JCS International Young Creatives Award

 A 1 Minute Video Competition to Promote Peace

2018 Theme: "Stand Up For Peace"

The 2018 Competition will open June 15

About the JCS International Young Creatives Award Competition

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.

• What to submit: A unique 1 minute video on the theme of the year. The theme for 2018 is "Stand Up For Peace".

• Open to: non-American citizens aged 18 to 29 years old (dual citizens are eligible)

• Competition opens:  June 15, 2018

• Competition deadline: September 7, 2018 at 11:59am EST



Click here to watch the winning videos for the 2017 theme "Women Peacemakers"

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How should I interpret the theme? Does it need to be in a specific style or genre?

The theme of the year, "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.

How much does it cost to enter?
There is no cost to enter - feel free to enter multiple videos!

What if my video not exactly 60 seconds, will it still be considered?
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.

How are the winners chosen?

The judging process is as follows: videos will be presented on the competition portal, where the public (your friends & family included!) can watch them and vote for their favorites From September 15-September 25. The videos with the most votes will move on to the final round, where a panel of judges will score the videos based on the interpretation of the theme "Women Peacemakers" on the following criteria: concept; execution, character development and creativity.

I'm American, but hold dual citizenship with a second country - can I still enter?

Yes, dual citizens are eligible for the competition.

Please review the complete Rules & Regulations (available soon)

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2017 JCS International Young Creatives Award Competition Winners

(Theme: Women Peacemakers)

The three 2017 JCS International Young Creatives Award Winners were announced October 3, 2017 and received their awards at the International Emmy® World Television Festival in New York City November 18, 2017

Eisa Alhabib (Kuwait) - "Domestic Cycle"

Ewing Luo (China) - "The Peacemaker from Nanking"

Roberto Pino Almeyda (Chile) - "Nosotras"

2017 JCS International Young Creatives Award Competition Winners Photos



Top: Roberto Pino Almeyda, Ewing Luo,
JCS International President Michal Grayevsky, Eisa Alhabib at the International Emmy® World Television Festival in New York City, November 18, 2017

Bottom: Eisa Elhabib,
JCS International President Michal Grayevsky, Ewing Luo, Roberto Pino Almeyda at the 45th International Emmy® Awards in New York City, November 20, 2017


2017 JCS International Young Creatives Award Competition Promo Video

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