Another year and another successful edition of the SME Week Youth Essay Competition. A big thank you goes out to all of this year’s participants for submitting your answers to “What steps should entrepreneurs and government take to become more innovative?”
This year we received submissions from 32 different countries, with the top three countries being Italy, Romania and Ukraine. We also received entries from other countries including Russia, Egypt, the Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Ghana, Algeria and Liberia. Unfortunately we can only accept submissions from citizens of COSME countries , but thank you for sending us your ideas!
So what happens now?
Now that the deadline has passed, the 2018 Essay Competition jury  will deliberate and read through the entries to determine the top three submissions. These top three finalists will be announced right here on Promoting Enterprise and across all our social media, so stay tuned to all of our channels to find out who will be joining us in Graz for a live final at the SME Assembly 2018 .
What could you win?
Each finalist will win an all-expenses paid trip to the SME Assembly 2018 in Graz, Austria, be given special presentation training before the event and finally have their essay and ideas promoted right here on Promoting Enterprise and across all our social media.
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Previous editions of the competition:
2016: “What can the EU do to encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs?”
- Winner: Andri Pandoura 
- Finalists: Katie Williams , Francesco Foglia , Frici Barabas 
2017: “What skills do tomorrow’s entrepreneurs need?”