[Reader-list] Democracy Video Challenge

rohitrellan at aol.in rohitrellan at aol.in
Tue Sep 15 20:11:26 IST 2009

Your Voice. Your Video.

The Challenge

Create a video short that completes the phrase "Democracy is…"

The Prize

An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, New York and Hollywood to 
attend gala screenings of the winning videos, gain exposure to the U.S. 
film and television industry and meet with creative talent, democracy 
advocates and government leaders.

About the challenge

Create a video short that completes the phrase “Democracy is…”

The Prize

•An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., New York and Hollywood.
•Gala screenings of the winning videos in Hollywood, New York and 
•Exposure to filmmakers and the U.S. film and television industry.
•Meetings with democracy advocates from government, media and civil 

The Timeline

•Challenge semifinalists will be selected on or about March 31, 2010.
•An independent jury will narrow down the semifinalists to 21 finalists 
on or about May 15, 2010.
•The general public will vote online for the winning videos May 15 – 
June 15, 2010.
•Seven winners – one each from the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Middle 
East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South & Central Asia, East 
Asia/Pacific and one anonymous winner – will be announced in mid-June 
•The six publicly=2
0identified winners, one from each of the six 
geographic regions, will travel to the United States to claim their 
prize in the fall of 2010.

The Details

•You must be 18 or older to enter.
•Videos can be any style: fiction or documentary, animated or live 
•Videos must be no longer than three minutes.
•Videos must be in English or have English subtitles.
•Contestants may enter anonymously, but anonymous winners cannot 
collect the grand prize.
•See contest site for a complete list of rules, 

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