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Indian Ocean Youth Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness

UNESCO-IOC Calls Indian Ocean Youth to Participate in Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness.

To commemorate the International Youth Day (12 August), the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day (13 October), and the World Tsunami Awareness Day (5 November), UNESCO-IOC Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre (IOTIC) and the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) jointly with U-INSPIRE Indonesia is organizing a series of activities on Indian Ocean Youth Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness.

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This initiative aims to engage with youth (between 14 and 24 years) living in the regions around the Indian Ocean to share their creative thoughts, ideas, concepts, and/or activities related to tsunami awareness.

Complementary Webinar

🔥The webinar is over, but you can still watch the recording to find useful insights 🔥

The two minutes matter.
Tsunami is one of the deadliest rapid onset disaster, which can move as fast as a jet plane, over 500 mph (800 km/h). And the magnificent Indian Ocean has this kind of thrill.

We have something special tailored just for you(th) on 25 & 26 September 2021!!
Learn how to live in harmony with those risks, amplify the awareness message with some community action. Hopefully, this webinar will fulfill your curiosity about tsunami and type of short video are you going to produce for this competition.
Because the two minutes are really matter.

Theme for this year

Community Tsunami Awareness

Despite being the largest share in the world’s demographic and the most potential group of people, the youth are also the most at risk. The youth commonly have the smallest voice when it comes to engagement in development, while they will be highly affected by that development. Similarly, in disaster risk reduction, including tsunami hazards, the youth also have less opportunity to voice and be involved in community preparedness and capacity building.

Hazard and/or Risk Communication

Community Tsunami Preparedness

Public Tsunami Awareness / Education in schools or community

Tsunami Exercise in schools or community


Increase the knowledge of Indian Ocean youth on the topic of Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

Increase the participation of Indian Ocean Youth in tsunami awareness and preparedness in the region.

Encourage and upskill Indian Ocean youth in the creation of content for social media and other communication outlets, in particular on the topic of Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

Contribute to the commemoration of the World Tsunami Awareness Day

Let’s Develop Your Story, effectively!

Howdy my dear Indian Ocean friends, In this competition you only had two minutes to tell your audience what they need to know about the given topics: how would you say it? Let’s exercise!

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Competition Groupings

The competition will be divided into four groups:

Open for youth from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

Open for youth from Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore, Seychelles, Timor-Leste and France La-reunion.

Open for youth from India, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

Open for youth from Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, and Madagascar.

Requirements for Video Submission

  • The video should showcase young persons’ ideas, projects, activities or campaigns towards promoting community tsunami awareness.
  • The video can be in the local language or English. The local language videos should have English subtitles.
  • The video can have graphs, animations, music, and written text. If the text is in the local language, there should also be English subtitles.
  • The materials used in the video must be under a free or open license. If not, the participants shall own the license to use materials in the submitted video.
    Please kindly check the link for further information on Open License.
  • The maximum duration of the video is 2 minutes.
  • The maximum size of the video is: 720p. 1280 x 720 with Frames per Second: at least 30 FPS
  • Name your video with this format: Group#_Topic-code_Name-of-participant_Title-of-Video
    (example: Group4_PTE_Victoria-Nyamango_Are-we-tsunami-prone) .

Prior to starting your application, it is recommended that you review the Indian Ocean Youth Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness guidelines.

Additional Information for Participants

  • Eligibility
  • Important Dates
  • Important Links
  • Scoring Criteria
  1. Age between 14 and 24 years old with interest in disaster risk reduction, especially on Tsunami Awareness.
  2. A resident of a country bordering the Indian Ocean under the mandate of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS). 
  3. Individual participants and groups of up to three participants can enter the competition.
  4. To promote gender equality, groups should have at least one female member and female participation is encouraged.
  5. Each participant (individual or group) can submit one entry only. Submission of more than one video will be disqualified. 

1. The opening date for registration: Thursday, 12 August 2021.
2. The closing date for submission: Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 23:00 Jakarta time (GMT +7).
3. The winner announcement: Wednesday, 10 November 2021.

  1. Theme, topic, and information (50%) – The relevance of the chosen topic, the facts, and information provided in the video, reference and acknowledge all sources in comments.
  2. Concept and originality (30%) – The originality of the video concept, ideas, content, and storyline.
  3. Creativity (20%) – The creativity of the video, including (but not limited to) composition, illustrations, text, graphs, animations, and music.

Submit your Short Video

To join the 2021 Indian Ocean Youth Short Video Competition on Tsunami Awareness, you will be asked to provide your personal information and respond to the following forms.

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please send email to [email protected] with cc to [email protected]

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