In January we featured the “Everyday Digital Native” video contest organized by The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS. The contest revolves around the theme “Everyday Digital Native” and asks for video submissions consisting of stories on what makes our everyday life “digital”.
Participants had sent in their initial submissions by 26th January 2012 and the panel of jurists comprising of Shashwati Talukdar, Leon Tan, Jeroen van Loon, Becky Band Jain and Namita A. Malhotra shortlisted 12 videos for the next round. The Top 5 winners as per user vote will win the grand prize.
The voting has started on March 10, 2012. You can check out the final videos here. To vote for your favorite video, click on the video title and click on Like thumbs-up icon on that particular page. Voting ends on March 31, 2012 and five videos with the maximum votes will be declared winners on April 1, 2012.
The submissions are from countries spanning from India, Kenya to Colombia and highlights multiple topics. Here are a couple of examples:
The short video above titled “Digital Coverage in a Digital World” by Thomas Burks (T. J. Burks), of USA shows the content we provide with our digital technology. It's also a short description of how we use social media and the internet, to help our business grow in the rapidly expanding field of film making and advertising.
Digital dance is an initiative by Cijo Abraham from India to showcase ways to harness the power of digital media. In the above video it is showcased how blood donation campaigns can be effectively run using Twitter drawing attention of people.
Thumbnail image: James Mlambo from Harare, Zimbabwe, a participant whose video “I am a Ghetto Digital Native” has been shortlisted for voting.