For students

Moving Mountains Micro Awards

Moving Mountains is back!! We are welcoming entries to our Inspire Launch Grow Moving Mountains Micro Awards.

Moving Mountains Awards

Enter your inspiring story and win a £500 prize and have your story featured at the event!  

Now closed 


How it works 

  • Enter the competition by the deadline of 10:00 am on 27 March 2023 GMT. 

  • To apply we asking to submit either a 3-minute video or a 500-word story. 

  • Tell us why you deserve the award. Not why you need the money. 


How to enter  

  • For all students and recent graduates (up to 2 years after graduation).   

  • To apply you must complete this form before the deadline of 10:00 am on 27 March 2023 GMT.  

  • Please note you will not be able to save progress on this form.  

  • If you are alumni and do not have the UUN credentials, you can still submit an application. 

  • If you have any questions, please contact Christina at 


  • Winners will receive £500. If you are successful, the prize money can be used at your discretion. 

  • Your story will also be featured at the event.   



All applications will be reviewed by a panel made up of the Enterprise Services team. In some cases, a business adviser may nominate an entrant for Inspire Launch Grow Moving Mountains Micro Awards if they are already working with the team. 

Best Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion initiative
  • How does your business lead the way in creating an inclusive, fulfilling work environment that represents the wider society and is a truly welcoming place for marginalized groups? Our judges would love to hear about you!    

Creative Enterprise of the Year
  • Are you a freelancer, a creative small business, an Etsy seller, or maybe you just have a stall at a market? If so, we want to hear about you and your business and how your creativity helped you along the way.  


Awards Ceremony 

The winners will be announced at our prestigious Inspire Launch Grow Awards Ceremony on  08 June 2023 from 3:00pm-6:30pm at Potterrow – The Dome.  

We aim to make this event a celebration of our students and alumni entrepreneurial success, while giving attendees the opportunity to connect and form new partnerships and collaborations. 

 Invitees include University of Edinburgh entrepreneurs, alumni, entrepreneurial organisations, business people, partners, investors and university colleagues. If you are not a finalist, but would like to attend Inspire Launch Grow Awards please register here

The Inspire Launch Grow Awards are an opportunity to receive that recognition and during the event, attendees will have the opportunity to share their business ideas and stories with our enterprise community.