June 2, 2006

COMPETITIONS / REMINDER: 2006 UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Competition

2006 UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Competition

2006 UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Competition

OneWorld Radio in collaboration with UNICEF are hosting a contest for radio features and public service announcements to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and highlight young people?s participation in the media. The contest highlights OneWorld/UNICEF?s ongoing commitment to youth participation and development. The contest will also offer an additional opportunity to promote OneWorld/UNICEF?s HIV/AIDS campaign ?Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS,? in which UNICEF played a critical coordinating role.

This year the competition runs for eight months, starting in April 2006. The winners will be announced in December 2006 in conjunction with the International Children?s Day of Broadcasting.

This year?s competition theme is ?Unite for Children. Unite Against AIDS.?

Children are ?missing? from the HIV/AIDS picture in many ways. They are missing parents, missing teachers, missing treatment and care, missing protection, missing many things, except for the devastating effects of this disease. A whole generation of young people today has never known a world free of HIV/AIDS. It is a disease that has redefined their childhood, forcing them to grow up alone, too fast or, sadly, not at all.
Every minute of every day, a child dies because of AIDS. And every day, there are nearly 1,800 new HIV infections among children under 15.
For young people in the most affected countries where the life expectancy has plummeted from the mid-60s to the early-30s turning 18 means reaching middle age. Today, an estimated 15 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. But only a fraction of the children and parents who need help are getting it. The size of the problem is staggering, but the world has been largely unresponsive. Less than 10 percent of pregnant women are offered services to prevent transmission to their infants. Less than 10 percent of children who have lost parents or who have been made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS get needed support or assistance. And less than 5 percent of children in need of treatment for HIV/AIDS receive it. Be part of this campaign as it meant to change that. And it is meant to keep a promise the world?s own promise of progress toward the Millennium Development Goals not only the goal on AIDS, but in other areas where AIDS has left its indelible and destructive mark.
And that is why, today, we Unite for Children and Unite Against AIDS.

Entries should be all be about HIV and AIDS ? prevention, education, the scope of the epidemic, youth work around the epidemic, etc., etc.

Entries: All work must be produced by youth ? persons under 21 years of age.

It can be produced in any language, anywhere in the world, but must be radio broadcast quality.

There will be two kinds of entries accepted:

1) Feature Stories: 3-6 minutes in length.
2) PSAs or Spots: up to 60 seconds in length

When: Entries will be accepted by OneWorld Radio from April 15th, 2006 through October 1st, 2006.

Judging will take place in October, with a panel of judges from OneWorld, UNICEF and other places.

Winners will be announced in conjunction with the ICDB (International Children?s Day of Broadcasting) in December, 2006.

Winners: There will be one first place winner chosen in each category, with two runners up in each category.

All entries will be posted on the OneWorld Radio website, and throughout the entry period, UNICEF Radio may feature entries on the UNICEF website.

The winners will be featured on both the OneWorld Radio and UNICEF sites, and will be pod cast by UNICEF Radio as well.

The top winners in each category will receive new radio production equipment in the amount of approximately $500 from UNICEF Radio, and a ceremony for the winners will be celebrated in a ceremony in conjunction with the ICDB (International Children?s Day of Broadcasting).


Submissions for the competition must consist of an original audio format, not more than 60 seconds for the PSA category and up to 6 minutes for the feature category.

All submissions must be original ideas and contain original audio footage.

Each submission should also include entrant?s name, address, age, e-mail address (if applicable), and phone number.


Applications can be submitted to radio@oneworld.netor

You can upload your audio entry to OneWorld Radio website. Check URL below

OneWorld Radio-English. URL: http://radio.oneworld.net

To do this you need to follow these easy steps:

? Join OneWorld Radio (http://radio.oneworld.net/user/userorgchoice?RedirectURL=/article/frontpage/251/4907) indicating that you are an entrant to the competition

? When your application is approved login to the website and click on ?upload? link in the left hand side
? Upload your entry (for instructions for uploading click here http://radio.oneworld.net/user/login/?RedirectURL=/mediamanage/itemedit/new) making sure you put OneWorld competition: then the title of your entry. Also, if your entry is not in English, make sure you add transcript of your audio in the ?Description? or field of the upload form

? Once the upload is finished, you will be able to see your entry on ?listen/download?


OneWorld Africa, Plot No. 6499, Kasangula Road, Roma.
PO Box 37011 Lusaka
Tel +260 1 292740,
Fax +260 1 294188

You may enter both categories but you will only be eligible to receive only one prize.
Submissions in the PSA category should be no more than 60 seconds in length.
Submissions in the Feature category can be up to 6 minutes in length.

Submissions that are not original work of the entrant will not be accepted.
Furthermore, submissions which contain any of the following will not be accepted:

? Materials which endorse or condone illegal drug or alcohol abuse.

? Materials which contain derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups.
? Language which is vulgar or offensive.
? Phone numbers.
? Web addresses (URLs) or e-mail addresses.
? License plates.

Entrants must be under 21 years of age.
Entries must have been broadcast on the radio or internet.

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
Youth Media Consulting GbR
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
Bergstr. 8 / 11th floor
D-45770 Marl - Germany
Tel./Fax: +49 2365 502480
Mobile: +49 176 23107083
Email: cschuepp@unicef.org
URL: www.unicef.org/magic
Mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/youthful-media
The YPMN is supported by UNICEF and hosted by the ECMC.
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