Opportunity Description

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for submission for the Youth-In-Action Photo Contest 2023. Photographers from around the world can apply for this opportunity. The contest showcases young people’s inspiring efforts in positively impacting the world.
If you are a photographer, submit your best photo that captures, in action, your work or your friends’ shots to create a better future for all. Submissions can be on the following topics:

  • Fighting climate change
  • Building peace
  • Strengthening civic space
  • Empowering youth
  • Any other relevant action to UNESO’s work!

    Brief Details of the Contest

    Submission Deadline: 15 August 2023 (23:45 CEST)

    Field of Competition: Photography

    Eligible Countries: All

    Number of Awards: 3 (three)

    What to Submit?

    To apply for the UNESCO Youth-In-Action Photo Contest, please provide the following materials:

    • High-quality photo(s)
    • A short description of what the action is about
    • The location of the shot or photograph
    • Link(s) of the applicant’s social media so that UNESCO can tag them if they win the competition


    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants should:

    • Be between 18-35 years old to participate, and those photographed
    • Entrants can be from any country
    • Employees of UNESCO are not eligible to apply for this contest
    • Minors’ participation or appearance in photographs is not suitable for submission
    • Entrants should have access to the Internet
    • Entrants cannot enter the competition on behalf of another person because participation is strictly personal.
    • Participation in this photo contest implies full acceptance of the rules and their provisions. Non-compliance with the regulations may disqualify the entrant.
    • By submitting the photos, applicants permit UNESCO to use them freely with proper credit to the photographer after usage.
    • UNESCO encourages the entrants to submit up to three photos to increase their chances of winning
    • This contest is free-of-charge, and the competition, called Youth-in-Action, is only on the Internet.

    The Winners

    The winners of the UNESCO Youth-In-Action Photo Contest will benefit as follows:

    • The winners will receive recognition for their work to make a difference in the world
    • UNESCO will feature the winners in 3 separate posts with the photos, description, and link to the photographer’s social media accounts on the Facebook page
    • UNESCO also features the winners via a web story on its website to announce the three winners and present their photos and stories
    • The shortlisted entries by Youth Selection Committee will be featured on UNESCO’s Facebook page, of more than 348K followers.
    • The top photos with more likes, shares, and comments will be declared the winners.

    How to Apply?

    To enter the competition, applicants should fill out the form by entering the link below.