Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Congratulates Winners of Youth Video Contest
March 11, 2016Press Release No. 16/99
March 11, 2016
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, recognized the winners of the Youth Video contest at the open of the Advancing Asia Conference in New Delhi, India.
The winners are Jayson Cantores Berto for ‘Rice Hull Is Not a Waste’ and Lee Kwok Kin for ‘Wait! Gender Equality Is also Important!’ Both winners were selected to participate in the conference, and the top ten videos will be shown throughout.
“I congratulate the winners of the Advancing Asia Youth Video Contest. Their videos show how Asia’s youth have their own creative solutions for some of the same issues we have gathered in New Delhi to discuss. Their creativity and innovation show great promise for Asia’s future,” said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
The contest called on young videographers ages 18-30 to submit original videos reflecting the themes of the conference including economic development, infrastructure investment, gender equality, and solutions for a better future. The general public voted for the top ten videos and from there, a panel of judges including both broadcast journalists and IMF staff picked the top two, taking into consideration both the theme of the video and its relevance for the conference and the technical quality.
Further information on the contest is available at www.advancingasia.strutta.com .
IMF COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT