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Youth Carnegie Peace Prize

News item | 08-07-2018

Share your peace initiative and get the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize

Best practices from young peacebuilders all over the world will be highlighted through a video contest. The best video’s compete for the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize. The winner of the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize will get the title Youth ambassador of the Peace Palace and a conference ticket for the One Young World Summit in The Hague. The video contest is an initiative of the Carnegie Foundation Peace Palace, United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Youth Peace Initiative.

Andrew Carnegie felt he had an obligation to the society that had offered him so many chances. He saw many opportunities to create a better world. According to the philanthropist, science, education and peace were the most important conditions for progress.

Many young peacebuilders all around the world are doing their utmost to achieve a better world. UN Security Council Resolution 2250 recognizes the needs and experiences of youth in (post-) conflict scenarios. Such a resolution gives recognition to the work by young peacebuilders and calls for support to young peacebuilders to be meaningfully involved in issues of peace and security.  The recently published Progress Study on Youth Peace and Security further evidences the positive resilience of young people and their meaningful contribution to building peace in their communities.

The initiatives of  young peacebuilders deserve more acknowledgement and can inspire and encourage others to start their own project. That’s why the Carnegie Foundation, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and Youth Peace Initiative launch a video contest to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders.

Show the world how you tackle these challenges:

  • Financing the upside: flexible support for young peacebuilders;
  • Promoting meaningful youth participation in formal peace and political transition processes;
  • Creating safe and trustful civic spaces for youth to operate in their local contexts.

Are you between 18 and 29? Then don’t doubt, grab your mobile or camera and make a video of your work as a peacebuilder! Contestants are judged on their impact and effectiveness in addressing the above 3 challenges, their creativity, and the degree to which they are youth-led.

Specifications:

Age: 18-29 years old

Resolution: Minimum 1280 x 720 pixels

Length: Maximum 3 minutes long

Submissions: Video and application form must be submitted via youthprize@peacepalace.org

Deadline: August 20, 2018 11:59 pm

The organization that will be the winner of the contest will receive the first Youth Carnegie Peace Prize during the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize Ceremony to be held on 26 September 2018 in the Peace Palace, The Hague.

Apply now: application form Youth Carnegie Peace Prize