The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched the 2016 Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future Youth Video Contest. The contest is open to citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Lao P.D.R., Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
The competition—to be held in conjunction with the Advancing Asia conference, that will take place in New Delhi, India, on March 11–13, 2016—seeks videos from young videographers of all abilities capturing through their own lenses the realities, challenges, and interesting stories of the Asia-Pacific region, according to message received here from the IMF headquarters on Wednesday.
The contest, open to ages 18–30, will accept submissions until January 26.
The public voting through social media will begin when the videos are submitted and will end on February 3.
The top 10 finalists from this round will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
The selection will be based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit.
Two winners will be announced on February 15 on the www.advancingasia.org website.
Winners will receive a three-day trip to New Delhi to attend the conference.
The Advancing Asia conference, co-sponsored by the government of India and the IMF, will take stock of the Asia-Pacific region’s economic performance and the policy challenges that will have a great bearing on social and economic progress.
Key issues to be addressed at the conference will include growth models; income inequality, demographic change, and gender; infrastructure investment; climate change; managing capital flows; and financial inclusion.
The participants will include ministers and central bank governors, business executives, academics, and civil society members.
Keynote speakers will include Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.