HA NOI — A video competition has been launched by the European Commission delegation, in collaboration with the newspaper Sinh Vien (The Student), inviting university students to make a short film about the impact of climate change on Viet Nam.
The contest is part of a month-long series of intellectual and cultural activities in the context of Europe Days 2011 and leading up to Europe Day on May 9.
Contestants can submit short videos on how climate change is affecting lives in Viet Nam and filmed on either digital video cameras or mobile phones. The video should be no longer than five minutes in duration and be accompanied by a narration which can be either subtitled or in voice-over. Entries must be submitted to Sinh Vien at 5 Hoa Ma Street, Ha Noi, by May 20, and the full contest rules can be found at www.delvnmhan.europa.europa.eu.
The jury, consisting of environmental specialists, professional videographers and media representatives, will award three main prizes based on such criteria as the effectiveness of the video in conveying a message about the impact of climate change; originality in how that message is captured and presented; and the emotional impact of the film. — VNS