Rolex Awards

The 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise have officially opened their new submissions. Anyone with a world changing idea can apply, find out more!


Applications are now open for the 2018! The Rolex Awards for Enterprise support inspiring individuals who carry out innovative projects that advance human knowledge or well-being.

There are five Rolex Awards offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. They should have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.

Applications must be broadly in the areas of the 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 young Award winners. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.

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

The Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world. One that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. These projects have touched all aspects of humanity by expanding knowledge or improving life on the planet.

The Awards were started in 1976 and are open to all nationalities and backgrounds. Rolex believes the spirit of Enterprise is “united by a talent for independent thinking and the capacity to embrace projects that require creativity and determination in the face of considerable odds”.

You can find out more or apply here.

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