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Video Contest: Citizen Embassadors for the 64th UN Day

Image by Basykes

Image by Basykes

What would you say to world leaders if given the chance? Let them know in a video lasting less than three minutes what you believe needs to be done to make the world a safer and better place for a chance to win a visit to the United Nations Headquarters for the 64th UN Day.

Actor George Clooney is a UN Messenger of Peace, and in the following video uploaded by United Nations Television he explains how you can participate and be one of the 5 winners who get a chance to participate in this VIP event in New York City.

The guidelines are quite simple:

1. Create your own video, no more than 3 minute duration.
2. Upload the video to your YouTube account.
3. Add it as a REPLY VIDEO to the video you are watching right now.
4. Deadline for submissions: 10 October 2009

Selection process:
1. The best 5 video entries will be selected by a committee based on compelling content, originality and creativity.
2. The finalists will be designated Citizen Ambassadors, and will be invited to United Nations Headquarters in New York on the occasion of the 64th UN Day.
3. They will take a special guided tour of UN Headquarters, have their photo taken with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and receive VIP seating at the UN Day Concert, to be held on Friday 23 October 2009.

So far, less than a handful of video responses have been posted, two from the United States (1 and 2 ), one from Canada and one from the United Arab Emirates. The deadline is October 10, so grab your camera and make your original, creative and compelling point!

(Image  by basykes used to illustrate post according to Creative Commons Attribution License)

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