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Express peace! Storytelling and drawing contest for peace

Deadline: 31 August 2015

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Express peaceThe contest is organized by the Permanent Representation of the International Organization of La Francophonie to the United Nations in New York and the United Nations Department of Public Information.

The competition is open to participants between the ages of 5 and 18 around the world. Young people aged 5 to 10 years old should submit a drawing, and those 11 to 18, a story. The contest entries should illustrate the values of peace or how cultural diversity contributes to peace.

#MigrantHeroes Smartphone Film Competition

Deadline: 17 August 2015

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iomvideocompetitionA competition by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that aims to collect films shot on smartphones that tell migrant stories from around the world. Selected films will compete for the 5th Olleh International Smartphone Film Festival (OISFF)’s special “Migrant Heroes Prize.”

Films submitted must be 0:01-10:00min shorts or +50:00min films and will be candidates for the festival’s special Migrant Heroes Prize of USD2000, and for the festival’s official USD10,000 grand prize. The winning films will be screened at a movie theatre in Seoul throughout September and October this year.

Human Development Data Visualization Competition

Deadline is 20 March 2015

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Cartagena DataFest, the Human Development Report Office (HDRO), data visualization competitionIn the context of the Cartagena DataFest, the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is organizing a data visualization competition based on its own human development data. The objective of this competition is to allow a broad cross-section of data users and artists to share with us their interpretation of human development data.

The winners will be announced in Cartagena on 21 April 2015, and finalists will be showcased in HDRO’s data visualization gallery. More details about the prizes and judging to come.

Many Languages One World contest

Deadline is 15 April 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 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.


Shining Stars of Europe

Deadline: 30 September 2015

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The Latvian and Luxembourg EU Presidencies 2015 and the European Commission are inviting participant's to this year's "Shining Stars of Europe video contest" on Development Cooperation.

In a video of 150 seconds, they're inviting creative people to show a fruitful example of development cooperation benefiting all partners involved. How can different societies help each other?

3 winning teams will win 2 000 € each to travel and present their idea or engage in a dialogue project, and will be invited to Luxembourg for the Closing Ceremony of the European Year for Development on 9th December 2015.

- Part of the European Year for Development.

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