OECD 50th Anniversary Video Competition


We are very pleased to announce the competition winners voted for by the public.

A special thanks to all contestants for entering our competition and for the very high quality of their entries!

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1st place

Progress is education for all

Javier Elias, 24, Peru

2nd place

Progress is hope

Stephanie Villadiego, 21, Colombia

3rd place

Progress is the way to go

Alina Opanasenko, 25, Ukraine

We are also pleased to announce that we are awarding the prize of 'special mention' to 2 videos:

Special mention

Progress is everyone, together

Hew Sandison, 18, Australia

Special mention

Progress is tommorrow in our hands

R. Vidhya Priyadarshini, 21, India

To celebrate the OECD's 50th Anniversary, young people worldwide were invited to create a short video describing their vision of ProgressWatch the video!


Watch the full shortlist of 20 videos selected by our jury.


The Prize

  • An all expenses paid trip to Paris, France
  • Screening of the winning films at an international forum.
  • An opportunity to meet government, civil society and media from around the world.

The winners will be invited to the OECD Forum in May 2011, with travel cost, hotel accommodation and daily allowance provided for five days.


Read the competition Terms & Conditions



  • Competition opened on 1 Dec 2010.
  • Competition closed at midnight (Paris time) on 1 March 2011.
  • Shortlist: A Special Jury compiled a shortlist of 20 videos, judged on the basis of creativity, substance, production value and overall impact. The 20 shortlisted videos were announced and showcased on this website on 21 March, 2011.
  • Public vote: From 22 March to 14 April, 2011 the public voted on the shortlisted videos. The 3 videos with the most votes were selected as the winners.
  • Winners announced on Friday 15 April, 2011.


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