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.
Who can Participate?
Youth around the world in three age groups: juniors – ages 10-14; youth – ages 15-19; and young adult – ages 20-24
Group submissions will be accepted for non-essay projects in the same age categories.
Winners in each category will receive a scholarship to the 2-week Builders of the Universe camp in Maryland, USA. Group admissions will split 1 scholarship between the entrants.
All entrants will receive a digital thank-you letter from UNESCO Center for Peace for participating.
There will be 10 semi-finalists for each age group who will receive a certificate from UNESCO Center for Peace.
The winners in each age group will also receive a certificate and an invitation to UNESCO’s Builders-of-the-Universe Camp held during the summer of 2107 at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, USA. If a group wins, there will be ONE scholarship offer in each age category. It will be divided between the number of entrants per group.
The invitation will include a scholarship for the camp fee, food, and accommodations. Airfare is not included. There will be a special ceremony held to recognize contest winners at the camp. In addition, the winners will be recognized and showcased in global events during the year. This is a tremendous opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, attend a United Nations session, meet UN members, tour the White House/ Congressional Building, and meet like-minded youth from around the world.
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,
*Send questions to YouthContest@unescousa.org . Put YOUTH CONTEST QUESTION in the subject line.
Read submission guidelines here
Deadline: March 1, 2017 (11:59 EST)
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