AsiaOne Podcast and Vodcast Contest to showcase what gets Singaporean youths going
SINGAPORE, 16 July 2007 -- Calling all Singapore youths: Here´s your chance to tell the world your dreams, passions and aspirations - or simply what shapes you and gets you going.
The challenge is to express this in two minutes - in the most creative and original way that will best capture and personify who you are and what you are really after.
If you want to be seen and heard, take part in the AsiaOne "This Is Me" podcast and vodcast contest, which is aimed at giving youths a platform to showcase their talent and flair in using technology as a tool for expression and creativity.
The contest, divided into two categories - audio podcast and video podcast - will run from July 16 to Oct 31, 2007. There will be four themes to guide contestants.
"AsiaOne wants to give youths a platform to express themselves because many of them feel that they are not being listened to. It´s our way of reaching out to youths and finding out what makes them tick in this World Wide Web environment," says Irene Ngoo, Editor of AsiaOne.
"We want to know the music they listen to, the friends they hang out with and do things together, how connected they are, what captures their own space and their hopes, dreams and aspirations.
"This Is Me contest is for youths, about youths and by youths, targeting today´s tech-savvy generation who grow up surrounded by video games, personal computers, iPods and cell phones, and with a can-do attitude."
"Podcasting has proven to be a flexible, simple and versatile way to package information that can be easily disseminated and consumed," explains Ms Ngoo.
"With the wide range of user-friendly and affordable production technology, such as Apple´s iLife´06 Creative Suite and MacBooks, podcasts can be produced almost effortlessly by anyone, with a bit of imagination and a story to share."
AsiaOne is Singapore´s leading news, lifestyle and business portal. It was launched in June 1995, and currently draws over 100 million page views a month with 6 million unique audiences.
Over $10, 000 worth of Apple products - 4 iPods (30GB each), 4 iPod Nanos (4 GB each) and 4 MacBooks.
4 iPod nanos and 4 iPods will be given away to the podcast (audio) and vodcast (video) winners of each of the four themes respectively. Each theme will have a three-week run.
The first theme will be announced on July 16 at AsiaOne Digital. (http://digital.asiaone.com/Digital/Digital.html).
All the eight winners will vie for the "AsiaOne Readers Choice" Best Podcast and Best Vodcast grand titles. The two overall winners will win a 1.83GHz MacBook each.
Two lucky AsiaOne readers who voted for the winning entries will also stand a chance to win a 1.83GHz MacBook each.
Entries can be submitted by email or post to AsiaOne. More information on this competition is available at the contest page.
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