YAC – International Video Competition Combating AIDS/HIV & Transphobic Stigmas In Pakistan

The Youth Advocacy Council Pakistan is pleased to announce International Youth Competition on Short film/Animation/Cartoon/Video regarding “Combating transphobic stigmas, and preventing Transgenders and Youth from HIV/AIDs and STI endemic in Pakistan”.

Contestants under the age of 32 from Pakistan and overseas can apply for short film/cartoon or animation or videos (no more than 3 to 4 mins in duration) in the following three categories. The final decision will be done by a prominent jury, who will select the top three contestants as follow:

1)Enhance Transgenders and young population understanding on HIV/AIDS and STI, its spread or transmission, associated risks and prevention, as well as promoting Self or Voluntarily testing in Pakistan

2)Increase awareness among all transgender persons and youth against Transphobic stigmas and Stereotypes associated with being HIV positive and as Transgender and providing psycho-social support to Trans communities and those living with HIV/AIDS

3)Understand and highlight the plight of Transgenders, their social, health and basic human rights violation in Pakistan (specifically for the province of KP and Punjab)

1st Prize (1): 30,000 PKRs. with shield, certification and TA/accommodation (if applicable)
2nd Prize (1): 15,000 PKRs with Certificates
3rd Prize (2): 10000 PKRs. Each with Certificates
The remaining 10 entries will be published on our official SM channels.

General Rules:

i.Age: Maximum 32
ii. Qualification: No maximum qualification
iii. Duration: 3-4 minutes maximum (minimum 15 seconds)
iv. Number of Contestants: Each as an individual, or group (no more than 4 people) can apply for the competition.
v.High definition Quality Video and animations in any major languages such as Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi/Hindko (but must have English Subtitles)
vi. Participants can also develop info-graphs and present it as a video
vii. Contestants can decide and must follow youth-friendly and religiously contextualize script and characters (around Trans and Young people in above thematic areas).
viii.No plagiarized content/animation or scripts will be tolerated
ix. For general queries, contact youthadvocacypk@gmail.com with Subject NYC_Aids2020 before July 25th 2020.
x.Deadline: Submission can be sent via youthadvocacypk@gmail.com with Subject Vid.NYC_Aids2020 COB Dec 31, 2020.
xi. YAC decision will be final and cannot be challenged
xii. Criteria will be decided by YAC and Jury based on Concept, duration, key message effectiveness, and quality of graphics/contents etc.
xiii. Winner and/or team will be announced within 15 days and their cash prize and other certificates will be provided in a national event organized by YAC Pakistan. TA/Accommodation may be provided to the winning team representative.
Those who applied previously may re-apply with improved content as None has been selected.

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