Awards & Prizes

Apps and Games Promoting Intercultural Dialogue PDF Print

Published: 30 April 2013

Region: Worldwide

unaoc apps battuta 2The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in partnership with Learning Games Network and MIT-Education Arcade, has announced the results and current updates of CREATE UNAOC - the apps/games for intercultural dialogue challenge.

Last year the UNAOC invited the programmers around the world to share their vision of how mobile apps and games can raise awareness and enable new opportunities for intercultural dialogue.

The winning applications were presented at the 5th UNAOC Forum in Vienna where one of the participants of the Global Forum was the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director.

Among the five winners and five honourable mentions are apps/games allowing users to improve their knowledge of Arab culture (Ibn Battuta), to experience the world’s cultural diversity through the eyes of children (Touchable Earth) and to become aware of the global crisis for one of the most basic need: Water (Get Water!).

These apps/games are available and can be downloaded.

A Sea of Words Competition PDF Print

Deadline: 25 May 2013

Region: Euro-Mediterranean

The Aseawords3nna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean have launched the sixth edition of the international competition of short stories and tales "A Sea of Words".

The contest is aimed at young people between 18 and 30 years old from the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. The participants will need to write stories or short stories focusing on solidarity and citizenship issues that show different sensibilities and realities lived at the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The works must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature. They must be original and wholly unpublished works and not exceed the maximum length of 2,500 words.

The deadline for submissions is 25th May 2003 at midnight.

Awards for Projects on Intercultural Dialogue PDF Print

Deadline: 25 April 2013

Region: Central Asia and MENA

bakuforumThe “Living Together Peacefully in a Diverse World” is a prize that seeks to reward those projects that have contributed to protect and enhance cultural diversity. It is an award organised within the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue by the Government of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

The Forum will take place from May 29th to June 1st, 2013, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Its main objective is to highlight the need for practical initiatives that promote cultural diversity and coexistence among communities.

Not-for-profit organizations, research and educational institutions among others, have the opportunity to present their projects to win one of the four monetary prizes from $5,000 to $10,000.

Contest for Young Roma - My Story, My Rights PDF Print

Deadline: 30 April 2013

Region: Europe

roma react and amnestyAmnesty International and ERGO Network have launched the contest with the aim of highlighting the voices of young Roma in Europe. The two organisations are calling young Roma to contribute to the RomaReact interactive map for the contest “My story, my rights”.

“Share your story with the world, make everyone see, through your own eyes, who the Roma are, and help us fight anti-Roma prejudice and discrimination”, say Amnesty International and ERGO.

The story sent for the completion could be anything that “concerns the contribution of Roma to their wider community; that shows that Roma should be considered equal members of society, who hold rights that must be respected”.

The story should represent the positive approach of Roma individuals and groups who want a better relationship between Roma and non-Roma and who demand equality and rights for themselves, their families and communities. It can be also about the participants.

The contest will close on 30 April 2013. The award ceremony will be held in June 2013 in Brussels.

Rising Voices 2013 Competition PDF Print

Deadline: 1 March 2013

Region: Worldwide

rising voices logoRising Voices announced the new competition for citizen media outreach projects – Microgrants 2013. Rising Voices, a special project of Global Voices Online, support individuals, grassroots groups, networks, and organizations committed to helping their local communities participate more fully in the digital online space.

Anyone who has an idea for a project that would help local community use citizen media to tell their own story can apply for the Rising Voices’ Competition. The application deadline is 1st of March 2013.

To apply, please visit the “Submit a Proposal” page.

Rising Voices will provide up to five microgrants in the amount of $2,500 to $4,000 to successful applicants that have demonstrated a strong and clear idea how to best provide training and support to their local community members.

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