Get a chance to meet the UN Secretary General by submitting entry for Citizen Ambassadors Video Contest

The United Nations Department of Public Information is organizing the Citizen Ambassadors video contest in partnership with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in observance of World Humanitarian Day 2011. The contest will run through September 8, 2011. The winners of the contest will get a chance to personally meet and get a photo shoot with Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, apart from other attractive prizes.

How to enter the contest?

Starting on 8 August 2011:

1.   Watch the Call-for-Entry video on the UN Channel on YouTube.

2.   Make a short video response – up to 30 seconds in length.

3.   Begin your video with the phrase “Excuse me, Mr. Secretary-General…”

4.   Upload your video to YouTube.

5.   Fill out the entry form

What you can win?

–     Customized HD Mino Flip Cam courtesy of UN Foundation

–     Honorary title of “Citizen Ambassador to the UN” for two years

–     Complimentary flight + 2 night stay in New York City (date to-be-announced)

–     Pitch your idea in person to the SG! Personal meeting and photo op with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

–     The winning videos will be screened at the UN by end of year 2011.

Selection Process

Video entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

–     Merit: Does the video message merit viewing by world leaders?

–     Originality: Does the video message offer original opinions or suggestions?

–     Creativity: How creative is the video in its form and content?

–     Bonus points will be awarded for exceptionally aesthetic or compelling messages.

–     The winning videos will be chosen by a panel of United Nations officials and external partners. The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding.

Three winners will be designated Citizen Ambassadors to the United Nations for a two-year term and will be invited to visit UN Headquarters in New York City in Fall/Winter 2011.

Last date for submitting the entries is September 8, 2011.

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