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MY World 360° invites youth (ages 5-24) worldwide to create 360° media to share their perspectives and advance positive action toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to tackle the world’s most urgent and important challenges by the year 2030. Through MY World 360° we want to share the stories of the people behind and at the front of the SDGs, including those whose lives are most affected and those who are taking action to make their success a reality.

Ready to become a MY World 360° creator? See the FAQs below for a brief overview of the program. Check out the complete MY World 360° Program Guide for in-depth guidance on participating.

Who can participate?

Youth (ages 5-24) from any part of the world may participate. (An adult must submit media on behalf of youth under the age of 18.)

What will I need to participate?

All you need is a simple smartphone. Download a free 360° photo tool like Google Street View app. You may also use a 360° camera to capture photos and videos. See more about equipment in this technical guide.

How do I get started?

Start by exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are relevant to you and your community. Have conversations with people in your community to discover what issues are important to them. The MY World survey can be used as a tool to start the conversation and ask yourself and the people around you what stories need to be told.

You’ll also want to learn a bit about 360° media, a format that captures in every direction at once — up, down, and all around. Ready to take a shot? If you have access to a smartphone, you have a 360° production kit. Don’t be afraid to experiment! 360° is a new format, so bring your creative ideas and point of view into the process. Check out these 360° media examples for ideas and inspiration.

What story should I tell?

Your story should relate to the SDGs and the ideas discussed with your community. If you need inspiration to get started, you can practice with our quick-start photography guides.

Once you have an idea of the issue you want to work on, it’s time to represent it using 360° media. Check out this 360° Production Guide for in-depth guidance.

Can I see examples?

Check out the 360° Story Lab’s Student Films page and the UN SDG Action Campaign’s MY World 360° site for a collection of youth-produced 360° media.

How do I share my work?

Share your 360° work on social media using the hashtags #MYWorld360 and #Act4SDGs. Digital Promise Global and the SDG Action Campaign will be curating a MY World 360° playlist featuring media from across the globe. In addition, submit media here for consideration for special showcase events. Note that an adult must submit media on behalf of participants under 18 years of age.

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