United States Launches Second Democracy Video Challenge

The United States Department of State has launched a second Democracy Video Challenge, with winners to be spread across all continents and hemispheres. The prizes are the same as last year, including an all-expenses paid trip to Hollywood, New York and Washington D.C. The deadline for entries in January 31 2010. Let's hope we have a Zimbabwean winner this time around.



Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2009


I wrote last year about the project coordinated by the US State Department called Democracy Video Challenge, in which ordinary people from all regions and continents were asked to submit a video and win an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood, Washington and New York.


The competition appears to have been such a success that the State Department and its other sponsors (including the United Nations now), have launched the second Democracy Video Challenge, in which people are being asked to make a short (no more than three minutes) video completing th sentence "Democracy is...."


The deadline for your entries for this new challenge is January 31 2010, with winner being announced in June 2010.


The prizes remain the same as last year, with prizes for each of the following regions: Western Hemisphere, Europe, Middle East/North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, South & Central Asia, East Asia/Pacific and one anonymous winner. Anonymous entrants to the competition, though welcome, can not win the Grand Prize.


I hope some of my readers who entered last year do so again, maybe we will have a Zimbabwean winner this time around.


Happy hunting.


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