UNESCO-GEM Youth Photo Contest 2017: Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship

Deadline: 10 April 2017

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) is seeking applications for its “Youth Photo Contest 2017”.

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.

One of the targets – Target 4.7 – in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. It focuses on the moral purposes of education, asking us all to think about why we are learning and for what aim. The target also promotes the importance of lifelong learning, and does not specify the education levels or age groups to which its themes apply.

Thematic Areas

  • Gender equality,
  • Human rights,
  • Peace and non-violence
  • Global citizenship
  • Sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles
  • Health education
  • Cultural diversity

Benefits

The best photo will be awarded with $500; second best with $250 and third with $100.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone between the age of 18-35 is eligible to enter the contest.
  • Contestants may submit multiple entries but no more than 3 per photographer.
  • Members of UNESCO staff, Permanent Delegations or National Commissions (either permanent or temporary, current or former), interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, may participate, but are not eligible to win.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit UNESCO-GEM.

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