FISU Young Reporters Programme 2015

Deadline: 15 October 2014
Open to: 21 – 25 year old students or recent graduates in journalism or communications from around the world
Venue: 3 – 14 July 2015 in Gwangju, Korea


International University Sports Federation (FISU) launched this journalism education programme to provide young (sport) journalists with a unique training experience during FISU’s major multisport event, the Summer Universiade. All Young Reporters will undertake both general and specialized training in various aspects of sports reporting and the coverage of major events such as the Universiade. The course will look at what makes a good human interest/sport story, how to tell it informatively and entertainingly, when to look for more background detail and why accuracy and fairness still remain the cornerstone of reporting. According to their specific interests, participants will specialize in areas of media such as print reporting (newspaper, magazine and agency), news and sports photography and Internet/new media. Stories, photographs, audio and video packages will be published within the FISU and Gwangju Universiade Internet sites and will be freely available, without rights, to media organizations worldwide.


Candidates has to be between the ages of 21 – 25 undertaking full or part time studies towards a career in communications, journalism or other areas of news media. Recent university graduates working as interns or in similar training roles in established news organizations may also be considered. They will be outstandingly proficient in writing and presenting news reports in English.


FISU will cover the cost of travel from the candidate’s home to Gwangju and back, while the Gwangju OC will provide accommodation and meals.


Individuals interested in applying are asked to submit in English:

  • Current and detailed CV with date of birth and photo accompanied by covering letter;
  • Current address, E-mail address and Skype address;
  • Two letters of reference from academic or professional contacts;
  • An A4 page text (300 to 500 words) that could serve as an intro page for a book entitled: ‘Major Sporting Events: Pitfalls for Young Reporters?’.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014. All applications should be sent to in pdf format. An intake interview might be conducted via Skype for the final selection round to assess the English proficiency of the candidates.

For further information, please visit the official website.


Sushi Logo Design Contest 2014

Deadline: 19 October 2014
Open to: individuals of any nationality 15-years old and up
Awards: US$24,000 in cash prizes


Sushi Express is currently hosting a logo design contest and inviting designers around the world to make a logo using the Chinese characters “爭鮮”. The “爭鮮”, part of the name for “Zensen Sushi Express”, is a play on words, meaning “vying for freshness”, which sounds like the phrase “truly fresh,” underscoring the company’s insistence on providing fresh, healthy, safe, and delicious food . The Zensen Sushi Express Group’s brand name reflects our policy of providing “quality food at affordable prices”.

The contest will be held in two phases. The initial selection will be held between 20 and 30 October 2014. In this first phase, entries will be selected to compete in the second phase of the contest, the finals. The finals will be held between 7 and 14 November 2014. From the shortlist, the five best entries will be selected. Three individuals who took part in the online voting to predict the entries most likely to win will also be awarded prizes.


The call is open to individuals of any nationality 15-years old and up. Groups can take part in the competition.


The prize fund includes more than US$24,000, from which $20,000 are reserved for the winning design. The organizer will be responsible any necessary expenses, such as taxes, and money transfer fees.


The deadline for submissions is 19 October 2014.

After completing their logo design, contestants are to fill in registration forms and explain design concepts in writing to help judges better understand concepts behind entry designs. In the event that the organizer is unable to contact a contestant because the contestant did not provide sufficient contact information, the entry will be disqualified. Contestants are to submit registration form, copyright transfer and personal information consent form. Click here to access the online application system.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs section. For further information, please visit the official website.



The First Global Forum on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan

Deadline:  27 August 2014 at 23:59 (Central European Time)
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, from around the world
Venue: 28th – 30th October 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan


The First Global Forum on Youth Policies, co-convened by the Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNDP, UNESCO and the Council of Europe will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 28-30 October 2014, with thanks to the generosity of our host, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the framework of Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Forum will be supported by, an organisation that generates and consolidates knowledge and information on youth policies across the policy cycle, ranging from analysis and policy formulation to implementation and evaluation.

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies  will be the basis for providing United Nations member states and other stakeholders with a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful dialogue which will yield concrete suggestions for specific follow-up action and the way forward for effective youth policies. It is expected that the Forum will bring together an estimated 700 participants including representatives of governments, the youth community, civil society, international development partners, academia and research institutions, donors, the private sector, and more. Within this overall context, and complementary to youth policy practitioners nominated by the Forum co-convenors and participating governments, 200 youth policy practitioners will be selected based on this open call.


Eligible candidates for these 200 ‘open spots’ include:
  1. Youth policy practitioners;
  2. Youth activists and members of youth movements working on youth policy;
  3. Representatives/experts of youth-led organizations, civil society organizations, and networks working on youth policy;
  4. Research experts from institutes, universities and think tanks with a focus on youth policy;
  5. Development experts from organizations, agencies and institutions in the youth sector;
  6. Programming experts from donors active in supporting policy change in the youth field.
Applicants should:
  • Preferably be aged 18-35;
  • Be able to communicate professionally in English;
  • Be experienced in formulation, implementation and/or monitoring of youth policy at the national, regional or global level.
Applications from Azerbaijan will be considered in the same manner as applications from other countries.


Selected participants of The First Global Forum on Youth Policies  will be provided with the following:

  • Selected participants will be provided with roundtrip air or ground transport ticket: city of departure – Baku – city of return.
  • Accomodation and meals during the days of the Forum will also be provided.
  • Participants will be requested not to book individually with hotels in Baku.
  • All expenses are covered by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan.
  • Accomodation and meals before or after the Forum are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Each participant will receive a free visa upon arrival in Baku airport.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 27th August 2014 (application will close at 23.59 CET). Any application received after this time will not be considered.
The selection of participants will take into consideration the following criteria:
  • Interest: The applicant is highly motivated to attend and will substantively contribute to the Forum;
  • Exposure: The applicant has shown past experience of minimum 2 years related to youth policy formulation, implementation and/or research;
  • Impact: The applicant and his/her organization have the capacity to disseminate the results of the Forum back to the youth community;
  • Gender and geographical balance;
Young people from underrepresented and marginalised groups and youth policy practitioners working with underrepresented and marginalised groups (such as young people with disabilities, indigenous youth, youth from rural communities/young farmers, young people from conflict affected areas, marginalized ethnic and cultural groups, young people from low social and economic backgrounds, migrants and refugees, young people not in education, employment and training) are encouraged to apply.
All applicants will be notified by September 15, 2014. Successful applicants will be asked to confirm their participation by September 20.

In order to applyregister HERE.

If you have any questions, before applying, please download and read the open call. or write to:

The official web-page.