WELCOME TO THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY CHAPTER UNA-USA
THE ROAD TO 2030 - NEW BLOG SERIES
We are excited to add another blogger to our website! Francesca Regalado will have a regular column featuring interesting and insightful information on the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s called The Road to 2030.
Francesca is a senior in the School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University, studying international relations, economics, Russian, and Chinese. She has held internships with the Philippine Consulate General in New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The New York Times, and is the managing editor of The Diplomatic Envoy, her college’s newspaper.
Francesca’s first three installments will showcase some little-known success stories from the Millennium Development Goals.
READ "The Road to 2030" Blog HERE.
OUR UN DAY CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!
You could win a $100 gift card (and bragging rights!) in honor of UN Day!
We're excited to announce our second annual NNJ Chapter UN Day Contest and it is open to all! Feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested.
This year we've broadened the eligibility and created two categories. The 2016 UN Day theme is “One Humanity, Shared Responsibility". We will focus on the plight of refugees; entries should depict some aspect of the refugee crisis.
Submit a visual representation about the refugee crisis. This can be a photo, video, infographic, slide show, or other visual. Photos can include people, places, art, events, etc. Any file form is acceptable. Photos should be no larger than 250 MB. Videos should be no longer than 15 minutes.
Submit a written piece on the refugee crisis. This can be a blog, article, poem, haiku, or any other written form. It can be of any length, but must not exceed 500 words. Sources (if cited) must be attributed and hyperlinked. Word or .pdf files are acceptable.
Deadline: Friday, October 7, 5:00 PM US Eastern time Winners will be announced on UN Day, October 24, 2016.
Submissions are to be sent via attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: UN Day Contest Submission - (last name of contestant). All submissions must be in electronic form. Please include your full name, email address and phone number. Questions may also be submitted to this email address.
Exception: Videos are to be uploaded to YouTube (can be unlisted if you wish). A link should be emailed per the instructions above; do not send us the video file.
Prizes: A $100 gift card for one winner in each category.
1. Eligibility: Anyone may enter, including chapter members and non-members, of any age or nationality.
2. Number of submissions: up to 3 submissions per person per category (i.e., three visual and three written submissions per person).
3. All content must be original and owned by the entrant. Submissions must adhere to copyright laws in the USA.
4. Winners agree to have their submissions posted on http://www.unausannj.com and promoted via social media.
1. Relevance to the contest theme
3. Visual: composition
4: Written: writing style, clarity, grammatical correctness
For inspiration please view this stunning documentary video about the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The filmmaker Dunya Habash (who also produced, wrote, and performed the music) was a student at Birmingham Southern College (now on her way to Oxford) and partially sponsored by a donation from the Birmingham Chapter of UNA-USA.
We look forward to seeing your contest entries!
PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Erbach / Wikipedia CC
Remember to designate Northern New Jersey as your chapter affiliation.
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