Youth promote global issues

Young people across Canada can make their voices heard on global issues through the Kaleidoscope Real World Video Challenge.

Organized by seven provincial/regional councils for International Co-operation across Canada, Kaleidoscope is a forum for youth to reach their peers, communities and leaders by creating videos under five minutes in length highlighting why they think active global citizenship is important and what makes them global citizens. The contest closes March 31.

First place winners in each age category (ages 13 and under and 14-18) will receive a video camera (or the equivalent value in cash up to $500) and a free trip to Ottawa in September to present their videos at the Kaleidoscope National Gala and Youth Conference.

The contest website (www.videochallenge.ca) offers links to resources that explain how to upload videos to the Internet, a selection of resources for participants to enhance their video production skills and information about the contest.