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Deadline: 15 July 2018
Open to: everyone between 14 and 25 years old, regardless of his or her country of residence
Award: professional digital single-lens reflex camera, semi-professional digital camera, Digital camera


The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework ofUNESCO Silk Roads Project, UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable advice of the renowned photographer and humanitarian, Reza, 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.

Using photography in this way acts as a tool to highlight the significant historical contributions of the Silk Roads.  Most importantly, it fosters mutual understanding and promotes peace amongst these diverse populations. The contest is divided into two age groups: 14-17 years old, and 18-25 years old.


The Silk Roads has played an essential role in linking different cultures. Rituals, art, music, craftwork, language, and gastronomy are all representative of intercultural interactions among diverse populations.

Monuments, archaeological sites, and architectural masterpieces are mirrors of the cultural interactions along the Silk Roads. They provide evidence of the past by acting as tangible sources of learning and transmission of knowledge inherent to local communities.

Over centuries, the landscape has provided the framework within which intercultural exchanges have occurred along


By andrei