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UNICEF Calls for Entries for One-Minute Video Contest

UNICEF is calling for submissions to its Media Magic Make a Difference! one-minute video contest.  Youth under age 25 are invited to submit a one-minute video on the contest’s theme, telling the world what young people think about the world they live in and how they’re making a difference.  The contest is sponsored by UNICEF’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB), Voices of Youth (VOY), the oneminutesjr. and PROMAX/BDA. The contest’s theme, “A World Fit for Children,” was chosen in honor of the 5th anniversary of the Special Session for Children and its adopted agenda “Building a World Fit for Children.”

UNICEF asks youth video makers to look at the four priorities of the agenda - Promoting healthy lives; Providing quality education; Protecting children against abuse, exploitation and violence; and Combating HIV/AIDS – and to demonstrate how one or more of the goals have affected their lives.   Have these goals been achieved in your community?  What problems still exist where you live? What suggestions do you have to solve them? What can be done to build a world for children?       

The winning video will be featured on the UNICEF and Voices of Youth websites, vodcast by UNICEF, featured in the Media Magic Digest and be included in the ICDB 2007 materials, which are available to broadcasters around the world.  The winning director will honored at an awards ceremony at the PROMAX/BDA conference in New York City. 

Videos must be exactly 1 minute long.  Participants must be under 25 years of age.  All entries must be received by 30 March 2007.  For information on acceptable formats and how to submit, please visit

All entries will be reviewed by the Media Magic team, with the video finalists displayed on the main UNICEF website. The winner will be judged by a global panel of media professionals, as well as a public on-line vote.




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