Shoot Nations Global Youth Photography Project Focuses on City Living


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Now in its fifith year, Shoot Nations is an annual, global photography project that’s free to enter and open to anyone between the ages of 11 and 25 with two age group categories: 11–16 years and 17–25 years.

Every year, the project focuses on a different global issue with photographs presented to the United Nations in New York. The theme for the 2010 competition is City Living. With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas for the first time in human history this year’s urban focus is especially timely and of significance to younger generations.

Those keen to participate needn’t worry about level of expertise or how pro their gear is or isn’t. Whether taking pictures with a mobile phone, high-end digital SLR or old fashioned point-and-shoot, the competition offers a chance for young people around the world to share their take on today’s urban experience.

The project includes a photography competition as well as exhibitions and workshops in seven global cities, including a two month long exhibition in the lobby of the United Nations secretariat building in New York for two months starting in August.

The Shoot Nations competition runs until Wednesday the 28th of July. The competition’s UK winner will receive an all expenses paid trip to New York to present winning and commended photos to the United Nations on International Youth Day, August 12th. Visit for lots of images and more details.

Photo: Where people share space by Sarah Ferguson, Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan


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