CID’s third video competition is over. As a reminder, students were asked to create 90-120 second videos about listening, as listening is how intercultural dialogue starts. Posts have appeared over the past weeks describing each of the top videos, but here is a single list with links to all of them.
Submissions came in from students studying the USA, Turkey, the UK, Taiwan, and India, with some of these being international students originally from Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Guinea. All four of the winners are themselves multicultural, and therefore understand the need for, and practice, intercultural dialogue in their own daily lives.
The winners were:
1st prize: Israel Arcos, from Ecuador, who was studying Mathematics at Hostos Community College at the time he submitted the video, now enrolled in Computer Science at Hunter College for his Bachelor’s degree.
2nd prize: Shanoy Coombs, from Jamaica, who is studying Intercultural Communication and International Development at the University of Sheffield in the UK for her Master’s degree.
3rd prize: Veronica Gutierrez, who grew up in Mexico and is now in the US, is studying Global Public Health at Concordia University, Texas, for her Bachelor’s degree.
Award of excellence: Vanessa Milqueya Ventura Alvarez, from the Dominican Republic, who is studying Business Management at Hostos Community College in New York, pursuing her Associate’s degree.
My thanks to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the topic, even during a pandemic. Thanks to colleagues around the world, who helped spread the word about the competition. Thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos, again even during a pandemic (and special thanks to Mary Schaffer, on the CID Advisory Board, who not only served herself but recruited most of the other judges.) Thanks to Heather Birks, for initially suggesting the idea of a video competition, for arranging funding for the award to be provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), for providing server space for the videos, and for providing most of the technical support (and to JD Boyle, at BEA, for additional technical support). The competition would have been impossible without all of the work of all these people. And this year, thanks to Lexington Books, for giving the top 3 award winners a copy of Elizabeth Parks’ book, The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue