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Video and fine arts competition 2023

Ahead of the Second Summit for Democracy on March 29 and 30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Transparency International launched a global art competition open to young people from all over the world.

The competition aimed to celebrate the anti-corruption movement amongst young people from around the world, highlighting the importance of youth participation in breaking the vicious cycle of corruption.

The winners in the Fine Arts category were:

The winners in the Video category were:

  • David Mendoza Agustin, from the Philippines, with his video about how new technology may be utilized to improve openness and accountability.
  • Andrés Mariani, from Argentina, with his illustration video of how "the monster of corruption" affects society.
  • Maria Christina Virtudazo and Janmel Usman, from the Philippines, with the video of their song 'Choice', about the importance of raising our voices and realizing the power we have.

We received 450 submissions for this competition from a total of 65 countries. Thank you to all those who participated, submitted ideas and shared your talent with us!

Please note that applications for the competition closed on 10 March 2023.

The undeniable power of young people

Across the world, young people are at the forefront of fighting for social justice and human rights. From leading democratic movements to protesting against environmental degradation, the youth of today is working tirelessly to create a better world for themselves and future generations.

This year, Transparency International celebrates its 30th anniversary and as part of the Second Summit for Democracy, will collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea to celebrate young people from all over the world who challenge corruption through their innovative and inspiring ideas.

Since 1993, Transparency International has been leading the fight against corruption worldwide, working in more than 100 countries as part of a broader global movement. What our work has consistently proven is that corruption can be challenged and young people have a key role in it.

For that reason, Transparency International is calling on young people across the globe to participate in the Video and Fine Arts Competition 2023. There are many young artists and anti-corruption activists who are making a difference in their communities. By shining a light on corruption and demanding transparency and accountability, these young people are working towards a fairer and more just society.

People between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to submit an artwork or a video with the proposed theme for each category.

Six winners will be selected out of the submitted entries by a special jury and will be invited to Seoul, the Republic of Korea for an award ceremony on March 30. They will have the opportunity to present and discuss their submission with anti-corruption experts.

How does it work?

The competition has the following two categories: Fine Arts and Video.

1. Fine arts

Theme: The world we want free of corruption.

Formats: Photography, Drawing, Painting (including digital art).

Illustration requirements:

  • No endorsement of products or services
  • No obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content or content of a sexual nature
  • All submissions must be subtitled in English

2. Video

Theme: Transparency through the Eyes of Youth: Technologies to Fight against Corruption.

Video requirements:

  • Length: between 30 seconds and 3 minutes (including credits, should those be featured)
  • Open genre, including animations, fiction, spoken word...
  • The format used can be vertical or horizontal, just make sure it is right for each platform
  • No endorsement of products or services
  • No obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content or content of a sexual nature
  • All submissions must be subtitled in English, should they be in another language

How to enter?

  • Create and post your video or a high quality photo of your artwork to Instagram, TikTok or YouTube. Tag Transparency International’s account (Tik Tok, Instagram and YouTube) and use the hashtag #S4DKorea.
  • Fill out and submit applicant information with a short description via this applicant form and include the link to the post with your artwork or video (you will also find a QR code for the form at the end of this document).
  • All pieces must be original, completed solely by the participant.
  • Once a piece of work is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.
  • Proof of identity will be required from all winners. The work should be an original piece on the proposed themes. Participants are allowed to submit only one piece of work.
  • The Government of Korea and Transparency International reserve the right to use, publish, exhibit and reproduce the submitted artwork(s).


Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 18-30 years old by the time of the entry submission.
  • Must be available to travel to the Republic of Korea between March 27 and March 31.
  • The submission must be able to create awareness and inspire other young people from all over the world.
  • Submissions must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, nudity, profanity, graphic violence, calls or incitement to violence, commercial solicitation or commercial promotion.
  • Submissions must conform to local law and must not contain content or images that could be considered abusive, inflammatory, denigrating, or disrespectful to any of the Contest Organizers, or to any groups, individuals or institutions.
  • Submissions must adhere both in appearance and in fact to the norms of civil discourse. In other words, the content of all submissions must be suitable for a global, public audience.

Ineligible participants

The following categories of participants will not be considered for the competition:

  • Individuals or organizations of questionable integrity or goals.
  • No juror or employee of the organization holding the competition is eligible to enter.
  • Individuals below the age of 18 at the time of entry.
  • Individuals above the age of 30 at the time of entry.

Timeline and prize

The contest commences on 15 February 2023. Entries may be submitted between 15 February and 10 March. Winners will be contacted via email by 17 March and a public announcement will be made at the award ceremony on 30 March.

Each category will have three winners. All six winners will be invited to Seoul, the Republic of Korea for an award ceremony on March 30. Round trip flights and accommodation between March 28-31 will be provided.

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