Are you a young person above the age of 18, living in a commonwealth country?

Then apply for the Hack the Planet Ideas Competition for a chance at the star cash prize of £10,000 alongside worldwide recognition for your idea.

Application Deadline: May 31 2021


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  • The chance to win a cash prize of £10,000 to help turn your idea into a real-life concept
  • The opportunity for virtual coaching from experts that can help support you throughout the competition
  • The chance to pitch your idea to a panel of satellite and ocean experts
  •  The opportunity to network with peers, mentors, and experts
  • Worldwide recognition for your idea.


  • Anyone who lives in a Commonwealth country, 
  • Anyone over the age of 18 can enter,
  • You can enter either as an individual or as part of a small team of up to 5 people. 
  • You can also enter as a micro-enterprise – that’s a business with fewer than 10 employees. 

Free Worksheet and Checklist

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Application Instructions

How to enter

It’s easy to enter the competition. Just follow these three simple steps:

  • Complete the registration form by clicking the ‘register’ button on the top right-hand side of this site
  • Once registered, you will be logged in and you can click the ‘enter’ button to compete the entry form
  • You can revisit your account to view and update your entry at any time until the closing date on 31st May 2021

The theme of the competition is closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 (ocean), 13 (climate) and 7 (energy).

About the Hack the planet ideas competition

Hack the Planet is an ideas competition for people from Commonwealth nations. It is run by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

We’re looking for your ideas on how to solve the challenges of our ocean with concepts that include the power of imagery, connectivity or other applications from satellites. Your ideas should relate to one of the 10 challenges set out in the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

When you enter, we’re just looking for your ideas. Over the course of the next 5 months, we will help you to shape and hone your ideas into a winning concept, which might win a prize of £10,000!

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • The deadline for online submissions is 31st May 2021.
  • The announcement of the results will take place at a final showcase event in October 2021.

Six finalists will be selected to pitch their ideas live in front of a panel of judges.

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Emmanuella Igomu is a content writer at Camberene. She is a communication enthusiast currently studying Mass communication, where she majors in Public Relations and Advertising. Emmanuella sometimes doubles as a brand promoter/online marketer and hopes to intern in a public relations/advertising agency or online marketing department in the near future.