Discover the Winners of the second edition of the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest

UNESCO is pleased to announce the winners of the second edition of the International Photo Contest “Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”. Organised in the context of the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme, this annual contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the shared heritage of the Silk Roads through the lens of their camera. For this edition, participants were invited to “Reveal the Silk Roads” via one or more of the three following themes: gastronomy and food production, music and dance, and traditional sports and games.

Open for entries from 19 September 2019 to 31 January 2020, the contest received more than 3,500 photos from young participants from around 100 countries worldwide. An International Selection Committee composed of six renowned professionals examined the submissions.

The contest is divided into two age categories: 14-17-year-olds and 18-25-year-olds. Three winners are selected from each of the age categories.


The contest winners are:

  • Category 1 (14-17 years old)

First Position:

Patria Prasasya, Indonesia, 17 years old

Title: Transaction in “Lok Baintan” Floating Market