Essay competition by UNESCO

About the organizer

USFUCA, UNESCO Center for Peace and World Genesis Foundation invite youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity put youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much needed change to the world.

UNESCO’s mission is to mobilize the optimism of youth to respond to an acute world problem to serve others now. Last year, motivated participants from over 65 countries submitted over 600 projects in this highly rewarding contest.

Details about the event/opportunity

A 3-minute video, multimedia presentation, 500-700 written essay, art work or any method that channels a specific passion that answers the prompt

Who is it for/eligibility

Youth ages 10-24 are eligible. In order to enter the competition, participants agree to the Official Rules. The Rules consist of the terms and conditions on this page and the Entry Form.

Location (country/state/city)

From any nationalities

Registration/submission procedure

Entrants will use the link for the submission form on the official website OR fill out the 1-page submission form and email their submission to

Rules for submission:

Make sure your entry follows the submission guidelines prior to submitting:

The work has to be relevant to the question.

Your work must be original.

All participants need to fill out the Submission Form.

Please make sure your essay satisfies the following formatting criteria:

12 point Times New Roman


1 inch margins all around

500-700 words in English in MLA format.

Videos must be 3-minutes maximum.

Images of 3-dimensional art will be accepted. You must complete the 100 word explanation of your work on the Submission Form.

1 entry per person

Agree to the terms and conditions of the contest

Fee details (if any)

No registration fees.

Prizes (if any)

The three finalists in each age group will receive an official plaque engraved with their name and a certificate. They will have an invitation to UNESCO’s Builders of the Universe Camp held at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, USA. The invitation will include a scholarship for the fee for the camp, food, accommodations, and transport to and from the airport. Airfare is not included. There will be a special ceremony held for contest winners at the camp. In addition, the top 9 winners will be recognized and showcased in global events during the year. This is a tremendous opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, learn how the United Nations conducts itself, and meet youth from around the world. Winners will be publicized on July 2021 on USFUCA and UNESCO websites.


The competition begins March 1, 2021 and ends at midnight (GMT) on May 31, 2021.

Contact information

Email us at with “Youth Contest Question” in the subject line.

Official link

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