1. An individual between 16 and 25 years old from the nine UNESCO Regional Office of Southern Africa countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).
  2. Members of current UNESCO staff (either permanent or temporary), parents, siblings, children and spouses of UNESCO staff are not eligible to participate. 
  3. The Entries are intended to present and promote creativity and resilience of art in the times of a global pandemic such as COVID 19.
  4. There are no limits on the number of Entries that each Entrant can submit. Illustrations can be drawn using hands or digitally.
  5.  Any expenses incurred during submission are to be borne by the Entrant.
  6. Entries must be submitted to UNESCO before 31 May 2020 midnight (GMT + 2). Entries published after this deadline shall not be considered. UNESCO shall not bear any responsibility for late or lost Entries due to network failure or any other reason. 
  7. An evaluation committee composed creatives will evaluate the submitted entries.
  8. UNESCO reserves the right to exclude Entries that conflict with the principles of the UNESCO Constitution, that have obscene, violent, sexually explicit, sexist or racist content, or which violate any fundamental rights. The Entries must also not invade the rights of privacy of any person, living or deceased. 
  9. By submitting their Entries, the Entrants accept that these Entries may be used by UNESCO as part of its communication activities. By participating, the Entrants declare their agreement that UNESCO may use the material in line with the UNESCO Open Access policy (LINK).
  10. Entrants must possess the exclusive rights to Entries and are responsible for having obtained any necessary permission from the subjects shown on the Entries, in accordance with applicable laws. UNESCO will not be responsible for any claims or complaints against infringement of rights or damages from third parties relating to the Entries, and the Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold UNESCO harmless in such cases. 
  11. UNESCO will select the winning Entries based on the following main criteria:
    • (i) creativity/originality;
    • (ii) content i.e. effectiveness of the entry as a tool to promote or highlight effects or resilience in times of the COVID 19 pandemic; and
    • (iii) craftsmanship/skill (i.e. technical and artistic quality of content).

Timelines for the contest are:

  • Submission of entries deadline: 31 May 2020
  • Voting: 1 – 7 June 2020
  • Winners will be announced: 1 June 2020