Get your TICKETS NOW!Join us Saturday, March 19th for our Youth Voices screening premier at CAAMFest and Gala Awards Bash.
Our Gala will be a fun afternoon with Joan Chen, VIPS and our student videomakers. Don't miss our Video & Social Media panel, too, featuring Jeremy Lin's business manager PATRICIA SUN.
Congratulations to our Finalists and Special Award Nominees -- don't miss seeing their videos on the big screen.
We also want to salute our fantastic 32 Semi-Finalists andPublic Vote Winners who battled it out in our Public Vote Challenge. Congrats to Hannah Chen, who won our "Audience Choice" award for getting the most votes!
During this election year, we invite students to urge the President or future President to build more positive U.S.-China relations. Tell us WHY it's important to YOU, and briefly suggest to our leaders HOW.
But more importantly, we're keen to hear WHAT YOU CAN DO. Either:
(a) Propose cultural exchange idea with Chinese youth to raise awareness of clean water, clean air or another issue. Imagine if you could meet up with a group of them in the U.S. or China -- what would you do that would be fun, educational, and inspiring to the world about that issue? It could be a service project or event.
We hope to make a few of the best idea(s) presented become a reality!
(b) Alternatively, profile a person or share China travel story that's inspired you to learn more about China. Help the President understand why cultural exchange is important for your generation!
This is your chance to make YOUR VOICE matter in U.S-China diplomacy -- Citizen diplomacy!.
The submission period is now over.
Youth Voices on China is is the 1990 Institute’s annual national online video contest that leverages the power of video to inspire and engage youth to positively impact the US-China relationship.
We invite U.S. students and student teams of all backgrounds and of ages between 13-30 to submit a short, creative, thought-provoking Videogram of 2 to 3 minutes’ length to the White House that relates to our 2016 contest theme above.
In an increasingly globalized, interconnected world, our future depends upon the relationships America has with other countries, most notably China.
Dialogue, understanding, and cross-cultural collaboration are the keys to a stronger, more positive US-China relationship, and we believe YOU — our youth — have the power, ability, and creativity to make this happen.
This year, we are offering over $30,000 in total cash & prizes, including topic-based prizes (see list), regional prizes for best videos from San Francisco County and the state of Hawaii and more. Sponsoring TEACHERS can win too, alongside their students, and be eligible for "Most Influential Teacher" awards. (Teachers: pre-register here)
Finalists and their sponsoring teachers will have the opportunity to win over $2000 each, a trip to San Francisco, and fantastic visibility for their work, including a screening premier at CAAMFest, the nation's premier showcase of Asian and Asian American films — a full red carpet experience!
Joan Chen, the celebrated actress, filmmaker and 1990 Institute Board Member, is our Jury President who heads up our prestigious jury panel of 20+ judges for 2016, which includes Foreign Policy Magazine's David Wertime, Alibaba US head Annie Xu, The George Lucas Educational Foundation's Milton Chen, Smithsonian Media SVP Alan Chu, and The New York TImes' Katie Benner.
Your cultural exchange idea with Chinese Youth and your compelling personal story and perspective are what matters most to the judges. Here's what you need to do:
Be sure to cite key goals or learnings from the exchange.
Alternatively, in lieu of a cultural exchange idea, you may share a profile of a person or a China travel story of yours that has inspired you to learn more about China. Tell our leaders why we need more study abroad & cultural exchange opportunities.
See our full Videogram Requirements Checklist.
Here are the basics:
Get your tickets to our 2016 Awards Bash HERE. Purchase by 8pm, Fri March 18.
2:30pm -6:00pm Award Gala & Screening at CAAMFest San Francisco and Pa'ina Restaurant
Email us with your school address & rough quantities for posters & flyers for your school and classroom for delivery
Youth Voices co-producers Monica Lee & Lilly Sedaghat spoke in 10 classrooms at San Marino High School and Torrey Pines High School to encourage study abroad and entering our contest.