Competitions and Contests

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.

Call for Proposals: Photographs covering environmental issues and emergencies

UNESCO is looking for photographs illustrating the current global environmental crises, their impact, and effects on people’s lives. Photographs to be considered include those depicting threats to biodiversity, animals, and populations or those connected to investigating environmental crimes. Examples of situations include: Illegal mining, pollution, poaching, animal trafficking, deforestation. ...

International Day of Forests 2024 photo contest

What does forest innovation look like near you? Help the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show how innovative action, technology and knowledge are helping to protect forests and increase the benefits they bring by entering the International Day of Forests 2024 photo contest! Forests provide many benefits...

WTO call for papers for 2024 Essay Award for Young Economists

The aim of the award is to promote high-quality research on trade policy and international trade cooperation and to reinforce the relationship between the WTO and the academic community.

International Union of Architects (UIA) 2030 Award: Second cycle launch

The International Union of Architects (UIA), in collaboration with UN-Habitat, announced on Monday the launch of the second cycle of the UIA 2030 Award. This biennial award promotes the work of architects contributing to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with the New Urban Agenda. The deadline to...

International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People 2024

Since 1971, the UPU has encouraged young writers aged 9-15 to write letters on a given theme to win exciting prizes. The competition is an excellent way of making young people aware of the important role postal services play in our societies. It develops their skills in composition and...