Aspirations constitute an important driver for a young person’s career and life choices. They shape how young people think and feel about themselves, their lives, and their communities and influence their actions in the face of challenges and opportunities. Thus, meeting youth aspirations is an important aspect of social cohesion and increasingly a subject of interest among policymakers as they endeavor to design policies adapted for young people.
The Youth Photo Contest: Take a shot at your future is calling for young photographers to submit photos that represent youth aspirations and the future of work as they see it. The objective of the contest is to capture the diversity of youth aspirations from all over the world and influence the policy debate to improve the future of work for youth and ensure inclusive policies.
Best pictures will be selected and winners will receive sponsorship to attend the final international conference of the EU-OECD Development Centre Youth Inclusion Project in Paris, France. Travel costs to and from Paris, 3 days room and board will be provided. Moreover, the winning photos and other outstanding photographs will be displayed at an on-line exhibition on the OECD Development Centre website. Main criteria:
Participants from all over the world are welcome to submit their works. Young people should be aged 18-30. Participants can submit up to a maximum of three photos via email. All entries must include the Registration Form.
A panel of judges will evaluate photos based on:
- Relevance to the objective of the contest;
- Photo composition/lighting;
- Creativity and originality;