Space for Youth Competition [United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs]

Applications Due 14.4 2019. Competition aimed at engaging youth in the global discussion around space in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. It seeks to amplify the voices of youth in space to the members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It will also bring the perspectives of youth on how space is supporting Sustainable Development Goals.

Open to individual students (18-35) and young professionals from any Member States of the United Nations. Entrants will select one of the 17 SDGs, and submit a 3-minute video explaining how space can contribute to the SDGs (both in general and the specific SDG selected). Team submissions are not allowed.

A total of 17 winners (one for each SDG) will be selected. Selected winners will have:

  • their paper presented at the side event on Space for Youth during the Sixty-second session of the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (12 – 21 June 2019) in the form of a video or in person (no guaranteed funding for travel/accommodation to attend the side event on Space for Youth and the Sixty-second session of the Committee).
  • the abstract of the paper submitted in the form of a Conference Room Paper at the Sixty-second session of the Committee (12 – 21 June 2019) – along with the outcomes of other selected winners.
  • their video featured on social-media, UNOOSA and SGAC website, and showed at the Sixty-second session of the Committee (12 – 21 June 2019) during the side event on Space for Youth.
  • a certificate of achievement.

A minimum of two (2) selected winners will be funded to participate in “27th Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: Ensuring inclusiveness through spacebased applications and space exploration”, organized by International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and supported by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in conjunction with the 70th International Astronautical Congress.

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/topics/space4youth/index.html