Thursday, June 25, 2009

UNICEF hosts video contest in honor of CRC’s 20th anniversary

If you’re 25 years of age or younger, you’re invited to participate in UNICEF’S video contest to celebrate 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Participants are asked to create a short video showing what child rights mean to them, whether it is in the world at large, their country or their community.
Each video must:

  • Be related to children’s rights, either by illustrating one of the rights or referencing children’s rights as a whole.
  • Capture the mission of Voices of Youth to promote and protect every child’s right to know more, say more, and do more about the world they live in.
  • Be exactly one minute long.
  • Be free of any copyright materials.

Only one submission can be made by either a group or an individual, and it may also be sponsored by an organization or corporation. To submit to the contest, applicants must upload their videos to one of the following video sharing sites:

In addition, applicants must send an email to indicating their name, age, link to movie upload, title of movie, postal address, email address and telephone number. The submitted videos will be reviewed by a global panel of media professionals and displayed on the main UNICEF website. The winning video will be shown at the CRC’s 20th anniversary celebration and will be made available for broadcast around the world for the 2010 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. Shortlisted entries will be notified by September 10, 2009.

The deadline is August 1, 2009.

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