UNESCO-CEMCA Community Radio Video Challenge for Students

For more see http://crvc.cemca.org.in/#aboutFull

About the Challenge

The CR Video Challenge (CRVC) is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, to engage the Indian youth in CR and promote understanding and importance of CR as an alternative media for community’s self-expression, learning and development. CEMCA has been working to promote the use of CR in learning for development since 2006. CEMCA has organized over 30 workshops in the past to create awareness about CR, and runs a help-desk entitled “CEMCA Community Radio Facilitation Centre” to support new applicants and serve as a clearing house for information on CR. UNESCO recognizes that the presence of CR is a sign of media pluralism, diversity of content, and the representation of a society’s different groups and interests. CR encourages open dialogue, local transparency and a voice to the voiceless. The UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) has been promoting the use and establishment of low-cost media, including CR stations for the past several years. In 2011, UNESCO established the Community Media Chair at the University of Hyderabad, India, which is the only UNESCO chair covering the CR sector.


Rules & Regulations


The CRVC will be a competition amongst students pursuing Media studies in Indian education institutions during the period of the contest.

Topic: Why Community Radio Matters?

  1. The length of video permitted in the competition shall be up to maximum 3 minutes duration.
  2. Students will use any type of camera to produce the video, and upload the same to YouTube, Vimeo or Blip.Tv.
  3. Register and Submit the link of your video to the Video Competition page at http://crvc.cemca.org.in (free of cost).
  4. Student will submit the script of the video, copyright declaration, including license to release the video in CC-BY-SA, and a certificate of studentship and recommendation from his/her Head of the department/Director of the institute authenticating the work of the student to CEMCA.
  5. While educational institutions may recommend more than one entry from their students, each student can submit only one entry for the competition.
  6. A reputed jury will select the awards to be given on World Radio Day 2014.
  •  Last Date of Submission Online: 30 December 2013
  •  Last date of receipt of documentation at CEMCA: 10 January 2014
  •  Announcement of Award Winners: 30 January 2014
  •  Distribution of Awards: 13 February 2014
Criteria and Awards

Eligible entries will be scored based on the following guidelines.

  •  25 points: overall impact (persuasive, informational, educational)
  •  25 points: originality and creativity (concepts, ideas, format)
  •  25 points: relevance and clarity of message
  •  25 points: technical proficiency and quality

In addition, the award winners will also be reimbursed 2AC train ticket to attend the Award function at New Delhi.

Panel of Judges

The panel of judges to review the submissions are:

  •  Prof. Ashok Ogra, Director, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi (Chair)
  •  Padma Shri Bhajan Sopori, Indian Classical Instrumentalist
  •  Mr. Premchand Palety, Chief Executive, C fore
  •  Ms. Sheela Raval, ABP News Channel
  •  Ms Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director, Sustainable Development Outreach Division, The Energy and Resources Institute
  •  Ms Iskra Panevska, Communication and Information Advisor, UNESCO, New Delhi
  •  Dr. Sanjaya Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi
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