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Global design contest for World Press Freedom Day 2016

Deadline: 20 November 2015

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WPFD2016 competitionOn World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May 2016, UNESCO want to put a spot light on the importance of freedom of information and the need to create a culture of openness and transparency by running a contest to create the “global look” for the visual identity of WPFD2016. The global thematic of the WPFD 2016 is “This Is Your Right! Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms”

UNESCO are looking for designs that encapsulate the idea of culture of openness and transparency. It should consider that everyone should have the rights to publicly held information (except in very specific cases) and that access to quality information has the potential to improve quality of life.

1 Mobile 1 Minute 1 Film - Mobile Film Festival

Deadline: 28 September 2015

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Partnering with the United Nations, The Mobile Film Festival is encouraging film makers to create one minute videos on their phones to inspire people to ‘Act on Climate Change’.

This year’s Mobile Film Festival theme focuses on climate change ahead of the Climate Change Conference taking place in Paris in December (COP21).

Participants from around the world are encouraged to create unique films in their own languages. Of the entries, 100 films will be selected and an overall winner will receive a €30.000 grant, donated by BNP Paribas, with which to produce a film within a year.

Last year 750 films were submitted to the competition and they received over 2.7 million viewings in just 3 weeks.

Poster for Peace Competition

Deadline: 24 January 2016

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disarmament competitionIn commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs is pleased to sponsor the UN Poster for Peace Contest.

The contest aims to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire citizens across the globe to add their voices, and use their artistic talents, to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.

World Food Day Poster Contest 2015

Deadline: 30 September 2015

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fao postercontestThe World Food Day Poster Contest is one of the oldest FAO outreach projects involving students across the globe.

Since its launch, the WFD poster contest has inspired thousands of children and young people like you to put their creativity and talents to work and figure out ways to fight poverty and hunger in their countries.

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.

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