Type of Funding
UNFPA is inviting youths in the Asia-Pacific Region to submit videos showcasing their solutions for the challenges facing the promulgation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in the region. The Asia-Pacific Regional Youth Video Competition aims to showcase the solutions of these young people and to inspire others to do the same. It is hoped that the videos will advocate and raise awareness of SRHR and CSE, and to further strengthen the policies and programmes of SRHR and CSE in the region.
The total award value is US$3000, to be shared by 2 winners. They will also receive a round-trip travel to attend the Share-a-thon in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2018. Winners will also be assigned as youth reporters and get the opportunity to work with the UNFPA Asia-Pacific regional office, using videos, articles and social media to cover highlights of the meeting. The winning videos will be showcased in front of an international audience at the Share-a-thon.
Entrants must be 18 to 30 years of age, from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu), Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.
The video submissions can be short films, documentaries and animation, but must focus on the Asia-Pacific region at any level (regional, national, local, institutional, policy, etc.) and must be produced by citizens of the above-named countries.
Productions will be accepted in English, or in original or native language if accompanied by subtitles in English. Length of productions can be up to 3 minutes and will have to be professionally made according to broadcast standards.
Only 1 video clip can be submitted per individual. The video clip should have been produced by the entrant and/or the entrant should have the unrestricted right to disseminate it. Flms produced by governments or development actors publicizing a specific project are ineligible.
Applications are to be done online by 15 October 2018.