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UNESCO Global Youth Video/Photo Contest, 2017

offers are up for the UNESCO Global Youth Video/Photo Contest.The competition is for participants  between 21 and 30 years old.

What would your life be like if you were somebody else? Have you ever imagined stepping into someone else’s shoes? What if that person was living next door? How would you feel? How would you react to a given situation?

Through this contest, you can choose who you would like to be: you can choose to be anyone from your prime minister to your next door baker, and this only with a simple camera.

“If I were…” invites you to experiment with somebody else’s life through a video (1 minute maximum) or a powerful photo made by yourself to illustrate your feelings if you were this person. Change your perspective and express yourself differently. A life experience that you will never forget!

The 10 winners will get:

  • 1 mini iPad
  • 1 invitation to the “Second International Conference on Youth volunteering and dialogue: Preventing violent extremism and strengthening social inclusion” at UNESCO, in Paris, 12-14 April 2017 (travel and accommodation paid by UNESCO)
  • An international recognition and exposure of your work on UNESCO’s website

Win the contest and receive your award on stage during the exceptional prize-giving ceremony of the Conference.

Who can join?

If you are between 21 and 30 years old, then you are eligible to participate. Note: All national or private institutions, organizations, and civil society networks working with Youth such as the UNESCO Associated Schools– ASPnet, UNESCO Clubs, UNITWIN and others, are welcome to encourage their members to participate in the Contest.

Why is UNESCO launching this contest?

As lead agency in the United Nations system for the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), UNESCO aims to promote “intercultural competencies1 ” as driving forces for reconciliation, respect and understanding between peoples. Intercultural competencies are skills and abilities which help us to embrace cultural diversity and skillfully interact with the diverse people composing our world.

Submission deadline: March 12, 2017.

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