MY World 360°
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 mixed media combining pen and paper with audio recording on a cell phone, to new and emerging formats like 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):
- Audio recordings that engage listeners with a story or new idea
- Mixed media projects that combine drawings, photos, audio, video, animation and/or text in a unique way
- Panorama or 360˚ photography or video that immerses viewers in a new experience, point of view, or place
- 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
- 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.
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Submit your MY World 360° media via the Submission Form to be considered for upcoming United Nations showcase opportunities.
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Tag us in posts related to MY World 360° and use hashtags #MYWorld360, #SDGs, #Act4SDGs, and #Youth4SDGs.
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.
About the United Nations SDG Action Campaign
The United Nations SDG Action Campaign empowers and inspires people across the world to take action in supporting their governments, building multi-stakeholder partnerships and leveraging cutting-edge communication technologies to bridge the gap and ensure a transparent dialogue between world leaders and their constituencies, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. From 2013 to 2015, the MY World 2015 project ensured that ten million people’s development priorities were included in the deliberation process for the SDGs, an effort which will continue to include people through 2030. Since 2015, the Campaign has coordinated the United Nations Virtual Reality Project, using the power of immersive storytelling to inspire viewers towards increased empathy, action and positive social change.