Contest on inclusion for young entrepreneurs

Legal Conditions “X TALENTO CHALLENGE”


X Talento Challenge is an entrepreneurship contest targeted at youths who will turn between 14 and 18 years of age during academic year 2022/2023 (that is, born between 2004 and 2008), who have to assemble teams made up of at least 3 and at most 8 participants.

In the First Phase, each team must have at least 2 participants with a disability (with a certified disability equal to or higher than 33%). In the Second Phase, there must be at least 3 participants with a disability. The teams will be supervised by a tutor, who will guide them throughout the entire process.

The purpose of X Talento Challenge is to promote twenty-first century competences: digitalisation, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial knowledge, creativity, decision-making, teamwork, etc. For this reason, X Talento Challenge:

  • Encourages the participation of youths aged 14 to 18, from both schools and associations and other organisations, through a joint project with a social impact based on dialogic and cooperative learning.
  • Encourages everyone to listen actively through teams that include youths with and without disabilities.


The contest is Spain-wide and targeted at youths between the ages of 14 and 18 who are part of schools, associations and other organisation with their own legal personality.


The participating teams have to submit a social impact project in two phases, which entail the creation and presentation of a SOCIAL CANVAS and a ROADMAP of the project planned. To do so, they will be given training material to support them, which will be available in the tutor’s private area, as well as two optional personalised mentoring sessions for teams that reach the Second Phase.

Therefore, in the First Phase they have to deliver:

  • A description of the project through the SOCIAL CANVAS template, which they should fill out via a form in the tutor’s private area after having reflection on the feasibility and positive social impact that their project may have on a group or environment.

The teams that reach the Second Phase have to deliver:

  • A dossier or file in Word format, following the instructions of the ROADMAP and the description of the SOFT SKILLS of the participants on the work team, which the tutor should upload to their private area.
  • In this phase the teams will have two online mentoring sessions taught by professionals from the business world from the ONCE Social Group or its partner organisations.

The projects may be submitted in any co-official language, but they must all come with a translation into Spanish which will help the jury assess it.


Youths who will turn 14 to 18 years old in academic year 2022/2023 (that is, born between 2004 and 2008) may participate in X Talento Challenge, and they have to assemble teams made up of at least 3 and at most 8 participants.

The teams will be supervised by a supervisor who will guide them throughout the entire process, and who will register in the right registration form according to whether the group comes from a school, association or any other organisation with its own legal personality. One tutor may supervise one or several teams.

In the First Phase, each team must have at least 2 participants with a certified disability equal to or higher than 33%. In the Second Phase, there must be at least 3 participants with a disability. If a team reaches the Second Phase, already has 8 participants and needs to add a third person with a disability, the number of participants can be raised to 9.

All the teams must be under the aegis of their tutor, who must, in turn, be affiliated with an organisation with a legal personality of its own. Therefore, the following may participate:


All youths in public, semi-public and private schools in the country which offer Compulsory Secondary School (ESO), Baccalaureate and Basic, Middle and Higher Vocational Training, as long as the participants were born between 2004 and 2008.

There is complete flexibility and freedom in assembling the work teams: the members of each team may come from different classes, years or schools. However, the team’s tutor must be backed by a single school, which shall serve as the aegis of the team.


Any entity targeted at youths with a legal personality of its own, such as (but not limited to) free-time associations, scouting groups, occupational centres and job-support associations, education, training, job placement and disabilities, etc. as long as the participants were born between 2004 and 2008.

There is complete flexibility and freedom in assembling the work teams: the members of each team may come from different organisation and/or associations. However, the team’s tutor must be backed by a single organisation, which shall serve as the aegis of the team.


To help to develop the best and most visible social project, the jury will assess each project following these criteria in each phase:

  • CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: The ability of find creative solution that meet a social need, as well as the ability to apply originality and creativity to find business solution which have a clear social impact.
  • SOCIAL IMPACT: The ability to come up with a local project that improves the life of the community and transforms a need into an entrepreneurship opportunity.
  • ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES: The ability to confer factors on the project like the inclusion of everyone, regardless of whether or not they have a disability.
  • OPPORTUNITY NICHE AND PROJECT FEASIBILITY: The ability to assess the opportunity niches detected and the feasibility of developing them within the current market.
  • PRESENTATION OF THE PROPOSAL: The ability to convey the key aspects that describe the social project via a high-quality presentation.


To participate, the tutor will have to register their team(s) on the contest website in the right registration form according to the organisation with its own personality sponsoring the team .

The tutor supervising the participating teams shall be in charge of correctly filling out all the data required in the registration form, as well as later uploading their team’s project onto the website.

Under no circumstances will the participants’ personal data be requested, although the tutor must supply theirs, in addition to the data on the organisation sponsoring the team.

The Fundación ONCE may ask the winning teams to prove the disability of their members.

The registration period, which dovetails with the First Phase, will begin on 17 January 2023 and end on 10 March 2023.

The teams that move on to the Second Phase will have to submit their projects from 27 March to 8 May 2023.

The contest organisers reserve the right to delay the date when participation begins (after notification) and to extend its deadline if they deem it necessary.

NOTE: Teachers who want to request a certificate of participation in this edition of the contest must do so before 31 May 2023; issuing certificates after this date will be at the discretion of the contest coordinators.


(17 January to 10 March 2023)

  • In this phase the teams will be assembled, which should be made up of 8 participants between the ages of 14 and 18.
  • Each team must have at least two participants with a disability (with a certified disability equal to or higher than 33%).
  • After registering on the website, each team’s tutor will have a private area where they will find the support training materials: 3 activities and a document on guidelines for the tutor, which will help them fill out the fields in the CANVAS template form.
  • Each work team has to create an initial idea of their social impact project in a very simple form.
  • The deadline to send the CANVAS template is 10 March 2023 and 11:59:59 pm.

