Win Value Prizes in the Skills In Action Competition from UNESCO Organization

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UNESCO-UNEVOC has announced the 2019 #SkillsinAction Photo Competition. This competition is organized as part of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities to mark World Youth Skills Day 2019. And it's open for Amateur or Professional Photographers. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

Applicant is welcome to participate as long as:

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


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


  • 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 World Youth Skills Day.

Submission Requirement:

  • 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 the applicant.
  • 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. Submitted photos must not include any marks, logos, watermarks or borders.
  • Applicant photos should be related to the themes mentioned above.

Selection Process: 

  • Upon submission, UNESCO-UNEVOC will filter entries in compliance with the basic terms and conditions.
  • A selection panel will shortlist entries based on the following criteria:
  1. Adherance/Appropriateness to the theme.
  2. Uniqueness of the concept/shot.
  3. Creativity.
  4. Innovative means of delivering the message.
  • A notification will be given by an email or a phone call to entrants to inform them that their photos have been shortlisted.
  • A date to announce the winner will be published on World Youth Skills Day - July 15.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Technology, Film, Education

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Anyone Interested
Partial funding
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
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