Once you’ve registered your team and chosen a name, you can start thinking about your project idea by using the competition booklet and researching the Global Goals.

Then, begin taking action! Assign team roles, set SMART goals and develop a project plan including regular team meetings. Start working on your Project Update Report with support from your supervising teacher.

We will also be providing useful resources through a series of masterclass videos released monthly to help guide you.

Submit your reports to us for feedback!

This year, we will be inviting teams to submit their Project Update Reports within a dedicated period: January. Unfortunately, we will be unable to give bespoke feedback to teams submitting after this deadline. We encourage you to work closely with your teacher and regularly review your Project Update Report before submitting it to us for feedback.

Be part of the GSL movement and join the conversation by following #gslgoals on social media – here (

Share your project journey and inspire other teams around the world by submitting a blog to be featured on the GSL website: ( Deadline: 31st January

Submit your final reports for judging!

We encourage you to submit your reports to us from 1st April and advise early submission if you have important exams to prepare for.

Your team is expected to complete the final submission and attach the following two components: A 2 page report; 3 minute digital submission.

Your report and digital submission should be a team effort and should clearly outline how your team’s project has met the judging criteria (please see Section 8 in the competition booklet).

Deadline: 1st May

This year, the GSL Festival will take place on Friday 13/14 June!

We look forward to celebrating the passion, dedication and hard work teams in the GSL Global Goals Competition have shown throughout the year. An incredible keynote speaker will announce the winner and finalists as part of the event, and there will be an opportunity for teams to connect with each other during an interactive session.

Certificates of participation as well as Commendation Awards will be given out to teams and teachers on the day of the festival.


We have ‘Junior’ and ‘Senior’ categories, and a range of awards beyond a single winning team project.

We know that young people are concerned about some key areas and wish to encourage projects focused on climate, education and wellbeing which will be recognised in these additional awards.

Details of the judging for these categories are outlined in the Handbook you receive to support the competition.

JUNIORS (11-14)

  • Junior Winner
  • Partnership & Collaboration Winner
  • Climate & Sustainability Winner
  • Quality Education Winner
  • Health & Wellbeing Winner

SENIORS (15-17)

  • Senior Winner
  • Partnership & Collaboration Winner
  • Climate & Sustainability Winner
  • Quality Education Winner
  • Health & Wellbeing Winner


  • All Team Leaders will receive a named certificate (final submission required)
  • All team members will receive a named certificate (final submission required)
  • All Lead Teachers will receive a named certificate (final submission required)


Teams who reach the semi-final stage of the competition can be awarded an additional certificate and a permanent feature on our website in one of the following categories:

  • Impact
  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Creativity
  • Pivot
  • Social Media Champions
  • Learning

Registration is now open for the 2021-22 competition! To register please complete the following three chronological steps:

Step 1 – School Registration

  • Schools need to identify a member of staff who will coordinate the competition and act as a main point of contact.
  • Promote the competition at your school using materials available on our resources page.
  • Schools can register up to 10 project teams in a school year*

Step 2 – Team Registration

  • Teams should consist of 3-7 students and have a designated supporting teacher
  • This step should be completed by the student team leader or supporting teacher
  • After completion, each team member will receive a unique link to complete their student registration

Step 3 – Student Registration and Parental Consent

  • The registration form will be emailed to each team member named in the team registration.
  • Each team member named in the team registration will receive a unique link to complete their registration. This form is not available on the website or competition booklet.
  • Students need to have parental consent to take part in the competition.

*If schools would like to register more teams for the competition they should email

SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN! Submit your Project Update Report for feedback by Monday 31st January 2022.

Remember, the more time and effort you spend completing your Project Update Report and adjacent submission form, the better your feedback will be! In previous years the projects that have performed best in the competition and delivered the most impressive impact have been those driven by teams that submitted very detailed and considered Project Update Reports.

We will provide bespoke written feedback and guidance for teams on a first come, first served basis. Feedback will be released every Tuesday, and all teams will receive their feedback by the end of March.

Click here to watch Masterclass #3 for guidance on how to submit your Project Update Report.