Winner announced!

We are proud to announce the winner of this year’s GSL Global Goals competition


from The Shri Ram School Moulsari, India. We would like to invite you to watch the video provided by Vihaan and Nav Agarwal explaining the project and their reaction to winning the competition.

Till March 2019, One Step Greener has managed to get over 350 households involved In 5 colonies, and taught them how to segregate dry waste and sell it to One Step Greener. Together they have approximately recycled over 17056 kg of paper, 8100 kg of cardboard, over 3355 kg of plastic, 1521 kg of metal, 5079 pcs of glass, 900 kg e-waste. Thus saving an equivalent of 324 Trees, 23878 ltrs of oil, 443456 ltrs of water,4264 pounds of carbon dioxide, 85 cubic meters of landfill space and electricity enough to power 25584 average Indian households.

The projects final report and digital submission is available in the finalist section below.

Congratulations to all the Finalists!

We would like to congratulate all the amazing finalists of the 2018/2019 GSL Global Goals competition. We are so incredibly proud of everything you’ve achieved and want to let you know that you are a true credit to your families, school and generation.

This year we have experienced an incredible standard with 848 teams taking part from 86 countries. All 274 teams that completed their final submission have been assessed in the first round of judging. 100 managed to reach the semi-final assessed by a panel of 10 semi-final judges. After a long process of deliberation the top 5 projects have been selected for the final round of judging. You can have a look at the final reports and digital submissions by clicking ‘read more’ after each project below.

We are also delighted to share the video summarising this year’s competition. The video was created by combining the footage submitted by young people around the world. Thanks to Defeye Creative Limited for putting together this amazing video!

2019-2020 Registration


You can now register your schools interest in participating in the GSL Global Goals Competition in 2019-2020

We are inviting schools to identify a teacher who will coordinate the competition internally.  We then ask students to register their teams. 

Once you have a school coordinator, we ask that each school registers.  Registered schools will receive an information pack with further detail on the competition. Lead teachers should therefore register to confirm your participation in the competition. During registration you can also ask any questions you have about the competition.

Following this, we ask that each team at the school registers their project. This is so that the students take ownership of this own progress. If you are a student who wishes to register a team, please make sure that your school has been registered. If it has not in the list, please provide a valid email address for a teacher at school.

We are excited to invite schools to participate in the Global Social Leaders (GSL) Student Competition focused on the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

The aim of the competition is to develop students’ understanding of global citizenship and how to turn their ideas into reality. We support young people to develop and implement a project that helps to achieve the United Nations’ Global Goals and join a global movement of socially conscious leaders.

The competition is free to enter, but requires schools to appoint a member of staff who will coordinate the competition within your school and act as our main point of contact.  We require schools to register before starting projects and for teams to submit projects for feedback before implementing them. We want to ensure all projects are high quality and are fully supported by their school.


We will be officially launching the 2019/2020 competition in September and updating the dates for each phase.

Please have a look at this year’s competition timeline to get a better idea of the competition schedule.

PHASE 1: September 2018 to December 2018 – HAS NOW CLOSED

Your team can submit your project plan for feedback.  We will provide feedback on project ideas – we encourage all teams to submit their projects for feedback prior to starting your project. Please do take the time to complete the project plan. Teams who did this last year were more successful as they received more detailed feedback.

We have a team of dedicated mentors who will provide comprehensive feedback to help your team create a great project. We highly recommend you submit a project plan to get the most out of their expertise.


Teams implement their project plans and turn their ideas into reality. We have a dedicated team of mentors available to support you with advice and guidance. Use the form below to receive further feedback on your project, please note that only submissions received before 1st March 2019 will be provided with feedback.

Shout about what you are doing and submit a blog post to the GSL team to be published on our website and shared through our global network. Our network love hearing about all the great work you are doing.

Final submission must be received by 1st May – HAS NOW CLOSED – Thank you to all the teams who completed their submissions on time.

Submit your team’s 2 page report and digital submission.

Read the judging criteria, provided in the information pack. Check out last years’ winners and finalists to get ideas of how to best present your projects.

We will announce the winner at the Festival of Education the 20th June 2019

How to upload videos on YouTube.
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How to complete your Final Submission.


Participants in the competition will work in a team of between 3 and 7 students (self-selecting).

The competition is aimed at students aged 11 to 17 years, however if you have students who are younger/older wishing to take part we will not exclude your participation. Teams of children under 13 must have a parent/guardian or teacher provide their email address. The registration for this academic year 2018/19 is now closed. Stay tuned for the launch of the next Global Goals Competition for the academic year 2019/20. Please email if you have any questions about eligibility.


  • The winning team will receive a GSL Catalyst Programme delivered at their school for up to 20 participants.
  • All participants in this programme are entitled to a discounted place on our GSL World Summit
  • All participants will receive a named certificate at the end of the programme
  • All submissions received on time will receive feedback on their projects


The GSL Global Goals competition develops students’ understanding of global citizenship and helps to turn their ideas into reality. If you are a young person or a teacher looking for an exciting new challenge click learn more.


Catalysts are our three- or five-day programmes held in schools and colleges around the world.  If you are working in a school and are looking for a great training programme for students and staff click learn more.


This is a prestigious annual 12-day residential programme at Wellington College in the UK. If you are a parent looking for a transformational leadership experience for your child (age 11-17) click learn more.