Seventh Annual International Day of the Girl - 11 October 2018

This year marks the seventh anniversary of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl (IDG 2018).

We need YOU to help make this year's celebration the greatest ever! Let's inspire everyone about how powerful girls can be -- in art, pictures, poetry, songs, video -- to showcase the unique role girls play in our world. We need your voice! Here’s how:

Send us your inspirational work! The question for this year is:

What does it mean to be a girl like you where you live today? 

We especially want stories and artwork that respond to any/all of the following questions:

1. What does it mean to be a girl where you are? 
2. What are the challenges girls face today? 
3. We are the generation that will…! 
4. How are girls helping each other where you live? 
5. What do you love about being a girl? 
6. What do you need today for a successful future? (ie: career, STEM, education, access)

We would really like to hear from girls on what is means to be a girl, from where you live and some of the issues that girls face just for being a girl.  We want to share with the UN what girls in the Salvation Army face in their parts of the world, and to reflect the talents of girls in the Salvation Army around the world.

Photo of 'the Girl'


How to enter:

Please make sure your submission is in one of these formats:

  • Poetry, monologues or stories
  • Video (maximum length of 3 minutes)
    • Skit
    • Musical Performance
    • Timbrel Group
  • Photographs (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)
  • Art or graphic design (jpeg files of at least 500 x 500 pixels)

Attach your file in an email and send to Major Victoria Edmonds at If you are submitting a video, please upload it to YouTube, and send the name of the video and the link in your e-mail entry.

Be sure to include the country you live in, your Salvation Army Territory, your corps name if you belong to a Salvation Army corps, or Salvation Army facility name if not a corps.

DEADLINE: 07 September 2018

AGE: 18 years of age or younger

We need to hear from you, girls! Send us your story!

Image to the right shows a previous submission for this project, which now features monthly in our #UpForJustice newsletter.