Call for applications for the 2022 ICFP Youth Leader Video Contest

ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2022 ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award! Applications are now closed and under review.

Winners will be notified 14 February 2022.



The organizers of the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) are proud to support the fourth ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award, formerly known as the Youth Travel Award or Youth Leader Video Contest. The ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award aims to amplify and highlight the voices of young leaders in the family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SHRH) field through active planning and participation in the 2022 ICFP. Young leader applicants, between the 18-35, are invited to submit a maximum 3-minute video corresponding to the 2022 conference theme, “Family Planning & Universal Health Coverage: Innovate. Collaborate. Accelerate”.

Young leaders who are awarded the 2022 ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award will be funded to attend the 2022 ICFP in Pattaya, Thailand in November 2022. Awardees will also actively participate in planning activities for ICFP, have speaking roles at ICFP, and engage in other conference opportunities that raise the voices, perceptive, and experiences of youth in the family planning community.

Submission Details

Young leaders in the field of family planning and/or SRHR or adolescent health, aged 18-35 years old, are invited to submit creative short videos that integrate this year’s conference theme and highlight youth perspectives, experiences, and voice in family planning.

  • To participate in the ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award youth must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on November 12, 2022.
  • Young leaders may only submit one application. Team applications are not permitted.
  • Full rules and guidelines in English and French are available below.

To submit an application, young leaders must:

  • Upload a 1-minute to 3minute video to YouTube
  • Submit an online application
  • Provide the name and contact information from 1-2 references (e.g. a mentor, teacher or supervisor from an organization that you have volunteered for or worked with in the past) who can speak to your qualifications as a speaker at the conference.


All entries must be submitted by December 17, 2021, 11:59 pm EST

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Rules & Guidelines

Please see the 2022 ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award Guidelines for the full rules and guidelines on how to apply and application resources!

Guidelines [English] Guidelines [French]
FAQ(s) [English] FAQ(s) [French]