2017 Worldwide UNESCO Center for Peace Youth Multimedia Competition

United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, UNESCO Center for Peace
invites youth around the world to take part in
this year’s Multimedia Competition. Winners in
each category will receive a scholarship to the 2-
week Builders of the Universe camp in Maryland,
UNESCO Center for Peace, the U.N. organization
that brings grass roots initiatives in Education,
Science, and Culture, invites 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 65 countries submitted
over 600 projects in this highly rewarding
Entrants should respond in English by making a
3-5 minute multimedia production, 500-700 word
written essay, art work or another means that
channels a specific passion in answering the
prompt. (Translations or subtitles for projects not
submitted in English do not have to be perfect.)
Check the video above for a short video
explaining the contest. This year’s prompt is –
The international crisis of the growing number
and desperate situation of refugees is one of
the most pressing issues facing the world
today. Document how this crisis affects your
life and / or offer a comprehensive, achievable
solution to the problem.

Step 1: Go to http://www.unescousa.org
Step 2: Fill out the 1-page submission form at
Review the contest terms and conditions. In the
form, paste the link to your project. If that will
not work, contact YouthContest@unescousa.org .
*Send questions to YouthContest@unescousa.org
. Put YOUTH CONTEST QUESTION in the subject
Submission Guidelines:
The work has to be relevant to the question.
Your work must be original with no
professional assistance.
All participants need to fill out the Submission
Form and agree to the disclaimers.
Please make sure your essay satisfies the
following formatting criteria:
Saved and submitted in pdf format
12 point Times New Roman
Double-spaced or 1.5
1-inch margins
500-700 words in English
For ALL projects that use outside sources, all
sources MUST be listed at the end in MLA
format. Do not just provide a link. Projects
that use outside material without citing the
sources will NOT be counted. That constitutes
Videos must be between 3-5 minutes.
Images of 3-dimensional art will be accepted.
Provide a 150-175 word explanation in English
of how your work responds to the prompt as
part of your submission.
1 entry per person
1 entry per group for non-essays
Agree to the terms and conditions of the
Contest Winners:
Announced on March 30, 2017
Published on the UNESCO and USFUCA websites
Names in various newspapers, newsletters and
press releases around the world
Projects taken to UN officials by UNESCO Center
for Peace President, Mr. Guy Djoken
Key Dates:
Contest Starts: January 1, 2017
Judging: Feb 25, 2017 – March 25, 2017
Contest Deadline: March 1, 2017 (11:59 EST)
Winners Announced: March 30, 2017

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