Table 1

Submissions guidelines for submission tracks

TrackSubmissions guidelines
Youth-led social innovations in healthAny youth-led social innovations in health with proposals, ideas, concepts and prototypes to address problems or challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic in a small or large-scale community; innovations can be in any of the two types:
  • Innovations to address direct COVID-19 health problems (eg, management of COVID-19 cases, prevention and control of the spread of the virus, contact tracing practices)

  • Innovations to address indirect COVID-19 health problems (eg, mental health)

Application format: Text (descriptions of novel solutions), Image, Video and Digital Apps
Youth messagingAny youth-focused messages, communication and engagement strategies which can reach and engage young people to encourage the adoption of healthy and safe behaviours, be aware of how individual actions can contribute to collective health, and empower others to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19. These messages could be in the form of the following:
  • Text (short story/poem)

  • Images (photographs, drawings, paintings)

  • Videos

  • Music and/or spoken word

Application format: text (short story/poem), images, videos, music and/or spoken word
Futures thinking and strategic planning (future of health)Create a vision of how you perceive the year 2050 will look. The vision may consider how a living arrangement in a city or other community would look like in 2050 after the COVID-19 pandemic. The vision may highlight key issues in youth lives (eg, work, education, family, health) including future-oriented ideas on the problems or concerns that would emerge in youth lives out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vision that you create will feed into how countries and local communities must strategically plan for the future to ensure that they are resilient against future changes and adversity.
Application format: Text (descriptions of novel solutions), Image, Video and Digital Apps