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We are calling on you to share a story, video or photo that helps promote one or more of the four campaign objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the disproportionate impact of DLDD on women and girls and the barriers they face in taking an active role in decision-making on land issues;  
  • Showcase through the voices of women and girls the impact of DLDD and solutions to address it;
  • Highlight successful examples of women’s and girls’ contributions to sustainable land management and broader SDGs. 
  • Call to action for stronger female leadership and decision-making power to advocate for issues affecting women in the context of desertification, land degradation and drought

Participants are invited to submit stories, photos, or videos with a short text: 

  • Photo series telling your story: JPG/JPEG format, 300ppi resolution and at least 3000px on the longest side
  • Video/short film: 60-120 second visual or audio entry of any format (120 mbs): short films, interviews, documentaries, poems and songs
  • Accompanying text: No more than 300 words

Top submissions will be featured online and in print via UNCCD communication channels.

Eligibility of participants

  1. Participation is free
  2. Participants grant the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), its partners and other UN agencies, as well as other persons or entities authorized by the UNCCD, the right to publish the photos, videos and texts and to promote the projects and initiatives shared through this context, mentioning the name of the participant
  3. UNCCD reserves the right to modify the videos and photos to include the corporative elements of the UNCCD, such as, but not limited to, the UNCCD Logo
  4. Submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services or obscene, violent, racist, religious intolerance or defamatory content. Entries that do not comply with the formal specifications will be automatically disqualified
  5. Submissions may also not be accepted into the contest if the image in the entry features an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if the image, advertising, or trademarks would otherwise require the UNCCD to obtain permission to use