Calling for YOUth!
Join the Youth4Data Video Competition
Are you a young person passionate about the digital world, data, technology, and how they impact the Sustainable Development Goals? We invite you to be a part of a global movement by sharing your unique voice through a creative short video!
This is your chance to inspire, educate, and connect with peers from every corner of the globe (and win a VR headset!).
We will be channeling youth’s perspectives through structured advocacy in relevant centers of power (e.g. the US Congress, the G7, G20, among others)!
Share your vision, reach a global audience, and start a conversation that is impossible to ignore!
Who can participate?
Anyone between 13 and 30 years old, from any place in the world. Note that your message needs to be recorded in English, even if you use elements in other languages.
When can you participate?
The call for videos will be open from August 30, 2023 until October 31st, 2023.
Announcement of winners: Thursday, November 23, 2023.
How can you participate?
Follow these 5 simple steps to participate (keep scrolling to pick your question or challenge!).
Choose your preferred question or challenge!
Explore the questions and challenges we have lined up for you (keep scrolling to pick your question or challenge!). Dive into the world of data and discover the topics that resonate with you. Then, choose the question or challenge that speaks to you the most to base your video on.
Review the video specifications
- Language: your message needs to be recorded in English, and it is ok if you use additional elements to your video (e.g. soundtrack) in other languages.
- Duration: 1 min 30 seconds maximum (but you can submit more than one video!)
- Format: TikTok/Instagram Reel style (please record vertically).
- The video must not be offensive or advertise/promote commercial products, abide by applicable laws, including copyright, and observe TikTok’s and Instagram’s Policies. Also review our Official Rules.
Let your creativity shine
Record your short video in the engaging and fast-paced TikTok / Instagram Reels styles. Upload that video to the platform of your preference - TikTok or Instagram. Follow and tag @youth4data and add the #Youth4OurDataFuture hashtag. Be aware! Your unique perspective can spark change and inspire others. 😉
Please note your account must be public or, when private, you should allow @youth4data to follow your account so the post is accessible.
Note: you can submit more than one video as long as you are answering a different question or conducting a different challenge. Also, you can submit a video with your friends and community! Be as creative as possible.
Keep in mind!
This is more than just a call for videos; it’s a chance for you to make a difference as part of the Datasphere Initiative’s #Youth4OurDataFuture project. Your story could inspire innovation, drive change, and connect with fellow young minds from around the world. So, grab your camera, let your creativity flow, and be a part of the global dialogue on data and our digital life!
You can learn more about this project by watching this video.
Evaluation and Prizes
The Youth4Data Project Organizers will bring together members of the project’s Advisory Group to jointly review and rank the videos. Prizes will be granted to the first three positions. Ranking will be determined at the sole discretion of the Organizers, and the decision will be inapelable.
The first three winners will be awarded one Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality headsets.
Questions & Challenges
1. Data for the SDG's
2. Data Literacy and Education
3. Technology use
4. Data privacy
5. Mental Health
6. Digital Welfare
7. Equity and Participation
9. Choose your own topic!