Shortlist for 'Progress is. . .' video competition


Thank you to all those who entered our "Progress is ..." video competition. We received many excellent video entries from 46 countries around the world.


20 shortlisted videos selected by The jury are listed below. Double-click videos for larger view.

Progress is everyone, together

Hew Sandison, 18, Australia

Progress is balance

Lars Boggild, 19, Canada

Progress is sustainable well-being

Justin Ritchie, 24, Canada

Progress is movement in the right direction

Elliott Verreault, 22, Canada

Progress is hope

Stephanie Villadiego, 21, Colombia

Progress is learning languages

Martti Helde, 23, Jaak Ollino, 25, Estonia

Progress is us !!!

Philippe Rother, 23, Germany

Progress is tommorrow in our hands

R. Vidhya Priyadarshini, 21, India

Progress is everlasting hope

Utkarsh Roychoudhury, 21, India

Progress is to make it possible

Gun-seok Kim, 23, Korea

Progress is living life till the end

Farah Natasha Rahman, 22, Malaysia

Progress is to ...

Jazmin Chi, 22, Mexico

Progress is all of us

Marisol March Colvin Anáhuac North, 19, Mexico

Progress is awareness

Marin Bantiuc, 21, Moldova

Progress is education

Lotte Nienhuis, 18, Netherlands

Progress is socio-economic devt thru taxation

Gabriel Jahmed, 18, Nigeria

Progress is education for all

Javier Elias, 24, Peru

Progress is sharing the burdens

Marelize Visagie, 21, South Africa

Progress is the way to go

Alina Opanasenko, 25, Ukraine

Progress is not black and white

Elizabeth Sisson, 20, United States

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


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.

Three winners have been 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 is invited to vote on the shortlisted videos. The 3 videos with the most votes will be selected as the winners.
  • Winners were announced on Friday 15 April, 2011.


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