CID Video Competition: What does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like?

CID Video CompetitionCID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). Final deadline is May 31, 2018, at midnight (east coast US time).

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

To submit an entry, click here.

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

  1. All entries should highlight the importance of intercultural dialogue, presenting your understanding of the concept, or describing a specific instance when you observed intercultural dialogue in practice. Think about how best to turn the abstract concept of intercultural dialogue into a concrete image.
  2. The closing line of each video must include these exact words: “Intercultural dialogue looks like…”
  3. Entries must be no less than 30 seconds, and no more than 2 minutes in length, including the closing line.
  4. The competition is open to all part-time or full time undergraduate or graduate students (post-graduates for those outside the USA) currently enrolled at any university or college or community/ technical college, anywhere in the world.
  5. Entries may be created by one individual, or by a group. Given the topic, incorporating more than one viewpoint may be particularly appropriate.
  6. In addition to a video, each entry should be accompanied by brief information form about the creator(s). This will be used as a resource in sharing information about winning creators on the CID website at the end of the competition.
  7. By submitting your entry, you are attesting that you have the necessary authorization to use the images, audio, text, music, and any other content contained in your video. Please do not enter if you are in violation of, or uncertain of your rights to, any copyrights, patents, trademarks, video, music or other intellectual property. Consult your faculty advisor if you have any questions or doubts about the content of your entry. Applicants will be held fully liable under the law for any copyright or other intellectual property violations.
  8. Submissions found incomprehensible, inappropriate, or in violation of intellectual property rights for any reason in the sole judgment of CID will not be accepted into the competition.
  9. The 2018 entry window runs from April 15 – May 31, 2018. CID is not responsible for any entry that is misdirected, corrupted, or not received by such date.

* Funding for the award provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), one of the members of CID’s parent organization, the Council of Communication Associations.
* Poster designed by Linda J. de Wit, former CID intern.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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