Something to Brag About on Your Resume

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
  • Sports
  • 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.

Disclosure:  I am being compensated for my work in creating and managing content as a Community Manager for the Mexico Today Program.  All stories, opinions and passion for all things Mexico shared here are completely my own.

I'm In USA Today!!

Thanks to everyone for all the great comments over the weekend. After a few days, I’m feeling much calmer about everything 🙂 Let’s hope the situations blow over.

On to more important things…

A few days ago, I was quoted in USAToday!! (My friend Kelly from CancunCanuck.com was quoted as well… she’s much more articulate than I am!) Kitty Bean Yancey wrote a great article on whether or not Cancun is a safe tourist destination.

As usual, reading the comments makes me a little angry. Then again, the quotes from people who have actually BEEN to Mexico/Cancun are quite positive… even if many choose to believe the news more than the millions of people with first-hand experience.

But whatever, right? Tourism hasn’t gone down in Cancun, despite all the bad press, because most American international travelers know what’s up 🙂

Check it out:

Cancun: Is it Safe for Visitors?