General FAQ's


1. What is the JCI CYEA Program?

  • An international competition that recognizes, honors and celebrates exceptional young entrepreneurs and the role of creativity in their success.
  • CYEA runs on a national and international level and recognizes the world’s most outstanding young entrepreneurs

2. Who can participate?

  • Young Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40
  • JCI Members & non-members

3. What we are looking for?

JCI is looking for creative young entrepreneurs that have started a new business or created significant positive change in an existing business such as:

    • New product development
    • Service development
    • Approach to the market/marketing
    • Solved a business problem in a creative way
    • Changed a process in a positive and creative way

4. What are the entry procedures?

  • All applications must be submitted online and in English by 27th February 2022.
  • Go to to access the application form.
  • Answer all the questions thoroughly and completely in order to be eligible.

5. Nominations and Award Process

  • 10 Awardees will be chosen for Nigeria by an independent panel of judges. They will be announced at the award event on Saturday, 11th June 2022.
  • Awardees at the National level will be forwarded to the International stage.
  • The winner will be chosen by an International panel of Judges, and announced at JCI World Congress.

6. Contact and Additional Information

For more information online, visit 

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