Are you a young person (18-35 years old) who is passionate about the environment? Do you believe that you can develop a doable and scalable solution to address the numerous problems engendered by the current climate emergency? 

If so, the Skellig Foundation invites everyone to apply for The Leonardo Da Vinci Inspired Climate ‘Solutions’ Competition for Young People for a chance to win a prize of up to €1,000!

Application are open until the 31st of March 2023!

What is the Competition?

We created this competition to encourage young people to think about solutions that address key aspects of today’s climate emergency. Through this competition, we hope to create a forum that will aid young people to conceive, shape and share novel climate change solution ideas.

Competition Format 

The competition will comprise of two rounds:

Round one : You or your team submit a Preliminary Draft Note (2 pages maximum),  fill-in the on-line application form, and submit a short CV. Due March 31, 2023. 

Round two : People with “solution” ideas selected from Step 1 will be asked to generate a 5-slide PowerPoint Presentation that further describes their idea. Finalists will be selected from these presentations. Due April 15, 2023.

Competition Judges will then examine applications from the group of finalists and select the best ideas in each category.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone aged between 18 and 35 years of age, of any background is welcomed to apply. Teams of 2-4 members may also apply. 

We are looking for climate “solution” ideas from the following disciplines: social sciences, arts, culture, political science, digital, science and engineering.


Two top prizes of €1,000 each:

1. One prize of €1,000 for the best arts/social sciences/societal solution.

2. One prize of €1,000 for the best science/engineering/technology solution.

3. One additional €500 prize will be awarded to the best “solution” idea bridging the arts/social sciences/society & science/technology sections. 

*Prizes will be announced in Amboise, France where Leonardo da Vinci spent his last years prior to his death on May 2nd 1519.