The need to understand and bring to life complex social issues in order to address them effectively.
A platform for young people to explore current social issues in a way that celebrates their complexity.
Fresh takes on complex issues
Open to young people under the age of 27 across the UK, the Koreo Prize aims to give young people a platform to explore current social issues in a way that celebrates their complexity.
Today’s defining social issues are grand in scale and wickedly complex. They defy consensus and simple understanding, and silver bullet solutions often do more harm than good.
And yet, in an increasingly polarized world, the temptation is often to see things in black and white, even when progress invariably comes from collaboration, connection and compromise. In the aftermath of Brexit, and in the context of an often toxic political discourse, the ability to understand things from a variety of angles is ever more important.
We want to inspire young people to approach social issues in a way that embraces their complexity, to seek out different and conflicting points of view, to understand that there is no right answer to complex issues, and to acknowledge how a range of perspectives is key to progress.
A UK first, the prize will ask entrants to choose one of 6 defining social issues, and bring that issue to life through a story or series of stories. These issues have been chosen as complex issues facing the UK which also align to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
We want to inspire young people to approach today's defining social issues in a way that embraces their complexity.
How it Works
Entrants will be able to use any combination of media, and will be judged on their ability to tell a compelling story, provide real insight into the issue in question, as well as their ability to consider the whole of the issue rather than just one angle.
Submissions will be judged by a cross-sector panel of experts, and the range of prizes on offer will include work placements at leading organisations, free enrolment in learning and development opportunities, tickets to global conferences, cash prizes, and mentoring/shadowing opportunities across sectors.
To find out more and to enter, go to the Prize microsite.
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