Deadline: January 06, 2020

The visual arts, and in particular photography, are increasingly being used by today’s youth as a powerful tool for communication and self-expression. As such, they have the potential to play a significant role in raising awareness of the key issues facing our contemporary globalizing world. 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 common heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera.

Organized within the framework of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). The 2019 edition of the contest is open for entries from 19 September 2019 to 6 January 2020.


  1. 1st Award:  A professional digital single-lens reflex camera equipped with 18-55mm lens
  2. 2nd Award: Semi-professional digital camera
  3. 3rd Award: Digital camera


The photography contest is open to:

  1. everyone between 14 and 25 years old, regardless of his or her country
  2. of residence, except employees of UNESCO and the donor, China World Peace Foundation, and their family members (parents, children, siblings and spouses).

There will be two categories:

  1. 14 to 17 years old
  2. 18 to 25 years old


Click here to apply.