Share Your Stories - Voices of SDG16+ Video Campaign 2021

Theme: “Resilient Recovery through Local Action on SDG16+”

Voices of SDG16+: Stories for Global Action is a campaign aimed at creating space for the voices of local peace-builders to be heard and for their approaches to be highlighted.  We are seeking entries that exemplify work done at local level to advance SDG16+, for example such as such as advancing youth inclusion, women’s political participation, the role of Civil Society in the resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and much more.

Building on the resounding success of the 2019 and 2020 Voices of SDG16+ campaigns, the Voices of SDG16+ Campaign is again seeking videos from local SDG16+ practitioners around the world to share short videos showcasing how they are contributing to advancing SDG16+particularly as it relates to promoting a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and strengthening resilience from future crises. The most compelling videos will be shared widely in the lead up to and during the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 6-15 July 2021, and the top 5 storytellers will be invited to share their stories during a virtual 2021 HLPF Side-Event, alongside the alumni of past Voices of SDG16+ Campaigns from 2019 and 2020.

No matter how small our actions may seem to us, when we put them together, these stories can have great power. We want to hear how you are taking part in the global movement working to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

Individuals and organizations from around the world are invited to submit short videos (maximum 3 minutes) telling their “stories” of best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Successful stories should showcase concrete examples of how SDG16+ is being implemented and is helping to positively impact people’s lives. In particular, videos should also highlight why participants feel that SDG16+ is important, and why SDG16+ is necessary for societies to effectively recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how SDG16+ can help to strengthen resiliency to future crises going forward. Participants are also invited to include concrete commitment for advancing SDG16+, highlighting plans for a long-term impact in their communities.

EXTENDED Deadline for submissions: Monday, 14 June 2021

Please read through the guidelines and selection criteria thoroughly below before submitting your video.


REQUIRED VIDEO SUBMISSION FORM

The more creative the better!

Entries should demonstrate any innovative and/or inspiring approaches to using SDG16+ in a practical way.

How to Submit

There is no need to use any professional equipment – videos can be shot on any standard smart phone. Entries should also:

  • demonstrate how you have worked to achieve peace, justice, and inclusive institutions through action in your community, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • tell us and show us who is doing the work
  • briefly explain (and if possible show) the context you are working in and challenges you face.
  • demonstrate what is being done to address these challenges, and how Sustainable Development Goal 16+ has helped in overcoming them
  • mention how this action can continue in the future.

Please title video submission as: name of organization_video

2019 Sample Video: Chai Ki Dukaan

Submission and Selection Process and Criteria:

A total of 10 videos will be selected by the campaign to be featured in our ongoing virtual outreach on behalf of the campaign throughout 2021. Additionally, the top 5 videos will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual side-event at the 2021 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, set to be hosted from the 6-15 July 2021.

  • Only entries submitted via the correct platform (see above) will be considered.
  • The video must be no longer than three minutes. Entries that do not adhere to this will not qualify.
  • If it is found that any entrant has knowingly provided false information, the entry will be disqualified.
  • Include a brief written description supporting your video submission. By submitting an entry, you give permission for this information to be shared1

Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer:

Given the current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly urge all participants to abide by all local social distancing guidelines, and do not endorse participants violating any local guidelines, laws or regulations related to the COVID-19 situation in their localities. Therefore, we would encourage participants to submit videos taken in their homes or places of residence, as a way of discouraging and limiting interactions that could put themselves or others at risk of spreading COVID-19 in their communities. All activities related to the creation of videos submitted are at the sole discretion of the participants themselves, and the Campaign takes no responsibility for any actions taken by participants that violate any local guidelines and regulations related to COVID-19.

For more information on limitations and guidelines for this campaign, please be sure to read our full Terms and Conditions document on our website here.