance to win exclusive preliminary feedback on their submission. Up to 10 submissions will be reviewed by UN Women, Singapore Committee with detailed suggestions provided back to the candidates as to how their application could be improved. Applicants are then able to re-submit their application, adding an exciting element to the challenge. To be eligible for this fantastic opportunity, applicants must submit their project proposal no later than Friday 22nd May, 2015. The winners of the Early-Application Incentive prize will be announced on Monday 25th May 2015. Their feedback will be communicated by June 1st, giving them a month to resubmit their application before the deadline.

“The early incentive prize draw is the perfect opportunity for Project Inspire applicants to place themselves ahead of the competition. Having sorted through over 1800 submissions in the last four years, Singapore Committee for UN Women’s expertise will allow the prize recipients a significant competitive advantage,” says Trina Liang-Lin, President, Singapore Committee for UN Women.

This year’s challenge welcomes back long-term and committed partners to women’s empowerment and social entrepreneurship: knowledge partner INSEAD: The Business School for the World; strategic partner Bain & Company; & supporting partner Hilton Worldwide.

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