Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2017

Are you an amateur or professional photographer? Use your skills to capture pictures that not only show but tell amazing stories and submit your photos to the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition! This competition is organized as part of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities in celebrating World Youth Skills Day this July 2017.

What should my photo show?

It is time to highlight the opportunities and positive impact of TVET for people, their families and their local communities.

Capture amazing moments when skills are in action, showing how Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development are contributing to one of the following:

  • Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship – showing how youth are able to put skills acquired into practice, leading to securing jobs or starting their own businesses.
  • Promoting equity and gender equality –showing how access to skills development should be for all young people and how skills development can overcome gender stereotypes and inequality issues
  • Facilitating transition to sustainable economies and societies – showing how young people with skills can adopt to cater for sustainable development and to address climate change and other sustainable development related issues

Eligibility:

  • You must be at least 18 years old. You can either be a professional or amateur photographer.
  • You must be the sole proprietor or copyright holder of your photo entry/entries.

Themes:

Capture amazing moments when Youth Skills are in action, showing how Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development are contributing to one of the following:

  • Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship – showing how youth are able to put skills acquired into practice, leading to securing jobs or starting their own businesses.
  • Promoting equity and gender equality – showing how access to skills development should be for everyone and how skills development can overcome gender stereotypes and inequality issues
  • Facilitating transition to sustainable economies and societies – showing how skills can adopt to cater for sustainable development and to address climate change and other sustainable development related issues

Photo Entries:

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

Submission Deadline

All photos must be submitted using the submission form on or before 30 June 2017 to unevoc.skills(at)unesco.org

Prizes

The winners of the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition will win the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize – Tablet + winner certificate
  • 2nd Prize – Camera + winner certificate
  • Finalist – Finalist Certificates

A special Prize will be awarded to the most popular photo on Facebook.

Winning photographs will also be featured on UNESCO-UNEVOC website and its social media platforms in line with the celebration of the #WYSD (World Youth Skills Day).

For more information about Submission process and Objectives of the Skills in Action Photo Competition, please visit the official website of the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition

 

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