UN SDG Action Challenge Awards | Diplomacy Opportunities

In order to achieve Agenda 2030, we will need to learn from some of the greatest innovators, mobilizers, connectors, storytellers, communicators, visualizers and includers from across the Globe! This awards program aims to find these change-makers and celebrate achievements being made in every corner of the earth, which all form a critical contribution to the international sustainable development movement.

The Awards are open to individuals, civil society organizations, local governments and others who are taking actions to advance the 2030 Agenda.

Members of the global SDG community will be invited to enter their projects, initiatives, networks and people for the chance win a UN SDG Action Challenge Award at the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards Ceremony on 21st March 2018 during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany (21-23 March 2018). Where applicable, award winners will also be invited to offer practical, hands-on workshop sessions at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development to share their skills and good practices with participants.

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The entry window will run from 1st December 2017 – 15th January 2018. Submissions will be reviewed by expert group panels, with an additional award – the People’s Choice Award, being selected by attendees at the Festival in advance of the awards ceremony.

UN SDG ACTION CHALLENGE AWARD CATEGORIES

1. MOBILIZER

This award goes to the team that demonstrates greatest successes with mobilizing citizens or volunteers to act for the SDGs.

2. STORYTELLER

This award goes to the team that captures powerful human stories to help communicate the importance of the SDGs to people’s lives.

3. COMMUNICATOR

This award is for the most creative or impactful communications campaign (local/national/international) to raise awareness about the SDGs and/or people’s voices and role in SDG action.

4. VISUALIZER

This award goes to the most innovative or impactful use of MY World or other citizen voices data to communicate with government or the public.

5. INNOVATOR

This award goes to the most creative and innovative use of new technologies for communicating SDGs.

6. CONNECTOR

This award goes to the team/person with that demonstrates innovative or impactful ways to bring multiple stakeholders together, or building networks, towards SDG Action.

7. INCLUDER

Leave No One Behind – This award goes to the group who make the most extraordinary and impactful effort to ensure that excluded groups become part of the SDG dialogue and implementation in their community.

To apply

To enter the UN SDG Action Challenge Awards, please complete the nomination form. All entries can be supported with either up to 5x images or maximum 2 minute video to support the application. Awards will be presented during the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development on 21st March 2018 in Bonn, Germany.

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