UNESCO invites to participate in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest

UNESCO invites to participate in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announces that the second international The Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest is open for entries.

The Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest is an opportunity for young people living or travelling within these regions to share their perceptions. Organized within the framework of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, the annual International Photo Contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera.

The contest participants should be aged 14-25 years old. Participants are invited to submit photographs that best encapsulate the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through one or more of the three themes of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance, and Traditional Sports and Games.

The 2019 edition of the contest is open for entries until 6 January 2020; the photographs should be e-mailed to silkroadsphotocontest@unesco.org.

There will be two distinct categories for winners: 14-17 years old, and 18-25 years old. The winners from each of these categories will be selected on-line on 21 March 2020. First place winners will receive a professional camera.

A travelling exhibition of fifty photos that best represent the spirit of the contest will be exhibited in various countries. These photographs will also appear in a professionally bound collection of printed images.

Ayna BERDIYEVA