Deadline: March 15, 2021

Applications are open for the World Bank Group #YouthOnCOVID19 Video Competition 2021. During this pandemic, the remarkable creativity and innovation of youth-led initiatives in sectors like health, jobs, and food security are stories worth telling. These efforts prove that young people are critical in driving forward ideas and actions on global issues – and their voices deserve attention.

The first round of the #YouthOnCOVID19 campaign heightened awareness of the challenges developing countries face in responding to COVID-19 and highlighted the specific obstacles facing young people. 

This time around they aim to give youth in developing countries a platform to be part of the recovery bringing their ideas to the stage where decisions are made, the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. If you are between 18 and 35 years old, share in a 1-min video: How can youth in your country participate in a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?


  • Open to young people around the world;
  • Applicants should between 18 and 35 years old.


Entries will be judged by communication officials at the World Bank Group. The full names of the judges can be made available on request. Judging will take place during February and March 2021 and selected participants will be contacted in March-April 2021 by email.

Entries will be judged against originality, creativity, and solutions presented. The judging panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Selected people will be contacted via the contact information provided with their submission.


Submission should include:

Answer to the following question: How can youth in your country participate in a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • The video must be no more than 1 minute long.
  • No music or background noise.
  • Simple background.

Submissions are due by midnight March 15, 2021 11:59 EST.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit #YouthOnCOVID19 Video Competition.

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