ISCA One Young #CharteredStar Competition 2019

One winner will be chosen to represent ISCA and CAW at the One Young World Summit. Interested to find out how to represent ISCA to attend the prestigious One Young World Summit? Join us for an evening of sharing from past One Young World winners and take the opportunity to tell us why you should represent ISCA at this year’s One Young World Summit! Click the button below to register now!

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 convenes the brightest young talent 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 Meghan Markle, amongst many other global figures.

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact and be mentored by influencers. Delegates make lasting connections throughout the Summit, celebrating their participation at social events and the unforgettable Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The One Young World Summit 2019 sees the global forum for young leaders return ‘home’ for the first time since the inaugural Summit in 2010. With over 300 languages to be heard on its streets, London is one of the most diverse places in the world. The city is home to nearly 9 million people, one of the world’s biggest financial centres and countless historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. A city where the past and future merge, London provides the ideal backdrop for young leaders from more than 190 countries to work together to accelerate positive change.

Competition Details

What the competition winner stands to walk away with!

  • A fully sponsored delegate place at the One Young World Summit at (including travel, accommodation and meals for the duration of the Summit)
  • Be ISCA's and CAW's One Young World ambassador for a year, taking part in events and being featured in CAW publications and magazines, and be invited to join the global One Young World Alumni network
  • Winner's certificate and trophy
  • Featured in ISCA publications, websites and events
  • Complimentary participation in ISCA YPAC events for 2 years

What finalists stand to walk away with!

  • Finalist's certificate and trophy
  • Featured in ISCA publications, websites and events
  • 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 YPAC Instagram takeover during the Summit 
  • Participate in public relations activities for ISCA and CAW – e.g. video productions, write-up in ISCA journal and ISCA Blog
    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 Young Professionals Advisory Committee (YPAC)


  • 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 and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation
  • Social media savvy

Selection Process

Selection for the ISCA One Young World #CharteredStar winner consists of two stages:

1. Submit your CV

2. Attend our sharing session on the 22nd May to introduce yourself; and

3. Upload an IG post to share highlights of that evening 


Write an article (not exceeding 400 words) outlining one of the theme below.

  • Education: Does the future of learning need to be reimagined?
  • Planetary Health: How is climate change endangering our health?
  • Media Freedom: How can we protect the truth?
  • Poverty Alleviation: Can innovation solve economic inequality?
  • Peaceful Future: In a polarised world, how can we build peace?

All submitted entries will be screened internally by a judging panel. 

Highlights of One Young World Summit