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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.


‘Young Innovators’ competition

Deadline is 31 July, 2014

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ideas2The Young Innovators Competition seeks for 18-30 year old entrepreneurs from around the world with social start-ups which use open source technologies for disaster management. This could include disaster preparedness, early warning, emergency communication and response, and recovery from natural disasters.

International Contest: "A wish for the planet"

Deadline is 30 June, 2014

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Concours-StExupAs part of a Cultural Diplomacy Initiative developed in collaboration with the International Organization of La Francophonie (IOF) and the Estate of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the Education Outreach Section of the United Nations is organising an International Contest: "A wish for the planet", for young people between 5 and 18 years old.

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23rd International Children's Painting Competition

Deadline is 15 March 2014

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23rd-Painting-ONLINE-1The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organized every year by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received more than 3 million entries from children in over 150 countries.

Theme: Food Waste

Subthemes: Save the Planet--Save Food, Wasting Food is Wasting the Planet

To help inspire you, please visit UNEP's Think.Eat.Save.Reduce Your Foodprint website: www.thinkeatsave

The organizers are inviting children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions.

 

First Annual World Oceans Day Photo Contest

Deadline is 3 June, 2014

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Photo credit to Matt WeissWorld Oceans Day helps you make a difference in your life, community, and world by taking action to protect our ocean—for present and future generations.

Photography is a powerful medium of expression that can be used to communicate strong positive messages about a subject. This open and free photo contest seeks inspire the creation and dissemination of such positive imagery, which conveys the beauty and importance of the ocean.

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