United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Jordan announces "Writing, Drawing, and Photography Competition” to Spark SDG Insights
28 September 2023
This competition aims to encourage young minds to express their perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Amman- The United Nations Resident Coordinator Officein Jordan has announced the "Writing, Drawing, and Photography Competition" as part of the #17Goals campaign. This competition aims to encourage young minds to express their perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on education, climate action, food security, and water.
The competition serves as a platform for youth in the age category of 15 to 18 in Jordan to showcase their talents and perspectives through storytelling, artwork, and photography. By participating, young individuals will have the opportunity to reflect on the challenges their society faces, envision sustainable solutions, and contribute to positive change.
This competition is open to young individuals in the 15-18 age category in Jordan.
Entries shall cover one of four themes: Education, climate action, food security, and water.
Participants are encouraged to explore these questions when preparing their entries:
What are the challenges facing [education climate action, food security, and/or water] in Jordan, and what can be done to address them?
What role can individuals play in solving these issues?
How do individual or group actions impact education, climate action, food security or water security in Jordan?
How will implementing the SDGs improve resource consumption and resource use behaviors?
Participants should select one or more of the provided themes for their stories, drawings, or photographs and connect them to one or more SDGs. For more information on SDGs in Jordan, please visit https://jordan.un.org/en/sdgs.
Deadline and Specifications:
All entries must be submitted to RCS-Jordan-Comsteam@un.org by no later than October 21st. The email should include the participant’s personal information (name, age, nationality, place of residence, mobile number, email), the competition category (writing, drawing, or photograph), the chosen theme, and the related SDG(s).
Stories: Stories should be 300-500 words, in either English or Arabic, and should include a title, present the problem and suggested solutions through storytelling.
Drawings: Drawings should be A4 size and should be scanned for email submission.
Photographs: Photographs should be saved in jpeg format, with a size not exceeding 5MB. Photographs should be uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, or another platform, and sent as a link via email, along with the required information (description, person appearing in the photograph, relevant SDGs, city, country, and date taken).
A panel of esteemed judges, including experts in each field and the UN team in Jordan, will evaluate the submissions and select one winner for each of the three categories: stories, drawings, and photography.
The winners of each category will receive an opportunity to shadow the United Nations Resident Coordinator for an entire working day. This exclusive experience will provide them with firsthand insights into the critical work of the UN in Jordan, allowing them to witness and understand the responsibilities and tasks undertaken by the Resident Coordinator. This invaluable experience will serve as a steppingstone for young talents to expand their knowledge about the UN's initiatives in Jordan and the global impact of the SDGs.
For more information about the competition, please visit Jordan.un.org. For inquiries, please contact RCS-Jordan-Comsteam@un.org