Innovation to bag big prize

2017-06-28 06:02

People between 18 and 30 years of age are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Rolex Awards before the closing date of 30 June.

The initiative supports inspiring individuals who carry out innovative projects that advance human know-ledge or well-being.

Five awards will be offered to young leaders who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge and improve quality of life.

Applicants must be working in the areas of environment, applied science and technology or exploration.

The five winners will each receive 100 000 Swiss Francs, double the amount of prize money previously offered to the winners. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and will receive a Rolex chronometer.

In addition to demonstrating a spirit of enterprise and leadership, candidates must put forward projects or plans that have a clear purpose, are original and have the potential for significant impact.

Applicants can apply on the Rolex website at

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