The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April to 22 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative offers a good opportunity for young people from different regions of the world to visually capture their understanding and impressions of the Silk Roads common heritage in their respective countries.
Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest provides an opportunity for youth living or travelling along the Silk Roads to more fully grasp their collective cultural heritage. In addition, it offers youth a means of using photography to express unique perspectives about their Silk Roads common legacy and pluralistic identities.
The contest is divided into two age groups: 14-17 years old, and 18-25 years old.
A travelling exhibition of fifty photos which best represent the spirit of the contest will start its tour in UNESCO HQ in Paris, before travelling to other countries. To commemorate the occasion, these exceptional photographs will ultimately appear in a professionally bound collection of printed images.