Wednesday, 24 August 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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Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Deadline: 30 August 2016

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COP22 Climate Change Video Competition

Young people can tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future and win a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP22) in November by entering the second annual Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change.

International Day of Peace - Video Competition

Deadline: 1 September 2016

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The Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information invites young people from around the world between the ages of 15 and 24 to submit 10- to 15-second videos in English on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. When making your videos, think about why ending poverty, addressing climate change, forging equality and ensuring access to education are important to creating a more peaceful world

The most engaging videos will be featured on the United Nations International Day of Peace YouTube channel. Some will even be shown at an official event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 16 September.

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.

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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.


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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.

Film4Climate Global Video Competition

Deadline: 15 September 2016

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The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about climate action.

The submissions should emphasize what people around the world are doing to promote action, offer new solutions, and inspire change.