The Internet has been nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. As part of the ongoing debate on the contribution of Internet to our society, Condé Nast and Google Ireland have joined to organize this video contest and the winner will have the opportunity to travel and get their video featured on Italian MTV.
The contest guidelines are quite simple, for full terms and conditions follow the link:
Length of the Video must be no longer than five (5) minutes in total;
The Video, in any languages, must be subtitled in English; the subtitles must be legible and an accurate translation of the dialogue;
The Video must focus on a creative representation on how the Internet is an effective vehicle for peace as stated in the Internet for Peace manifesto (I4P Manifesto) published on the www.youtube.com/internetforpeace channel.
The submission deadline is September 1st, but votes and popularity of the uploaded videos will be taken into account for judging the winner, so if you haven't uploaded your video, better do it soon! You can also view the gallery of submissions and vote for your favorites.
Judges Gilberto Gil, Yoani Sanchez, Gabriele Salvatores, Ory Okolloh, Ai Wei Wei, Nobuyuki Hayashi (Nobi), Nadine Toukan will select one Video to win the contest, taking into account creativity, technical execution, ranking in user voting, originality and how well it represents and interprets the I4P manifesto.
Here are a couple of videos from the contest entries:
A group of Palestinian and Israeli teens who have been working together for 3 years sing and make a music video about Peace.
Yuri from Russia makes a video about national stereotypes and how the internet helps to bring them down and show what actual people are about.
So watch the Internet for Peace Manifesto Video and get inspired to participate, send in your entry and vote for your favorites!