This week marks the launch of Zeitgeist ‘Young Minds’, a competition to find 10 pioneers, change-makers and leaders of tomorrow aged 18 – 24, across Europe, Middle East and Africa*. The winners will take their place alongside the greatest visionaries of today at Google Zeitgeist 2012 near London on May 20 – 22 2012.
From January 25 until March 19, the search will be on to find 10 exceptional, motivated and inspiring 18 – 24 year-olds from across EMEA*, who are making a positive impact in the world through science, the arts, education, innovation or inspiration.
The lucky winners will be invited to participate in Google’s annual Zeitgeist event, where previous speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Google CEO Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt. They will also win a brand new Google tech gadget and get the chance to take to the stage and have their voice heard.
Last year saw the first ever ‘Young Minds’ competition in both the UK and America. The lucky finalists won an experience of a lifetime, from meeting Chelsea Clinton and Will I Am, to taking part in panel discussions with Jon Snow and Martha Lane Fox (Co-founder Lastminute.com).
Sebastian Thiel, 21, from London was a winner from 2011 and says, “Zeitgeist was amazing. I learnt a lot from the great variation of speakers from different disciplines. A memorable event that I’ll never forget.”
Matt Brittin, Vice President of Northern & Central Europe, Google commented, “Google has always championed innovation and is proud to help young people showcase their ideas and achievements. Zeitgeist Young Minds is an incredible opportunity for future world-changers to meet some of the most powerful and inspiring people on the planet today.”
To be in with a chance of winning a place at Zeitgeist 2012, simply upload a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you’re making a positive impact on your world to www.zeitgeistyoungminds.com