Competition Terms and Conditions
Youth ages 10-24 are eligible. In order to enter the competition, participants agree to the Official Rules. The Rules consist of the terms and conditions on this page and the Entry Form.
2. Competition Period:
The competition begins on January 9, 2022, and ends at midnight (GMT) on March 30, 2022.
3. How to Enter:
Entrants will use the link for the submission form on the official UNESCOUSA.org website OR fill out the 1-page submission form and email their submission to YouthContest@UNESCOUSA.org.
5. Judging and Selection of Winners:
Entrees will be judged by our international panel of judges. Judging will be done online in two parts. Judges will receive an equal number of entries – randomly chosen – in each age category. Once the top 10 have been decided in each age category, the top 3 scores will be selected. The other 7 will be semi-finalists. Judging will be based on a sliding scale 1-10 (1 as lowest and 10 the highest) based on the criteria of relevance, creativity and originality, development, and impact.
Will be announced on May 2022.
7. Privacy Notice:
Any personal data, collected during the course of the competition will only be used and disclosed for purposes reasonably connected with administering and promoting this competition, including certain internal and external communications related to the essay contest. We may also share personal data of the overall winner and the finalists with the press for publicity purposes. Subject to parental consent (if required), the overall winner and the finalists may be required to participate in the summer camps, in publicity such as press interviews or other promotions.
8. No Recourse to judicial or other procedures:
To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Competition are hereby excluded, and you acknowledge and agree, and expressly waive any and all such rights.