Join "Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads" International Photo Contest 2022

9 May 2022

The annual Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads International Photo Contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera. As the visual arts, and in particular photography, are so often used by todays youth as a powerful tool for communication and self-expression, images have the potential to play a significant role in raising awareness of the key issues facing our contemporary world and help promote peace and understanding. The photo contest provides an opportunity for young people to connect with one another in a digital space and share their creativity and vision for our future.

Organized within the framework of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, and in line with the objectives of the UNESCO Youth Programme, by UNESCOs Social and Human Sciences Sector, the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads photo contest is open this year for entries from 19 April 2022 to 17 July 2022.

The Silk Roads are an expansive region composed of a network of maritime and land routes. Originating in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia the Silk Roads cross the Central Asian sub-continent, the Russian steppe, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus, and the Arabian Peninsula. They also stretch through North Africa and Northeast Africa, from Tanzania to Morocco (see the map here). Additionally, they pass through Eastern and Southern Europe, before reaching France and the Iberian Peninsula.

Themes and conditions of the contest.

Winners of the 2021 contest.

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