2021 World NTD’s StoryTelling Competition for Young Artists and Communicators Worldwide

Deadline: January 17, 2021.

Tell the world why fighting NTDs matters, or how your country/region is ending the neglect.

Calling young artists and communicators worldwide! Send us your multimedia stories of resilience and progress against neglected tropical diseases in your country or region to win cash prizes of up to USD 2,500!


A. The competition is open to individuals or teams worldwide, all aged between 15 and 30 years old (inclusive) as of January 1, 2021.

B. Each individual or team entrant may submit a single entry under each category – contestants cannot enter both as an individual and as part of a team


There is no strict limitation on the form and content of entries, simply put together the most creative and compelling story you can – in English, or with English subtitles/translation included:

  • Video – entries of up to five minutes length can take the form of vlogs, interviews, mini-documentaries or short movies etc.
  • Audio – entries in this category should be up to five minutes in length, and can be pieces of music, interviews, poetry, narrative or speech etc.
  • Digital – entries should be a single artistic or infographic image– drawings, animation, comic book, photos, posters, collages etc.
  • Text – written entries of maximum 1,500 words in prose, poetry or reporting etc.


There are three winning prizes available in each category–

1st prize = $2,500

2nd prize $1,500

3rd prize $1,000.

Alongside the twelve (12) winners, seven (7) other finalists in each category will receive certificates of recognition and a place in featured compilations.



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