Recognizing the importance of broadband and its impact on a nation’s socio-economic development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, ITU and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are jointly organizing a contest to promote the transformational power of broadband called “Connecting at the Roots” which invites submission of video clips about broadband and its impact on individuals, groups of people and/or society based on true stories. The objective is to raise awareness about the importance of broadband and how it can be harnessed to transform lives and society, at both national and international levels as well as to share experiences and practicality of the use of broadband especially applications and content among countries and individuals. Winners will be announced at the ITU Connect Asia-Pacific Summit on 18th November 2013. Both ITU and MCMC hope that this contest will pave the way for similar contests with more partners in future.
The last date for submission of the entries is 15
Submissions are invited from the Asia-Pacific region either by way of an individual or group submission (e.g. from a group of people or an organization from ITU Member States and/or Sector Members). Each submission should be in the form of a video clip that should be at least 3 minutes of duration and not longer than
5 minutes. Video clips may be submitted in the following categories:
Broadband for Youth / Women / Girls/ Persons with Disabilities / Elderly
Broadband in all phases of disaster management and risk reduction
Broadband for promoting and/or strengthening SMEs / Entrepreneurs
Broadband for communities / schools
Cash Prizes will be awarded together with certificates and/or honorariums for each category as follows: 1st prize: USD 5,000; and runner-up: USD 3,000. The awards ceremony will be held at the ITU Connect Asia-Pacific Summit on 18 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. ITU will bear the cost of one return economy class air ticket to Bangkok and lump-sum allowance to each finalist (Note: For a group finalist, the return air ticket and allowance will be for one representative of the group, only) under each of the stipulated categories.
To submit a video clip, please first
Guideline for video submission is available
For more details, please contact Mr. Sameer Sharma at e-mail:
The ITU and MCMC will have right to use / edit the video for the purpose of promoting awareness of postive aspects of broadband.