The African Educational Research Network (AERN) was founded in 1992 by a group of US and African universities meeting on the campus of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a non-profit making network dedicated solely to the dissemination of information on Africa. Since no part of the world can live in isolation, we try to link our resources to cover other parts of the world. To that end, the main projects of AERN include the The African Symposium, our on-line African Educational Research Journal and a variety of other activities to promote and support African-based scholars.

 

This video contest is organized by the African Educational Research Network (AERN). The mission of AERN is to promote information and scholarship about Africa. From January 7 to March 1, 2019, students, faculty, professionals, and individuals from all over the world will submit a short video of 5 minutes to 10 minutes about one’s own personal pride regarding an African country, a region of an African country, something positive about Africa, Africa as a continent, or any similar point of African pride. The videos will be ranked by a panel of judges. The best 10 selected videos will be screened in an Award Ceremony during the International Week at Ohio University.

The contest is part of International week at Ohio University. Throughout the week, there will be screening of high-caliber international films and documentaries from all over the world, including Africa.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the contest is highlight the beauty, the positive values, resources, assets, strengths, and richness of the African continent, in order to provide a positive counter narrative against the stereotypes and negative perceptions of Africa and Africans.

Timeline:

  • Early submission: January 1, 2019
  • Submission deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Selection announcement: March 15, 2019
  • Award ceremony: April 5, 2019

 

Submission Guidelines and Regulations

 

Theme

This contest is organized by the African Educational Research Network (AERN).

The theme of the contest is: Why I am proud of Africa?

Please, use stories, images, sounds, facts, information, and any other resources to explain why you are part of Africa. Your video can be either about the African continent, the people of African, an African country, a region of Africa, a region of an a given African country, an accomplished African, or any other similar point of pride.

 

Format and Submission

Short videos with a total running time between 5 and 10 minutes may be produced using any device of your choice, such as a professional camera, a smart phone, an ipad or a tablet, or any other similar device. Please submit your entry information and your video film using Filmfreeway.

 

Evaluation

A panel of qualified judges with backgrounds in media and/or African scholarship will rank each short video based on the following criteria: Introduction, story line, documentation, subject content, content and organization, mechanics, and production quality.

 

Who can participate?

Individuals from anywhere in the world can submit a video to participate in this contest. There is NO membership requirement.

 

Deadline for entry

Short videos with a total running time between 5 and 10 minutes will be accepted from January 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.

 

Language

Films should be in English or in an African language with subtitling in English.

 

Rights

Any individual who submits a video automatically acknowledges having the legal right to negotiate the use of the work by AERN. Participants should be prepared to provide relevant still images, a short biography, a photo, and the transcripts for subtitling.

 

Selection announcement

AERN will inform applicants by mid-March 2019 if their video is selected.

 

Award Prizes

First Prize: $ 500.00   Second Prize: $ 300.00   Third Prize: $200

 

Fee

The mission of AERN is to promote information and scholarship about Africa. There is no fee to submit a video in this contest.

 

Important dates

Programme Date
Proposal Submission December 31, 2019
Proposal Submission Deadline February 28, 2020
Conference Date  June 4 – 7, 2020

 

AERN 2018 Biennial Summit Agenda

AERN PROGRAM BOOK 2018

 

 

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