In a surprisingly close parallel to the Center for Intercultural Dialogue’s video competition question, What does intercultural dialogue look like?, it turns out that Everyday Peace Indicators is running a photography contest, asking What does peace look like? Please participate in their event, but remember to participate in ours as well!
“The Everyday Peace Indicators project invites you to post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pictures of everyday peace in your own life. These #everydaypeacepics would be scenes from your daily life (home, family, work, commute, college, neighbourhood). The pictures could be of a family scene that indicates serenity, or perhaps – depending on location – a defunct security installation that indicates a post-conflict situation, or anything you use in your daily life to determine that you are more or less at peace. Tag photos with the hashtag #everydaypeacepics so we can see them, and we’ll contact the finalists to send us copies of their photos to be posted on everydaypeaceindicators.org (you will retain copyright of your picture and all pictures will be acknowledged).
If you can, please add a description and location of the picture when you post it, explaining why the scene means everyday peace to you. The closing date for pictures is 1 March and the best picture – as judged by the EPI team – will win a copy of Roger Mac Ginty’s International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance book and Pamina Firchow’s forthcoming Reclaiming Everyday Peace: Local Voices in the Politics of Measurement and Evaluation after War book.”
As people are learning of the CID Video Competition, they have been asking questions. In hopes this will help others, the questions will be posted, along with answers. As further questions are asked, they will be answered here.
Question: Is the video competition open to graduate students?
Answer: Absolutely! Students at any level of higher education, from community or technical college to undergraduates, masters or doctoral studies, are all eligible.
Question: Is the video competition open to faculty working jointly with their students?
Answer: While faculty may advise students, they may not be co-creators. The intent is to encourage students to create the videos.
Question: Is there a language requirement for the videos?
Answer: The videos will have to be in English. Permitting any other language would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, creating a video in another language with English subtitles should be fine. Choosing to have most of the video acted out, with minimal linguistic elements, should work as well.
CID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.
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 20 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!
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