Three winning teams among Top 7 of “Atoms Empowering Africa” Youth Video Competition will be chosen by public voting on the Rosatom Africa official page. They will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Russia from 6 – 12th October, 2018. Voters can vote for their favorite video on Facebook between Friday, September 21, and Sunday, September 23.

The video competition ran from June to September 2018, young people were invited to research and to make their videos about various nuclear technologies, their applications and benefits for Africa, post them online and take a chance to win educative week-long journey to Russian nuclear facilities and landmarks.

More than 30 students from Sub-Saharan Africa took part in the contest ran by Rosatom in cooperation with African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN), South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and South African Network for Nuclear Education Science and Technology (SAN NEST). Members of these organizations comprised jury panel and cast their votes this week. Teams from Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are among the shortlisted.

The jury chose seven videos that were published on participants’ personal Facebook pages and collected the biggest number of “likes”. Jury’s choice was based on the number of initial “likes” each video received and such criteria as creativity, comprehensibility and impact. The 7 selected videos have been assigned their numbers for identification and are now subject to public vote on Rosatom Africa Facebook page.

“As for me, videos are excellent. I was impressed by their powerful nuclear message. They totally deserves full marks. To my mind, everyone should watch this”, – commented the jury member Gaopalelwe Santswere, AYGN President.
“I am amazed by the quality and comprehensibility of all the videos shortlisted and have given the highest scores to six of seven of them, – said jury member Dr. Anthonie Cilliers SAN-NEST National Coordinator”.
“Very well put together – the presenters are energetic and make the viewer want to learn more about atomic energy”, – noted the jury member Minx Avrabos, Managing Editor of SAIEE magazine ”wattnow”.

Mr. Dmitry Shornikov, CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa comments: “We at Rosatom view education and youth development as a priority. “Atom Empowering Africa” Video Competition is running for the 4th year already. It is aimed at encouraging students to do their own research into various nuclear applications for peaceful use.

We are happy to support youth empowerment through this competition and hope it allows more young people from Sub-Saharan African to research how atomic technologies can benefit all Africans.”
Links to the shortlisted videos are uploaded to the album «Youth Video Competition: Shortlist» at the Rosatom Africa Facebook page. Members of public are invited to vote for the video of their choice by adding number of the video in the comments to the post by 23:50 of September 23. The winners will be announced on September 24th.