(27 March to 8 May 2023)

  • A technical committee comprised of professionals from education and business shall meet between 13 and 15 March to choose the 30 projects that will be evaluated by a jury.
  • Between 16 and 22 January, a jury comprised of professionals associated with the FUNDACIÓN ONCE and the Citi Foundation will choose the 25 semi-finalist projects, which will go on to the Second Phase.
  • The teams chosen will be notified by 27 March 2023 by the organisers of the contest via the website.
  • In the Second Phase, each team must have at least 3 members with a certified disability equal to or higher than 33, and they can have up to a total of 9 participants if the team had the maximum of 8 members before adding this third person with a disability.
  • If a team cannot find another youth with a disability, a contact will be provided by the contest organisers.
  • Each team will have the assistance of a mentor, with 2 online training sessions and personalised mentoring by a professional from the business world, the FUNDACIÓN ONCE or partner companies.
  • Each team’s tutor will also have 3 audiovisuals and 2 interactive infographics which will help them to complete the contest’s next deliverable: the ROADMAP of the project submitted (including a description of each team member’s soft skills).
  • After 27 March, the 25 semi-finalist teams may request help from the mentoring team that was assembled for that purpose.
  • The mentorships will take place throughout the month of April based on availability.
  • The deadline for submitting the ROADMAP will be 8 May 2023 at 11:59:59 pm.

(May-June 2023)

  • Between 9 and 12 May 2023, a technical committee comprised of professionals from the fields of education and business will choose the 10 finalist projects, which will then by evaluated by a jury.
  • Between 15 and 26 May 2023, a jury comprised of the representatives mentioned in the First Phase and people related to the worlds of disability and education and other prominent personalities related to the topic of the contest shall choose the 3 winning projects.
  • The final awards ceremony will be held in June, when the winning projects will be announced and published on the website.


In each of the phases, the participating teams will have different materials that will help them to develop the project.


This includes three research, reflection and creation activities whose goal is to help each team reflect on the possibilities for the social project they came up with to materialise and become useful and "necessary" for a specific population sector, assessing that audience's needs and the expectations and satisfaction placed in that future project.

  • "Market study" activity
  • "Buyer persona" activity
  • "SWOT study" activity


This includes three audiovisuals to help the teams to further explore the purpose of their project, along with two interactive infographics to help them give shape to the project and specify key aspects like the budgetary items, milestones and a timeline for launching it.

  • Audiovisual: "What are soft skills?"
  • Audiovisual: "What is social entrepreneurship?"
  • Audiovisual: "Keys to workplace inclusion"
  • "ROADMAP" infographic
  • "THE TEAM'S SOFT SKILLS" infographic


The winning participants of X Talento Challenge will receive both group and individual prizes:

A) 3 PRIZES OF €6,000

The three (3) best projects will receive a prize of €6,000 as seed capital to launch their social impact project.


Each participant in each of the three winning teams will receive one (1) gift card worth €100.


One (1) Ipad® or Ipad Mini® will be given to the tutors of each winning team. A total of three (3) Ipads® or Ipad Minis® will be given.

Apple®, Ipad® and iPad mini® are the registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Under no circumstances may be prizes be exchanged for cash, altered or compensated at the winners’ request.

10.- LAWS


Participation in the X Talento Challenge contest entails acceptance of the terms of the call for participation, as reflected and summarised in the extract of the contest conditions located on its website:


The prizes will be subjected to tax withholdings or deposits in accordance with the tax laws in force at the time of payment.


Once the work has been evaluated by the jury, the FUNDACIÓN ONCE reserves the right to process, adapt and correct the projects submitted to the contest in the broadest sense possible.

Participation in this contest implies that the tutors and participating teams in the winning projects grant the FUNDACIÓN ONCE all the rights to reproduction, publication on paper and electronically, fixation, compilation public communication, transformation, distribution by any means or format (including Internet and the social media) and, in general, exploitation of their projects exclusively for a period of 50 years, without territorial, material or geographic limits, and with the possibility of cession to third parties (all or part of the property rights being ceded).

The contest website will make available to participants a document ceding intellectual property rights which must be attached when the project is uploaded onto the platform.


If any content (images, slogans, logos, etc.) owned by third parties are used, the participating tutor must make sure that they are free of rights or that they have the corresponding intellectual image/voice property rights with the extension needed according to the terms of this call for participation.

To submit the projects via the website, confirmation will be requested that all the documentation on rights that the person uploading the project should have has been secured. Later, this will be checked and any documentation that has not been provided will be requested.

All projects that do not have the relevant permits will be disqualified. If for any reason unrelated to the FUNDACIÓN ONCE a project which has not sufficiently justified the fact that it is free of third-party rights is declared a winner, or that the corresponding cessions of rights or intellectual property have not been delivered, or that they were subsequently removed, the FUNDACIÓN ONCE may change it for publication, or it may choose not to publish it.


The personal data which must be collected for participation in the contest shall be processed in accordance with the rules established in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) and Organic Law 3/2018, of 5 December 2018, on the protection of personal data and guarantee of digital rights (LOPDGDD). Data shall only be collected with the consent of its owner so that these data can be included in files owned by FUNDACIÓN ONCE and processed exclusively for the purpose specified in the legend attached to the data-collection form which will be published on the contest website. The data obtained via the corresponding forms shall be the minimum needed to make participation in the contest possible.