CIVICUS International Youth Day

CIVICUS International Youth Day

What does democracy mean to you? How are youth in your community putting democracy into action? What do you see as threats to democracy today? What does your ideal democracy look like? The CIVICUS International Youth Day 2018 ‘Through Arts and Imagination’ is a global contest seeking bold and original creative arts submissions – music, poetry, art, multimedia – that present youth perspectives on Re-imagining Democracy.

To celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August 2018, the Youth Working Group at CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, would like to create space for the voices of silenced youth to be heard. CIVICUS wants to provide an opportunity for youth to express a vision of democracy reimagined. You will not only get the chance to make your voice heard by a global audience, but you will also get a chance to help a cause of your choice!


  • The top 15 submissions will be promoted on the CIVICUS social media pages.
  • One-day workshop run by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation to support participants in their work to share powerful messages through creative mediums on Friday 10 August in online for the top 15 submissions.
  • Cash prize and free CIVICUS voting membership to the organisations that the top 3 symposium participants chose to donate their prize to.
    • 1st place: 300$US
  • Publication of the best (3) submission in the 2018 State of Civil Society Report.

Deadline:- 27-07-2018

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