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Superhero U: Why should you participate?

Superhero U

Problem-solving is one of the most sought-after skills in the job market today. It is based on a person’s ability to effectively analyse an issue and take actions thereafter to tackle it. Today, the world is faced with several problems that require urgent attention.

While it is alright to count on the experts to deal with such problems but by doing so, we miss out on an opportunity to innovate. As a result, we’re so preoccupied tackling obstacles the traditional way that we fail to anticipate the future. The world would be stuck in limbo this way. Luckily enough, there are bright minds out there who are always striving to innovate and make this world a better place. GlobalShala, taking inspiration from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), has organised the Superhero U contest. Powered by Northeastern University, this contest aims at putting the innovator inside us to the test.


The challenge?

To imagine yourself as social entrepreneur dealing with real-world challenges of choice. Emphasis should be put on what are these challenges that you’re faced with and how do you think they can be dealt with. These complex modern challenges that we’re facing require innovation, drive, and even a bit of a superpower to solve them in a unique and imaginative way. You can tell us your story through written content, illustration, posters, photo collages, or even videos and video games.


What do you get for your participation? You get an opportunity to:

  • Explore the current social issues the society is faced with today.
  • Put your creative and entrepreneurial mind at work to innovate a unique solution.
  • Potentially provide a solution to a previously unsolved problem.
  • Potentially make our world a better place.
  • Compete against people from all over the globe and test where you stand in terms of innovation and problem solving

Besides the experience factors stated above, you also stand a chance to win cash prizes, gadgets, internships, scholarships, and more. The prize pool for the contest is a whopping 90,000 USD. What’s more, is that we’ll be selecting winners from each state or province from all over the world.


The deadline to submit your entries for the preliminary round is 18th September 2020.

For further information, you may visit the Superhero U webpage on GlobalShala’s website. Hurry up before time runs out!


Harman Singh