CID Video Competition: How do Social Media Influence Intercultural Dialogue?

Job adsThe Center for Intercultural Dialogue announces its second annual video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during spring 2019. Final deadline is May 31, 2019, at midnight (east coast US time).

CID Video Competition 2019

What is intercultural dialogue (ICD)? It is “the art and science of understanding the Other.” ICD can include international, interracial, interethnic, and interfaith interactions, but it is always active (“a matter of what someone does”) rather than passive (“a matter of what someone knows”). Typically, people assume that ICD requires face-to-face interaction. This competition asks: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?” Entries must be between 30 seconds to 2 minutes in length and will be accepted May 1-31, 2019 at the URL to be posted below by May 1.  Longer videos will be disqualified.

Faculty members are invited to discuss intercultural dialogue in a class, perhaps showing winning entries from 2018, and to suggest students produce videos as their responses. Students are encouraged to be creative, show off their knowledge and skills, and have fun with this topic

The top award winner will receive a $200 prize. All award-winning entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and highlighted on the CID website, LinkedIn group, Facebook group, and Twitter feed, through posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos. Perhaps most important to student learning, all entries will be sent comments from the judges. Winning entries last year came from not only the USA, but also Italy, the UK, and Peru.

See our FAQ. or contact Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, CID Director, with any questions.

Eligibility: 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/school, anywhere in the world are eligible. If high school students wish to join in, they are welcome as well. Entries may be created by one individual student, or by a group of students. Given the topic, incorporating more than one viewpoint may be particularly appropriate. Similarly, ensuring that at least someone in the group knows something about the idea of intercultural dialogue, and at least someone has created a video before, should be useful.

Competition Rules:

  1. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, understanding of intercultural dialogue, effective use of technology, and overall impact.

  2. Students can work independently or in groups.

  3. Videos should be created by students, not edited and corrected ahead of time by their instructors. Students must submit videos themselves.

  4. In addition to a video, each entry must be accompanied by a completed brief information form about the creator(s). This will be used as a resource in contacting winners, and then in sharing information about them on the CID website and other social media at the end of the competition.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Entries will be accepted from May 1-31, 2019. CID is not responsible for any entry that is misdirected, corrupted, or not received by such date. Judging will occur in June, and winners will be announced in July.

  8. Funding for the first prize cash award is provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), one of the members of CID’s parent organization, the Council of Communication Associations.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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

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