Call for Submissions: 2023 Youth Carnegie Peace Prize

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Last Updated on July 11, 2023

Youth Carnegie Peace Prize

Submit a video of your peace initiative and run the chance of becoming the next Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace! The video contest is a collaborative initiative of the Youth Peace Initiative and the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace.

Many young people from all around the world are working relentlessly to build and sustain peace in their communities. UN Security Council Resolution 2250 recognizes the needs and experiences of youth in (post-)conflict scenarios. The resolution gives the long due positive recognition of young people’s contributions to peace and security, calling for the meaningful inclusion and participation of young people in issues of peace and security. The 2019 published policy paper “We Are Here” explores youth participation in peace processes through the lens of young people themselves and calls for increased acknowledgement of young peacebuilders, whose initiatives can inspire and encourage others to start their own project. For these reasons, the Youth Peace Initiative and the Carnegie Foundation are launching a video contest to raise awareness about the findings and recommendations of the policy paper and to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders.

Show the world how your initiative contributes to peace, and how it can inspire others to become active agents of positive change: Are you a peacebuilder, aged between 18 and 29 years old? Then don’t hesitate, grab your mobile or camera and make a video of your work as a peacebuilder!

Benefits

  • The winner of the contest — either an individual peacebuilder or a representative participating on behalf of their respective organization — will receive the third Youth Carnegie Peace Prize in the fall of 2023.

Eligibility

  • Open to young people from all around the world who are working relentlessly to build and sustain peace in their communities.
  • Applicants should be 18-29 years old.
  • Resolution of video: minimum 1280 x 720 pixels.
  • Length of video: maximum 3 minutes long.
  • Language: English or providing English subtitles.

Judging Criteria

  • Contestants are judged on their impact and effectiveness, their creativity, and the degree to which their peacebuilding initiative is youth-led.

Application

For more information, visit Youth Carnegie Peace Prize.

Deadline: August 18, 2023


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