Winning videos of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival are chosen based on their potential to have an impact on the audience, as well as on their artistic, innovative, and creative content. UNAOC and IOM work closely with an International Jury of six to eight members who are selected every year for their experience and achievements in the fields of filmmaking and media, as well as migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.
There are a variety of prizes awarded through PLURAL+ each year. The PLURAL+ International Jury Award is given to one video per age category (three prizes in total), and one video receives the PLURAL+ Special Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia.
These awardees get a chance to travel to New York all expenses paid to present their work during the annual PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony in November 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters. The Awards Ceremony is an exciting event, and is attended by a diverse, global audience (UN employees, media professionals, representatives of civil society organizations, academics, etc.). PLURAL+ winning videos gain international exposure, and PLURAL+ winners get the opportunity to meet and network with a multitude of professionals, peers, and organizations and to explore opportunities for further distribution and dissemination of their work.
In addition to the above, special awards are given by PLURAL+ Partners each year. The complete list of partner awards will be posted in July 2019.