AfroPHC has been developing a primary healthcare policy framework that is being launched on the 14th of March 2023. The framework consists of 31 main points/goals plus an opening and closing. Now, we are hosting a competition to create videos for each of the 33 points.
This competition is for healthcare students and professionals in Africa. Participation will be in groups and to participate, the group leader has to register below and download the video scripts document. This document has 33 scenes, one for each of the 33 points in the policy framework. In the scripts document, the policy framework points are in given in peach background. And this document can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tcbBgmYaFECY3v3UPXveiBGssCnKue39/view?usp=drivesdk
The participants are to shoot a video for each scene, thus 33 videos in total. Each video should be atleast 15 seconds and atmost 30 seconds long (15-30 seconds long). This totals to 8.25-16.5 minutes of video. The participants are to shoot the videos as directed in the scripts. They are free to make slight changes, the number of the main cast in the introduction and closing scenes can be reduced to 5. If participants feel like they can do one or more of the scenes in a better way than the one directed, they should email their suggested script(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval first before shooting. Such scripts will not be shared with other participants.
The participants are expected to collaborate with their healthcare centers for the video shooting and the equipment required. The scripts documents lists the extra requirements that might not be available in a healthcare center. Anyone can play any role given in the scripts document. However, identity clothing is required for each specified role. For example, a student nurse can act as a doctor in the play provided he dresses as a doctor in that play. The videos are to be simple and there’s no need for professional equipment or editing.
Technical requirements include:
- Minimum resolution of the video of at least 720p.
- The videos should have an aspect ratio of horizontal 4:3.
- A maximum file size of 300MB, while utilizing commonly used video-codecs (e.g. H.264) and formats (.mov or .mp4).
- Audio with a minimum bitrate of 128kbps.
- Do not add text or watermarks or logos on the videos.
- Only the calls should be cited in the videos. The words spoken in the videos should only be the calls recited.
- The videos should not be significantly inclined torwards one gender.
- Name the video files according to the scene titles given.
After shooting the videos, the participants must put them in a Google drive folder and email the link to email@example.com. Make sure this email has been granted access to the folder. A group can submit the videos in parts, we will offer guidance where necessary before the deadline. The deadline is 28 February 2023, 2359hrs GMT+2.
The winners will be announced within a week, on this page and on our social accounts. There will be 5 winners. The 1st place will be awarded $500US. The second place will be awarded $250US. The third place will be awarded $150US. The fourth and fifth place will be awarded $100US each. The ranking will be done by a set of judges and it will be based on creativity, quality and excellence. The winning participants will be required to give AfroPHC the copyrights and ownership of their video content before being awarded the cash prizes.
For questions and updates, kindly join our Competition Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FB9mee2zrWxF5D2OgjGupF. We will be happy to provide any information necessary.
Best of luck!