Equality and Advancing Human Rights (Video Contest)

As part of the campaign to increase the respect for and awareness of human rights by reducing inequalities, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest invites high school students aged 16-18 to participate in a video competition on “Equality and Advancing Human Rights” on June 27, 2022.

Working individually or in teams of no more than two people, Romanian high school students aged 16-18 are invited to create a video clip of no more than 2 minutes, on the above theme and submit it via WeTransfer to infobuch@state.gov no later than August 19, 2022. The video submission must be in .mp4 format and must be accompanied by 2 files, in .srt format, containing the subtitles in English and in Romanian, respectively.

Participants should include their full name, e-mail address, phone number, high school, and the name of their English teacher in their submission. Children or any other family members of the U.S. Embassy employees are not eligible to participate in the competition. Written permission from a parent or guardian must be included for anyone under the age of 18 who appears in the video.

A jury composed of American diplomats will select the top three videos. Videos will be judged on effectiveness in raising awareness about the importance of respecting everyone’s rights, especially by youth; originality and creativity; and video quality.

The U.S. Embassy will award the top prize, a GoPro video camera, during a special ceremony held in December 2022. Winners of the 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded a digital camera and an eBook reader, respectively. The three winners’ videos will be highlighted on the U.S. Embassy website and on other online platforms. All participants – students and teachers alike – will receive certificates from the U.S. Embassy to recognize their efforts.