September 2, 2014

UN launches photography competition for small island developing states

A Caribbean SIDS (Small Island Developing States) photography competition, organised by the United Nations opened yesterday.

The UN photo competition for Caribbean SIDS, which has as its theme “Contemporary life in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS),{{more}} linked to Human Rights principles,” will seek to raise awareness of the UN values in relation to the importance of sustainable development for the Caribbean countries.

The competition offers participants a chance to use their creativity to show day-to-day life in the Caribbean, to depict living and working in a Caribbean/Small Island Developing State, linked to Human Rights principles, for example, the right to education, the right to marry and to found a family, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, in their neighbourhood, community, district, city or country.

The competition is open to youth ages 18-24 and to both amateur and professional photographers. The competition will also have a winner of the viewers’ choice award. This award will be for the photo that receives the most ‘likes’ on the contest’s Facebook page ( between September 1 and December 1, 2014

The contest opened on September 1, and closes December 1, 2014. To be eligible, all photographs must be taken in the Caribbean SIDS within two years of the competition’s closing date.

To enter the competition, all entrants must submit their pictures to the ILO office before the closing date and time of the contest.

All the materials for the competition, application details and rules will be available at the ILO website for the Caribbean as well as the UN Trinidad and Tobago Facebook page.