IYV+10 Volunteer Video Competition

Deadline: 20 November 2010
Open to: Youth volunteers (aged 30 or below), or volunteer-involving teams with at least one youth member
Prize: S$400 for a round trip ticket to Singapore, 2 nights in a hotel, registration fee for the 2011 Conference
Theme: “Volunteering to Change the World”

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV +10), we are inviting volunteers and volunteer-involving organization to submit creative short (30-60 second) videos showing their visions for how to make the world a better place through volunteering.

The year 2011 will be the tenth anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers. Known as “IYV+10” the anniversary should be another important milestone in the development of global volunteering, and the international volunteer movement.

In the decade since the United Nations launched the International Year of Volunteers in 2001, at the global level, there have been a number of important advancements in the field of volunteerism: every one of the billions of people, who gives up their time to volunteer, becomes part of a grand movement that is much bigger than the sum of the parts.

To celebrate IYV+10, we are calling on young volunteers, or young volunteer teams, to create short films that advertise the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. Your video can show your volunteer work, your motivations for volunteering, your hopes and visions for 2011, it can inspire other people to volunteer, or any number of other things.

– First post the video onto YouTube, then join our “IYV+10 Video Competition” Group, and add your video.
– Add the link to your video on the registration form , so we can embed the video on our website, and let people vote for it.
– Fill out the rest of the form and then send it to [email protected]; and print it out and post it by registered mail, with a high quality copy of your video on DVD to:
IAVE International Resource Center at 1F
31 Zhongxiao E. Rd Sec. 1
Taipei 100
Please write “IYV+10 Volunteer Video Competition” on the envelope.

– Suggested video length is 30-60 seconds.
– Video Format:MPG, MPEG, AVI, MOV
– Dots per inch (DPI):720×480 and above (suggested)
– All submitted videos must have our standard opening and closing clip added to the beginning and end. Right click with your mouse to download the opening clip (34MB) here, and the closing clip (17MB) here.

The winner will be invited to next year’s IAVE’s Youth Volunteer Conference and invited to present their video.
The Winner will be given US$400 for a round trip ticket to Singapore, 2 nights in a hotel in Singapore, waived registration fee for the 2011 IAVE Youth Volunteer Conference (Jan 21-23, 2011)

The deadline for application to this competition is 20th November 2010.

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4 thoughts on “IYV+10 Volunteer Video Competition

  1. Hi mladiinfo,

    Thanks for spreading this event through your network. We appreciated it very much!

    Hi Everyone,

    Thankyou very much for your support to IAVE IYV+10 Volunteer Video Competition whose entry's deadline has been extended to November 20, 2010.

    This is a great opportunity to tell the world what kind of volunteer work you've been involved with to make a better society and to celebrate the UN IYV+10 (International Year of Volunteers plus 10) with the global volunteer family!

    Don't miss it!;)

  2. Hi,
    I do not seem to be able to download the opening and closing clips from the above writing. Is there any other way I can get them so I can insert them into the beginning and end of the movie? Thanks

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