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Commit to Community

- Ramadan Video Contest

The winners will be announced soon

AWARDS

Three awards will be given in each of AEMS’ seven regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East North Africa
  • North and South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub Saharan Africa
FIRST PLACE

will receive $300!

SECOND PLACE

$200

THIRD PLACE

$100

Are you a youth
(under 25 yrs old)
in one of these regions? Submit Video

THE IDEA:

We spent two years surveying youth and educators around the world about their attitudes and views on a range of values and competencies important for wellbeing and bettering societies. It is time to give back to our participants and their communities in the various regions of the globe.

WHAT:

This project by the Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS) initiative, is a video competition to support youth (ages 15-25). Make a 1-3 minute video demonstrating your commitment to community and/or discussing what community means to you. We encourage you to be creative and think outside the box. Some ideas of possible videos are:

  • Organize a community volunteer day and document it.
  • Visit an elderly person who has been isolated because of the pandemic. It could be a relative or a neighbor you have not seen or checked on in a while and document it.
  • Make a video calling on youth and the larger community to give back and commit to the collective.
  • Write and recite a story or a poem that illustrates the positive aspects of the community you live in and ways you commit yourself to individuals and the group.

This campaign is competitive and the videos will be evaluated by a committee of three judges. The criterion for selection include creativity, originality, locally grounded, and high-quality product. The winners will be highlighted on social media and on IIITs website.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact us at aemsresearch@iiit.org.

AWARDS

Three awards will be given in each of AEMS’ seven regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East North Africa
  • North and South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub Saharan Africa
FIRST PLACE

will receive $300!

SECOND PLACE

$200

THIRD PLACE

$100

Questions?

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact us at aemsresearch@iiit.org.

Ramadan Video Contest

How did you hear about the Video Contest?
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Age
Hometown
Region
  • - select a region -
  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East North Africa
  • North and South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Youtube Link
IMPORTANT** 1) Please set your video's Visibility to "Public" or "Unlisted" 2) The video should be 1-3 minutes long
What language is your video in?
  • - select a option -
  • Arabic - العربية
  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian - shqip
  • Amharic - አማርኛ
  • Aragonese - aragonés
  • Armenian - հայերեն
  • Asturian - asturianu
  • Azerbaijani - azərbaycan dili
  • Basque - euskara
  • Belarusian - беларуская
  • Bengali - বাংলা
  • Bosnian - bosanski
  • Breton - brezhoneg
  • Bulgarian - български
  • Catalan - català
  • Central Kurdish - کوردی (دەستنوسی عەرەبی)
  • Chinese - 中文
  • Chinese (Hong Kong) - 中文(香港)
  • Chinese (Simplified) - 中文(简体)
  • Chinese (Traditional) - 中文(繁體)
  • Corsican
  • Croatian - hrvatski
  • Czech - čeština
  • Danish - dansk
  • Dutch - Nederlands
Note: If your video is not in English or Arabic, please include a short description of the video (maximum 250 words).
Social Media handle
Optional : Social media handle for AEMS to tag you if we post your video (i.e @AEMS on instagram)
Comments
Did you participate in the AEMS 2018-19 or 2019-20 survey? (Optional)

This is for information purposes only. Please see FAQ for more information about the 2018-19 and 2019-20 AEMS surveys.
We are excited to see your story! Before you submit the video, please check:
1) Your YouTube video's visibility is set to "Public" or "Unlisted" ?
2) Your video is 1-3 mintues long.

AWARDS

Three awards will be given in each of AEMS’ seven regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East North Africa
  • North and South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub Saharan Africa
FIRST PLACE

will receive $300!

SECOND PLACE

$200

THIRD PLACE

$100

Are you a youth
(under 25 yrs old)
in one of these regions? Submit Video

Commit to Community Video Scoring Rubric

Creativity and Originality Clarity of Message Local Focus Inclusivity Production Quality
EXCELLENT (4)
VERY GOOD (3)
GOOD (2)
OKAY (1)
Total_________Out of 20

Creativity and Originality – Is this your own work and does it reflect research you have done on the community topic? Does it present high imagination?

Clarity of Message – Is it clear what you are talking about?

Local Focus – Is the video about members or issues in your local community?

Inclusivity – Did you include different types of people (age, gender, etc.)?

Production Quality – Is it within the 1–3-minute requirement and is the audio/video clear and well edited?

AWARDS

Three awards will be given in each of AEMS’ seven regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East North Africa
  • North and South America
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Sub Saharan Africa
FIRST PLACE

will receive $300!

SECOND PLACE

$200

THIRD PLACE

$100

Questions?

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact us at aemsresearch@iiit.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement in order to participate in the contest?

Anyone under the age of 25 is eligible to participate

I don’t know which region I should mark. Help!

  • Central Asia
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan
  • Europe
    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Armenia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czechia
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kosovo
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Netherlands
    • North Macedonia
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • San Marino
    • Serbia
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom (UK)
    • Vatican City
  • Middle East / North Africa
    • Algeria
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Morocco
    • Oman
    • Palestine
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Syria
    • Tunisia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen
  • North and South America
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • United States of America
    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Ecuador
    • Guyana
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Suriname
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
  • South Asia
    • Afghanistan
    • Bangladesh
    • Bhutan
    • India
    • Maldives
    • Nepal
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
  • Southeast Asia
    • Brunei
    • Cambodia
    • Indonesia
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Myanmar
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Timor-Leste
    • Vietnam
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Eswatini
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Ivory Coast
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria. Republic of the Congo
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sudan
    • Tanzania
    • The Gambia
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

Can I submit more than one video?

Yes! But you are only eligible for one prize

What if I made a mistake in my first submission?

Just submit again and under “Other” note that it is a resubmission

If I win, how will I receive my prize?

Winners will be contacted by the AEMS team and prizes will be distributed by our regional offices

Why don’t I see my video on the website?

Don’t panic! All videos go through a moderation process before they can appear on the entry-browsing page on our site. It may take a week or longer for your video to appear in the entry-browsing tool, even if it meets all the contest requirements. On the other hand, if we determine that an entry breaks one of the contest rules, it will be excluded from the site.

Do you have to have participated in the AEMS 2018-19 or 2019-20 survey to be eligible?

No! Submissions are welcome from anyone. The only requirements are that you live in one of our partner regions and that you are under the age of 25.
For more information on the AEMS 2018-19 and 2019-20 survey and to learn more about AEMS check-out our website: https://iiit.org/en/briefs/

Does the video have to be about Ramadan?

No. Submissions are due during Ramadan and this may be a time when people are reflecting about themselves and their role in their community, but the videos do not have to be about Ramadan or really any aspect of religion or religious life.

Do you need to have a public YouTube channel to apply?

No, you do not need to have a public YouTube channel but you do need to have a YouTube account in order to submit your video. This is to make sure that all of the submissions come in a format that our judges can watch. If you don’t want to post your video to the public, you can upload the video as “unlisted” with a private link. Of course, if you want to upload your video publicly, that is fine too! Read this article to learn about your different uploading options on YouTube. https://strangershow.com/how-to-upload-private-video-on-youtube/

1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
2. From the left menu, select Content.
3. Point to the video you’d like to update. To see your live uploads, select the Live tab.
4. Click the down arrow under “Visibility” and choose Public or Unlisted.
5. Save