Call for Submissions: International Day of the Girl 2017 – Girls Speak Out

August 18th 2017.

Attention girls of the world! This year marks the sixth anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG 2017)! The United Nations is looking for creative work by girls to be featured on October 11th at their headquarters. They want to know: What is it like for you to be a girl facing injustice? Tell them a story about how you – or a girl in your community – handled a specific crisis or injustice. It could be a community crisis or injustice such as unfairness in education, violence, sexism, war, climate change, or so many others. Whatever “crisis” or “injustice” means to you, is the right definition.

The UN will select a diverse set of bold, funny, sensitive, and powerful everyday stories from girls to showcase during IDG 2017 on Wednesday, October 11 at their headquarters in New York City!

IDG 2017 is a day to celebrate girls everywhere–to celebrate their power, their voices, and their unique place in this world. Help us showcase the creative and collective voice of girls everywhere. The leaders of today need to hear from you. Let’s inspire everyone with the stories of girl power — in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video — to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. Your voice is needed!

Here’s how:
1. Be a girl (or group of girls) between 13-18 years old
2. Describe the whole situation in any format that you want to express yourself. It can be a monologue, a story, a poem, a rant, a piece of visual art, a video, or a song. Be creative!
 what happened?
 who was there?
 when was it?
 where were you?
 why did you do what you did?  who supported you?
 what was the outcome?

3. Send in your inspirational story! Email your submission and consent form to with your name, age, country, and contact information on or before the deadline.

And get this, everyone who submits her work will be featured during the month of October on the website, in the IDG2017 Webcast, or Shoutout Page! Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:
Poetry or monologue (maximum 250 words)
Video or song (maximum length of 2 minutes)
Photograph (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

NOTE: Be sure to include the consent form HERE with all submissions.

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