UNESCO-IOC Calls Indian Ocean Youth to Participate in Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness

Important Dates

  • Announcement and registration starting,12 August 2021 (International Youth Day)
  • Latest date for submission, 13 October 2021 (International Disaster Risk Reduction Day)
  • Announcement of Winners, 5 November 2021 (World Tsunami Awareness Day)

To commemorate the International Youth Day (12 August), the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day (13 October), and the World Tsunami Awareness Day (5 November), UNESCO-IOC Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre (IOTIC) and the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) jointly with U-INSPIRE Indonesia is organizing a series of activities on Indian Ocean Youth Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness.

This initiative aims to engage with youth (between 14 and 24 years) living in the regions around the Indian Ocean to share their creative thoughts, ideas, concepts, and/or activities related to tsunami awareness.

The theme of the Short Video Competition is Community Tsunami Awareness which should cover one of these four topics:

  • Tsunami Hazard and/or Risk Communication.
  • Public Tsunami Awareness / Education in schools or community.
  • Community Tsunami Preparedness.
  • Tsunami Exercise in schools or community.

The competition is launched on Thursday, 12 August 2021 in line with International Youth Day. The entry submission will close by Wednesday, 13 October 2021 at the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day.

The winners will be announced during the online celebration of Word Tsunami Awareness Day on Friday, 5 November 2021. To know more about the detail of the competition and the prizes please check the website ( or download the Concept Note of the Short Video Competition:

To register for entry and get free online training/webinar on 1) Tsunami awareness and community preparedness, and 2) Short video making tutorials to be held in Mid-September, register Here Now:
Only registered participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information and inquiries send by email to UNESCO/IOC IOTIC through: and cc to with the Subject: Short-Video Competition.