International Labour Organization Youth Employment Video Contest 2013

Deadline for submissions: 22 July 2013 at 23:59 (GMT).

Young people are on the move in search of work more than ever before. Today, about 30 per cent of the world’s international migrants are young women and men between the ages of 15-24. Yet, very little is known about the opportunities and struggles facing young migrants in a globalized world. Together, let’s put the spotlight on the plight of young women and men on the move!

About the Contest

To enter the video contest, send us your video (of maximum five minutes) showing how you make a difference in the lives of young migrants.

The jury will select one winner who thinks best show decent work for young migrants. On 12 August, which is International Youth Day, the winner will be invited to take part in a panel discussion, to be held in New York. The ILO will cover all your travel costs.

This contest presents a unique opportunity for all of us to give a voice to young migrants and meet leaders engaged in shaping the future of our societies. The jury aims to recognize and shed light on outstanding freedom of expression by people who actively promote decent work for young migrants.

The contest is organized as part of the knowledge management facility on youth employment and migration that is sponsored by Spain’s Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and managed by the

Who can enter?

You should enter if you are working to promote decent work for young migrants, are over 18 years-old, happy for your video to be shown publicly and available to be in New York on 12 August should you win. Full eligibility and legal details are below:

How to participate?

The video you create is your opportunity to explain who you are and what you do. Create a video of a maximum five minutes that shows how YOU work to address the challenges and opportunities facing young migrants. If you don’t have a camera, use your phone!

Here are some guiding questions: How are you contributing to the better livelihood of young migrants?
How are you shaping the future society for young migrants? How are you promoting decent work for young migrants?

We also invite you to share a powerful message for those young migrants on the move. You may produce your video in a team but only one winner will be eligible to attend the panel discussi on in New York.

How to submit your video?
Upload your video on your own YouTube channel and send the link to the following email address:
[email protected] with your name, age and nationality in the subject box.

If you don’t have a YouTube account, please create one at


ILO is looking for videos with a powerful message, which clearly show the results of your activities relating to the promotion of decent work for young migrants. The video is your chance to explain how you are shaping societies for young migrants everywhere.

Legal matters

The participants grant the ILO, its partners and ot her United Nations Entities, as well as other persons or entities authorized by the ILO, a free of charge, non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the copyright, related rights or any other intellectual property rights that have arisen by law or will arise by law in the prepared and submitted videos.

The ILO is entitled to publish the videos, but has no obligation to do so. The ILO accepts no responsibility for technical or other disturbances that may impede the uploading of your video. By submitting your video, you accept these Entry Rules and Conditions. The ILO expressly reserves the right to exclude videos if participants breach these Entry Rules and Conditions or in case of a corresponding cause or suspicion.

Eligibility rules

• You must be focusing your work on youth employment and migration at the local, national or international level. Don’t forget to give us your powerful message on the issue!
• Videos must be a maximum of five minutes long;
• You may only send one video submission;
• Videos which are not in one of the three working languages of the ILO (English, French or Spanish), must include subtitles in one of the ILO’s working languages.
• You must send the link of your video via email to [email protected] and provide your name, age and nationality in the subject field (videos may be unlisted);
• Please write up a brief description of your activities in the body of the email;
• Deadline for submissions: 22 July 2013 at 23:59 (GMT).

Save the date!
June 24 – July 22: Send us your videos
July 27: Winner will be announced and notified (logistics are arranged)
August 12: Winner attends the panel discussion in New York for International Youth Day 2013
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