Harambee Africa International is launching the 9th International Prize, “Communicating Africa” to help create a more accurate image of Africa, one that reflects the existing conflicts but also shows the reasons for hope; the richness and diversity of its peoples and cultures, the unwavering commitment to development, and at the same time the needs, which are still very real. In short, to promote awareness of a continent that is a treasure for the whole world.
This edition of the Award is exceptionally dedicated to a specific theme: resilience in times of crisis, stories of courage in times of pandemic.
Although the numbers of the new Coronavirus infection are still lenient in Sub-Saharan Africa, the economic and social consequences of measures to stop the spread of the Virus are dramatic, especially for the most vulnerable. But it is precisely in a time of increased vulnerability that resilience processes are set in motion to resist and react to the crisis, turning it, if possible, into an opportunity for growth.
The Award therefore wishes to help shed light on the greatness of small stories of resistance, solidarity and commitment for the good of the communities.
The goal is not to give a naive or simplistic view of Africa, but rather to show that, alongside wars and shortages, one also finds hope and the honest work of many individuals and organizations.
Harambee means “All Together” in Swahili and summarizes the meaning of this organization: all together to accompany a continent that has much to teach the world.
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A. The Rules
The International Prize is an initiative promoted by Harambee Africa International Onlus as one of the activities they hope will help spread more accurante information about Africa. It is biennial, the first edition was held in 2004, the last one in 2019.
For this edition the Prize is addressed to:
- Video reportages and video documentaries made from March 2020 onwards that address ethnic, social, economic, health, cultural issues related to the Covid-19 health emergency produced since March 2020;
- The videos must be no longer than 60 minutes;
- The work can be submitted in any one of the following languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. If the video is in another language, it should include subtitles in one of these five languages;
- An amount of EURO 1,000 will be awarded to the first classified;
- Registration can be done online by logging in to www.harambee-africa.org. Each participant must upload their own video to www.youtube.com, and then in the registration module, indicate the link address to view the video. The same form will ask you for your personal information data, and to attach:
– a certificate attesting to the authenticity and ownership of the work;
– an authorization of the copyright holder of the works presented that allows for the showing of the work during the Prize Award Ceremony. The copyright holder will be duly recognized during the event.
- The list of works admitted to the competition will be published in www.harambee-africa.org (the website of Harambee Africa International);
- The jury, composed of members of different nationalities, may decide not to give the expected awards. Their decisions are final;
- The prize-giving ceremony will take place in December 2021 as permitted by the current health situation; the date and the place will be communicated in advance on www.harambee-africa.org;
- By registering in the competition, you authorize the organizers to use the documentaries and/or videos received exclusively for cultural purposes, (i.e. not for profit);
- Only the people indicated as authors on the registration form will be considered as authors of the documentary or video-clip;
- Participating in the contest implies that one accepts these rules;
- Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021.