Thursday, 29 September 2016

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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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World Food Day Poster & Video Contest

Deadline: 30 September 2016

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Our climate is changing. And we want you to tell us why food and agriculture must too. There are two ways you can do this. Design a poster or produce a video on the World Food Day theme to enter the 2016 competition.

postercontest fao wfd16Poster Contest

We’re calling on children and teens all over the world, from age 5 to 19, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates this year’s World Food Day theme. Young minds will be inspired by Lorenzo Terranera’s illustrations as they see their favourite fairytale characters identify solutions to climate change and hunger in an enchanted world.


videocontest fao wfd16Video Contest

Did you know that food security is one of the biggest issues related to climate change? If you’re aged 13 to 19, we want to see your ideas on the World Food Day theme. Produce a video no longer than 1 minute with your smartphone or tablet and tell us what you think.

#ShapingForests Photo Contest

Deadline: 21 October 2016

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1.8 billion people depend on forests for food, water, fuel, medicines, culture & livelihoods. How does the future of forests affect your community? Enter UN Environment’s #ShapingForests photo competition to share an image of a shape in the forest and why forests are important to your town, region or state’s future – your work could be exhibited during COP22 in November at the Global Landscapes Forum.