Submit your entries to UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Competition 2019 and win amazing cash prizes up to 500 USD. Do you have photography skills? Whether you are an amateur or professional, don’t miss your chance to enter the UNESCO-UNEVOC #SkillsinAction Photo Competition! The photo competition 2019 is organized as part of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities to mark World Youth Skills Day 2019.

 

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre acts as a key component of UNESCO’s international programme on technical and vocational education and training. It also works to support UNESCO’s mandate for Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development.

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training was established as a result of a decision taken by the UNESCO General Conference in 1999. In 2000, UNESCO and the Government of Germany signed an agreement for the hosting of the International Centre in Bonn, Germany. The inauguration ceremony took place in April 2002.

 

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training acts as part of the United Nations mandate to promote peace, justice, equity, poverty alleviation, and greater social cohesion. The Centre assists the Member States to develop policies and practices concerning education for the world of work and skills development for employability and citizenship, to achieve:

  • access for all
  • high quality, relevant and effective programmes
  • learning opportunities throughout life.

UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Competition 2019 Details:

Host Organisation:

  • UNESCO-UNEVOC

Prizes:

The winners of the #SkillsInAction Photo Contest will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st prize – 500 USD
  • 2nd prize – 300 USD
  • 3rd prize – 150 USD

Winning photographs and finalists will receive a certificate and their entries will be featured on the UNESCO-UNEVOC website and its social media platforms in celebration of #WYSD (World Youth Skills Day).

Winners will be sent information about how to claim their prizes.

Objectives of the Photo Competition 2019:

The orientation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) towards the world of work and the acquisition of employability skills means that it is well placed to address global issues and promote sustainable development. Whether acquired at school or in the workplace, everyday people across the globe are using their TVET skills to make the world a better place.

The goals of the award are to:

  • Raise awareness on the benefits of TVET
  • Promote TVET as a means to tackle global challenges such as poverty, youth unemployment, and inequality
  • Reward young people’s efforts to promote sustainable development in their communities by acquiring skills and putting them into practice
  • Allow UNESCO-UNEVOC to develop a Photo Library that can be used to promote TVET through various communication and publication projects.

Photo Details/Descriptions:

What should your photo show?

The photos should highlight the opportunities that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provides for young people between the ages of 15 – 29.

We want you to capture interesting moments when skills are in action, showing how TVET and skills development can contribute to one of the following:

  • Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship – photos of youth demonstrating their skills on the job.
  • Promoting TVET for all – photos highlighting access to TVET for everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or disability.
  • TVET for green societies – photos showing how skilled young people can apply their knowledge and expertise to create more sustainable practices in the world of work.
  • Promoting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital skills – photos showing how ICTs and digital skills can improve widespread access of young people to TVET and prepare them for the jobs of the future.

The photos should focus on young people who are engaged in activities that are enabling the achievement of any of the above priorities.

Eligibility Criteria:

You are welcome to participate as long as:

  • you are at least 18 years old.
  • you are the owner or copyright holder of the photo entry/entries

Submission Process:

Photo Entries:

  • All photos should be submitted with a title, a brief paragraph (not more than 100 words) explaining the context of the photo and indicating where and when it was taken, and a short biography introducing yourself.
  • All photos should be submitted in jpeg format. The longer side should be at least 3,000 pixels. The entrants are allowed to digitally manipulate the photos slightly and state the nature of manipulation. Please do not include any marks, logos, watermarks or borders on your photos.
  • Your photos should be related to the themes mentioned above.

How to submit?

After taking your photo/s

1. Download the Skills-in-Action Photo Competition submission form.

2. Open the file and fill up the personal information part. Make sure that you provide your complete mailing address. Upon being shortlisted, we will use this address to send your printed certificate.

3. Add a title and write a short description for every photo. Make sure that you rename photo files with your title: title.jpeg, or “title.tiff (example: Female-shoemaker.jpeg, Female-shoemaker.tiff)

4. Make sure you agree and comply with the Terms and Conditions. (Can also be found in the submission form) and sign the form with date and signature above your printed name.

5. Print the form and take a picture of it with the date, your name, and signature. Make sure that the contents are readable. Rename the file in this format: Lastname_SkillsinAction19.jpeg for example – Sibomana_SkillsinAction19.jpeg.

6. Please fill the required fields and Send the completed form picture along with the original photos files to unevoc.skills(at)unesco.org with the following email subject heading Lastname_SkillsinAction19. (In case the text contents are not readable, please forward the filled-up digital copy of the submission form)

Some email providers have attachment size limits. In case of multiple entries that cannot be sent via email, you can use any cloud storage servers such as “WeTransfer”, as long as it has a direct link with no sign-up required to download.

Selection Process:

1. Upon submission, UNESCO-UNEVOC will filter entries in compliance with the basic terms and conditions.

2. A selection panel will shortlist entries based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence/Appropriateness to the theme
  • The uniqueness of the concept/shot
  • Creativity
  • Innovative means of delivering the message

3. A notification will be given by an email or a phone call to entrants to inform them that their photos have been shortlisted.

4. A date to announce the winner will be published on World Youth Skills Day – July 15.

Application Deadline:

  • All photos must be submitted using the submission form on or before 7 June 2019.

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Deadline is June 7, 2019