The OECD’s 2012 Global Youth Video Competition

Deadline: 31 March 2012
Open to:  All interested  between the age of 18 and 25 years during the period of this competition (14 December 2011 to 31 March 2012)
Prizes: An all expenses-paid trip to Paris, France to attend the OECD Forum on 22-24 May 2012


The Challenge is to make a short video (no more than 3 minutes) that responds to the Competition theme.

The theme of this Competition will be announced on 14 December 2011, following a public vote to choose one of the following topics:

  • Development
  • Education and Skills
  • Inequality
  • Unemployment

About your Video

  • Your video must be no more than 3 minutes in length.
  • Any spoken language used in your video that is not English or French must be accompanied by the relevant subtitles in English or French.
  • Your video must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.
  • Your video must be your own original creation – no copyrighted music, video, or images may be used.
  • Your video must not infringe on any third party rights.
  • Your video must not have been produced for compensation or posted previously on any OECD Web page.


To be eligible for prizes, you must be aged 18-25 years during the period of this competition (14 December 2011 to 31 March 2012). That means you must have been born on or between 15 December 1985 and 1 April 1994. Proof of identity will be required from all finalists.

If you are a member of OECD staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, contractor, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, you may participate, but are not eligible to win.


The video author (or a nominated representative, if a team effort) of each winning video will be invited to Paris to attend the OECD Forum on 22-24 May 2012. Travel costs to and from Paris, hotel accommodation and a living allowance will be provided for the duration of the Forum.


Complete and submit this electronic Registration Form (including a link to your video on YouTube) by Midnight (Paris time) on 31 March 2012. Any Registration Forms received after this date will not be considered for a prize, under any circumstances.

After the competition closes at midnight on 31 March 2012, qualifying videos will be judged on adherence to the competition challenge through their creativity, originality, message content and overall presentation (sound and picture quality).

Subsequently, three winning videos will be selected by a special Jury.
The competition winners will be announced on 16 April 2011 and notified by e-mail, as well as published on the OECD competition website.

Here you can read the Terms and Conditions of the Contest.

For more information please contact

The Official Website

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