21 Under 21
OWNing the 21st Century
What is 21 Under 21?
A list of exceptional young students that demonstrate courage, talent, and empathy in their passions or areas of interest. They go above and beyond, make a positive impact in their community, and inspire others to become better versions of themselves. A selected group of 21 students under 21 years old who are championing the 21st century.
Nomination: Dec 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021
Vetting / Interview: May 1 – June 30 2021
Announcement: August 2021
How to nominate?
Nominations can be made by anyone, regardless of age or background.
Qualities we are looking for someone who:
- Someone who is championing living in the 21st century.
- Someone who takes initiative and made a difference in their community, friends, school, etc.
- Someone who has displayed creativity, entrepreneurial and innovative traits, skills and talent.
- Someone who represents courage / empathy / passion / grit.
- Someone who is a changemaker or a pioneer.
What the nominees could share with us:
- Your non-academic achievements.
- Any project you are working on or have worked on in the past.
- Why do you want to be featured? / Why do you think you should be featured?
Nominations should be between the age of 12 to 21 as of 1st May 2021.
How do we select?
- Round 1: Top 10% of applicants will be shortlisted by the OWN Ambassador committee
- Round 2: OWN jury of judges will select the top 21 finalists
Celebration and What’s Next
- Top 21 finalists will be interviewed and featured on OWN Academy’s social media platforms
- Confirmed 21 finalists will be speakers at our 21 Under 21 OWNing the 21st Century Summit in September