We are happy to announce “The World I Want” Video Contest, open now.  Please share this with your local schools, teachers, and others you may know!

High school and middle school students (Grades 6-12) are invited to create videos that aim to illustrate their ideas of how the world should be and incorporate UN values, such as the importance of humanitarian aid, equal rights and global peace that demonstrate how the UN, as a whole or through one of its programs, provides inspiration to the people of the world today. 

We will select six winners: a first, second and third place awardee for high school students and a first, second and third place awardee for middle school students. Each first place winner will receive the grand prize of a private tour of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City by a UNA Southern New York State Division board member, and receive the award at the UNA-USA Young Professionals benefit dinner in December as a special guest. Winners will receive a gift of $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $75 for 3rd place. Arrangements will be made to invite all winners to other Division or Chapter events where they will receive their prizes. All winners will have their videos displayed on the UNA Southern New York State Division website. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.

Eligibility:  Students who live or go to school in the five boroughs of New York City and the following counties are eligible:   Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

Deadline for submission is September 30.  Guidelines, the application form, Parental/Legal Guardian Permission forms, permission forms for students 18 or 18+, and consent forms for photos/ audio-visual / and copyright materials are available on the Division website: