2015 International Day Of Sports For Development & Peace Video Contest

2015 International Day Of Sports For Development & Peace Video Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2015

The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) is organizing a Video Contest aimed at showcasing the works of organizations around the world that are committed to uplifting their communities through sport. All organizations which actively run a programme or project which actively uses sport as a tool for social change are invited to participate in this contest.Through the Contest, UNOSDP aims at providing an opportunity to organizations from all backgrounds to share their response to specific needs of their communities and also reflect on the learned outcomes for the benefit of the larger public.

Entries should capture memorable impacts of change, further inspiring appreciation and action to use sport as a tool for development and peace for all communities worldwide. Video entries will be assessed and selected based on (i) Overall programme/project design (ii) Demonstration of impact (iii) Narrative and visual appeal


  • Any organization that runs a programme or project which actively uses sport as a tool promote social progress
  • Video clip needs to be submitted with the completed Basic Information Form 
  • Video files uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo or other video-sharing websites not supporting direct downloads will not be considered.


  • Selected videos will be featured on various UNOSDP media platforms including website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and at selected events

Entry Process

1. Send an e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line “IDSDP video contest + [name of your organization or project]”
2.  In the e-mail please include the completed Basic Information Form (download here) as attachment
3. In the e-mail provide a direct link to the video file. If you are not able to host the file on your own website, many free file hosting services are available on the internet. For step-by-step instructions on recommended solutions, please click here

Video Format & Content

  • Smartphone, tablet, video recorder mediums of production are welcome
  • High-resolution quality is recommended
  • All videos must be in English or have English subtitles
  • Maximum running time is 3 minutes
  • Video must provide a visually compelling story that documents the activities of the sport-based programme or project and portray the positive impacts achieved.
  • The sport-based programme or project may have the following focus areas (non-exclusive list): Fostering Development of Children and Youth, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Trauma Relief, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Social Inclusion, Promoting Sport for Persons with Disabilities, Environmental Education, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Growth, etc.
  • Reason for intervention such as a need or challenge in the community and specific programme/project must be clear
  • Testimonies of participants and beneficiaries should be included
  • Video may use creative forms (i.e. documentary, real life, artistic)
  • Video should be new or adapted from previous productions to include all requirements stated under the “Content” guidelines
  • Video should include only appropriate language and content in alignment with the objectives of the contest
  • Video must be clear of any copyright infringement or intellectual property violations
  • By submitting their videos, participants acknowledge that they grant UNOSDP a cost-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, world-wide license (not ownership) to reproduce and distribute the videos on all its media platforms and at any event

For more information, visit UNOSDP or contact [email protected]