Video Competition: Jury


A Special Jury will compile a shortlist of 20 videos, judged on a basis of creativity, substance, production value and overall impact.

The 20 shortlisted videos will be announced and showcased on this website and the OECD YouTube site from 21 March, 2011.

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General to the OECD


Born on 8 May, 1950, in Tampico, Mexico, Angel Gurría came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service, including two ministerial posts.


The OECD member countries appointed Angel Gurría as Secretary-General of the OECD from 1 June, 2006 to 1 June, 2011. On 30 September, 2010 they reappointed Angel Gurría to a second five-year mandate.


The decision by the OECD’s governing Council, composed of 34 member countries, constitutes an endorsement of Mr. Gurría’s vision for a more relevant, more open and more inclusive organisation.


Dr. Giuseppe Porcaro, Secretary-General to the European Youth Forum

An Italian national, Giuseppe Porcaro, 31, was elected in 2009 as Secretary-General for the European Youth Forum.


He has been involved in youth organisations at local, national and European level for a number of years. Porcaro chaired the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2005-2007) and worked as the European Youth Forum’s co-ordinator for global youth issues with the United Nations.


Before that he served as Youth Specialist for the Kosovo Post-Conflict Youth Development Grant at the World Bank, based in Pristina and worked as research assistant in Human Geography at the University of Naples "L'Orientale".


 Chris Cramer, Global Editor for Multimedia at Thomson Reuters

Chris Cramer is Global Editor for Multimedia for Reuters News and has more than 40 years experience in international broadcasting.


He has led the world’s largest newsgathering organisation while at the BBC and developed the world’s most influential, profitable and widely distributed news channel, CNN International.


Few major news stories have passed without Cramer playing a central role, most notably the Falklands War, both Iraq Gulf Wars, the Lockerbie bombing, the fall of the Berlin Wall and most recently CNN's coverage of the Asian Tsunami for which he won a coveted 'DuPont Award'. 


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

  • Public vote: From 22 March to 14 April, 2011 the public will be invited to choose the top three videos from the shortlist.
  • Winners announced on Friday 15 April, 2011.


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