We want to see the world through your eyes!

“Youth Matters” Photo Exhibit

Children and youth of today are movers, shakers, and change-makers. You are dreamers, doers and dare to speak up and speak out. You see the world in a fresh way that challenges societal leaders to take on new views and perspectives in your quest to make the world a better place. Global Chld Forum wants to showcase what matters most to you – through a photo exhibit.

 So, pick up a camera and get snapping!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for photos that answer the question: What is most important to you?

Hanging with friends? Exploring nature? Jamming on your guitar? Playing cards with your Great Aunt Wilma? Working at your new job? Making homemade pizza? Take your best photo and send it to us using the form below.

Take this time when we’re all staying home to stay safe to reflect about what is most important to you. Your photographic work will represent what you consider to be important in your life and we will be linking your photos to important themes that business should address in safeguarding children’s rights in the decade to come.

Selected photos will be showcased as part of an online digital exhibit to be launched on August 12st, 2020 to coincide with UN’s International Youth Day. We will also feature photographs at our Global Forum 2021, on our website, through our social media channels and as a digital book.  All photographers will receive a Global Child Forum certificate of recognition as appreciation for being part of this project.

Submission guidelines:

  • Anyone between the ages 12-21 is invited to submit a photo
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you need to have consent from a parent or guardian to participate. By submitting a photo, you confirm that you have received consent.
  • Photo can be any size
  • Photo can be in black & white or in color
  • Must be an original work taken by you although you can edit or treat your photo using digital means
  • Can be a photo that you really like that you previously took
  • Photos taken with mobile phone is accepted
  • All entries must include the completed entry form below
  • By submitting a photo, you confirm that you have received permission from the subject to have been photographed and for this photo to be shared with Global Child Forum for the purpose of this exhibit.  (i.e. Ask Great Aunt Wilma if it’s okay for you to submit her photo 🙂
  • Only one photo submitted per photographer please!

Submission deadline: 30 September 2020

Submit your photograph via the form below. If you for some reason experience problems you can also email your photo to photos@globalchildforum.org. 

Selection Process: This is an inclusive, non-competitive project and therefore we will not award any winners but aim to include all appropriate and relevant photos in the exhibition. However, please note that not all photos may be chosen to be included in the photo exhibitions, both the digital exhibit and at the Global Child Forum 2021.

All photo solicitation follows GDPR guidelines and if you are under the age of 18 you need consent from your legal guardian to submit your photo. Once your photograph is submitted, Global Child Forum has full ownership of the photograph(s). The photograph will only be used for marketing or other creative content purposes and slight editing may occur. We may contact you via your given email address in order to notify you about the photo exhibition or request other complementary information. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent or have any other questions, please contact us at photos@globalchildforum.org.

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We will now process your photo and if selected you will be informed via your submitted email address. Selected photos will be showcased in our digital photo exhibit on August 12th 2020 so make sure to keep a look out on our website for more details.


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About Global Child Forum

Founded in 2009 by the Swedish Royal Family, Global Child Forum is a leading forum for children’s rights and business dedicated to innovative thinking, knowledge-sharing and networking. We believe in the power and responsibility of business, working in partnership with all parts of society, to create a prosperous, sustainable and just society for the world’s children. In addition to our forums, Global Child Forum delivers research perspectives, best practices and risk assessment tools designed to unlock opportunities for business to integrate children’s rights into their operations and communities. For more information, please visit: www.globalchildforum.org.