Recognizing the experiential storytelling potential of immersive technologies, the UN SDG Action Campaign, Digital Promise, and Oculus invite emerging creators worldwide to join the global MY World 360° campaign to inspire positive action toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
From reducing inequalities, to promoting good health and well-being, to ensuring access to affordable and clean energy, these 17 Global Goals are a universal call to action to create a better world.
MY World 360° invites emerging creators (no age restrictions) everywhere to use whatever tools are available in their location to create immersive media, from 360° video and photography to augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D design to show the multi-dimensionality of their local communities and creative visions for a better world. Youth and first time creators are strongly encouraged to apply!
The world of immersive storytelling and design is wide open for experimentation and innovation. Submissions may include (but are not limited to):
- Augmented Reality (AR) that brings digital content into our experience of the real world
- Interactive digital games, simulations, or experiences that combine 2D, 3D, or Virtual Reality (VR) elements
- Photogrammetry and 3D modeling that share natural or cultural artifacts
- Panorama or 360˚ photography or video that immerses viewers in a new experience, point of view, or place
- Or something else—show us what’s possible!
Educators and adults working with students under age 18 are welcome to submit their students’ original work. Creators 18 years of age and older are welcome to submit their original work directly. Submissions can be in any language and will be considered for screenings alongside UN events throughout the year.
Since 2018, MY World 360° creators have produced hundreds of media projects that use immersive storytelling and design to inspire action on the Goals. From dramatic enactments of gender discrimination to public service announcement about food deserts and access to healthy food,
MY World 360° includes a Program Guide to help participants learn about the SDGs, and to develop the skills needed to capture, edit, and share immersive media to represent their perspectives and their communities in an immersive and compelling way.
Sign up to receive updates, resources, and information on how to participate in the MY World 360° Global Challenge.
Visit the MY World 360° website at www.myworld360.org to learn more and to submit your media to be considered for upcoming United Nations showcase opportunities. Creators are invited to share work on a rolling basis between now and August 5, 2021 for consideration to be screened alongside UN events and activations throughout the year.
Spread the word by sharing the MY World 360° resources with your networks.
Check out the MY World 360° Screening Guide for ideas on hosting your own MY World 360° screening and A Guide for Using Youth-Produced Media as a Primary Source in Social Studies Inquiry for integrating youth media into the classroom.
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Tag us in posts related to MY World 360° and use hashtags #MYWorld360, #Act4SDGs.
See news from the official launch of MY World 360° at the Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, March 21-23, 2018 and first MY World 360° playlist release announcement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, USA on September 25, 2018.