Entries are now invited for the 2016 Education Youth Video Challenge organized by The Education Commission with support from A World at School Global Youth Ambassadors and MTV Voices. The Commission invites young people to explain why education matters to them.
The Education Commission was set up last September to help the world develop a plan for achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG 4) which calls on the world to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This is an enormous challenge. More than 124 million children and youth do not have access to primary and secondary schools. And of the roughly 590 million that are in school, some 250 million—roughly two in five—are failing to learn the basics of reading, writing and math.
The Education Youth Video Challenge invites young people ages to create a video of 30 seconds or less answering one or both of these questions:
- How can education best prepare you for your future?
- What would your ideal school of the future look like?
Winning videos will be screened on various MTV and partner platforms, and at the Commission’s report launch this September in New York.
The following prizes will be awarded:
- Grand Prize (must be over 18 years old): an invitation to New York to see your video screened at the Commission’s report launch during the UN General Assembly in September
- Second Prize: iPad mini (16GB, wifi)
- Third Prize: HP Chromebook (11-inch laptop computer, 4GB RAM)
- People’s Choice Award: GoPro Hero4 Session waterproof video camera