Karen Cirillo is the Executive Producer of Children's Broadcasting Initiatives for UNICEF. She wants to let radio stations know about a great youth-radio opportunity:
"UNICEF and OneWorld Radio are hosting a contest for radio features and public service announcements to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and highlight young people's participation in the media. The UNICEF / OneWorld Radio competition highlights OneWorld/UNICEF's ongoing commitment to youth participation and development. The contest will also offer an additional opportunity to promote the HIV/AIDS campaign "UNITE FOR CHILDREN. UNITE AGAINST AIDS," in which UNICEF played a critical coordinating role.
This year the competition runs until October 1, 2006. The winners will be announced in December 2006 in conjunction with the International Children's Day of Broadcasting (ICDB). To be eligible for the UNICEF/OneWorld Radio Prize, the radio piece must have been produced by someone under 21 years of age and broadcast on the radio or internet.
Entries must be about HIV and AIDS - prevention, education, the scope of the epidemic, youth work around the epidemic, etc. Entries can be produced in any language, anywhere in the world, but must be radio broadcast quality. There will be two kinds of entries accepted: Feature Stories: no longer than 6 minutes in length; PSAs or Spots: up to 60 seconds in length
The winners will be featured on both the OneWorld Radio and UNICEF sites, and will be podcast by UNICEF Radio. The top winners in each category will receive new radio production equipment in the amount of approximately US$500 from UNICEF Radio, and the winners will be celebrated in a ceremony in conjunction with the ICDB."
For more information, visit http://www.unicef.org/icdb