2017 JCS International Young Creatives Award Competition

A new 1 Minute Video Competition on 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.

• Entrants must submit a 1 minute video on the theme of the year. The theme for 2017 is "Women Peacemakers".

• Open to non-American citizens aged 18 to 29 years old

• The competition deadline is August 14, 2017

Win a Trip to New York and The International Emmy Awards

3 Winners will win a trip to New York this November to receive the JCS International Young Creatives Award at the International Emmy® World Television Festival Nominee Medal Ceremony alongside the International Emmy® Award Nominees. They will also be invited to attend the International Emmy Awards Gala on Monday, November 20.

Bonus "Early Entry" Draw for an iPhone"

If you enter by July 31 you will also be automatically entered into a separate "Early Entry" draw for a new iPhone! Entries must meet all the requirements outlined in the "How to Enter" Rules & Regulations in order to qualify.


Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click for JCS International Young Creatives Award Rules & Regulations

Contact Us

Contact us using the form below or by emailing us at jcsiaward@iemmys.tv

Email Address:  
Please indicate your interest in the competition here:

Please enter any questions about entering the competition here (you can also email us at jcsiaward@iemmys.tv with longer questions) :

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I interpret the theme? Does it need to be in a specific style or genre? 
“Women Peacemakers”: the creative content of the video and how it relates to the theme is totally up to you, as long as it’s your original work. Every filmmaker will have their own point of view, and you should of course reference the theme however you want. Any genre (fiction or non-fiction), style, language (with English subtitles) etc. is encouraged – as long as it’s one minute long! 

How much does it cost to enter? 
There is no cost to enter – so feel free to enter multiple videos! Please keep in mind that only one entry per person can be selected for the final round. 

What if my video is less than 60 seconds, will it still be considered? 
The video needs to be exactly 60 seconds long, no more and no less.

Can I submit a video with dialogue in a language that is not English?
Absolutely! However, if you do, you are required to include subtitles in order to be eligible.


Can I shoot this on my iPhone?
Yes, feel free to shoot your video using any type of camera/device you have.  


Can I work with my friends or production team?
Collaborate with as many people as you want! Please note that, if selected as a winner, you will need to designate one person from your team to represent the group on the trip to New York City.

How are the winners chosen?
The judging process is as follows: videos will be presented on our website, where the public (your friends & family included!) can watch them and vote for their favorites From August 15-September 15. 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 original story illustrating the theme of the year; characters and how they are developed; creativity; and knowledge of craft.”

Please review the complete Rules & Regulations in the Entry Portal by Clicking here

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