Student Video Challenge

Multimedia Collaboration between Asian and U.S. Undergraduates

The ASIANetwork Student Video Competition facilitates focused and direct interaction between students at ASIANetwork and Asian undergraduate institutions. Student teams will examine a current global issue from a comparative perspective and, in a multimedia video, present their conclusions.

Winning Entries will be promoted on the ASIANetwork website and featured at the Annual Conference.

2022 Challenge Theme

Drawing on the challenges and successes of your countries’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare a video presentation to the World Health Organization (WHO) with a recommendation for future pandemic preparedness.

Program Overview

Each team will consist of two to four undergraduate students, one or two from an ASIANetwork member institution and one or two from a higher education institution(s) in Asia. All participating  student members must be enrolled at undergraduate institutions at the time of the preliminary, on-line team application (October 15, 2020).

At the ASIANetwork member institution

  • Domestic and international students are eligible to participate. Only one team member may be an international student from Asia.
  • A faculty member from the ASIANetwork member institution will serve as advisor for the team.

At the higher education institution(s) in Asia

  • The two undergraduate students may be from the same institution or from two separate institutions in the same or different Asian countries. Students who are currently studying in the United States are not eligible, but former study abroad students to the U.S., who have returned to their Asian institution, are eligible.
  • The team will produce a video (5-minute maximum) based on the year’s theme.
  • The completed video will be submitted through the ASIANetwork website by the faculty advisor. 
  • Winners will be chosen by a selection committee made up of experts in Asia/global affairs, media, and film.
  • The winning team’s work will be featured at the annual conference. The faculty advisor of the winning team will be invited to the annual conference with a complementary registration fee. A certificate and $100 award will be presented to each student member through the ASIANetwork institution.
  • The videos of the winning teams will be promoted on the ASIANetwork web site and featured at the Annual Conference. 

Application Procedures

The faculty advisor submits an on-line application. Deadline: October 15

  • A list of team members (name, major/minor, year,  contact information, university)
  • Name and contact information for the faculty advisor
  • Project title with a 250-word abstract

By November 1, ASIANetwork verifies eligibility and agrees to accept the video submission.

The faculty advisor submits the video through the ASIANetwork website.  Deadline:  February 1.

Winners announced by March 1.

Project Evaluation Criteria

Jurors made up of faculty members and professionals with expertise in Asia will use the following criteria to select the winning submission.

  • Originality
  • Depth & Breadth of Content
  • Organization
  • Citation of Sources

Program Director 

Hiroaki Kawamura, Associate Professor of Japanese, University of Findlay