Education Youth Video Challenge

The Education Commission launched the Education Youth Video Challenge to crowd-source the best ideas for education directly from young people around the world. The challenge invited 13 to 30-year-olds to submit short videos addressing two questions: How can education best prepare you for the future? What would your ideal school of the future look like?

THANK YOU for answering our call! We received nearly 400 videos from over 60 countries from young people across the globe. The Education Commission’s Youth Panel, Viacom’s Director of International Social Responsibility Beth Garrod and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi served on the jury that selected the winning videos.

Here are the 2016 Education Youth Video Challenge winners:

GRAND PRIZE: Ruth Arunachalam, 18, and Tanzina Nowshin, 19, from Canada

Ruth and Tanzina were invited to the Commission’s report launch at the United Nations in New York this September where they were honored and their video was screened in front of world leaders, Commissioners, Youth Panelists, and the general public.


SECOND PRIZE: Preeti Shakya, 23, from Nepal 


THIRD PRIZE: Gustavo Santana, 30, from Brazil


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Grace Sameve, 23, from Indonesia and Gustavo Santana, 30, from Brazil



Listen to these young voices from around the world and check out all the entries in the video gallery below.