✨ Are you between 15 and 22?
🎬 Are you a content creator?
👩🏽🏫 Would you like to learn from top professionals and connect with other young creators? The Youth Mediathon is for you!
UNICEF's Youth Mediathon is an online skills building program that gives you the opportunity to improve your abilities as content creator and work with other youth to develop multimedia projects about the issues affecting young people today.
This year, our classes will be led by top professionals in top creative firms like GIPHY, and inspiring creators like Atticus and IN-Q. A group of selected participants will have a chance apply the learnings from the program to create and publish their own content with UNICEF.
The application process for our 2021 classes is now closed. If you are one of the finalists for our Social Media, Animation or Video classes* you will receive an email before August 10 with more information. If you haven't been selected this time, do not worry! There are still different ways to engage with UNICEF:
- Check out our masterclasses below and stay tuned for future skills-building opportunities. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date!
- Share your original content with Voices of Youth. Please read this page on how to join our community and submit your content. Don't forget to read our quality and engagement guidelines before you start creating your content.
- Join U-Report, a a forum where you can speak out on issues that you care about and have a positive change on your community.
* We're still reviewing applications for the poetry class, and we will get in touch with the finalists soon.
WATCH THE MASTERCLASSES
Watch our masterclasses and learn new skills with other resources we have prepared for you.
MASTERCLASS 1: ‘HOW TO DO SOCIAL GOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA’ WITH CALLE AND POCHÉ.
Want to impact your community and reimagine a better world for every child? Check out this masterclass with Colombian content creators Calle and Poché and learn how to use your influence to do social good.
MASTERCLASS 2: ‘How to share your content in Wikimedia projects’, with wikimedia foundation
Sharing your content and bringing free educational content to the world is easier than you think. Check out this masterclass and learn all the tips and tricks with Edna Medina (Wikimedia Foundation) and Hannah Rothmann (University of Edinburgh).
MASTERCLASS 3: ‘Creating engaging visual content,' with Alexsey Reyes
Passionate about climate action? Want to reimagine the world of wellbeing and mental health? Whatever your cause is, this masterclass by content creator Alexsey Reyes will help you boost your social media and grow your community!
MASTERCLASS 4: ‘How to design innovative campaigns’, with VAYNERMEDIA
Turn your ideas and motivation into useful and impactful campaigns! Learn the step by step to create an innovative strategy with DuBose Cole, Head of Strategy of VaynerMedia London, that helped develop the 'Reimagine the world like a gamer' campaign with UNICEF.
Want to learn more? Here are other helpful existing resources if you want to start creating content or become a youth advocate:
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