UNESCO Fit for Life Photo Contest

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UNESCO Fit for Life Photo Contest

In celebration of the launch of the Social and human science sector’s new sport-based flagship, fit for life, UNESCO has introduced a wonderful program called “Fit for Life Photo Contest”. UNESCO believes that sport holds the power to covey, convene and activate. That is why they have started this program giving photographers an opportunity to showcase their talent and gain recognization. Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their applications. Candidates don’t need to be professional so you can still apply if photography is just a hobby to you or you just have started working in this field. You must be from 18 to 35 years old to be an ideal candidate for this program.

Sports bring people from different backgrounds and lifestyles together, spread education and awareness, and promote intercultural dialogue. It is a tool to build physical, mental, and societal resilience. We all have witnessed the time compounded inequalities and rising racism where everyone was affected by the devastating impact of COVID and during that hard time, sport showed a productive pathway to rebuild our societies based on inclusion, human connections and collective wellbeing. Keeping this fact in mind, this contest is designed. This program requires candidates to send entries demonstrating the power and potential of sport as a driver of equality, empowerment, and inclusion.

UNESCO is also known as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization which works under the United Nations and is targeted at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. It was established on 16 November 1945 in London, the United Kingdom and its subsidiaries include the International Committee of Slavists, the International Council for Traditional Music, and the International Bureau of Education.

Brief Description

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Education LevelAll
Access ModeOnline
Number of Awards1
Application DeadlineNovember 30, 2021
Application FeesN/A

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must be aged from 18 to 35 years old. Participants do not need to be professional photographers, just passionate about sport and the positive role it has played in your life or the lives of others in your community.

How to Apply?

Candidates will have to submit a photo or a portfolio of photos (5 maximum) illustrating sport as an engine for equality, empowerment, and/or inclusion to sport@unesco.org (link sends e-mail). Each submission should involve your name, age, and nationality, as well as any copyright considerations; and be accompanied by a 200 words caption (in English, French or Spanish) describing the context of the photo (who, where) and the message it conveys.


  • Your photo should be dynamic and express movement
  • Your photo should be in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi)
  • Dimensions can either be portrait or landscape, and the format can be either portrait, photojournalism, street photos, or sport photos
  • Your photo must be sent by email, in digital format, as a .jpg file


This program will grant the prize as fellow:

The winner will get:

  • A 500$ gift card
  • Be interviewed for a profile feature on the UNESCO website
  • Have their entry exhibited at UNESCO headquarters in 2022, and promoted online on the Organization’s website, social media platforms, in publications and as part of Fit for Life advocacy campaigns
  • Be published in the Women Sports (TBC)

Runner-ups will receive:

  • Have their entry exhibited at UNESCO Headquarters in 2022, and promoted online on the Organization’s website, social media platforms, in publications and as part of Fit for Life advocacy campaigns

Application Deadline

Candidates are free to send their applications by November 30, 2021. After this date, no application will be considered.

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