- August 27th, 2012
Calling all videographers in BC – United Way’s Care to Change video competition is back for a second year, with thrilling prizes and an opportunity to create real social change.
Are you a budding or seasoned videographer, who wants to use your technical and artistic talents to bring about change to some of the biggest social issues facing the Lower Mainland viz childhood poverty, bullying and social isolation?
Test your skills and challenge yourself by entering United Way’s Care to Change video competition. All you have to do is create a video that answers the question: What does one of these issues mean to me and how should we care to change it?
One of the winners of last year’s youth category, high school student Selin Jessa, credits Care to Change with providing her with an unrivalled opportunity to use art and film to bring attention to an often-overlooked issue, that of child proverty. Selin says the chance to push her animation skills to combine art and advocacy was a wonderful challenge. “Story telling has power,” Selin adds. “If you can create a compelling, interesting or moving film about an issue worth caring about, Care to Change is a great platform, and United Way a great partner, with which to make your voice heard and make a difference”.
Entries for Care to Change 2012 should be no longer than 3 minutes, and can be submitted in two categories (youth and adult) between September 4 and December 2, 2012.
A final word from Selin to those planning to enter this year: “ Style and technique are important, but at the heart of the competition is tackling the social challenges our schools, families and communities face.”