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UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017

UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017

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UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training acts as part of the United Nations mandate to promote peace, justice, equity, poverty alleviation, and greater social cohesion. The Centre assists Member States develop policies and practices concerning education for the world of work and skills development for employability and citizenship, to achieve access for all, high quality, relevant and effective programmes and learning opportunities throughout life. UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Photo Competition 2017  competition is organised as part of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre’s activities in celebrating World Youth Skills Day this July 2017.

It is time to highlight the opportunities and the positive impact of TVET for people, their families and their local communities.

We want you to capture amazing moments when skills are in action, showing how Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development are contributing to one of the following:

  • Encouraging youth employment and entrepreneurship – showing how youth are able to put skills acquired into practice, leading to securing jobs or starting their own businesses.
  • Promoting equity and gender equality –showing how access to skills development should be for all young people and how skills development can overcome gender stereotypes and inequality issues
  • Facilitating transition to sustainable economies and societies – showing how young people with skills can adapt to cater for sustainable development and to address climate change and other sustainable development related issues


The winners of the #SkillsInAction Photo Competition will win the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize – Tablet + winner certificate
  • 2nd Prize – Camera + winner certificate
  • Finalist – Finalist Certificates

A special Prize will be awarded to the most popular photo on Facebook.

Winning photographs will also be featured on UNESCO-UNEVOC website and its social media platforms in line with the celebration of the #WYSD (World Youth Skills Day).

Photo Entries:

  • All submitted photos should be with a title, a brief paragraph (not more than 100 words) explaining the photo, indicating also where and when it was taken, and a short biography introducing who you are.
  • All photos submitted should be in jpeg format. The longer side should be at least 3,000 pixels. The entrants are allowed to digitally manipulate entries slightly and state the nature of manipulation. Please do not include any watermarks or borders in your photos.


  • You must be at least 18 years old. You can either be a professional or amateur photographer.
  • You must be the sole proprietor or copyright holder of your photo entry/entries.

Official Link

Deadline: 30th June 2017



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 June,2017



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