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Apply for The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) 2024 African Youth Storytelling Contest.

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihoods, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress.
In the lead up to the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) are hosting the 2024 African Youth Storytelling Contest “The Stories of Africa”.

Eligibility Criteria

The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 born in Africa, living in Africa or from the African diaspora.

Deadline: 30 June 2024.


GLF welcome a diverse range of storytelling forms that capture at least one of the themes described above. Submissions can take various forms, including:

  • Visual arts or animation: artwork (paintings, sculptures, drawing, photography, etc.) or animations
  • Video: short films, interviews, documentaries, performance art – anything you like!
  • Audio: original poetry, music, podcasts, etc. .


  • The top 5 to 10 entries will be featured on the GLF website and social media channels, as well as at the GLF Africa 2024 Hybrid Conference, reaching thousands of people in person and online.
  • On top of the opportunity to showcase your talent and share your story with a global audience, the three best stories will receive prizes of EUR 500, 300 and 200 respectively.

Selection Criteria

Entries will be selected and  judged based on:

  • Creativity, passion and originality;
  • Relevance to the the themes described above;
  • Vision and pathway for the future of Africa;
  • Clarity of expression and communication of ideas;
  • Overall impact and effectiveness.

Click here to read more and apply.


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