Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017

The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University are, once again, co-organizing the student photo contest on SDGs with special cooperation from Getty Images Japan. 

This contest aims to encourage students to “reflect on sustainable development from his or her own perspective, express it through a photo, and share it with others.” We welcome photos that tell a story; they may come in a journalistic form, presenting a clear problem, or may be abstract and creative, representing your ideas and thoughts. What can you do to change the world? How will the SDGs influence the way you think or act? How can you inform your friends, family, and community members of social issues and prompt them to take action? The answers to these questions will become key to achieving the SDGs. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and apply.


University students, junior college students, postgraduate students, vocational school students. All nationalities are welcome. Residence in Japan is not required. Please note that interested persons who are employees or staff members of the contest’s organisers (UNIC Tokyo, Sophia University), special cooperating company (Getty Images), or other cooperating companies are not eligible to participate in the contest.
*All participants will be asked to submit their Student ID for verification at a later time.

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Deadline: Wednesday 30 August 2017 23:59