Instructions for participants: ILO video contest on Decent Work for Youth

The ILO has launched a video contest for young people (from 18-29 years) on how the global jobs crisis is affecting them and their communities. Three winners will be offered an all expenses paid trip to Geneva, Switzerland to present their videos at the ‘Youth Employment Forum' which takes place at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 23-25 May 2012.

Briefing note | 08 March 2012

Here's an opportunity to share with the world and with other young people like YOU, just how the global employment crisis has affected you, your friends, your family or community.

Your ideas, your story, your views

Use creativity and originality to describe (by video) how the youth employment crisis has affected you or your community. Are you having trouble transitioning into the job market? Have you lost your job or are you struggling to find one? Do you work under poor conditions? Share your thoughts and suggest an innovative idea that you think could help! If you have a story to tell, we're ready to watch and listen. Videos must be your original work.

Upload on your YouTube account

Upload your video on your own YouTube channel and send us the link at the following email address:

If you don't have a YouTube account, please create one at Then simply send us the link to your video via email. Please don’t forget to provide your name, age and nationality. You must be between the ages of 18 and 29 years to be considered eligible for participation in the contest.

Your video

Videos should be no longer than two (2) minutes in length. They must not contain offensive or inappropriate language or content, and must comply with YouTube's general terms and conditions. Use your creativity, with or without words to share your thoughts. If you decide to use words which are not in one of the 3 official languages of the ILO (English, French, or Spanish), please add subtitles in one of the official languages. For simple instructions on how to create subtitles for YouTube videos, please see

Submissions must be in by 23:59 (GMT) on 10 April 2012. Entries submitted after this date will not be considered. Videos cannot be modified after the deadline. The results will be announced on 20 April 2012. The ILO will contact the winners after the announcement of the results to start arranging the trip to Geneva.

Legal matters

The participants grant the International Labour Organization (ILO), its partners and other UN agencies as well as other persons or entities authorized by the ILO, a free of charge, non exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the copyright, related rights or any other intellectual property rights that have arisen by law or will arise by law in the prepared and submitted videos.

The ILO is entitled to publish the videos, but has no obligation to do so. The ILO accepts no responsibility for technical or other disturbances that may impede the uploading of your video. By submitting your video, you accept these Entry Rules and Conditions. The ILO expressly reserves the right to exclude videos if participants breach these Entry Rules and Conditions or in case of a corresponding cause or suspicion.

Eligibility rules

  • You must be between the ages of 18-29 years;
  • Videos must be a maximum of two minutes in length;
  • Videos which are not in one of the three official languages of the ILO (English, French or Spanish), must include subtitles in one of the ILO’s official languages. Videos without narrations (silent videos) are also accepted.
  • You must send the link of your video via email to and provide your name, age and nationality;
  • Deadline for submission is 15 April 2012 at 23:59 (GMT).

You can make a difference! Let this competition be a fruitful one!