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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.

International art contest to highlight minority artists work on statelessness

On the occasion of the International Day Against Racial Discrimination 21 March 2022, the UN Human Rights Office, the UN Refugee Agency and the non-governmental organization Freemuse join forces to launch a contest for minority artists who have exposed, explored, and/or addressed matters relating to statelessness through their artwork. The...

2022 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have announced the 2022 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival call for video submissions, encouraging youth worldwide to submit short films that will allow for their voices to be heard on the pressing social issues of our time. “Through its Special Awards and the...

2022 Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest

UNESCO calls on young people around the world, aged 14 to 25 years old, to pick up their cameras and send their best photos to the 4th edition of our Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads contest. The UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest is part of the Organization’s...

#MyClimateAction photo and video competition

Actions are contagious, they can scale up to spur the collective change we need to tackle the climate crisis. Starting on Earth Day, join #MyClimateAction -- a special photo and video competition by Agora in support of the UN’s ActNow campaign to showcase creative actions and solutions, and inspire...

One minute challenge: shoot a video about groundwater

We are asking people from around the world to make a 60-second film on the theme of ‘Groundwater –making the invisible visible’. Tell us in one minute or less: how does it affect your life? Is there enough? Is it safe to use? What is it mainly used for...

Call for papers for 2022 Essay competition for Young Economists

The WTO has issued a call for young economists to submit papers for the 2022 WTO Essay Award. 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. Essays must...

17th International Poster Biennial competition

The 2022 theme for Category B of the 17th International Poster Biennial is: "Only One Earth - Unpublished Posters for the Restoration of the Planet". Participation is open to professionals dedicated to design, photography, visual arts, communication and related practices, regardless of their nationality, with posters published between May 2020...

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