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GYMC15 Call for Music

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Submit Your Music Video Clip on
"Youth and Climate Change Action"
and win a trip to

Aims of GYMC15

The overall objective of the Global Challenges Youth Music Contest is to use the power of music to promote the understanding of the importance of global challenges for every global citizen and to engage young people in activities that contribute to global and local public good in the context of goals and programs of United Nations system (e.g. sustainable development and climate change).

With the 2015 edition of Global Challenges Youth Music Contest (#GYMC15) the organizers aim to

  • Communicate the topics of the World Climate Conference UNFCCC COP21 which will be held in Paris in December 2015 to young people through peer communication (= “informal global citizenship education”)
  • Create and spread positive messages about youth led climate action
  • Promote low-carbon lifestyles and ‚think global – act local‘ values and action
  • Show to policymakers that young people demand strong global cooperation and bold action on climate change

The 2015 Global Challenges Youth Music Contest consists of 2 main parts:

  • the online competition which will identify 3 finalists and
  • the TV Show (which will be held during COP21 at UNESCO Headquarters and will be globally broadcasted in cooperation with strong media partners) in which the GYMC15 overall winner will be identified through live online voting


  • The GYMC15 Finalists will receive a Round trip for 2 persons for participation in COP21 World Climate Conference in Paris, France December 2015; and the opportunity to participate in 2015 GYMC TV show to present music and story on youth and climate change action
  • The GYMC15 overall winner will receive in addition a GYMC15 Champion Trophy and a cash prize of 1.500 €

GYMC15 Timeline

  • 12th August 2015: Start of the competition with uploading on and/or on facebook
  • 30th September 2015: internal jury presents list of 30 GYMC15 participants (find more information on pre-selection below)
  • 1stOctober: Public worldwide voting in combination with celebrities jury
  • 30th October public announcement of the 3 finalists
  • 3rd of December, presentation of the 3 finalists at COP21 conference Young and Future Generations Day
  • 6th of December, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, 2015 GYMC TV Show with live voting on overall winner

2015 GYMC entries pre-selection will be done by IAAI team members and cooperation partners and guided by following considerations (no appeals possible):

  •         heartpower: is the story of the song compelling for a global audience (with consideration of results
  •          knowledge and action: does the song help explain to a broad audience what climate change is, why it is important for young people and why global and local collaborative action are needed
  •          power of music: does the music touch the heart
  •          diersity: does the entry contribute to geographic, cultural etc. diversity of GYMC



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