SourceUNESCO

Deadline: 31 March 2022

USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace, World Genesis Foundation, and WhizJuniors invite youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world.

UNESCO’s mission is to mobilize the optimism of youth to respond to an acute world problem to serve others now. Last year, motivated participants from over 81 countries submitted over 5000 projects in this highly rewarding contest.

2022 question

The SDGs 2020 Report makes clear, the world is not on track to achieve the goals by 2030. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, progress had been slow. Six years after the approval of the 2030 Agenda, the average of the SDG Index in the region shows modest advances in the goals set

How is your region fairing when it comes to SDGs to date? From your perspective, in your country, what is an issue that is hindering the success of ONE of the SDGs goals?  What would be a real solution you could develop for your community/country to help ensure success by 2030. Make sure to tell what SDG goal you are focusing on.

Submission Guidelines

Send in a 3-minute video, multimedia presentation, short essay of 500-700 words, an artwork or any method that channels a specific passion that answers the questions below.

Age groups

Juniors – ages 10-14;  Youth – ages 15-19; and Young Adult – ages 20-24

Dates

  • The contest starts 9 January 2022 and the final deadline is 31 March 2022.
  • Final winners will be announced on 30 May 2022.

Prizes

The three finalists in each age group will receive an official plaque engraved with their name and a certificate.

They will also be invited to UNESCO’s Builders of the Universe Camp held at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, USA. The invitation will include a scholarship for the fee for the camp, food, accommodations, and transport to and from the airport. Airfare is not included.  There will be a special ceremony held for contest winners at the camp.  In addition, the top 9 winners will be recognized and showcased in global events during the year. This is a tremendous opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, learn how the United Nations conducts itself, and meet youth from around the world.  Winners will be publicized on USFUCA and UNESCO websites.

 

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