Apparently, there is a lot of social-political bloggers that are fond of saying or writing anything on the web in the name of change and progressiveness. Which means there’s nothing to stop them going on there and saying things like, “Oh, I don’t know, the character in the porn-clip pretty much looks like Anwar.”
But Anwar and his sexual fetishes is of course not the point of this entry. The point of this entry is about the WUPID 60-Second Peace Shout Out. The point is not to save the world, but to be seen trying:
What to do?
Submit a video not more than a minute voicing out your solution, criticism or question to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
When to submit?
Videos can be sent from April 4, 2011 up until WUPID 2011. However, if you want to be eligible for the prize money, please make sure that the videos are submitted before November 4, 2011. All the videos will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.
How much is the prize money?
A panel of 5 selected judges will choose the one video that will win USD300. An online poll would also be conducted throughout WUPID 2011 to select the top 3 People’s Choices WUPID Peace Shout Out that will each become USD100 richer.
Does this mean you’re saving the planet? Hmmm, I’m not so sure. But I do like to believe that we’re fantastically clever, combining our pitch for world peace and sending it to the right people.
Let me put it this way. Alone, your voice and concern would probably reach your neighbors and friends in school. Providing your web connection is not dial-up. This initiative, however, works the other way around. Your peace message will wisp pass your neighbors and school friends, and straight to the eyes and ears of world policy-makers, business leaders, religious leaders, etc.
Of course, the better option is to go to the UN General Assembly or the World Economic Forum or the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (WUPID). But taking part at the WUPID 60-Second Peace Shout Out is something very unusual. It’s technology with a point.