Video Challenge to Promote Gender Equality in Nepal

17 February 2015

Theme: Gender Equality in Nepal.

Context: International Women’s Day 2015

Participate to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nepal!

UNDP and UNFPA jointly offer you a great opportunity to explore and use your creativity. Produce a short video (maximum 4 minutes) around the theme “Gender Equality in Nepal”. Let's join a competition for a cause. #MakeitHappen!

Deadline: March 1, 2015 [No video entries will be accepted after March 1]

Few specifications:

The video should not be longer than 4 minutes (minimum 1 minute). Videos taken with mobile phone cameras will also be accepted. The video can be in any language spoken in Nepal. 

The video can take any form: it can be an acted-out film, animation, or silent/montage video with a relevant message/voiceover; it does not need to have a plot.

Short videos are not necessarily documentaries, they can be more creative. You can find hundreds of short video samples on YouTube. Some are listed below:

 http://youtu.be/S1l2Nqi9Rqs

http://youtu.be/hoAWOlL2RIo

http://youtu.be/xdDAdV0vBgA

 The video must be uploaded to your own YouTube account and a link sent to UNDP Nepal by the stated deadline. You can also send the link as a private message to www.facebook.com/undpnepal or www.facebook.com/unfpanepal.

 If you have problems uploading your video to YouTube, please do not hesitate to contact the UNDP Office at Hariharbhawan, Pulchowk, with your video files on a pen drive.

 Selection Process: On March 2, we will post all videos received (after an initial screening) on our Facebook page, each with a unique serial number. Then, you can begin promoting your videos among your social circles for likes and comments (likes and comments on videos posted by entities other than UNDP and UNFPA before March 1 will not be counted). The videos will be assessed on the number of likes/comments they receive across Facebook/YouTube/Twitter (50% weightage) and by a three-member jury (50%), comprising of representatives from UNDP, UNFPA, and a senior journalist.

 Best Short Video Awards: The two best videos will receive a cash prize and a certificate -- Rs. 200,000 for first prize and Rs. 150,000 for second prize.

 [For inquiries: Call 5523200#1020 (UNDP), 01-5523880 (UNFPA) or email: kamal.sigdel@undp.org, schhetri@unfpa.org]