UNDP’s Animal Ambassadors Video Contest 2016

Publish Date: Jul 11, 2016

Deadline: Aug 13, 2016

About contest

UNDP has teamed up with the Chengdu Panda Base in China, the world’s premier facility for the breeding and conservation of these beautiful and endangered animals, to designate two panda cubs as the first ever ‘Animal Ambassadors for the Global Goals.’

Help us name the newborn pandas!

Make a short video that tells us why the Global Goals are important to you – and you could even WIN a trip to China to meet the pandas in person!

How to enter

  • Pick two names – one for each of the twin pandas. Remember, both pandas are male… but that shouldn’t matter!
  • Create a short video (30 seconds max) explaining which Global Goal is most important to you and why. Don’t know what the Global Goals are? Also check out some of our featured entries to see what others are doing.
  • Upload your video to your platform of choice (We prefer YouTube and Youku). Complete a competition entry form. Don’t forget to include your panda names and video link! To be eligible for the trip to China, you MUST upload a video. If videos aren’t your thing – that’s ok. You can still submit names for the cubs but will not be eligible for the trip.

Make your video stand out!

Get as creative as you like! Your video could just be you talking to the camera, or you could get your friends involved (but remember only one pair of names can be submitted per video for the chance to win). Are you an animation whiz? You could even make a cartoon!

The judges are on the lookout for videos that are fun, creative, and help to explain your chosen Goal to someone who might not know what the Global Goals are. Keep this in mind when planning and making your video.

Check out UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh’s video for some inspiration. You can also check out some of our featured entries to see what others are doing.

You get bonus points if your video has a panda theme!

Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions and the full terms and conditions to make sure you have the best chance of catching the judges’ eyes!

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Pandas4GlobalGoals if you can!

When does the competition close?

All entries must be received by 13 August 2016.

The winning name suggestions for the Panda Ambassadors will be announced on or before 16 September 2016.

Winning video entries will be will be announced on or before 25 September 2016. Winners will be contacted via the email address they provide when entering the competition.

You can find application form by clicking the original link.

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