Monday, 21 April 2014

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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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UPU - 2014 International letter-writing competition for young people

Deadline is 30 April, 2014

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UPU2014The theme selected for the 2014 competition is: "Write a letter describing how music can touch lives."

The communication supports include a poster and a flyer, which are being updated to reflect the 2014 theme. They will be made available to member countries shortly.

The best letter from each country must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 30 April 2014.

Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security Competition

Deadline is 30 April, 2014

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The Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security (BSDP) competition is part of the Expo “Feeding Knowledge” program, launched in 2012 by Expo Milano 2015 with the objective of identifying priorities and key issues to reduce food insecurity. The Best Practices will be promoted through a technological platform, which will become part of the Expo 2015 legacy.

Who can apply?
The call is open to national and local government authorities, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, research and academic bodies and public-private partnerships that can demonstrate effective and efficient approaches which have genuinely improved people’s quality of life.

 

International Year of Family Farming Photo Competition

Deadline: 1 May 2014

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IYFF2014-compThe IYFF-2014 photo competition is calling for photos that represent the motto: Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.

Entries must visualize the strength, potential and challenges of sustainable, multifunctional family farmers worldwide, in all their diversity and contexts.

The photo competition is open to everyone. They particularly encourage farmers, women, and young people to participate.

‘Young Innovators’ competition

Deadline is 30 May, 2014

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ideas-itu2014Since 2011, the competition celebrates innovative young people who are using technology to transform their communities .

ITU are looking for the most promising tech start-ups aimed at inspiring the creation, aggregation or digitization of local content, particularly in non-Latin scripts.

2014 GOI Peace Foundation - UNESCO, International Essay Contest for Young People

Deadline is 15 June, 2014

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The annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development.

The theme for this year's competition is "My Role as a Citizen of Earth".

In the vast universe, we were born on this planet called Earth, where various cultures and ethnicities, all living things, and all of nature exist together. However, in our world today, we face numerous problems--environmental destruction, resource depletion, wars and conflicts, poverty, and many more--that make our future uncertain. Given this situation, what do you think is the best way forward for humanity? How do you wish to fulfill your role as a citizen of Earth?

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