Competition: Help empower Asean’s bright future with a video, but be quick (video) *updated

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Young videographers throughout Asean will have to work quick if they want to submit entries in this year’s ASEAN Youth Video Contest, with first round  submissions closing on March 5.

Announced during the week, the fifth edition of the competition will focus on the theme ‘Renewable Energy: Powering ASEAN’s Bright Future’ and comprises two parts.

For the first part of the contest entrants are required to submit a video up to 60-seconds long based on the theme. Videos should be in English, or if created in a local language, have English subtitles.

Submitted entries will be vetted by a ‘Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), with the top 10 finalists announced on March 15.

The ten finalists — one person only if a team entry — will then be flown to Hanoi, Vietnam for a four-day video production training workshop at the Media Training Centre of Vietnam Journalists Association (VJTC). There they will begin working on their final two-minute video submissions, the second part of the competition.

First runner-up in the 4th Asean Youth Video Competition We Are More Alike Than Unlike (sic) Video: ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2018

After evaluation by the TEC the top three videos will be selected. All of the finalists’ two-minute videos will be posted on the Asean Secretariat’s YouTube channel on June 25, with the winners announced in July.

According to the announcement, unspecified ‘excellent prizes for the top three videos will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners!’ (Ed: AEC News Today will update this story when details become available)

The announcement says the judging panel will pay particular attention to videos which adhere to the ‘Renewable Energy: Powering ASEAN’s Bright Future’ theme, and those that display original, unique and creative concepts.

The ASEAN Youth Video Contest is open to amateur filmmakers aged between 18- and 30-years-old (as of submission date) who are citizens of Asean member states.

Second runner-up in the 4th Asean Youth Video Competition We Are More Alike Than Unlike (sic) Video: In a colorful ASEAN

Supported this year by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Mission to Asean, and the ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP), entrants agree to grant them and Asean ‘the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in any media at any time’.

Last year’s 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest, was conducted under the theme of ‘The Diversity in ASEAN’.

It was won by Troy L Valdehueza, a 19-year-old student at Mindanao University Laboratory Highschool of the Philippines with her production We belong, at the top of this story.

First runner-up was awarded to Malaysian Risjhen Rajasingam Velsine for a video titled We Are More Alike Then We Unlike (sic), with the second runner up being awarded to Vietnamese Thi Nguyen Le Minh with the only animation video in the competition In a Colorful ASEAN.

See here for the final 10 entries in the 4th Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest


See here for more information on the 5th Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest


Update: This story was last updated at 18:10 local time on February 18 to show that the date for first submission entries has been extended from February 19 to  to March 5, 2019



Feature video Asean Secretariat/ Troy L Valdehueza




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