9 March 2011

UNICEF UK and its website for young people Tagd have launched a film-making competition for young people which challenges them to look at the quality of life of children around the world.

The Article 27 competition challenges young people, aged 11-18, to create an idea and storyboard for a short film about Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Article 27 says that: “every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their social, physical and mental needs”.

The winner will have the opportunity to work with a professional filmmaker to turn their storyboard into a short film which will be included in Just Living, a new teaching resource produced by UNICEF UK based on Article 27.

Just Living is part of a project called Building Young Futures which provides young people across the world with the support and skills they need to achieve their potential through education, employment and entrepreneurship. 

Find out more about the competition and enter on the Tagd website

A Palestinian girl learns how to use a video camera.  © UNICEF/OPTA2003-00173/Steve Sabella
The winners of the Article 27 competition will get the chance to make a short film with professional advice. © UNICEF/OPTA2003-00173/Steve Sabella