ISCA One Young #CharteredStar 2023 Competition

ISCA will be sending one winner to represent ISCA and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) at the One Young World 2023 Summit at Belfast, happening from 2 to 5 October 2023. Interested to find out how to represent ISCA to attend the prestigious One Young World Summit? Join the ISCA One Young #CharteredStar 2023 Competition and you are just 2 steps away from the One Young World Summit at Belfast!

Could you be our One Young #CharteredStar?

We’re looking for the best and brightest young chartered accountant to represent ISCA and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) at the One Young World Summit. Eligible candidates must be current CA (Singapore) or Associate (ISCA).

About One Young World

The annual One Young World Summit brings together 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Sir John Major, and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed for being impactful change makers. 

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking, and workshops. They also have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with global leaders with the world’s media in attendance. 

Delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, engage with, and be mentored by expert industry influencers and make lasting connections. Together we celebrate our young leaders through social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Competition Details

What the competition winner stands to walk away with!

  • A fully sponsored delegate place at the One Young World Summit in October 2023 (including travel, accommodation and meals for the duration of the Summit)
  • Become a One Young World Ambassador and a lifelong member to the One Young World global community
  • Be ISCA's and CAW's One Young World ambassador for 1 year, taking part in events and being featured in ISCA and CAW's publications and websites
  • Winner's digital badge from ISCA
  • Become a member of the ISCA Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC) for 1 term (2 years)

What finalists stand to walk away with!

  • Finalist's digital badge from ISCA
  • Featured in ISCA publications and website
  • Complimentary participation in ISCA YPAC events for 2 years

Winner’s obligations

  • Share & post live updates during the Summit through your social media accounts, which will be re-posted by ISCA and CAW
  • Experience being an influencer with the ISCA Instagram takeover during the Summit 
  • Participate in public relations activities for ISCA and CAW – e.g. video productions, write-up in ISCA journal
  • Participate in CAW breakout sessions as part of the One Young World programme
  • Act as an ambassador for ISCA and CAW during and after the conference
  • Actively contribute to the accountancy sector as a member of the ISCA YPAC for 1 term (2 years)


  • ISCA Member: CA (Singapore) or Associate (ISCA)
  • Aged 35 years and below as at date of application
  • Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • A passion for global issues or a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organization
  • The confidence to represent ISCA and CAW on the global stage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in their roles, have the ability to inspire and motivate others, and a vision of how they can have a positive impact on society

Competition Format

The ISCA One Young World #CharteredStar 2023 Competition consists of two stages

  • Submit a creative content on a topic that you are passionate about, in any format (e.g. video, presentation etc). You can also post on any social media platform (e.g. TikTok, Instagram, Lemon8) if you like, and include the hashtag #ISCAxOYW2023 on your social media platforms
  • Shortlisted candidates will proceed to Stage 2

Submit your application online by 31 May 2023

Here is a sample of a video created using CapCut, which is simple and easy to use!


  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in a knowledge-based competition on 9 June 2023 evening, at ISCA House.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be expected to do a short sharing on one of the following One Young World plenary themes:
  1. Peace and Reconciliation – How can communities build and sustain lasting peace?
  2. Climate Emergency – How can we ensure responsible stewardship of our planet’s resources?
  3. Food Crisis – How can we end this global food crisis before it becomes a hunger catastrophe?
  4. Education – How can we fight inequality through education?
  5. Mental Health – How can we make mental health a priority?
Highlights of One Young World Summit