World Children’s Day National Contest 2021

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November 20th is a very important day. It is World children’s Day, a day for children by children. It is a fun day for children, with a serious message.

For the second year, we celebrate World Children’s Day amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic. As the big day approaches, UNICEF and partners are organizing a nationwide contest for written stories, drawings, paintings, short video clips, and photographs by children aged 20 years and below, highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives, education, family, and dreams and suggestions on what stakeholders can do to better handle crises like these in the future. 

The competition launched on 20 August 2021 will close on 20 October 2021.

All entries should be sent via email to kampala@unicef.org OR via WhatsApp on telephone number 0772 222 343. Remember to include “World Children’s Day 2021 Contest” in the subject when submitting your entry.

The winners will be announced at a virtual event on World Children’s Day on 20 November 2021.

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HERE IS HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST 

  • Are you 20 years and below?
  • Do you love drawing, writing short stories, making videos, and taking photographs? 
  • Do you want to share your personal story? 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed your lives and the way you see things. In these very uncertain times, we invite you to share with us the impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on your life, education, family, and dreams. 
Pick any one of the categories below that best brings out your experience:

  • A drawing or painting with a title and brief description.
  • A sharp and clear photograph (jpeg format) with a detailed description.
  • A written story or poem (real life or fictional) with no more than 500 words
  • A short video of up to 2 minutes and 10 seconds

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY CONTEST?

All participants should be:

  • In the geographical boundaries of Uganda
  • Below 20 years of age
  • In or out of school
  • Children with special needs are encouraged to participate
  • Free to participate as individuals or in groups
  • Refugees and migrant children are highly encouraged to participate

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ENTRY?

Together with a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, submit your entry via email address – kampala@unicef.org(include “World Children’s Day 2021 Contest” in the subject) OR via WhatsApp on telephone number 0772 222 343

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTEST:

  • Each entrant may enter only one submission per category.
  • All entries should bear full names, age, district, parent/guardian’s contact details (telephone number) and category of participation.
  • Parental consent should be included to all submissions.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all the necessary permissions are obtained from people featured in the entry.
  • Entrants must be the sole author(s) and owner(s) of the entries they submit.
  • Do not add a signature directly to any entry. Include your initials in the email or WhatsApp message.
  • Each entrant agrees to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and entry for the purposes of exhibition and publicity of the competition and exhibition without additional compensation from UNICEF Uganda.
  • UNICEF Uganda will not be liable for the misuse of entries and or failure of any third party to comply with the World Children’s Day 2021 challenge credit guidelines.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant into the competition to ensure they have read and abide by the general rules. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the general rules, that their entry complies with the guidelines provided, and that they will be liable to the owners and their licenses in respect of any damages or losses incurred as a breach of the general rules by the entrant.
  • Any entrant found to not comply with the general rules at any stage of the competition will be disqualified and any prizes will be forfeited.
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ABOUT WORLD CHILDREN’S DAY

Now in its fifth year, World Children’s Day is celebrated annually by UNICEF all over the world on 20 November through events that engage children and young people as advocates for their own rights, with meaningful participation at the core and highlights critical issues affecting children’s lives. A day for children, by children.  

LEARN MORE – https://www.unicef.org/world-childrens-day 

THIS IS WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR

https://www.unicef.org/uganda/world-childrens-day-2020-join-us 

ABOUT THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (UNCRC)

In 1989 on 20th November, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood. 

This year will mark 32 years since the adoption of the UN CRC.
To-date, it’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world. 

LEARN MORE – https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention 

ABOUT UNICEF@75

This year, World Children’s Day 2021 will be a major moment as UNICEF celebrates its 75th anniversary. Today more than ever, children and young people today feel very strongly about issues that affect them and the world they live in and have been given platforms to voice their concerns. They are changing the communities and world they live in.

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