TEDxVancouver Youth Initiative contest seeks young minds

Dec 19 2017, 6:20 pm

Organizers of TEDxVancouver are looking for young minds who have a story to share for their annual Youth Initiative contest, giving away two passes to the TEDxVancouver event on November 14 and an Xbox One, a $100 Best Buy gift card, and more.

The Youth Initiative aims to “uncover young gems with a story to tell, the goal is to influence young minds, challenge them to present their ideas, and give them the opportunity to better understand their surroundings,” says Jordon Kallman, president of TEDxVancouver.

The contest coincides with this year’s theme “ID” which will revolve around the question of what it means to be your true self.

Submissions for the Youth Initiative have been extended to Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m. and anyone who enters must answer one of two questions in a video format:

  • ‘Who Am I?’ What five words do you think most describe you? And why?
  • ‘Who Would I like to be?’ Who inspires you and why?

Videos must be no less than 30 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes and be shared via YouTube or Vimeo or, if less than 3mb in size, uploaded to their website.

Along with two tickets to the TEDxVancouver event, an Xbox One and a $100 Best Buy gift card, the winner will also take away the Sphero SPRK, donated by Finger Food Studios, and a special TEDx behind-the-scenes experience.

Representatives from TEDxVancouver will be making the winning decision and will notify the winner on Tuesday, November 10. Judging will be based on creativity, originality, and presentation.

Organizers have secured Kaitlyn Bristowe, Mohamed Fahmy, John Herdman and 12 other speakers in various industries. More speakers will be announced on Thursday morning, so stay tuned.

Image: TEDxVancouver

Image: TEDxVancouver

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