Green messages to COP28 from children and young people of Viet Nam
UNICEF’s ‘1-minute green’ video challenge on social networks to amplify the voices of Viet Nam’s young generation to the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
Are you a teenager or young person aged between 13-30 years living in Viet Nam?
Do you love being creative?
Do you like creating your own videos to tell your story?
Do you want to send messages about your innovative climate action solutions to global leaders?
Do you want to add your voice and join youth from around the world to fight climate change?
Do you want your voice to be heard at the most important forum (COP28) in the world on climate change?
Join this 1-minute green video challenge with UNICEF!
(Please see additional information on climate change, COP28, and UNICEF's call for climate actions at the end of the page)
- The Challenge is open for video submissions via UNICEF Facebook group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge: from 7-27 November 2023.
Final results and prizes announcement: 29 November 2023.
2. TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: VND 38.5 MILLION
Weekly prizes: Total value of VND 6 million for three weeks. Each week will have:
- 01 First Prize: Each prize is worth VND 1 million
- 02 Sub-prizes: Each prize is worth VND 500,000
* Note: The weekly results will be determined based on the total number of interaction points (likes, hearts, comments, shares, in which the share score will double the number of other interactions). For weekly video selections and voting, only those shared in the UNICEF Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge during that week (the week of submission). For example, videos shared on the UNICEF Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge in week 1, will not be eligible for selection and voting in subsequent weeks (2 and 3).
Final prize: Total value of VND 32.5 million
The judges will select 150 videos for the final round to score and decide the final result, which includes:
- 03 First Prizes: each prize is worth VND 6 million
- 03 Second Prizes: each prize is worth VND 3 million
- 03 Third Prizes: each prize is worth VND 1 million
- 05 Consolation Prizes: each prize is worth VND 500,000
- Furthermore, aside from the above-mentioned prizes, the first 50 submitted videos and 150 videos selected for the final round will be awarded Challenge T-shirts and certificates by the organizing committee.
- Online certificates will be sent to all participants with eligible submitted videos via the email address provided in the registration form.
3. SPREADING THE GREEN MESSAGE
Importantly, at the end of the Challenge, the organizing committee will select the most outstanding videos from among the winners to spread the green message through:
Video(s) carrying the message of Vietnamese children and youth to the COP28
Video clip(s) about climate change shown on Viet Nam television
Communication videos released on social media networks and website of UNICEF.
4. RULES AND AWARD CRITERIA
Type of video clips:
The Challenge accepts all types of videos, including filmed and edited videos, infographic videos, stop motion videos and 2D–3D animation videos, etc.
Rules for submitted videos:
- Resolution of 1080p (Full HD) or higher.
- Video length: from 50 seconds to 1 minute and 10 seconds. Videos with a duration of less than 50 seconds or more than 1 minute and 10 seconds will not be eligible.
- Filmed and edited videos must be comprised of at least 30 percent newly recorded images. A completely newly recorded one with original material will be an advantage.
- Infographic videos, stop motion videos, 2D–3D animation video need to indicate the name of the software or application that you use to create the clips when you post to the Group.
- Videos must not use audio (commentary) read by an AI (Artificial Intelligence) voice.
- Videos must not fully or partially use templates available on Canva or other similar software applications for creating videos.
- Do not use videos (or images in videos) submitted for any previous competition.
The judging criteria will focus on creative ideas and messages, good filming and editing techniques and total cumulative interaction scores.
5. INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE
Step 1: Join and register as a member of UNICEF’s Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge (if you are not yet a member) ‘1-minute green’ video challenge.
Step 2: Develop ideas and produce a 1-minute video. Instructions for making a 1-minute video as well as messages about climate change and COP28 can be found on the UNICEF website and at the Facebook Group “1-Minute Green”.
Step 3: Upload the videos to UNICEF’s Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge.
* Note: the post should include the following information:
Name of the participant or group
Contact details (telephone number, email address)
Message of the video.
Step 4: Complete the registration (once your video is approved) by filling in the registration information at here.
Step 5: Call for votes (likes, comments, shares) for your video on social media platforms as guided in UNICEF’s Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge.
* Note: Please contact Nguyen Dinh Quyen - admin of UNICEF’s Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge for any questions.
6. OTHER RULES:
Participants are teenagers or young people aged 13-30 years living in Viet Nam
Participants can be an individual or in a group. There is no limit on the number of submitted videos
All videos must align with Vietnamese customs and traditions and comply with Vietnamese laws. Participants are accountable for the content of their videos. The organizing committee will not assume responsibility for content of any submitted video.
The organizing committee will review and approve each video before uploading it to UNICEF’s Facebook Group ‘1-minute green’ video challenge.
Challenge candidates must commit that they are the sole author or group of authors of the video, that they have not copied other people’s ideas, concepts, or content, and that they have personally recorded the video and ensured that the video (or images contained in the video) have never been previously submitted to any other competition or posted on any social media network or the internet. The organizing committee will not assume responsibility for any copyright disputes that may arise.
Participants under 16 years old must seek written permission from their parents (or guardians) to join the Challenge and ensure that they were under adult supervision throughout the entire video-making process.
The organizing committee is entitled to use the authors’ information and submitted videos for UNICEF’s communication activities, for non-commercial purposes, without seeking explicit permission or incurring any cost.
Join the “1-minute green” video challenge to get attractive gifts and spread your green messages to the world!
CHILDREN, CLIMATE CHANGE AND UNICEF’S CALL FOR ACTION
Globally, UNICEF analysis reveals that more than one billion children live in countries at ‘extremely high risk’ from the impacts of climate change. This means that half of the world’s children face possible irreparable harm as our planet continues to warm. Right now, children are losing their homes and schools to increasingly violent storms, suffering from severe wasting when local crops fail due to drought, and are losing their lives to pneumonia brought on by air pollution.
In the past eight years, Viet Nam has grappled with unprecedented large-scale disasters, inflicting extensive harm on children, their families, and communities. The country's economy and population have suffered the devastating consequences of droughts, severe storms and flooding, rendering it one of the most climate-vulnerable nations in East Asia and the Pacific. The 2015-2016 El Niño drought, the worst in 90 years, impacted 520,000 children and one million women. One year later, in 2017, the effects of 16 storms and four tropical depressions in central Viet Nam resulted in the loss of 40 children among 386 individuals and caused $2.6 billion in economic losses. Further, the central region experienced widespread cascading flooding in 2020, affecting 7.7 million people, including 1.5 million children, due to seven consecutive tropical storms and typhoons that brought high winds and torrential rainfall.
Climate action is a priority across UNICEF’s work. Together with our partners, we are working to make the essential social services that children rely on – such as water, healthcare and nutrition, education, and protection systems – more resilient to the effects of climate change and disasters. We are on the ground with communities to support mitigation and adaptation strategies and to address loss and damage. We are helping to equip children with the education and skills needed to play a leading role in the just transition to a more sustainable world.
COP28 presents a critical opportunity for parties to place children at the heart of the climate agenda and establish the foundation for an enduring systemic transformation. UNICEF strongly advocates for LISTENING TO THE VOICES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, ensuring their needs and rights are honoured, championed, and integrated into all facets of climate action.