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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:14 am, Thu Sep 12, 2013.

Students in grades six through 12 are invited to create YouTube videos illustrating their ideas of how the world should be and submit them for a contest run by the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

The videos for the competition, called “The World I Want” contest, should reflect the values of the United Nations — humanitarian aid, equal rights and peace were the examples cited — and demonstrate how the world body inspires people.

The UNA-USA’s Southern New York State Division will select first-, second- and third-place winners in both the high-school and middle-school categories. The first-place winners will get private tours of UN headquarters in Manhattan and $250, and receive their prizes at a benefit dinner in December. The second- and third-place winners will get $150 and $75, respectively. All winners will see their videos posted online.

Guidelines, application forms and other required documents are available at unasouthernny.org/contest.html. The videos must last two to five minutes, and the deadline for submissions is Sept. 30.

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