Past Competitions and Awards

UNESCO Clubs 2024 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition

UNESCO is inviting youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity puts youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much-needed change to the world.

Young Champions of the Earth awards 2024

The flagship youth engagement initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The award is bestowed annually to ambitious young people from around the world with outstanding ideas to protect and restore the environment.

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...

2024 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

The 2024 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is presented every year to an individual or organization that has dedicated their time to help people forcibly displaced from their homes, referred to as the global laureate....

2024 Space4Youth Competition

Fifth edition of the Space4Youth Essay Competition, targeting students and young professionals with the aim to highlight governance practices and experiences on the sustainable use of outer space to address the needs of the present in a manner that protects the interests of future generations.

Equator Prize 2024

The 15th cycle of the Equator Initiative aims to identify innovative approaches and solutions led by Indigenous Peoples and local communities

2024 MIP SDG Award

MIPTV call for entries for the 2024 MIP SDG Award, associated with the United Nations, is an annual recognition within the international audiovisual sector for contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This award,...

WIPO Global Awards 2024

WIPO Global Awards 2024 Seeks Small Businesses and Startups Successfully Using IP. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today opened its 2024 Global Awards competition, inviting applications from small businesses and startups that use intellectual property (IP)...

International Contest for Minority Artists 2024

On the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Minorities on 18 December 2023, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International and Freemuse launched the 2024 Edition of the International Contest...

UNESCO ICT in education prize 2023

2023 call for nominations open to projects creating synergies between digital learning and greening education.

Competitions and Awards

Video Games, Mobile Apps & Podcasts



UN (General): UNiting Against Hate

Explores how hate speech manifests itself in different parts of the world, showcasing the work of activists who are bringing about positive change.

UN Women: Holosy (‘voices’ in Ukrainian)

New podcast series to look at the Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent war through a gender lens.