Youth Poster Competition

The youth are the change-makers and inheritors of this planet, therefore it is essential to empower and educate them about SDGs. Their passion, creativity and energy are essential to bring about generational change and pioneer new solutions to take on shared challenges. With this as the aim, Sannam S4 will provide a platform for youth leaders of over 100 Indian colleges, institutions and universities to share their innovative solutions in solving India’s biggest developmental challenges.

As part of this initiative, we are having a Poster Competition on the following SDGs as topics:

SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being

SDG 4: Quality Education

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 13: Climate Action

In partnership with

The University of Exeter in partnership with the UK’s Met Office is home to a team of world-leading environment and climate scientists tackling the climate crisis through exceptional research in areas such as climate tipping points, plastic pollution, protecting marine life and biodiversity. The University of Exeter has two leading environment and climate institutes – the Global Systems Institute and the Environment & Sustainability Institute with great opportunities for study and research.
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Eligibility Criteria

  • This is only for students currently enrolled in selected Indian College/Institution/University
  • Submissions will be accepted from Student Teams consisting of maximum 2 participants with valid Student IDs, along with a verification letter duly issued by the Dean or Vice Chancellor of his/her College/Institution/University
  • The participant of this Poster Competition must be an Indian national only, holding a valid ID Card duly issued by a Government of India undertaking
  • One submission per team per topic
  • Top 15 posters will be selected for display at the Conclave on Earth Day, which is also the second day of the Conclave, Wednesday 22 April 2020

The assessment of the posters will be primarily based on:

  • Clear identification of a local sustainability related challenge
  • Innovation and originality of the proposed solution
  • Socio-economic feasibility of implementing the solution


Participants are requested to strictly follow the instructions and the Terms & Conditions

Competition Winners

The corresponding teams of top 15 entries will be given an opportunity to interact with the audience at the Conclave to showcase and explain their piece of work and solutions

The best 3 teams would be awarded seed funding from a total of INR 200,000 and given access to relevant services and mentors, to scale up their solutions

Submission Date:

Submission begins :  Thursday, 9th January 2020 at 10 a.m. onwards

Submission deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2020 at 5p.m. IST


The Poster design must be submitted in JPEG format under 3MB in size

The top 15 Teams would be intimated separately and they would need to upload the same design with a high resolution (300DPI) PDF file along with crop-marks

Sample Poster