IAESTE Day Competitions for Committees

Here you can find the three competitions related to the IAESTE Day. For general information about the IAESTE Day visit the main page.

An Essay about IAESTE future


We’ve been celebrating almost the whole year our 70th anniversary - it’s a time now to think about the future. We are looking for fresh ideas on “How to fix IAESTE. How do you imagine IAESTE in the future and how you would go about it?”

  • Everyone can participate IAESTE members, students, alumni, employers and other IAESTE friends.
  • Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words; only one submission is allowed per person
  • Essays should answer the question by taking a stance and making a case based on argument and facts.
  • Essays should be written in English and submitted by 20th November 2018 to 70th@iaeste.org
  • Elegant writing is important but the judges will make allowances for those for whom English is not their native language.
  • The winning essay will be decided by the 70th Anniversary Team & the Board and announced at the AC in Cyprus
  • The best essays will be published through IAESTE communication channels and the winner will receive a 500CHF travel voucher from our partner, Swisscare.

Best IAESTE Day Picture

Someone very rightly said, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words!’

With IAESTE being 70, we have all made a lot of memories and continue doing so daily. We have come up with a competition that revolves around pictures, memories and social media.

We're keeping it simple, so all you need to do is submit a photo of your IAESTE Day celebrations!

  • Entry can be done by LC or NC
  • Submit your entry by sending it to us, along with a description of what's happening in it to 70th@iaeste.org
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per country
  • Entries must be in by 20 November

The IAESTE Day team will select the best 3 photos and they will be presented at the AC in Cyprus!

Best IAESTE Day Video

Make a video of your IAESTE Day celebrations and win recognition for your efforts at the AC in Cyprus!

All you need to do is:

  • Organise your IAESTE Day event
  • Plan how you’re going to film it
  • Film your celebration
  • Edit it to make a great short movie (max 5 minutes)
  • Upload it to a cloud service and send us the link with a short text description telling us about your event by 20 November 2018
  • The winning video will be decided by the 70th Anniversary Team and announced at the AC in Cyprus
  • There can be more than one submission from country, but only one per local committee

Find an alumnus from each decade - how far can you go back?

Many IAESTE committees have been established for many decades and in our 70th anniversary year, we want to see which committee can go back the furthest by finding alumni from the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s etc. You could submit a photo of you with them, or a video, or maybe look back in your archives! It would be nice if you could find them and speak to them and get a picture with them, but if not possible, we will accept old photos/materials, as long as you know the name and the decade!

All you need to do is:

  • Find your alumni from as many decades as you can
  • Send your photos/videos etc. including their names, decades they went on a traineeship and any other information you find out about them to 70th.iaeste.org before 20 November 2018.
  • We will publish the entries in our newsletter/social media and the country with the most decades included will be announced at the AC in Cyprus
  • There can be more than one submission from country, but only one per local committee