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UNICEF to award winner of Voices of Youth 'Make a Difference’ video contest

New York, 16 May 2005 – Macedonia’s Youth of the World has been named the winner of UNICEF’s Voices of Youth ‘Make a Difference’ one-minute video contest.  A special award will be presented at the annual PROMAX& BDA Conference on 21-23 June in New York City. 

The ten finalists were chosen out of 75 creative entries from young people around the world.  Entries were judged by a panel of adult and youth judges and online public voting under the Voices of Youth site.  Among the ten finalists were:

 Sam and John (Australia)  Youth of the World (Macedonia)
 Vanaja’s Story (India)   No Matter Who (Moldova)
 Make a Difference (Burundi)   We, Young People (Slovakia)
 Juventudes MIRA (Colombia)  Operation Traffic Light (USA)
 One for All (Kenya)   Project Think Different (USA)

The award goes to the video that best 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.  

The winning video will become an official public service announcement of Voices of Youth and will be made available for broadcast along with the rest of the finalists in celebration of the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting, 11 December 2005.

Voices of Youth sets the foundation for youth-initiated change. Through web boards, interactive quizzes, live chats and the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting, Voices of Youth provides thousands of young people with an opportunity to explore discuss and take action on issues that affect them.

The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting is celebrated on the second Sunday of every December. With the support of broadcasters, children go on the air as reporters, presenters and producers of programmes that express their own dreams and concerns. 


PROMAX&BDA is a global, non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media. 

For further information, please visit: http://www.promax.tv/.




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