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USAID Global LEAD Digital Storytelling Contest 2021

USAID Global LEAD Digital Storytelling Contest 2021

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Apply for USAID Global LEAD Digital Storytelling Contest 2021. Are you a young changemaker between the ages of 18 and 35? If so, we want to see the impact you are having on your community! The #WatchOurImpact Global LEAD Digital Storytelling Contest begins on June 7. Submit an original, three-minute video or slideshow in Arabic, English, French, or Spanish that tells the story of your youth-led actions to advance local, national, or global development and meets the contest requirements. The story you tell can be personal, that of a group of young changemakers, or that of a youth-led organization.

Focus Areas

While any type of development activity would be acceptable, special attention will be given to those stories that link their work to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and/or the following key issues:

  • COVID-19/Pandemic Response,
  • Education/Skills Development,
  • Youth Employment/Entrepreneurship,
  • Climate Action,
  • Food Security/Resilience,
  • Digital Literacy/Security/Action,
  • Civic Engagement, and
  • Wellness/Violence Reduction.

Prizes for Winning Entries

The five selected winners of USAID Global LEAD Digital Storytelling Contest 2021 will be announced on August 2 on YouthLead.org and across all campaign partners’ social media channels. In addition, contest winners will:

  • Take part in the USAID Global LEAD #WatchOurImpact Dialogue with other VIPs on August 12.
  • Feature on GenU’s website
  • Have the opportunity to meet with a senior member of the GenU global leadership council or board.
  • Lead a “social media takeover” of GenU accounts.
  • Become part of GenU’s pool of moderators.
  • Connect with GenU country offices.

How to Enter

Entering is easy. All you have to do is

  • Create a three-minute video or slideshow that meets the contest requirements.
  • Upload your video or slideshow to YouTube.
  • Fill out the submission form. You must be a member of YouthLead.org to submit, but registration is free.
  • Encourage your friends and network to vote for your submission on social media by sharing the link once it’s posted on the #WatchOurImpact Contest Video Gallery page and by using #WatchOurImpact.



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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline23 July,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerYouth Lead



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