Atoms for Africa Calls for Entries for Online Video Competition

Masood Ahmed President, Center for Global Development
Masood Ahmed
President, Center for Global Development

Atoms for Africa is inviting applications from Students and young professionals from Sub-Saharan African countries to participate and stand a chance to win an all-expenses paid fact-finding trip to Russia.

In its 5th edition, the annual online video competition “Atoms for Africa” is dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable economic and social development in Africa through the use of innovative nuclear technologies. This year participants are required to research how nuclear technologies can assist in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in Africa.

The contest will run from August 1 until September 30, 2019. Young people are encouraged to film a short video about their findings and promote it on Facebook. The competition is open to persons aged between 18 and 30 years residing in Sub-Saharan Africa and is not limited to engineering and science students.

The video should be titled “How nuclear technologies can assist in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in Africa?” It must be maximum three minutes in length and must be in English.

The submitted video can be made in any quality that fits applicant’s vision (professional & smart phone) and all video content must be original, produced by the young people who are making the competition submission.

Use of any video content produced by or obtained from a professional organizations, university or other third parties is permitted in no more than 50% of the original video.

Video must be published on Facebook with no restrictions on its visibility for any Facebook visitors. The post must tag @Rosatominafrica Facebook page and contain hashtags: #Atoms4Africa, #AtomsForAfrica, #RosatomCompetition.

To be eligible, the video must be posted no later than September 30. 2019.

Shortlist of successful videos will based on Jury’s decision based on creativity, comprehensibility and impact and the number of likes after it is posted on Rosatom Africa Facebook page.

The 1st and 2nd place winners will go on an all-expenses paid trip to Russia in November 2019; 3rd place winners will receive valuable prizes and seven other shortlisted videos will be rewarded with commemorative certificates and gifts. There will be no cash compensations.

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