2017 Worldwide UNESCO Center for Peace Youth Multimedia Competition for Young People

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017  (ending at 11:59 March 1, 2017 Eastern Standard Time)

UNESCO Center for Peace, the U.N. organization that brings grass roots initiatives in Education, Science, and Culture, invites youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition.  Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world.

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.  This year’s prompt is –

The international crisis of the growing number and desperate situation of refugees is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today.  Document how this crisis affects your life and / or offer a comprehensive, achievable solution to the problem.


  • 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.

How to Submit:

Step 1:    Go to www.unescousaorg.
Step 2:    Fill out the 1-page submission form at  http://bit.ly/2gRTY1Q
Review the contest terms and conditions.  In the form, paste the link to your project.  If that will not work,contact YouthContest@unescousa.org.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 Worldwide UNESCO Center for Peace Youth Multimedia Competition


  1. Sou jovem moçambicana de 26 anos de idade, terminei minha licenciatura ano ante passado, sou formada em administração Militar pela Academia Militar Marechal Samora Machel em Moçambique. preciso de fazer o meu Mestrado mais não tenho condições para tal, por isso necessito de uma bolsa de estudo.


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