The UN SDG Action Campaign is calling for the world’s most creative storytellers – emerging or world-renowned – to write, film, illustrate, photograph or animate the best and most inspiring initiatives, solutions and breakthroughs accelerating action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

7 creators from across disciplines will be selected by the UN SDG Action Campaign to join the team and help capture the incredible explosion of action taking place at SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany (1 – 3 April).

The submission deadline is Friday 21st February.

SDG Creators at the SDG Global Festival of Action

The SDG Creators lend their skills and platforms to capture the SDG Global Festival of Action (1-3 April, Bonn Germany) and share the most inspiring calls to action, SDG solutions and impact stories to the world through a diverse range of mediums, using their own platforms and those of the UN SDG Action Campaign.

The Festival will be a vibrant meeting place to discover the most inspiring solutions, acceleration and impact stories and actions being taken for sustainable development, and the opportunity to bring together the key SDG Change-makers, activists and leaders from across the world.

The seven Creators will receive accommodation and meals during the Festival, and join exclusive meetings and networking sessions with mentors and peers, and be invited on stage to present their work.

SDG Creators as part of the SDG Action Community

After the Festival the Creators will be part of a growing network of creators of all ages, regions and disciplines. The Creators are invited to contribute to key SDG Action events, campaigns and activations, including the SDG Action Awards and Global Week to Act for the SDGs activations taking place in NY and worldwide.

Key Dates

21 Feb         Call for submissions deadline
25 Feb         Confirmations and onboarding
15 March    SDG Creators Announcement
31 March    SDG Creators meeting
1- 3 April    SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

We are looking photographers, filmmakers, artists, writers, digital storytellers, musicians and performers from across the world who want to use their skills and platforms to drive positive change for people and the planet.

I’m all in, what do I need to do?

To be considered, creators need to send evidence of their work and pitch their idea of how they will use their skills and platforms to capture the UN SDG Global Festival of Action 2020 (1–3 April, bonn Germany)

Is it only for English speakers?

No! You can create and publish in any language, depending on your audience.

Do I need to have been previously involved with the SDGs?

No! As long as you have a great idea of how you want to use your creativity for impact, and the right skill set to make it happen and reaching a broad audience, we are happy to review it.

What costs are involved?

It is free to apply to the programme and attend the Festival.  The seven selected Creators will receive accommodation and meals during the Festival. However, Creators and all participants are responsible for their own travel and equipment expenses.