Kļūsti par vienu no pasaules sociālo pārmaiņu aģentiem!


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ANO Civilizāciju Alianse un Starptautiskā Migrācijas organizācija aicina visas pasaules jauniešus, vecumā līdz 25 gadiem, iesūtīt kreatīvus un inovatīvus video materiālus par tēmām: migrācija, daudzveidība un sociālā integrācija. Kļūsti par vienu no pasaules sociālo pārmaiņu aģentiem! Video stāstam jābūt ne garākam par piecām minūtēm. Tiks izvēlēti trīs uzvarētāji, katrā vecuma kategorijā: (9-12 g.v., 13-17 g.v., un 18-25 g.v.). Uzvarētājiem būs iespēja prezentēt savu darbu Ņujorkā, PLURAL+ 2013 apbalvošanas ceremonijā, kas notiks 2013. gada decembrī. Video var iesūtīt līdz 30. jūnijam.


The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: migration, diversity and social inclusion.

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ invites youth to address key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels. Young people up to 25 years old are invited to submit short videos of five minutes maximum in length.

A prestigious international jury will select three winners in each age categories (9-12, 13-17, and 18-25). All the winners will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL+ 2013 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media in December 2013. Furthermore, winners will be distinguished by PLURAL+ partner awards.

  • Videos must pertain to the topics of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and related topics.
  • Reflecting on these topics, videos should show the youth’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions and suggestions.
  • Videos may be of whatever type, style or genre that the entrant wishes – animated, documentary, drama, music video, comedy etc.
  • Videos should reflect the aims of the PLURAL+ Video Festival, which are:
    • To recognize youth as agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions.
    • To involve youth in addressing questions on migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social inclusion wherever they be in the world.
    • To encourage the practical contributions of young people in not just identifying constraints, but also in promoting a climate of respect and appreciation for each other.

  • Preferably all videos should be submitted on DVDs, or through a file hosting website of choice (MediaFire, YouSendit,…)
  • Videos that are not in English must have English subtitles.
  • All videos must be 5 minutes maximum of running time, including title and end credits.

Prizes and Awards:

The PLURAL+ JURY AWARD prizes will be awarded in three (3) age-based categories:
  • 9 to 12 years old
  • 13 to 17 years old
  • 18 to 25 years old
The PLURAL+ Jury Awards will be awarded to one entrant per category and will be selected by an independent international jury. The 3 winners of the PLURAL+ JURY AWARD will each receive US$1,000.

Additional awards will be given by collaborating partner agencies and may include equipment or professional opportunities. See all partner awards here. Winning videos will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including broadcast, satellite, internet, film festivals and DVD.

  • Entrants to PLURAL+ must be youth between the ages of 9-25.
  • The Entrant is the one person responsible for submitting the video.
  • People appearing in the video do not have to be youth. However the videos must reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections about migration and diversity.
  • Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are between the ages of 9-25.
  • Other people involved in the making of the video (e.g. educators, teachers, instructors, etc.) might be over 25 as long as their creative role is minimal (group coordination, technical support, renting equipment, etc.)


Packages containing DVD entries must be posted by Sunday June 30, 2013. File hosting website must be received by the PLURAL+ Video Festival before Midnight (New York City Time GMC -5hours) on Sunday June 30, 2013. Entries received after this time will not be considered. Please make sure that you leave ample time for your video to arrive in New York.

All entries must include a fully completed and signed entry form (AVAILABLE HERE), including co-signature by a parent, guardian, teacher or responsible adult if the entrant is a minor in his/her country of residence.

If submitting a DVD, each package must contain:
  • The fully completed entry form
  • The DVD of the video
  • All DVDs must have the name of the entrant and the English title of the video printed on top of the DVD in permanent marker.
  • Videos must be sent to: PLURAL+; United Nations – Alliance of Civilizations; Chrysler Building; 405 Lexington ave, 5th Floor New York, NY 10174 USA, Phone: +1 212-457-1796
If submitting through a file hosting website, participants should send an email to plural@unaoc.org. In the subject line write PLURAL+ 2013 VIDEO ENTRY, and the text mail should include:
  • Title of the videos
  • Name of the authors
  • Address/link for download the video
  • Contact email
  • Entry Form must also be included as an attachment to the email. Videos will not be accepted without the Entry Form completed and signed.
PLURAL+ will not be able to return the DVDs so please keep master copy of your video in a safe place. PLURAL+ is not responsible for lost, late, misrouted, misappropriated, or damaged entries. Entrants must inform the PLURAL+ Video Festival organizers if their contact information changes at anytime between submitting their video and the announcement of the competition winner.

Winning entrants will be notified no later than October 12, 2013. A prestigious international jury will announce the winners in New York during an event hosted at the Paley Center for Media on December 2013 in New York.
For more information, read the full rules and regulations HERE and see the official website HERE.