The Education Commission was set up last September to help the world develop a plan for achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal on Education (SDG 4) which calls on the world to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This is an enormous challenge. More than 124 million children and youth do not have access to primary and secondary schools. And of the roughly 590 million that are in school, some 250 million—roughly two in five—are failing to learn the basics of reading, writing and math.
June 30, 2016 (11:59 pm EST, New York City time)
Young people from around the world ages 13-30*
*Participants under the age of 18 will need to submit a release form signed by a parent/legal guardian; details available on the competition link
The top three videos will be selected by the Education Commission’s Youth Panel, co-chaired by Kennedy Odede (Kenya) and Rosemarie Ramitt (Guyana) and includingMalala Yousafzai (Pakistan).
A People’s Choice Award will also be given to the video that receives the most public votes.
Winning videos will be screened on various MTV and partner platforms, and at the Commission’s report launch this September in New York.
The following prizes will be awarded:
- Grand Prize (must be over 18 years old): an invitation to New York to see your video screened at the Commission’s report launch during the UN General Assembly in September
- Second Prize: iPad mini (16GB, wifi)
- Third Prize: HP Chromebook (11-inch laptop computer, 4GB RAM)
- People’s Choice Award: GoPro Hero4 Session waterproof video camera