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IMF launches Video contest

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has launched the 2016 Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future Youth Video Contest.

The competition—to be held in conjunction with the Advancing Asia conference, will take place in New Delhi, India, on March 11–13, 2016, seeks videos from young business minded videographers of all abilities capturing through their own lenses the realities, challenges, and interesting stories of the Asia-Pacific region.

Papua New Guinea is among other countries that fall in that category where the contest is open to.

Also eligible are citizens of Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Lao PDR, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

IMF office in releasing the statement on their media press site had advised that the contest is open to persons between the ages 18–30 and will accept submissions from December 29, 2015 to January 26, 2016.

The public voting through social media will begin when the videos are submitted and will end on February 3, 2016.

The top 10 finalists from this round will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The selection will be based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit.

Two winners will be announced on February 15, 2016, on the www.advancingasia.org website. Winners will receive a three-day trip to New Delhi to attend the business conference.

Full contest details can be found at http://advancingasia.strutta.com/.

Meanwhile the Advancing Asia conference, co-sponsored by the government of India and the IMF, will take stock of the Asia-Pacific region’s economic performance and the policy challenges that will have a great bearing on social and economic progress.

Key issues to be addressed at the conference will include: growth models; income inequality, demographic change, and gender; infrastructure investment; climate change; managing capital flows; and financial inclusion.

Participants will include government ministers and central bank governors, business executives, academics, and civil society leaders.

Keynote speakers will include Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.
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