The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today launched the 2016 Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future Youth Video Contest. The competition—to be held in conjunction with the Advancing Asia conference, that will take place in New Delhi, India, on March 11–13, 2016—seeks videos from young videographers of all abilities capturing through their own lenses the realities, challenges, and interesting stories of the Asia-Pacific region.
The contest, open to ages 18–30, will accept submissions from December 29, 2015 to January 26, 2016. The public voting through social media will begin when the videos are submitted and will end on February 3, 2016. The top 10 finalists from this round will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The selection will be based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit. Two winners will be announced on February 15, 2016 on the www.advancingasia.org website. Winners will receive a three-day trip to New Delhi to attend the conference.
3- Day Trip to New Delhi, India to attend the Advancing Asia Conference (March 11—13, 2016).
Two winners will receive a 3-Day round trip to New Delhi, India from any Asian country/city, covering related traveling expenses. Their winning videos will be shown at the conference. To be eligible for this prize, participants must have a valid passport and be able to secure a visa to enter India in time for the conference. For Indian citizens, they could present any government-issued identification card with birth date and photo, if they don’t have a passport.
The Advancing Asia conference, co-sponsored by the government of India and the IMF, will take stock of the Asia-Pacific region’s economic performance and the policy challenges that will have a great bearing on social and economic progress. Key issues to be addressed at the conference will include: growth models; income inequality, demographic change, and gender; infrastructure investment; climate change; managing capital flows; and financial inclusion. Participants will include government ministers and central bank governors, business executives, academics, and civil society leaders. Keynote speakers will include Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.