United Nations #UN4U Asia-Pacific Video Contest 2016

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Application Deadline: September 30th 2016

Thank you for your interest in the #UN4U Asia-Pacific video contest organized by the United Nations to mark UN Day 2016 on October 24. The contest runs from 1 September to 30 September 2016.


No more than three videos may be submitted by any one person.

All videos must be uploaded to YouTube and accompanied by a description of the theme chosen, shooting location and hashtags #UN4U #AsiaPacific.

Video entries must not exceed 20 seconds in length.


This contest is open to anyone aged 18 years and older by the contest closing date of 30 September 2016, who is a resident of an Asia-Pacific country as defined by ESCAP membership.

The staff category is open to UN staff and their dependents (spouse/partner, children), working or residing in the Asia-Pacific region as defined above, including interns, consultants, and fellows.

There is no entry fee of any kind.


A panel of representatives from UN agencies in the region will select the “Judges Favorite” category. The judging criteria will include:

  • Relevance: The video’s relevance to the work of the UN and regional approaches taken to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Creativity: Is the theme expressed in a unique way? Does the video capture an interesting point of view or demonstrate originality?

Up to 50 points will be awarded in each criteria for a total of 100 points. The video with the highest score will be awarded the “Judges Favorite.” Submissions by UN staff and their dependents will be judged in a separate category by a panel of external judges.

For the “Most Liked” category, the winner will be the video post that receives the most reactions (likes, retweets/favorites) using the required hashtags #UN4U #AsiaPacific on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, during the period the contest is open.

The decision of the organizers and judges on all matters relating to the contest will be final.

A selection of the submitted will be featured in a video montage and exhibition at the UN Day event at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on 25 October, and for greater outreach and distribution on other social media and web platforms of the UN.

Winners will win prizes of up to USD $350.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations #UN4U Asia-Pacific Video Contest 2016

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