Monday, 26 January 2015

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UNRIC competitions

The UN is asking ordinary citizens around the world to unleash their creativity. Competitions on a variety of themes are regularly being organized. They are challenging, fun and rewarding, representing a great opportunity to get involved and help raise awareness on a given subject.

Below is an up-to-date list of competitions organized by the UN. They are ordered by deadline.

Please visit the websites to learn more on the rules and guidelines for each competition.

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The Family Meal Photo Competition

Deadline is 11 January, 2015

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WFPPhoto-Competition-Picture-for-TwitterIn today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy a meal together. That is why we are shining the spotlight on the universal custom of the family meal.

Why is it important for you to share a family meal? Is it because of the special family recipe, which has been secretly passed on for generations? Is it because you are together only once a year, and therefore that one family meal is extra special? Or, could it be that you use products from your own garden which you have grown with tender care?

Capture why the family meal is important to you and win prizes by Jamie Oliver and have your photo included in the Family Meal exhibition.

#ShowYourSelfie for Youth

Deadline is 20 January, 2015

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showyourselfie logo1.8 billion people, or 1 in 4 worldwide, are between the ages of 15 and 25. That's too many to ignore. #Showyourselfie is a petition with a difference. Your selfie is your personal signature, showing world leaders that the needs and rights of young people must be a priority.

Between 10 December - 20 January, we're placing the spotlight on ending violence and harmful practices against youth, especially adolescent girls. Lend YOUR voice to the movement by taking an upside down selfie - an Upside Downfie - to turn the situation on its head.

Download the 'campaign in a box' and organise your own #ShowYourSelfie activation

Ready, set, click: guest photographer contest

Deadline is 31 January, 2015

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Ready, Set, Click: European Parliament PhotoCompetition (#EYD2015)Take part in a new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September the European Parliament will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send in your photo inspired by the theme of that month, along with the submission form and you could be invited to Strasbourg to make a photo reportage.

Many Languages One World contest

Deadline is 25 March 2015

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UNAI: Many Languages One World, Essay ContestWrite an essay (2,000 words or less) related to the post-2015 global development agenda, in the context of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the definition of new goals reflecting the imperative of global sustainable development that recognises, and is enriched by, cultural and linguistic diversity. You are encouraged to visit the website for background material in this regard.

To enter, you must be a full-time university student and must be 18 years of age or older.


Expo Milano 2015: Short Food Movie Competition

Deadline is March, 2015

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expo2015-competitionUse your smartphone, tablet or videocamera to shoot a video, with a minimum length of 30 seconds to a maximum of 60 seconds, on the theme of food and healthy nutrition. Upload it on the Short Food Movie website and you will help build the global video-mosaic that will open Expo 2015. All the videos uploaded on the portal of Short Food Movie will be visible on the website.

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