UNICEF Youth Mediathon – Young Content Creators Program

The UNICEF Youth Mediathon Young Content Creators Program is geared towards skilled animators aged 15-22. In partnership with the popular GIF website GIPHY, UNICEF has continued this program, now in its second year.

Application deadline: August 6, 2021

Credits: Voices of Youth

UNICEF Youth Mediathon Details

The Youth Mediathon is UNICEF’s online content creation program, in which participants will learn digital storytelling skills, connect with other young content creators and develop multimedia projects on relevant societal issues.

As part of this group, fellows will take part in a workshop about content creation for digital platforms, and work with young people around the world and top creative professionals to develop an animation based project to create GIFs for World Children’s Day, UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children. This project will have the support of GIPHY and UNICEF mentors.

UNICEF’s Youth Mediathon is an online skills building program that gives contestants the opportunity to improve their abilities as content creator, and at the same time, work with other youth to develop multimedia projects about the issues affecting young people today.

Furthermore, the classes are led by top professionals in leading creative firms like GIPHY, and top creators like Atticus and IN-Q. Participants will have a chance apply the learnings from the program to create and publish their own content with UNICEF.

The UNICEF Youth Mediathon 2021 edition will launch on August 12th to mark International Youth Day. Aspiring contestants are encouraged to try out the different classes available to them and apply to the one(s) that best fits their skills and interests before August 6th.

Eligibility for the Young Content Creators Program

UNICEF is looking for young content creators 15 to 22 with skills in animation and GIF creation. There are no country or nationality restrictions, since the contest and succeeding classes are to be taken online.

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How to Apply

In order to apply for the UNICEF Youth Mediathon Young Content Creators Program, you must register online and apply through the official website. Make sure to read through the guidelines first before finalizing your application.

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