PIA Launches Short Video Contest Highlighting Role Of PH Youth

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The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), one of the agencies under the Presidential Communications Operations Office, has announced the conduct of a short video online contest as part of #cyberREADI, a national campaign towards cyber wellness targeting the Filipino youth.

“#cyberREADI is based on the Asean Core Values on Digital Literacy: Responsibility, Empathy, Authenticity, Discernment, and Integrity,” the PIA said in a news release issued on Wednesday.

The #cyberREADI, it added, is a product of the Asean-Japan Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for the Youth Project which the PIA spearheaded in partnership with the InfoComm Media Development Authority of Singapore and with funding support from the Japan-Asean Integration Fund (JAIF).

The overarching theme for the contest is “#cyberREADI: The Role of the Filipino Youth in Cyber Wellness in the time of COVID-19,” in recognition of the youth’s role in observing positive values, discernment, and responsible behaviors online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants are enjoined to depict only one from the following topics:
–Developing healthy digital habits;
–Preventing and building resilience against cyberbullying and other negativities in the online environment;
–Embracing a secured digital learning;
–Inculcating the responsible and discerning use of online/social media, including the consumption and sharing of online content; or
–Keeping safe online.

The contest is open from Nov. 10 to 30, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered, and winners will be announced on Dec. 15, 2020.

The PIA said the short video contest is open to all young Filipinos residing in the Philippines and must be aged 15-24 at the time of submission of their entry.

“Participation may be on an individual basis or group basis with maximum of three members per group. Each participating individual or group is allowed to submit only one entry,” it added.

The must showcase the #cyberREADI’s theme through their chosen topic: developing healthy digital habits; preventing and building resilience against cyberbullying and other negativities in the online environment; embracing a secured digital learning; inculcating the responsible and discerning use of online/social media, including the consumption, and sharing of online content; or keeping safe online.

The maximum length of the video is only one minute and must be in MP4, MOV, or WMV format only, the PIA said.

The winner and the runners-up in each category will receive the following prizes: 1st prize – USD500 (PHP24,000), 2nd prize – USD300 PHP14,000, and 3rd prize – USD200 (PHP9,600).

For more details: http://bit.ly/cyberREADIVideoContestDetails. (PNA)

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