UNESCO GEM Report Youth Photo Contest 2017


    THEME: Sustainable Development Goal 4.7: Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

    The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) focuses on education and aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. One of the targets – Target 4.7 – in the new global education goal truly captures the transformative aspirations of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. It focuses on the moral purposes of education, asking us all to think about why we are learning and for what aim. The target also promotes the importance of lifelong learning, and does not specify the education levels or age groups to which its themes apply.

    The submission must be a photo(s) that you took in the highest resolution your camera allows that clearly represents the above theme through activities inside and outside the classroom that capture the humanistic, social and moral purpose of education under any of the following sub-themes:

    ·         Gender equality,

    ·         Human rights,

    ·         Peace and non-violence

    ·         Global citizenship

    ·         Sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles

    ·         Health education

    ·         Cultural diversity




    The best photo will be awarded with $500; second best with $250 and third with $100!


    Anyone between the age of 18-35 is eligible to enter the competition. (Photo ID will be required from the winning candidates. Members of UNESCO staff, Permanent Delegations or National Commissions (either permanent or temporary, current or former), interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, may participate, but are not eligible to win.

    Eligible Regions: Open for All

    Application Process

    Please send your photo(s) in electronic format by following the instructions below:

    1. go to
    2. enter your name and email
    3. upload your .zip file
    4. enter recipient email: [email protected]
    5. enter message to recipient: “2017 Photo Contest”. Photos will not be accepted without the description text.
    6. click [Send] button
    7. Please make sure you also upload a completed entry form with your photo(s).

    Application Deadline: April 10, 2017 (5 Days Remaining)

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