The International Jury

Members of the Jury

Members of the jury are selected according to their knowledge and experience in the field of innovation, education, communication and social inclusion. Jury will be divided in groups, so that each project will be asses by at least 3 jurors. The commitment as juror takes place on a voluntary base.


How to apply

To apply as a juror, you need to send your photo, CV and motivational letter to before 30st April 2021, specifying in the object “Application – Jury GJC”. Candidates express their consent to the processing of personal data according to the Legislative Decree (GDPR, EU 2016/679) "European Regulation on the protection of personal data". They also authorize to use, in compliance with current legislation, in any form or way, in Italy and abroad, without limitations of space and time and without compensation, their image and digital materials produced, also through reductions or adaptations for the activities of promotion and communication of the Global Junior Challenge.

The Jury evaluates the projects remotely and decrees the finalists that will participate to the final event.


Evaluation Criteria

General Criteria

Projects are evaluated according to their contribution to the development of 21st century education and social inclusion. Jurors will identify the most innovative and “inspiring” projects, which adopt an efficient approach to the use of new technologies to answer promptly to the global pandemic.


Specific Criteria

Jurors will give a grade from 1 to 10 for each of the following areas: innovation, beneficiaries, impact, scalability.

In detail: 


INNOVATION – Jurors evaluate the innovation of the project in its social context, and not only its technological aspect, according to the following questions:

  • What is the degree of innovativeness of the project as a whole?
  • How innovative is the project in reference with respect to the following parameters: use of technologies; involvement of stakeholders (internal and external); development approaches and models; effectiveness of the response to the pandemic crisis; project results.

BENEFICIARIES – Jurors evaluate how the project correspond to the needs of its beneficiaries, according to the following questions:

  • Is the project truly useful in answering to the needs of its beneficiaries during the pandemic?
  • Is the project easy to access for its beneficiaries?
  • How does the project provide new opportunities for its beneficiaries?

IMPACT – Jurors evaluate the impact of the project in the field of education and/or social inclusion according to the following questions:

  • How many people and organization are involved? How?
  • To what extent did the project promote the use of technologies for didactic innovation and social inclusion?
  • To what extent does the project represent an effective and agile response to the context of sanitary emergency?

SCALABILITY- Jurors evaluate if the project could be realized elsewhere and if it could create new opportunities for new protagonists, according to the following questions:  

  • It is possible to adapt the project elsewhere? Has it already been replicated?
  • What can other users learn from this project?
  • Which kind of actions have been implemented by the beneficiaries to transfer/share the project with others?


Winning projects of each category win the possibility to participate to the final event of Global Junior Challenge 2021, which will be held in Rome, from 20th to 22nd October 2021. Finalists will have the possibility to share their experience with the audience, thanks a dedicated stand in a large exhibition area (physical or virtual). The Jury, coordinated by a designed President, will produce a final consideration on the results, decreeing the winners.

The final event ends with the proclamation of the winners during the award ceremony, at the prestigious Giulio Cesare Hall in Campidoglio (tbc).