JAKARTA, 13 February 2017 – Viet Nam won the first prize and outperformed youth contestants from other nine Member States for the second year in a row at the second ASEAN Youth Video Contest. Jos Quyen (21), a graphic design student in Ho Chi Minh City designed, developed, and produced the winning video entitled “Real Action, Real Volunteering” which depicts youth volunteerism in Viet Nam and its impact to the ASEAN Community. Jos got the cash prize of $1,000.
“The ASEAN Foundation is pleased to support the ASEAN Youth Video Contest, which actively engages youth across ASEAN Member States to build awareness on ASEAN as well as to strengthen the sense of belonging. Through these initiatives, the ASEAN Foundation supports young people to share their views on ASEAN affairs through new media,” says Elaine Tan, Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation.
This year’s contest was launched in August 2016 and focused on enhancing youth leadership and civic engagement through the production of short videos highlighting volunteerism in ASEAN and its importance in building an ASEAN Community. Ten young video makers were selected from an applicant pool of over 100 to represent their countries at a video production training program held in Singapore from 5 to 8 December 2016. The training covered story development and script writing, post-production and social media promotional strategies. While on training, the youth participants produced videos with the theme “Volunteerism” and submitted them for competition.
Winning second place was “The Merit Points” by Mohamad Addin Azhan Bin A Manap (22) from Malaysia which garnered a cash prize of $750, and the third placer was “Volunteer Woman” created by Chhin Long and Sieng Vireak from Cambodia with a cash prize of $500. All ten videos can be watched on ASEAN’s YouTube Channel. The top three videos will also be featured during relevant meetings and events throughout the year.
The ASEAN Youth Video Contest began in 2015 through an initiative supported by the United States Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Foundation.
Contacts for the media:
- Masayu Yulien Vinanda, Communications and Marketing Manager, the ASEAN Foundation; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nenden Fathiastuti, Communications Specialist, ASEAN-U.S. PROGRESS, email: Nenden_Fathiastuti@dai.com
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About ASEAN Foundation
Three decades after ASEAN was established, ASEAN leaders recognized that: there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness and contact among people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that ASEAN leaders established ASEAN Foundation during ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Summit in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 15 December 1997, ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. The Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN’s body, the Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction and development of the people of ASEAN. For more information, visit www.aseanfoundation.org
About ASEAN U.S. PROGRESS
The ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) is a joint project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. State Department, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which aims to support ASEAN’s vision of a Southeast Asia “living in peace, stability, and prosperity.” The five-year program strengthens institutions to advance ASEAN’s vision for political-security and social-cultural integration by improving social protections for vulnerable populations, promoting regional leadership, and sharing knowledge and technology across ASEAN Member States (AMS).