The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Supporting the 2030 Agenda is a top priority for UNDP,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. “The SDGs provide us with a common plan and agenda to tackle some of the pressing challenges facing our world such as poverty, climate change and conflict. UNDP has the experience and expertise to drive progress and help support countries on the path to sustainable development.”
OverviewThe 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. The first photo contest was launched in Japan last year, amassing a total of 624 entries from 47 countries as far and wide as Afghanistan and Brazil. We welcome presently enrolled college and university students, graduate students, and vocational school students to apply.
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.” We welcome photos that 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. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and apply.
Opportunity is About:Economics, Business, Management & Finance, Education, Energy, Environment, Human Rights, Medicine, Nursing & Psychology, Politics, Society Description of Ideal Candidate:
- Applicants must be presently enrolled in university – college and undergraduate students, graduate students, or vocational school students (We welcome entries from applicants of any nationality, including those living abroad)
- Submission of a Student ID or relevant IDs to prove one’s being a student is required at a later point.
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 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
Special Awards:Concept Award for 1Person - 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
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SDGs Student Photo Contest 2017 (Official Site): here
UNIC Tokyo - SDGs Student Photo Contest 2017 Press Release: here