If I had any multimedia skills whatsoever, I’d be all over this. Such a cool idea!
CNN Mexico is hosting “ProyectaMexico” (Project Mexico) through its unique iReport program. This project invites people in Mexico to send in their short videos, photos and audios on their topic of choice, so long as it relates to any of these three categories:
- The Mexico of Today
- Entertainment and Culture
Jorge’s school has been big on encouraging its students to compete in the ProyectaMexico program, and many other universities throughout Mexico are doing the same. Contestants will be judged based on things like creativity, originality, narrative, relevance and journalistic development to win an incredible prize that could shape their future.
Budding reporters in Mexico now have the opportunity to show off their skills with one of the biggest news groups in the world, a dream come true for any aspiring journalist. Four talented winners (1 in each category, plus 1 chosen by the public) will get a 3-day trip to CNN in Atlanta in May 2012, and be allowed to participate in a show on CNN Espanol. Now THAT’s something to aspire to!
Contestants have until October 21 to send in their multimedia reports, which will be judged by a panel of CNN Espanol and CNN Mexico reporters. After judging, remaining reports will be up for votes from the public to determine 1 final winner.
This contest is truly the opportunity of a lifetime for the yet-unknown storytellers of Mexico, and a great chance for the world to see sides of Mexico they never knew existed.
Check out some of contest’s latest contestants and their reports on Mexico on the ProyectaMexico home page.
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