Nationwide student video competition “Security: A view from Ukraine’s young generation”

  • 06 Dec. 2011 - 12 Mar. 2012
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  • Last updated: 10 Apr. 2012 16:12

The NATO Information and Documentation Centre and the Institute of Journalism of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University jointly sponsored a nationwide university student video competition entitled, “Security: A view from Ukraine’s young generation.” Running from December 2011 to March 2012, the future journalists used their skills to present their views on national security to the public using creative and informational video reports.

On 27 March 2012, the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University hosted the opening ceremony, followed by an awards ceremony. It brought together the competition winners, participants, jury panel, as well as representatives of the university, the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine and NATO Allies.

“The idea behind the competition was both simple and complex, as was the topic at hand,” said Natalia Nemyliwska, Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine. “We were positively impressed as many students from different regions of Ukraine took part in the competition and all of them shared their personal view of security.”

The competition attracted broad participation from students majoring in journalism at Ukraine’s institutions of higher education. A professional jury, consisting of TV journalists, TV hosts and political journalists who teach at the Institute of Journalism of the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, assessed their efforts. Participants were recognized for their efforts. Certificates and prizes were also awarded.

A video collage compiling the best student video works was produced and will be placed on the official NATO webpage. “We hope to continue this competition in the year to come. We are planning to develop this direction and hope that our partnering universities and students will support us in doing so,” said Ms. Nemyliwska during her opening remarks at the ceremony.