In recent times, there has arisen a notion that the best thing young Africans can do with the internet is scam or fraud. Global media platforms have carried stories on young internet scammers especially from Africa, which have contributed to shaping a negative international image. This rise of negative reporting around “African internet scams” has fostered a moral panic around internet use and, in some cases, deprived young Africans of ethical internet-related opportunities.
The Internet4Good project launches the I4G Video Story Contest with the support of the Bosch Alumni Network to encourage young Africans to share their positive experiences about using the internet and project a better image of themselves within global media.
- First Prize – 150 Euros
- Second Prize – 100 Euros
- People’s Choice Prize (the Highest Online Engagement) – 100 Euros
Citizens of any country in Africa between 18-30 years old are eligible to participate.Eligible Regions: All countries in Africa
- Follow @internet4good on Instagram
- Repost the #I4GVideoVideoContest flier on your Instagram page and tag your friends to apply
- Upload your video on Instagram describing your positive experiences using the internet, what you have learnt and how it has impact your life and others. It should be unedited, not more than 1 minute
- Use the hashtag #I4GVideoStoryContest and tag @internet4good in your caption
- Your story should address one of these themes: Personal Development, Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, Access to Information and Networking
- Multiple entries are not allowed
Application Deadline: October 18, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link