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Past Competitions and Awards

Essays, poems, photography, artworks, cartoons, videos. There are over a dozen competitions and contests organised yearly by the UN family. They represent a fun, at time challenging, way to engage creatively with topics that are a priority for the organisation.

jumpthegap, 10th edition of Roca’s international design contest

jumpthegap®, Roca’s international design contest, promotes the creativity and talent of students and professionals to come up with creative, innovative and radical bathroom solutions to address the challenges included in the 2030 agenda. The competition has a forward-looking approach, seeking to promote the creativity and talent of students and professionals to devise creative, innovative and radical products through a multidisciplinary and intercultural...

Short-Silent Video Competition for high school students in Southeast Asia

For all junior and high school students aged 15 to 19 in South East Asian countries. UNESCO, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Ecoprinters (AEPI), the L'Oréal Foundation through the partnership UNESCO L'Oréal for Women in Science and Loves Back is organising a short-silent video competition for students...

UNESCO Clubs 2021 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition

USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace and World Genesis Foundation invite youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much-needed change to the world. UNESCO’s mission is to mobilize the optimism of youth to respond...

Call for Entries: Sustainable Development Photo and Video Storytelling Contest

Tying in with the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021, the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and Technische Sammlungen Dresden aim to mobilise professional and amateur photographers and videographers to advocate for sustainability through a storytelling contest. Photographers and videographers of...

Intercultural Innovation Award

The Intercultural Innovation Award is a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group that selects and supports the most innovative grassroots projects that encourage intercultural dialogue and work toward a more peaceful and socially inclusive world by building mutual respect among peoples of different cultural and religious identities,...

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2021 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in a context where girls and...

Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

The Music Against Child Labour Initiative, which brings together musicians to raise awareness of child labour, is launching a song competition to mark the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Musicians of all genres are invited to submit a song to inspire governments and stakeholders to take...

UNESCO is seeking nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2021

UNESCO is inviting the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Created in 1997, the annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World...

UN Women launches global call to creatives: Artivism for Gender Equality

As part of the Generation Equality campaign, UN Women has issued a global call for original artwork that visualizes and celebrates activism for gender equality. As we approach International Women’s Day (8 March) and as world leaders and activists prepare for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum — a global gathering to...

2021 Global SDG pioneers

It's time to celebrate the individuals and businesses behind sustainability in global and local markets. Applications are open and the search is on for the 2021 UN Global Compact #SDGpioneers. If you know a business professional who is using business as a force for good to advance the UN's Sustainable...

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