Friday, 28 November 2014

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UNRIC competitions

The UN is asking ordinary citizens around the world to unleash their creativity. Competitions on a variety of themes are regularly being organized. They are challenging, fun and rewarding, representing a great opportunity to get involved and help raise awareness on a given subject.

Below is an up-to-date list of competitions organized by the UN. They are ordered by deadline.

Please visit the websites to learn more on the rules and guidelines for each competition.

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Metro Photo Challenge

Deadline is 18 November, 2014

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MPC-comp-webOn the occasion of the UN Climate Summit, to be held on 23 September at the UN Headquarters in New York City, METRO International will launch the 10th edition of METRO Photo Challenge, the world’s largest photography competition.

The competition is open to everyone everywhere. The theme chosen with the United Nations Climate Change team is: “My Green City.” Details of the 2014 Metro Photo Challenge’s other themes, categories and Grand Prize will be announced on the day of the launch on 23 September.

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction:
TV Film competition

Deadline is 30 November

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Films are powerful media that create conversation, reveal truths, inspire people and build awareness. To celebrate a ten year global partnership with TV broadcasters and the role they have played to advance the disaster risk reduction agenda, this TV film competition will honor the most:

  1. Captivating human stories of courage, strength and disaster resilience
  2. Investigative stories on past disaster or disasters waiting to happen
  3. Innovative stories about disaster risk reduction solutions

The celebration of the TV film competition will culminate in an Awards Gala Ceremony at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will showcase the winning stories.

UNESCO - Airbus Fly Your Ideas Partnership

Deadline is 1 December

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fyi-logoNow in its fourth edition, Fly Your Ideas invites students worldwide to innovate for the future of aviation. Over a series of progressively challenging rounds, teams work with Airbus mentors and experts towards the live final in June 2015. Participants will have the chance to work with Airbus innovators to develop their ideas further throughout the competition. The winning team will receive €30,000 (approx. US$40,000).

Expo Milano 2015: Short Food Movie Competition

Deadline is March, 2015

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expo2015-competitionUse your smartphone, tablet or videocamera to shoot a video, with a minimum length of 30 seconds to a maximum of 60 seconds, on the theme of food and healthy nutrition. Upload it on the Short Food Movie website and you will help build the global video-mosaic that will open Expo 2015. All the videos uploaded on the portal of Short Food Movie will be visible on the website.

2015 International letter-writing competition for young people

Deadline is 30 April, 2015

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UPU2015The theme selected for the 2015 competition is: "Tell us about the world you want to grow up in".

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals for the period 2000-2015 are coming to a close and the world body is getting ready to adopt its post-2015 sustainable development agenda to further the tremendous progress already achieved in education, life expectancy, poverty reduction, and disease control.

From 2015 onwards, efforts will continue to achieve “a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace”, states the United Nations, which will propose an ambitious post-2015 sustainable development agenda that is expected to be adopted by UN member states at a summit in September 2015.

The UPU competition gives youth worldwide an opportunity to express themselves on their hopes for the world we live in, and the possible solutions they see to the issues and challenges facing the planet. The winners will be announced in 2015, just before the UN Summit.