Contest Subject: Plight of Migants
Contest Level: All levels
Provider: ILO, Spain’s MDG-F
Country to Study in: Any country
The ILO is launching the Youth Employment Video Contest: youth labour migration "Reaping the benefits, minimizing the risks." Are you working to promote decent work for young migrants? Then submit a video! Don’t have a camera? Use your phone! The video is your opportunity to show how YOU make a difference in the lives of young migrants.
Young people are on the move in search of work more than ever before. Today, about 30 per cent of the world’s international migrants are young women and men between the ages of 15-24. Yet, very little is known about the opportunities and struggles facing young migrants in a globalized world. Together, let’s put the spotlight on the plight of young women and men on the move!
This video contest is organized as part of the knowledge management facility on youth employment and migration that is sponsored by Spain’s Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F) and managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
To be eligible:
- You must be focusing your work on youth employment and migration at the local, national or international level. Don’t forget to give your powerful message on the issue!
- Videos must be a maximum of five minutes long;
- You may only send one video submission;
- Videos which are not in one of the three working languages of the ILO (English, French or Spanish), must include subtitles in one of the ILO’s working languages.
- You must send the link of your video via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, age and nationality in the subject field (videos may be unlisted);
- Please write up a brief description of your activities in the body of the email;
- Deadline for submissions: 22 July 2013 at 23:59 (GMT).
Citizens of ANY country
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Spain’s Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F)
Fields of study
The video you create is your opportunity to explain who you are and what you do. Create a video of a maximum five minutes that shows how YOU work to address the challenges and opportunities facing young migrants. If you don’t have a camera, use your phone!
Here are some guiding questions: How are you contributing to the better livelihood of young migrants?
How are you shaping the future society for young migrants? How are you promoting decent work for young migrants?
ILO also invites you to share a powerful message for those young migrants on the move. You may produce your video in a team but only one winner will be eligible to attend the panel discussion in New York.
This contest presents a unique opportunity for all of us to give a voice to young migrants and meet leaders engaged in shaping the future of our societies. The jury aims to recognize and shed light on outstanding freedom of expression by people who actively promote decent work for young migrants.
On 12 August, which is International Youth Day, the winner will be invited to take part in a panel discussion, to be held in New York. The ILO will cover all your travel costs.
Method of Application
To enter the video contest, send your video to ILO (of maximum five minutes) showing how you make a difference in the lives of young migrants.
The jury will select one winner who thinks best show decent work for young migrants.
Submission of video:
Upload your video on your own YouTube channel and send the link to the following email address:
email@example.com with your name, age and nationality in the subject box.
If you don’t have a YouTube account, please create one at http://www.youtube.com/create_account.
Selection of video:
ILO is looking for videos with a powerful message, which clearly show the results of your activities relating to the promotion of decent work for young migrants. The video is your chance to explain how you are shaping societies for young migrants everywhere.
The Deadline for submission of ALL video contest applications is 22nd of July 2013 at 23:59 (GMT).
June 24 – July 22: Send your videos to ILO
July 27: Winner will be announced and notified (logistics are arranged)
August 12: Winner attends the panel discussion in New York for International Youth Day 2013
The participants grant the ILO, its partners and her United Nations Entities, as well as other persons or entities authorized by the ILO, a free of charge, non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, perpetual, worldwide license to use the copyright, related rights or any other intellectual property rights that have arisen by law or will arise by law in the prepared and submitted videos.
The ILO is entitled to publish the videos, but has no obligation to do so. The ILO accepts no responsibility for technical or other disturbances that may impede the uploading of your video. By submitting your video, you accept these Entry Rules and Conditions. The ILO expressly reserves the right to exclude videos if participants breach these Entry Rules and Conditions or in case of a corresponding cause or suspicion.
Application Deadline: 22 July 2013
Open to International students: Yes
More Scholarship Information and Application
Related: ILO Youth Employment Programme (YEP) (official page)