Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017

Deadline: August 30, 2017

The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University are, once again, co-organizing the student photo contest on SDGs with special cooperation from Getty Images Japan. This contest aims to encourage students to “reflect on sustainable development from his or her own perspective, express it through a photo, and share it with others.

They particularly encourage entries that depict elements of SDGs in your own community. A theme pertaining to the SDGs must also exist within your own country. This year, they will be having the TOGETHER Award and the Concept Award as new additions to the list of awards.

Photos should tell a story; they may come in a journalistic form, presenting a clear problem, or may be abstract and creative, representing your ideas and thoughts. What can you do to change the world? How will the SDGs influence the way you think or act? How can you inform your friends, family, and community members of social issues and prompt them to take action? The answers to these questions will become key to achieving the SDGs.

Award

  • Grand Prize (Foreign Minister’s Award) for 1 Person
    • Prize Money JPY100,000
    • Nikon D7500 18-140 VR Lens Kit
    • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM|Art
    • Goods with UN SDGs logo
    • Leslie Kee’s Photobook
    • Getty Images’ Photobook
  • Award of Excellence for 3 Persons
    • Prize Money JPY20,000
    • Nikon D5600 18-140 VR Lens Kit
    • Gift certificate provided by SIGMA (JPY10,000)
    • Goods with UN SDGs logo
    • Leslie Kee’s Photobook
    • Getty Images’ Photobook
  • Special Awards:
    • TOGETHER Award for 1 Person
      • 5 printed t-shirts with submitted photograph and TOGETHER logo
      • UNIQLO gift card (JPY5,000)
      • Goods with UN SDGs logo
      • Leslie Kee’s Photobook
      • Getty Images’ Photobook
    • Concept Award for 1 Person
      • Membership to iStock, a community of creative photographers worldwide
      • Portfolio review by the Art Directors of Getty Images
      • Goods with UN SDGs logo
      • Leslie Kee’s Photobook
      • Getty Images’ Photobook
  • Award of Recognition
    • Goods with UN SDGs logo
    • Leslie Kee’s Photobook
    • Getty Images’ Photobook
  • All the awarded photos will be exbited at some of UNIQLO shops.

Eligbility

  • Applicants must be presently enrolled in university – college and undergraduate students, graduate students, or vocational school students;
  • Entries from applicants of any nationality, including those living abroad ar welcome;
  • Submission of a Student ID or relevant IDs to prove one’s being a student is required at a later point.

Application

  • Enter the Contest. Entries will be accepted until August 30, 2017, entries after this date will not be considered;
  • A maximum of 3 photos per person that have messages concerning the SDGs may be submitted. If 4 or more photos are submitted, the 3 latest photos will be viable;
  • Be sure to include the title and/or comments of your pieces in English or Japanese.

For more information, visit Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest.

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