Friday, 09 October 2015

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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.

PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival

Deadline: 15 June 2015

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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.

The One Minutes Jr. Competition

Deadline is 1 August, 2015

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OneMinuteJr 2015The OneMinutesJr. is a video initiative that highlights and celebrates the diversity among youth around the world. Workshop participants produce videos of sixty seconds that are positive and powerful examples of the way visual arts works as a communication tool across cultural, geographic and national borders.

There are three categories and the winners of the best video of each category will be presented with a Tommy award and an HDFlipCam! All nominees also win a place in a The One Minutes Jr./IDFA Masterclass in Amsterdam In November.

The competition is open to young people up to the age of 20.

Picture It! UN Women and European Commission launch comic competition on gender equality

Deadline is 20 April, 2015

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comic competition gender equality 2015UN Women and the European Commission, together with the Belgian Development Cooperation and UNRIC, are today launching a Comic and Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women that took place in Beijing in 1995.

Comic and cartoon artists and art students, aged 18 to 28 years old, who are residents of an EU Member State, are invited to join the competition with their drawings. Among the submissions five finalists will be recognised. These finalists will be invited to Brussels to the Competition Awards Ceremony in summer 2015.

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