The Education Youth Video Challenge 2016 ( A chance to visit the United Nations in New York )

Deadline : June 30, 2016 (11:59 pm EST, New York City time)
The Education Youth Video Challenge ( Share your ideas about the future of education and win a chance to have your voice heard at the United Nations in New York and on MTV)


The Education Commission was set up last September to help the world develop a plan for achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG 4) which calls on the world to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This is an enormous challenge. More than 124 million children and youth do not have access to primary and secondary schools. And of the roughly 590 million that are in school, some 250 million—roughly two in five—are failing to learn the basics of reading, writing and math.


The Commission would like young people to help define this vision.

  • The Education Youth Video Challenge invites young people ages 13-30 to create a video of 30 seconds or less answering one or both of these questions:
    How can education best prepare you for your future?
    What would your ideal school of the future look like?


  • Young people from around the world ages 13-30*
    *Participants under the age of 18 will need to submit a release form signed by a parent/legal guardian; details available on the competition link


  • Preferably all videos should be submitted through the competition page on the Education Commission’s website or Facebook page.
  • Video entries may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged.
  • All videos must be 30 seconds maximum, including title and end credits.


Winning videos will be screened on various MTV and partner platforms, and at the Commission’s report launch this September in New York.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Grand Prize (must be over 18 years old): an invitation to New York to see your video screened at the Commission’s report launch during the UN General Assembly in September
  • Second Prize: iPad mini (16GB, wifi)
  • Third Prize: HP Chromebook (11-inch laptop computer, 4GB RAM)
  • People’s Choice Award: GoPro Hero4 Session waterproof video camera


  • The top three videos will be selected by the Education Commission’s Youth Panel, co-chaired by Kennedy Odede (Kenya) and Rosemarie Ramitt (Guyana) and including Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan).  See a full list of Youth Panel Members ›
    A People’s Choice Award will also be given to the video that receives the most public votes.

The Education Youth Video Challenge is being organized with support from A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors and MTV Voices.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Education Youth Video Challenge 2016


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