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180 Seconds to Win: Magsaysay Youth Video Competition Launched

If you’re a young Filipino, 14 to 25 years old, here’s some good news for you.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation is inviting you to join the first ever RAMON MAGSAYSAY YOUTH VIDEO COMPETITION (RMYVC) titled, 180 Seconds.” It will run until 26 February 2021 with the theme “Greatness of Spirit.”

“Greatness of Spirit signifies a passionate commitment to a chosen purpose that serves the common good. We are talking of selfless human beings, the Ramon Magsaysay Awardees, who are recognized by their ability to inspire others to join them in their quest. In doing so, they become vessels of social solidarity, offering alternative visions of what human cooperation can achieve,” aptly said by RMAF Trustee and social scientist, Randy David.

“Greatness of Spirit” is embodied by the President Ramon Magsaysay, who died in a tragic plane crash exactly 63 years ago today, and remains one of the most beloved presidents of the Philippines. His legacy of servant leadership has been enshrined in the Ramon Magsaysay Award—Asia’s premier prize —which is bestowed on remarkable individuals like him, for their greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in service to the peoples of Asia.

This year’s video competition focuses on how creative young minds see greatness of spirit by selecting a Magsaysay awardee, and telling the story of an ordinary person whose work reflects what the awardee has done. This involves shooting a 3-minute scripted video showcasing that story.

The 180 Seconds: RMYVC is open to all Filipino youth ages 14 to 25 years.  Contestants are required to register RMYVC online registration at www.rmaward.asia, and submit their video entries through email, rmyvc@rmaf.org.ph. A contestant may register and submit a video only once.

All 180-second videos submitted for the competition must be original, unpublished, and in English or Tagalog. Work already published on any medium (including blogs, Youtube channels, etc.) may not be entered. Deadline for the submission of entries is on Feb. 26. For the complete mechanics of the 180 Seconds Ramon Magsaysay Youth Video Competition, visit www.rmaward.asia, Facebook page at www.fb.com/180SecondsPH.

Winners will be announced at a virtual awarding ceremony. At stake are prizes worth over P300,000, including high end laptops, tablets, and pocket wifis.

For further clarification, please email Kat Ventura-Dianela, RMAF Project Officer,  at rmyvc@rmaf.or.ph.

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