2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) Video Contest

Submission Deadline: March 1st 2015

In celebration of the 2nd International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is organizing a Video Contest aimed at showcasing the works of organizations around the world that are committed to uplifting their communities through sport.

The the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is inviting all organizations that run a programme or project which actively uses sport as a tool for social change to share their activities and delivered impacts via a short video clip of up to 3 minutes.


  • Participating organizations may use mobile devices, video recorders, or any other camera devices to create a digital storytelling narrative, documenting their experiences on how they have improved their communities by means of sport.
  • Videos should aim to describe the background and objectives of the intervention such as the challenges the community faces, and draw on direct voices from the beneficiaries.


  • Any organization that runs a programme or project which actively uses sport as a tool promote social progress
  • Video clip needs to be submitted with the completed Basic Information Form (see below, under ‘Submission’)

Video Format

  • Smartphone, tablet, video recorder mediums of production are welcome
  • High-resolution quality is recommended
  • All videos must be in English or have English subtitles
  • Maximum running time is 3 minutes


  • Video must provide a visually compelling story that documents the activities of the sport-based programme or project and portray the positive impacts achieved.
  • The sport-based programme or project may have the following focus areas (non-exclusive list): Fostering Development of Children and Youth, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Trauma Relief, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Social Inclusion, Promoting Sport for Persons with Disabilities, Environmental Education, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Growth, etc.
  • Reason for intervention such as a need or challenge in the community and specific programme/project must be clear
  • Testimonies of participants and beneficiaries should be included
  • Video may use creative forms (i.e. documentary, real life, artistic)
  • Video should be new or adapted from previous productions to include all requirements stated under the “Content” guidelines
  • Video should include only appropriate language and content in alignment with the objectives of the contest
  • Video must be clear of any copyright infringement or intellectual property violations
  • By submitting their videos, participants acknowledge that they grant UNOSDP a cost-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, world-wide license (not ownership) to reproduce and distribute the videos on all its media platforms and at any event


  • To participate in the contest, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “IDSDP video contest + [name of your organization or project]”. In the e-mail please include the completed Basic Information Form (download here) as attachment. DO NOT include the video file as attachment but provide a direct download link to the video file
  • If you are not able to host the file on your own website, many free file hosting services are available on the internet. For step-by-step instructions on recommended solutions, please click here
  • Please note that files uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or other video-sharing websites not supporting direct downloads will not be considered 

Selection Criteria

UNOSDP will evaluate and select videos based on the following main criteria:

  • Overall programme/project design
  • Demonstration of impact
  • Narrative and visual appeal


  • Selected videos will be featured on various UNOSDP media platforms including website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and at selected events


  • Please submit your entry by 1 March 2015, 11:59 pm EST
  • Selected organizations will be notified after 6 March 2015

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) Video Contest


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