The ‘Date With History’ contest is an opportunity for young people around the globe to inspire the leaders of the world to act boldly and with urgency on key issues impacting the future of our planet.
Entrants can upload a video speech below, and the top videos will be shared at the upcoming Rio Earth Summit in June.
One winner will travel to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the summit and to share their vision!
The Rio+20 Earth Summit
From 20-22 June 2012, World Leaders will meet at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, otherwise known as the Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Twenty years ago the original Earth Summit in Rio set out key principles for governments to work together on measures ensuring sustainable development, including economic, social and environmental aims.
Now, with a growing population and diminishing resources we urgently need to make sure governments at Rio+20 agree to bold actions to assure a sustainable future for everyone – and you can make a difference.
What is the Future You Want?
Now is your chance to describe a bold vision for the Earth. If you are between the ages of 13-30 we want to hear from you! You are part of the generation that will grow to see a very different world from the one we now live in.
The question is — will it be a world where resources like food, water and energy are scarce? Or will it be a world with clean air, clean water, affordable resources, and abundant jobs? Tell us your vision.
Here’s how the contest works:
Write a 2-3 minute speech (about 1 page written).
Get in front of your webcam, phone or video camera, and video your speech. Upload it on the contest website or on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry via Mobli.
Submissions are due by no later than 11:59 UTC on 30 April, 2012.
Share your video far and wide.
The video creators with the most votes will become the finalists, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to Rio de Janeiro and present your vision.
Voting closes 11:59 UTC on 6 May, 2012.
Approximately 3 finalists from each of six continents will be selected based on the highest number of votes.
In addition 3 wild card slots will be reserved for special mention videos selected by our team of editors.
A jury representing a cross-section of civil society organizations, celebrities, youth leaders and media experts will vote on the finalists.
The winner will be announced on 15 May, 2012 and must accept the prize by 22 May, 2012.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.