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ROSATOM extends deadline for its Annual Online Video Competition for African youths


ROSATOM has extended the application deadline for its 6th Annual Online Video Competition for African youths.

Applications will now close on February 15 due to what the company says its popular demand.

The competition is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35. It encourages the youth to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be utilized to benefit their region.

The youths are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook, following the formal guidelines set out and submit their applications to the email atomsforafrica@rosatom.com or by the link to online submission form here.

The top three winning videos will be selected by an independent expert panel observing various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of the video and content, accuracy and relevance of technical content, as well as ability to clearly communicate the content to an audience.

The makers of the top three videos will be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-renowned tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities.

Jury includes representatives of nuclear enterprises such as ROSATOM, Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA, Egypt), media practitioners like Influence Communications (Egypt) and regional nuclear NGOs Women in Nuclear South Africa (WinSA), African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) and Nuclear Corporation of South Africa (NESCA).

You can read more details about the competition here. 

Over 5 years of running the ROSATOM Online Video Competition, 51 winners received the accolades and prizes and one-third of them visited Russian nuclear facilities in Moscow, Obninsk, Tomsk, and Voronezh. The competition was selected by IAEA for its technical meeting on using social media for public communication and stakeholder involvement for nuclear programs.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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