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.

Creative Sci-fAI Challenge

Creative Sci-fAI Challenge Invites Youth to Explore Possible Futures of AI Integration in Military Domain

Capture your climate action! EU photo competition

Are you passionate about climate action and making a positive impact on our planet? The European Commission want to celebrate your efforts! The European Climate Pact is a movement of people taking steps to build a more sustainable Europe. It’s a place to learn about climate change, develop and implement solutions, and...

2024 Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest

The UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest, part of the Organization’s Silk Roads Programme of the Social and Human Sciences Sector, promotes photography as a tool for encouraging cultural interaction, fostering mutual understanding, and promoting peace among the people living in the regions connected by the Silk Roads. This year,...

2024 edition of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

Embracing the transformative power of storytelling, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) have opened the application for the 2024 edition of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, inviting global youth to submit short videos on pressing social issues. This year, PLURAL+ will...

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 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...