USAID Youth Excel Photo Contest for Young Changemakers 2022
USAID’s Youth Excel program is launching a 6-week global photo competition to encourage young people from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa to share images reflecting five main themes.
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- Youth mental health and wellness: Photos that represent how your community is working towards supporting youth mental health.
- Youth at the forefront of economic development: Photos that represent how youth in your community are engaged in creating employment/employability for fellow youth.
- Youth and decision-makers at work: Photos showcasing youth in your community working with diverse stakeholders to create locally led community solutions.
- Youth driving decisions through data: Photos that highlight trends or instances of youth in your community using research and data to solve local issues.
- Gender and Inclusion: Photos showing marginalized youth (youth with disabilities, young women and girls, religious minorities, LGBTQI+, Indigenous youth, minority ethnicities etc.) positively participating in community development.
Requirements and Qualifications for USAID/Youth Excel Youth Excel Photo Contest
- Open to young changemakers between 15-35 years old;
- They should be from Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa;
- Photos must be an original submission. The submitter must own the rights to the photo (i.e. the photo needs to be submitted by the photographer or with permission from the photographer and have permission to use all identifiable people, buildings, objects, etc.);
- Applicants have limited five photos per entry. Multiple entries are allowed;
- Each image submitted must focus on a particular theme of the competition;
- Photos can be taken with a camera or mobile phone;
- Photos should be submitted in JPEG format with a minimum 1MB file size.
Benefits of USAID/Youth Excel Youth Excel Photo Contest
- First place winner from each theme will receive a special prize valued at USD $200 – $300.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to United States Agency for International DevelopmentÂ (USAID) on irexorg.formstack.com to apply