JCS International Young Creatives Award
1 Minute Video Competition for Peace
The JCS International Young Creatives Award was designed to discover, recognize and foster young talent from around the world while creating a global conversation around Peace.
The 1-minute video competition is free to enter and open to Non-American Citizens, aged 18-29 (Dual Citizens are eligible). The 2021 competition opened June 30, 2021 and closed September 8, 2021. First Round Online Public Voting took place September 15-22. Scroll down for the 2021 Final Round Jury.
2021 JCSI Young Creatives Award Competition Winners
Theme: Stand Up for Peace - Women & Men United for Change
The three 2021 JCSI Young Creatives Awards Winners were announced September 30, 2021.
Sandra Vazquez, Mexico
Summary: Have you ever wondered how big cities, projects, associations, and even ant hills were made? It did not require just one individual, but a group that could contribute something meaningful to them. Let’s make the change together!
Sarath Chandra, India
Summary: Change begins at home. The next generations are watching. Show them Peace.
Yintao Gong, PR China
Summary: A stop motion short that responds to the racism against the Asian community. Women and men need to work together and learn how to make a difference, how to make a change.
2021 Final Round Jury:
- Antonio Tabet, International Emmy® Winner for Comedy, Actor/Producer & Showrunner, Brazil
- Jasper Van Hecke, SVP, Acquisitions & Production, Universal Pictures International, UK
- Thuso Mbedu, International Emmy® Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress, Actress, South Africa
- Cecilia Mendonca, Head of Content Development, Kids, Young Adults and Family, LATAM, The Walt Disney Company, Argentina
- Robert Caplin, NY Times Photographer, USA
- Coralie Charriol , Co-Founder of Non-Profit Organization React to Film, USA
- Victor Herrera da Silva, CEO, Nuestra Vision Networks, USA
- Camille Bidermann, Executive Director, International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Michal Grayevsky, Chief Communications Officer - RSL Investments II Corporation, Vice Chairman of Media RSL Management Corp.
PUBLIC VOTING SEPTEMBER 15 -22
The 2021 JCSI Young Creatives Award Competition Online Public Voting is now open! The First Round of Judging is by popular vote - Help decide who will make it to the Final Round by placing your vote from September 15 - 22!
2019 JCSI Young Creatives Award Winners
Theme: Stand Up for Peace
The three 2019 JCSI Young Creatives Awards Winners were announced October 1, 2019, and were presented with their Awards November 23, 2019 at The International Emmy® World Television Festival in New York City.
- What Am I Voting on? 1 Minute Videos on the theme "Stand Up For Peace - Women & Men United for Change" created by young creatives aged 18-29 from across the globe.
- When Can I Vote? Online Public Voting Closes September 22 at 12:00pm Noon (ET)
- How Many Times Can I Vote? A person can Vote only once for any given Entry. However, they can Vote for multiple different Entries.
- What Happens Next? Once the Online Public Voting has closed, the twenty (20) videos (One (1) per individual participant) with the most Votes on the judging portal will move on to the Final Round of Judging, along with three videos selected by the Academy. During the Final Round a panel of jurors will score the videos based on the original story illustrating the theme of the year "Stand Up For Peace - Women & Men United for Change"; characters and how they are developed; creativity; and knowledge of craft. The three Winners will be notified September 30, 2021.
Previous JCSI Young Creatives Award Winners
Raphadu Maphoto (South Africa)
Summary: The narrative revolves around a young boy who reflects on what peace means to him. The project is centered around the importance of teaching the younger generations about peace and how it positively impacts society as a whole. The youth plays a pivotal role in shaping the world that we live in, therefore, in these troubled times, the value of peace increases as it is a commodity to society.
Wa Liu (PR China)
Summary: Devil’s Ivy is a short film on the challenges and opportunities for peacemaking in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the invisible coronavirus speeds across the globe, it reveals issues embedded in our society long before the contagion. However, quarantine has also made us cherish the warmth of family bonds and mutual cooperation across nations. After all, resilience and compassion are the foundation of our humanity.
Mateo Auad (Argentina)
Summary: This short film is a loving tribute dedicated to those people who courageously face the global pandemic and try to heal this world, either fighting from the front line or supporting those brave, almost anonymous, heroes.
2020 Theme: Stand Up for Peace - Everyday Heroes in These Troubled Times
2019 Theme: Stand Up for Peace
2018 JCSI Young Creatives Award Winners
The three 2018 JCS International Young Creatives Award Winners were announced October 3, 2018 and received their awards at the International Emmy® World Television Festival in New York City November 17, 2018. The 2018 theme was: Stand Up for Peace.
2018 Theme: Stand Up for Peace
2017 Theme: Women Peacemakers
- Tell the story of women and men in your community who have joined together to make change
- Show the power of unity to enact change through examples of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, female and male teachers, and friends helping each other defend each other and/or change important issues and/or situations to make their lives better
- Feature women and men from different backgrounds coming together in their daily lives to promote change
Previous JCSI Young Creatives Award Winners
2018 Theme: Stand Up For Peace
Raj Dutta (India) - "TeaShirt"
Puti Puar (Indonesia) - "Peace is Action"
Shubham Upreti (India) - "Mr. Peace"
2017 Theme: Women Peacemakers
Eisa Alhabib (Kuwait) - "Domestic Cycle"
Ewing Luo (China) - "The Peacemaker from Nanking"
Roberto Pino Almeyda (Chile) - "Nosotras"
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
The theme, "Stand Up for Peace" can be freely interpreted. The creative content of the video and how it relates to the theme has no limit but your imagination, as long as it's your original work. Every creative will have their own point of view, and you should of course interpret the theme however you want. Any genre (fiction, non-fiction, animation etc.) is encouraged.
- show that coexistence between individuals in hostile countries is not a myth and that in every war-affected region, many people want peace.
- demonstrate that one could find peace based on respect, unbiased friendships or mutual businesses.
- showcase people from different backgrounds setting their differences aside.
- be a story about artists creating together, athletes playing together, love, friendship, mutual accountability, support of one another.
The video needs to be exactly 60 seconds long, not one second less and not one second more.
Can I submit a video with dialogue in a language that is not English?
Absolutely! However, if you do, you are required to include English subtitles in order to be eligible.
Can I shoot this on my phone?
Yes, feel free to shoot your video using any type of camera/device you wish.
Can I work with my friends or production team?
Collaborate with as many people as you want! Please note that if you win, you will need to designate one person from the team to represent the group on the trip to New York City. This one person will be credited on all materials and releases from the Academy.
Rules & Regulations
- Competition Opened:
June 30, 2021
- Competition Closes:
September 8, 2021 (12:00 noon ET)
- Public Online Voting:
September 15 - 22, 2021 (Closing at 12:00 noon ET on September 22)
- Final Round of Judging:
- Winners Announced:
September 30, 2021