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Cannes Lions WaterAid You Tube Film Competition

I always love it when people do something in an effort to better the world, whether it be awareness or a call to action, every voice counts. This weekend  The Cannes Young Lions You Tube Film Competition took place. Basically it is an opportunity for young aspiring ad and film makers to showcase their talent and possibly be a part of one of the most prestigious advertising award shows in the world. They release a brief online and participants have 48 hours to produce a video 30 seconds to 1 minute long, upload it and get as many views as possible.

This year they focused on the UK based orgnisation, WaterAid. They describe themselves as “an international non governmental organisation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.”
The brief according to WaterAid’s website was:

“Develop a short (max 1 minute) film to promote WaterAid’s summer campaign “Don’t let it drop” – putting pressure on world leaders to seriously address the global water and sanitation crisis. In particular, WaterAid asks you to draw attention to water and sanitation, the focus of our work (see below for more background information).
YouTube will fly both winners out to Cannes Lions (20-26 June) on an all-expense-paid trip, where they will both compete in the Young Lions Film Competition as Team Youtube.”

My good friend, Glynn Le Roux produced this video over the weekend. Take a look and leave your feedback.

To make a donation or find out more, see EveryClick, Regular Giving

thanks to http://imcradiodotnet.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/india-world-water-day-2010-3.jpg, http://www.canneslions.com/, http://www.wateraid.org/uk/


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  1. Andrew Macfarlane

    Hey myself and an art director entered the 48 hour Cannes Young Lions competition, where in 48 hours we had to come up with an idea and make an advert for a organisation of their choice. This year it was for Water Aid. Water Aid are trying to encourage people to sign a petition that will force world leaders to provide clean drinking for people living in poverty. (The brief is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXZqrJ-V6v4 ) . The competition winner is determined by the advert with views by the end of the week. So please take a look and make a comment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrYeufy52Sc

    Cheers Andrew.

  2. Raul

    I like that with this competition we help to a good cause, and also we realize how differente people from all around the world give different solutions to the same problem.

    “Who has the luxury of having clean water, has the obligation of helping to the ones who don’t have it.”

    Thank you for watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjYwj3jX9wg

  3. The Cannes Young Lions You Tube Film Competition its a very good competition and every body wants to appreciate it.i appreciate your efforts in compiling this article.thanks for sharing.

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