Tuesday, 03 March 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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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 sustainabledevelopment.un.org 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.

Picture It! UN Women and European Commission launch comic competition on gender equality

Deadline is 20 April, 2015

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comic competition gender equality 2015UN Women and the European Commission, together with the Belgian Development Cooperation and UNRIC, are today launching a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995.

Comic and cartoon artists and art students, aged 18 to 28 years old, who are residents of an EU Member State, are invited to join the competition with their drawings. Among the submissions five finalists will be recognised. These finalists will be invited to Brussels to the Competition Awards Ceremony in summer 2015.

2015 International letter-writing competition for young people

Deadline is 30 April, 2015

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UPU2015The theme selected for the 2015 competition is: "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in".

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for the period 2000-2015 are coming to a close and the world body is getting ready to adopt its post-2015 sustainable development agenda to further the tremendous progress already achieved in education, life expectancy, poverty reduction, and disease control.

From 2015 onwards, efforts will continue to achieve “a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace”, states the United Nations, which will propose an ambitious post-2015 sustainable development agenda that is expected to be adopted by UN member states at a summit in September 2015.

The UPU competition gives youth worldwide an opportunity to express themselves on their hopes for the world we live in, and the possible solutions they see to the issues and challenges facing the planet. The winners will be announced in 2015, just before the UN Summit.

Project: #DrawDisability

Deadline is 15 July, 2015

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DrawDisability#DrawDisability is a global campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) , in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG) . It aims to enhance awareness among children and youth on disability by inviting them to reflect on their understanding of the concept of disability and to portray, by drawing, how they see Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in their communities.