ILO's global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"
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ILO's global photo contest "WORK4YOUTH"

The ILO Youth Employment Programme had organized a photo contest to shed light on youth employment issues and the challenges young people face in the workplace. Since the launch of the Photo Contest, we have received hundreds of amazing pictures taken by photographers from every corner of the world.  It has been very tough for the jury to select the best photos!

At the end of 2012, the ILO Youth Employment Programme launched a photo contest that focused on young people at work. The photo contest was organized in partnership with the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, and financed by The MasterCard Foundation.

The objective of the contest was to highlight the challenges young people face in the workplace, as well as propose innovative ideas to address them. Participants were invited to capture youth at work (in different places and under various conditions) in a creative and original manner

Given the high quality and beauty of the photos that the jury received, the decision-making process was long and tough. After much discussion, the jury finally reached an agreement on the three top images submitted to the ‘Global category’.

We wish to thank again the hundreds of people who sent us their amazing photos!

Photo Exhibit - Global Category

The slide show below features the 3 winning photos (Best Photo, Second Best Photo and Youth Prize).
Title: Worker <br /><br />Description: Work place safety is most often neglected in factories among developing countries like Bangledesh. Asgar Mia, 26 years of age, works in an industrial factory, continually facing hazardous conditions where protection and insurance is limited or non existent. <br /><br />This photo was awarded the 'Best Photo' prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' Photo Contest.
Title: Aisha Sunrise<br /><br />Description: Aisha comes from Pakistan. She was forced to marry a man she didn't know. She has secretely left Pakistan to join her family in Italy. As soon as she arrived in Italy, she decided to move out of her parents' house and move to another city, fearing that her father would send her back to Pakistan. <br /><br />This photo was awarded the 'Second best photo' prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' Photo Contest. <br /> Title: Salary<br /><br />Description: They pay us miserable salary and want us to keep silent...<br /><br />This photo was awarded the 'Youth' prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' photo contest. <br />
Other notable images reviewed by the jury will also be exhibited soon.

A jury from the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in Budapest has selected the winning photos for the CEE category.

Photo Exhibit - Central and Eastern Europe Category

The slide show below features the 3 CEE winning photos ( Best Photo, Youth Prize  and Special Prize).
Title: Miner  <br /><br />Description: This young man is very busy. He rests only a few minutes before returning back to the mine for the next “coal portion". This work is very hard and dangerous, and it’s the only work available to make a living in this depressed area, where big state coal producers are shutting down.<br /><br />This picture was awarded the ‘Central and Eastern Europe Best Photo’ prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' Photo Contest. <br />
Title: Juggler  <br /><br />Description: Juggler working on the streets of Budapest<br /><br />This picture was awarded the ‘Central and Eastern Europe Youth’ prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' Photo Contest. <br /> Title: The Bricklayer and his breakfast<br /><br />Description: The Bricklayer eats bread and butter.<br /><br /><br />This picture was awarded the ‘Central and Eastern Europe Special’ prize of the ILO 'Work4Youth' Photo Contest. <br />

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  1. For more information on The MasterCard Foundation, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org

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