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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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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

Deadline is 30 June, 2014

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The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international program launched by The Goi Peace Foundation, Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Berlin) and UNESCO. The competition provides a global platform for young entrepreneurs who aspire to create positive change in their communities.

By highlighting the best examples of youth entrepreneurship, the competition aims to empower the young generation to take the initiative in social innovation and become pioneers in building a harmonious and sustainable society.

PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival

Deadline: 27 June 2014

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pluralplusThe United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) again invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.

United Nations Political Cartoon Awards

Deadline is 15 November

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cartoonawards2013finThe United Nations, in its desire to promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons, has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie.

Winning cartoons will be chosen for their high professional standards in art, political analysis of events, projection of events to come, humor, while emphasizing the spirit and principles of the U.N.

IYCr2014 crystal-growing competition for schoolchildren

Deadline is 15 November, 2014

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IYCr2014A major objective of the International Year of Crystallography is the establishment of a vibrant worldwide network of schools participating in crystal-growing experiments and taking part in national and regional competitions, to introduce students to the exciting, challenging and sometimes frustrating world of growing crystals.

To celebrate this initiative, there will be a worldwide competition in 2014, open to all schoolchildren (whether involved in a national competition or not). The winners, will be those who most successfully convey their experiences to the panel of judges through videos, diaries, essays, soundscapes and other media.

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