Discover the Winners of the second edition of the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest

©Aung Chan Thar / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

UNESCO is pleased to announce the winners of the second edition of the International Photo Contest "Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads". Organised in the context of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, this annual contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera. For this edition, participants were invited to "Reveal the Silk Roads" via one or more of the three following themes: gastronomy and food production, music and dance, and traditional sports and games.

Open for entries from 19 September 2019 to 31 January 2020, the contest received more than 3,500 photos from young participants from around 100 countries worldwide. An International Selection Committee composed of six renowned professionals examined the submissions.

For the first edition of the contest the themes were kept broad. This year the focus was narrower, using the themes of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance and Traditional Sports and Games to reveal the Silk Roads.

The contest is divided into two age categories: 14-17 year olds and 18-25 year olds. Three winners are selected from each of the age categories.

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THE WINNERS GALLERY

 

The contest winners are:

Winners Category 1:

14-17 years old

First Position:

Patria Prasasya 

Indonesia, 17 years old

Title: Transaction in “Lok Baintan” Floating Market

Patria Prasasya
©Patria Prasasya / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Second Position:

Fenghao Yu

China, 15 years old

Title: The Wonderful Time

Yu Fenghao
©Fenghao Yu / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

Third Position:

Rama Kaushal

India, 17 years old

Title: Traditional Spirituality Dance 

Rama Kaushalyan
©Rama Kaushalyan / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Winners Category 2:

18-25 years old

First Position:

Aung Chan Thar

Myanmar, 22 years old

Title: Fishermen’s daily product

Aung Chan Thar
©Aung Chan Thar / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Second Position:

John Leonardo Rosales Dimain IV

Philippines, 25 years old

Title: The Art of Arnis

John Leonardo Rosales
©John Leonardo Rosales Dimain IV / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Third Position:

Sharad Iragonda Patil

India, 23 years old

Title: Combination of music and dance gives the freedom to express

Sharad Iragonda Patil
©Sharad Iragonda Patil / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

In addition, two honourable mentions are selected per category.

 

Honourable Mentions Category 1

14-17 years old

Arda Taş

Turkey, 15 years old

Title: Sheep Festival

Arda Taş
©Arda Taş / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Matin Ghezelbash

Iran, 17 years old

Title: Dancing Forms

Martin Gheyelbash
©Matin Ghezelbash / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

 

Honourable Mentions Category 2

18-25 years old

Nguyễn Hoàng Đức

Viet Nam, 24 years old

Title: The Epic Fight

Nguyễn Hoàng Đức
©Nguyễn Hoàng Đức / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

Hasan Uçar

Turkey, 24 years old

Title: Woman Collecting Olives

Hasan Uçar
©Hasan Uçar / UNESCO Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads

 

These exceptional photos will also be published in a photo album "Youth Lens on the Silk Roads" in the following months. 

 

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