Win a trip to the USA to attend the Students Opposing Slavery Summit 2018!



IOM X is searching for two young advocates, aged 18-23, from Southeast Asia to attend the Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) summit in Washington DC, USA during 25-29 June 2018.

This one-of-a-kind event is part of an award-winning youth education program designed to educate young adults about the dangers of modern slavery and how to end it. 

Could you be one of the lucky winners? Read on for details on how to enter and win!


Entering the competition is as simple as posting on Instagram. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Record a 30-second video explaining WHY you care about ending human trafficking and WHAT you’re doing about it.
  1. Post it on your Instagram profile using the hashtag #IOMXsos2018
  1. Keep an eye on your Instagram inbox on 28 May, when we’ll announce the official winners! (And make sure you’re follow @IOMXorg and that profile is set to “Public” so we can see your post).

Entries close on Wednesday 23 May at 5pm Bangkok time (GMT+7) and winners will be announced on Monday 28 May. The two most creative and inspiring videos will win. So hurry and get your entry in!

More details and eligibility criteria

1. Who are we looking for?

To enter you should be:

  • Aged between 18-23 years old
  • Currently enrolled as a student
  • Have a valid passport and the right to get a visa to visit the USA
  • Fluent in English
  • Passionate about using social media to connect with people.

Most of all you’ll be passionate about ending human trafficking and modern slavery!

2. How do you choose the winners?

We’re looking for energetic and articulate young people who are passionate about ending modern slavery, and want to inspire others to do the same. Videos that are creative, original, inspiring, and convincing, are more likely to catch our interest.

3. What’s the closing date?

Deadline for entries is 21 May 2018. Winners will be contacted for references and logistics on Instagram by 28 May 2018.

4. What is SOS?

Students Opposing Slavery (SOS) is an award-winning youth education program for students dedicated to continuing Lincoln’s fight for freedom by raising awareness about modern slavery within a high-risk population – teenagers. At the Summit, dozens of teenagers from around the world come together to gain resources and training to take action against human trafficking in their own communities. Read more about the summit here.

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