To celebrate its global alliance with TV broadcasters and the role they have played over the past ten years to advance the disaster risk reduction agenda, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in collaboration with the Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are launching the first Disaster Risk Reduction TV Film Competition.
CBU members are invited to participate in the competition and win one of the free trips to Japan to be awarded to the four finalists. All four finalists will be invited to receive their award during the Gala Ceremony at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan next March 2015. Travel support to and accommodation in Japan will be provided by UNISDR.
The competition is looking for videos produced and broadcast between 2005 and 2014, capturing positive human stories of courage, investigative stories on past disasters or disasters waiting to happen as well as innovative stories about disaster risk reduction solutions.
The period 2005 to 2015 corresponds to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, a ten-year plan of action to make the planet more resilient to disasters that will be re-considered at the WCDRR.
A jury composed of members of the Asian Broadcasting Union (ABU), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction will select the best videos in the following categories:
1. The best Disaster Risk Reduction human story
2. The best DRR investigative story
3. The best DRR innovative story
4. And the very best DRR documentary
The competition will culminate in an Awards Gala Ceremony at the WCDRR, which will showcase the winning entries. You have until November 30, 2014 to submit entries.
Entries are accepted in any of the official UN languages: English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. The detailed guidelines and entry form are attached for your information. To learn more about the competition and to submit entries, go to: http://www.wcdrr.org/resources/media/tv.