The Global Challenges Youth Music Contest (GYMC) is an online music video competition for young people organized by International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches (IAAI), a Civil Society Organization based in Klagenfurt/Austria in cooperation with UNESCO Management of Social Transformation (MOST) programme, UNFCCC Climate Secretariat and other partners.
The overall objective of the Global Challenges Youth Music Contest is to use the power of music to promote the understanding of the importance of global challenges - like e.g. climate change - for every global citizen and to engage young people in activities that contribute to global and local public good in the context of goals and programs of United Nations system.
With the 2015 edition of Global Challenges Youth Music Contest (#GYMC15) the organizers aim to
- Communicate the topics of the World Climate Conference UNFCCC COP21 which will be held in Paris in December 2015 to young people through peer communication (= “informal global citizenship education”)
- Create and spread positive messages about youth led climate action
- Promote low-carbon lifestyles and ‚think global – act local‘ values and action
- Show to policymakers that young people demand strong global cooperation and bold action on climate change
- 12th August 2015: Start of the competition with uploading on http://wshe.es/JyaxcYSZ
- 27th September 2015: end of upload phase
- 1stOctober: internal jury presents list of 30 GYMC15 participants & start of public worldwide voting in combination with expert/celebrities jury
- 1st - 31st of October online and jury voting
- early November 2015 public announcement of the 3 finalists
- 3rd of December, presentation of the 3 finalists at COP21 conference Young and Future Generations Day
- 6th of December, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, 2015 GYMC TV Show with live voting on overall winner
GYMC Contest Quality Criteria
2015 GYMC entries pre-selection (identifying the 30 pre-finalists entries on 30 September) will be accomplished by IAAI team members and cooperation partners and guided by following considerations (no appeals possible):
- creativity: is the story of the song innovative and compelling for a global audience
- knowledge and action: does the song help explain to a broad audience what climate change is, why it is important for young people and why global and local collaborative action are needed
- power of music: does the music touch the heart
- celebrating diversity: does the entry contribute to geographic, cultural etc. diversity of GYMC
Good Luck and a great "Thank You!" to all who will submit their artwork!
The World needs Your Music!
submit here: http://wshe.es/JyaxcYSZ