Submit your media stories on SDGs to UN SDG Global Festival of Action

The United Nations SDG Action Campaign, and Oculus is inviting applications from emerging creators worldwide to create media as a way to share their perspectives and advance positive action toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2021, MY World 360º is calling for immersive experiences that take viewers – decision makers, individuals, business leaders, students across the world – on a journey across the two sides of this Turning Point.
Organizations and leaders have started to join the collective call to #TurnItAround for a just, green and equitable recovery from the pandemic, and towards realizing the Goals. Specific calls have been made to #TurnItAround for key issues such as access to health and education; addressing poverty, inequality, hunger and climate change; rethinking the global economy; and putting an end to gender-based violence and violations of human rights.
What type of Media will be considered?
Your MY World 360º story may include one or more of the following:

  • Mixed media projects that combine drawings, photos, audio, video, animation and/or text in a unique way
  • Panorama or 360° photography or video that immerses viewers in a new experience, point of view, or place
  • Augmented Reality (AR) that brings digital content into our experience of the real world
  • Interactive digital games, simulations, or experiences that combine 2D, 3D, or Virtual Reality (VR) elements
  • Photogrammetry and 3D modelling that share natural or cultural artifacts
  • Or something else—show them what’s possible!

What stories are they looking for?
Selected media will be memorable stories of impact that inspire action: stories of women leaders and agents of change, stories that shine a spotlight on communities and individuals who are already leading on climate, progressing towards gender equality and creating a more peaceful, just and inclusive world. The stories will provoke viewers to feel the urgency as well as the opportunity to make this a turning point for people and the planet.
What makes a Compelling Submission?

  • Potential for impact: Who is the intended audience for your media and how will it inspire change?
  • Creative use of media and technology: How are you combining tools and techniques in a unique way to convey a message or tell a story?
  • TogetherAlone: How might you connect virtually with someone to share ideas and perspectives, or to co-create something?

Why should you Participate?

  • Share your talent with the world and help them tell the stories that ignite positive action with the world.
  • Selected stories will be shared as part of the MY World 360º Selection, and showcased as part of United Nations events and activations.
  • Connect with other MY World 360º creators from around the world, develop your skills and access mentoring and sharing opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals or teams are welcome to create or co-create and share projects.
  • Educators and adults working with students under age 18 are welcome to share their students’ media.
  • Creators ages 18 and above are welcome to post their original work directly. Projects can be in any language.

Deadline: August 5, 2021

For more information, visit United Nation SDG.

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