QS ImpACT, a UNEP accredited global charity and a partner of QS, recognises young individuals driving social impact within their communities, and rewards them through its scholarships and awards.

The QS ImpACT Awards, exclusive to students enrolled in higher education institutions, celebrates those who are innovating and driving positive change towards a more sustainable future.

This year’s theme of “Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution” aligns with the new UNEA-6 resolution and global priorities. There are two award categories for this year “Youth SDG Game Award” and “Best Student SDG Project Award”. Application deadline is XXX, followed by a round of judging.

Award finalists will be announced during the 2024 QS Reimagine Education Conference, Dec 9-11 and winnders will be announced at the QS ImpACT Conference in February 2025.

QS ImpACT Awards

Youth SDGs Game Award

This award honours the winning team of the QS ImpACT Skills Challenge for their outstanding achievement in developing a video game that seamlessly maps and contextualizes the UN Sustainable Development Goals within their local community. Recognising their creativity and societal impact, this award highlights the transformative potential of design thinking and gaming to inspire action and awareness towards the SDGs at the grassroots level.

The QS ImpACT Skills Challenge is a games-for-good event challenging teams from global universities and communities globally to design games to educate and empower their local community on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make an ImpACT through collaboration, action and play.

Best Student SDG Project Award

This award celebrates the remarkable efforts of a student project that demonstrates a profound commitment to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It recognises the initiative and dedication of the project in driving positive change towards a more sustainable future.

This award embodies the spirit of sustainability through innovative solutions and tangible outcomes, and serves as an inspiration to others, striving to make a difference in their communities and beyond.