As part of its work with young people, the World Health Organization is putting together a report on the health of the world's adolescents. The report will look at the health and development of adolescents, present summaries of what is known about adolescent health – including what promotes or undermines their health – and how communities and countries are meeting adolescents’ needs for health and development. As part of that report, the WHO is reaching out to young people to take part in their adolescent health photo competition.
There is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 14-19 to take part in a WHO photo competition to promote adolescent health. The WHO are currently putting together a report on the state of global adolescent health and as part of that, here at YOURS, we strongly believe that road safety should be part of that report illustrating that road traffic crashes are a serious health concern for all young people, globally.
We therefore call upon you, the Global Youth Network for Road Safety to take part in this photo competition and encourage 14-19 year olds that you know to take part! It is a great opportunity to showcase your photo skills with a chance of winning $US 1000 and a special opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report!
The themes on which WHO are looking for photos are:
Who can enter?
The competition is free to enter and is open to anyone between the ages of 14-19 from all countries. If you are under 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian’s consent to submit your images to the competition.
The prize of the competition is the opportunity to work with WHO as one of 10 contributing photographers for the Health for the World’s Adolescents report. Each winner will be provided with a bursary of $US 1000 to take photos. The photos will belong to the winners, although WHO will have the right to use them in the report and for future publications.
The photo competition whas been open since 15 July 2013. The deadline for entries is 15 September 2013. A panel will judge the photographs and winners will be contacted individually by 15 October 2013. Winners will be expected to provide their photographs by 15 November 2013.
How do I enter the competition?