Participate in a video contest on how to counter disinformation

On behalf of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division the Brussels School of Governance invites undergraduate and MA students to participate in a video contest on how to counter disinformation and win up to 250 Euros. This contest is sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division grant programme and is open to students in NATO Allies and partner countries. Deadline for submission is 31 December 2021.


Terms and Conditions

The goal of the competition is to foster peer-to-peer knowledge sharing among students on how to identify and counter disinformation and fake news. Any student enrolled into a college or a university located at NATO member countries or at NATO partner countries is eligible to submit a video. The suggested length for the video is 1-3 min, but longer videos will be considered as well. The videos must either be in English or have English language subtitles and be recorded in MP4, MOV or WMV formats. The videos should be e-mailed using https://wetransfer.com/ from a school email account to natovideocontest@gmail.com no later than 31 December 2021. The file name must include first and last name in the following format: firstnameLASTNAME. You should also include a short bio (up to 100 words) and should include information about the school in which you are currently enrolled.  

The content could focus on a personal experience related to encountering and identifying disinformation, using fact-checking platforms to verify news or online content, media literacy tips or any other first-hand experience and practical knowledge that you believe is important to share with your peers. You could address some of the following questions: 1) What does information integrity mean to you and why is it important to you? 2) What do you do to prevent from being misled by the content you see online or in printed sources? 3) How do you react to the information that triggers a strong emotional reaction and are you more or less likely to verify this information and why? 4) Does your approach to reading and sharing online content differ depending on the type of source and why? This is NOT an exhaustive list and you can focus on any other aspects of informational integrity that you believe is relevant to your peers.

The videos must contain an original content. Any use of copyrighted material must be acknowledged and should be kept to the minimum. 

All videos will be evaluated by a panel consisting of subject matter experts and other students on the clarity of the message, originality of content, and the quality of presentation. Videos that receive high marks will be included into an online tutorial produced for a general public. The three videos that will receive the highest scores will receive Amazon vouchers of 250 Euros for 1st place, 150 Euros for 2nd place, and 100 Euros for 3rd place. Students can work in groups to produce the videos, but only one submission per person or group is allowed. By submitting videos you authorise the project team to use them in an online tutorial and for project related publications. Should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us at natovideocontest@gmail.com