Have you ever had the opportunity to admire the beauty and the peculiarity of the Silk Road? Then you absolutely must participate in this photo contest! UNESCO gives you the opportunity to get to know your way of interpreting the Silk Road through photographs that fall into the following categories: gastronomy and food production, traditional sports and games, music and dance
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Organization: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris, France. Its declared purpose is to contribute to promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.UNESCO has 193 member states and 11 associate members. UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information.
Duty Station: online
Open To: young photographers aged between 17 and 25 years old
Timeframe: not specified
Deadline: 6 January 2020
- The annual Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo Contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera;
- Originating in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia the Silk Roads cross the Central Asian sub-continent, the Russian steppe, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus, and the Arabian Peninsula. They also stretch through North Africa and Northeast Africa, from Tanzania to Morocco. Additionally, they pass through Eastern and Southern Europe, before reaching France and Spain;
- It is an opportunity for young people living or travelling within these regions to share their perceptions and further their understanding of the common cultural heritage and pluralistic identities emerging from the interactions and exchanges taking place along the Silk Roads;
- The contest is divided into two age categories: 14-17 year olds, and 18-25 year olds. Participants are invited to submit photographs that best encapsulate the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through one or more of the three themes of Gastronomy and Food Production, Traditional Sports and Games, and Music and Dance.
Qualifications: young photographers aged between 17 and 25 years old
Wage/Fees: the participation to the contest is free
Application process: Create an account, and then you will be able to upload your photography to the contest’s website.
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