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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.

Best Small Business: Good Food for All Competition

The UN Food Systems Summit has announced a competition to identify the best small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the world who are transforming food systems for a better tomorrow. The Summit has launched a unique contest, named “Best Small Business: Good Food for All”, which will surface and...

WMO launches its annual photography competition for its 2022 calendar

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is delighted to launch the annual photography competition for its 2022 Calendar. They are looking for high-quality and artistic photographs of the amazing power and beauty of our weather and our natural surrounds. They welcome photographs that illustrate the theme of World Meteorological Day 2022,...

#CreateCOP26

While the world is evolving at an astonishing pace, human actions have become a significant threat to the health of the planet. Year after year, the negative effect of climate change becomes more dangerous and visible, yet the human maelstrom continues to escalate without mitigating these devastating effects. Therefore,...

UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Villages’

The search is on for the best examples of rural villages harnessing the power of tourism to provide opportunity and safeguard their communities, local traditions and heritage. The initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will identify villages taking innovative and transformative approaches to tourism in rural areas in...

Youth for a greener, more inclusive future

If you are between 18 and 35 years old tell the World Bank in a 1-min video OR in a photo with text answering the following: Identify 3 actions your country/community could take to build a greener, more inclusive future. If you chose to submit a video, here are the requirements: The video must be...

GEM Report: 2021/22 Cartoon Competition

The GEM Report has launched a cartoon competition in partnership with the Cartoon Movement, a global platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism with a community of over 500 cartoonists in more than 80 countries. The GEM Report team has worked with cartoonists for several years to illustrate the various topics...

ITU Generation Connect: Video Pitch Challenge

The Generation Connect Video Pitch Challenge seeks promising and meaningful ideas to connect the unconnected to close the digital divide, highlighting the importance of youth involvement. Young ICT enthusiasts aged between 18 to 30 years are eligible to participate in this challenge. Participants must share their ideas through a story...

Nuclear Safety Essay Competition

Are you a student or young professional? Passionate and interested about nuclear safety? The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have the perfect opportunity for you! Take part in the IAEA’s essay competition for a chance to be a youth panellist at the International Conference on a Decade of Progress after Fukushima-Daiichi:...

Essay contest for youth on the future they want

Over a year ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. Since then, we have lived through lockdowns, curfews and a major disruption of our ‘normal’ lives. In India, a second wave proved to be far more challenging, also impacting the youth. Many researchers have found a two-fold...

Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest 2021

Calling young photographers! Do you live along the Silk Roads? Have you travelled these ancient routes? Does their rich history fascinate you? Then join UNESCO in promoting dialogue, diversity and development! The 2021 edition of the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads international photo contest, open to everyone around the world aged...

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