OECD Youth Poster Competition

Deadline: 10 October 2015
Open to: applicants aged 15-25 during the period of this competition
Prize: public exhibition of winning posters during the OECD Ministerial Meeting in Helsinki


To create a poster reflecting the challenge of fixing government to include more voices in public decisions and help address growing income inequality. Using the powerful poster format, young people are invited to express their unique views and ideas on how we can change the rules so that everyone can have access to better public services (such as schools and healthcare) and a better life (through less unemployment, better jobs and job satisfaction, less discrimination and more opportunities for all). The poster should be motivating and visual and they should address one of the following themes:

  • Giving young people a voice in the government decision process;
  • Opportunity for all! (Everyone deserves access to good schools, good health care, good jobs, a decent salary, a healthy environment, etc…);
  • Including more voices and more diverse voices in government decisions creates societies that are fairer to all;
  • Improving everyone’s well-being results in a stronger society than just concentrating on more material wealth (GDP);
  • The negative effects of income inequality on society;
  • An idea for reducing income inequality;
  • Changing the rules to help everyone have access to a better life;
  • Encouraging government to listen to everyone, not just to those with the most power and influence;
  • Getting involved in school, neighbourhood, community or larger organisations to make things better, such as providing better services.


All competitors and their posters must meet following requirements:

  • For the poster entry to be eligible, applicants must be 15-25 years old during the period of this competition (Competition closes on 16 October 2015);
  • If any words are used in the poster that are not in English or French, a translation must be provided;
  • A poster must not portray violence, profanity or direct attacks on individuals or organisations. Offensive entries will be disqualified;
  • A poster must not infringe on any third party rights.


Winning posters will be displayed in an exclusive poster gallery during the OECD Ministerial Meeting in Helsinki on 27-28 October 2015 bringing together ministers and high-level officials from countries around the world.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2015. Posters may be created digitally or traditionally (on paper). The file of digital poster should be sent to IGPoster@oecd.org in the form of a high-resolution (300 dpi) PDF file. Files sent by email must not exceed 30 MB in size. Traditional handmade poster must be 100 cm x 70 cm and may be sent it by postal mail to the following address:

OECD Inclusive Growth Poster Competition,
OECD, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, MB 1157, 2 rue André Pascal,
Paris CEDEX 16, France

Please include a complete and signed declaration form.

For more information please visit the official website.



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