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Climate Change Storytelling Contest

Deadline: 11 October 2015

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UNDP storiesWrite your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21.

UNDP story telling contest on climate change aims to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change on people and communities as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments in vulnerable developing countries.

The contest provides young journalists in developing countries a unique opportunity to contribute to the global debate on climate change in the run-up to COP21, while building their capacity, and providing recognition for excellence. Authors of the top two stories will be funded to attend and cover COP21.

Youth Climate Video Competition

Deadline: 17 August 2015

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UNFCCC videocompetitionAre you between 18 and 30 and passionate about combating climate change?

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has teamed up with tve to launch a video competition for the best youth climate projects happening around the globe.

And the prize for two lucky winners is a trip to the Paris Climate conference in December and the chance to produce daily video blogs and stories for an audience on the web on events, people and activities of interest to young people around the globe.

Tell us what you are doing in a compelling 3 minute film. 
The hashtag for the competition is #Video4COP21.


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.

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