The Nuclear Crystal Ball

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.

The Nuclear Crystal Ball Contest


NOTE: Thank you for your entries - the Nuclear Crystal Ball Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for an announcement of the winning entries!


The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) wants to draw attention to the risks of nuclear proliferation. Regional arms races and nuclear terrorism are just some of the risks we might face if nuclear weapons continue to spread.

  • There are currently 8,400 active and operational nuclear weapons worldwide.
  • Thousands of warheads remain on high alert. There have been over 20 recorded instances of false alarms (including computer glitches) that were narrowly avoided.
  • The United States and Russia possess 95% of the world’s nuclear weapons arsenal. Six other countries have confirmed possession of nuclear weapons.
  • The risk of nuclear proliferation increases if the commitments of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty are not honored and the verification regime is not maintained.

(Source: The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, Global Security Institute)

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is hosting a global contest for youth (ages 15-25) to design a poster, a t-shirt or to shoot a video envisioning a world full of nuclear weapons.

Imagine looking into a crystal ball. What would the world look like if nuclear weapons spread worldwide?


We have no idea of the consequences we might face if nuclear weapons continued to spread -- we can only guess. That's why we want you to use your creativity and look into a crystal ball showing a world full of nuclear weapons.

Young people are the voices of today and tomorrow, and WFUNA wants you to speak up. Show us how the world would look if the presence of nuclear weapons spread throughout the world.

The Prizes are:

  • First Place: Apple iPad 2
  • Runners Up (2): Sony Bloggie Camera

The contest is open to all young people between the ages of 15-25.

To participate: 

  • Read the Terms and Conditions of the Contest. Then download the Submission Form here and complete it.
  • Create your Submission! Produce either a poster, t-shirt design or a video envisioning the world full of nuclear weapons.
  • Send your Form and Submission (jpeg,mpeg, avi, mov only) to (Note: please include your surname as the title of the design).

The Nuclear Crystal Ball Contest closed on 8 June 2011. For any questions, contact the project coordinator at

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