Apply: Worldwide UNESCO Center for Peace Youth Multimedia Competition 2017
UNESCO Center for Peace, the U.N. organization that brings grass roots initiatives in Education, Science, and Culture, invites youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world.
UNESCO’s mission is to mobilize the optimism of youth to respond to an acute world problem to serve others now. Last year, motivated participants from over 65 countries submitted over 600 projects in this highly rewarding contest.
Entrants should respond in English by making a 3-5 minute multimedia production, 500-700 word written essay, art work or another means that channels a specific passion in answering the prompt. (Translations or subtitles for projects not submitted in English do not have to be perfect.) Check the video above for a short video explaining the contest. This year’s prompt is –
The international crisis of the growing number and desperate situation of refugees is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Document how this crisis affects your life and / or offer a comprehensive, achievable solution to the problem.
How to Submit your Work:
Step 1: Go to http://www.unescousa.org
Step 2: Fill out the 1-page submission form at http://bit.ly/2gRTY1Q
Review the contest terms and conditions. In the form, paste the link to your project. If that will not work, contact YouthContest@unescousa.org.
*Send questions to YouthContest@unescousa.org . Put YOUTH CONTEST QUESTION in the subject line.
- The work has to be relevant to the question.
- Your work must be original with no professional assistance.
- All participants need to fill out the Submission Form and agree to the disclaimers.
- Please make sure your essay satisfies the following formatting criteria:
- Saved and submitted in pdf format
- 12 point Times New Roman
- Double-spaced or 1.5
- 1-inch margins
- 500-700 words in English
- For ALL projects that use outside sources, all sources MUST be listed at the end in MLA format. Do not just provide a link. Projects that use outside material without citing the sources will NOT be counted. That constitutes plagiarism.
- Videos must be between 3-5 minutes.
- Images of 3-dimensional art will be accepted. Provide a 150-175 word explanation in English of how your work responds to the prompt as part of your submission.
- 1 entry per person
- 1 entry per group for non-essays
- Agree to the terms and conditions of the contest
Announced on March 30, 2017
Published on the UNESCO and USFUCA websites
Names in various newspapers, newsletters and press releases around the world
Projects taken to UN officials by UNESCO Center for Peace President, Mr. Guy Djoken
Contest Starts: January 1, 2017
Judging: Feb 25, 2017 – March 25, 2017
Contest Deadline: March 1, 2017 (11:59 EST)
Winners Announced: March 30, 2017