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How to Apply

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in About, News, Various | Comments Off on How to Apply

If you are a student with a strong desire to shape the future and a curious mind to learn new ways to do that; and you have skills in filmmaking, animation, public speaking, writing or art, we need you!  Give us your talents and passion for two weeks, and we’ll give you an experience that will change your life.
We are looking for two delegates (14 to 24 years old) and an advisor (25 years or older) from each country.  We need people with a passion for media and action who are interested in having their voices make a difference for our future.
During the Summit, you’ll be part of a community that spans all continents, races and cultural divisions.   You will create the unforgettable experience of living in a world where there are no barriers to being together.
Represent your country and shape the future!
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REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are applying as a team from their school or youth organization.   Each team selected will be allowed three delegates: a student diplomat, a student filmmaker and an adult advisor.  Applications from individuals are not accepted.

Student applicants should be 14-24 years old. Advisors should be 25 years or older.

All applicants must speak and understand English.

All applicants must have access to the internet.

Filmmaker applicants must have access in their home countries to video production and editing equipment (you may also bring them to the Summit if you desire).
All applicants must be available to be in Los Angeles for the entire Summit from July 14-27, 2014.
COSTS TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT
Visa and passport fees to enter the U.S.A.Costs of traveling from your home to California$895 per person participation fee.  This includes lodging and all meals for two weeks, costs of cultural excursions and all ground transportation to and from the airport.

IYMS Membership Fee: $300 PER COUNTRY DELEGATION

Individual membership fee is $ 100

Note:  This fee is paid to IYMS International Headquarters once you are accepted and will hold your place at the Summit.

A limited number of PARTIAL and FULL SCHOLARSHIPS are available for one or both of these items:

* $895 per person participation fee

* Airfare

Click here for REQUEST FOR SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION

 

STEPS FOR APPLICANTS:

1) Advisor reads Advisor Instructions.

2) Advisor submits Letter of Interest.

3) Advisor chooses Student Candidates.

4) Advisor completes online Advisor Application

5) Filmmaker Candidate completes online Filmmaker Application

6) Diplomat Candidate completes online Diplomat Application

7) Advisor reads Instructions for Posting Video Sample and posts video sample to YouTube or Vimeo.
8) If accepted, your team will pay the membership fee to IYMS International HQ (you will receive instructions).
Thank you for your interest in the International Youth Media Summit, and good luck!
IMPORTANT DATES
Letter of Interest Submit ASAP For scholarship consideration
Application Due December 15, 2013 Online forms & video samples received
Delegates Chosen February 1, 2014 You will be notified via email
Passports/Visas April 1, 2014 Confirmed by all accepted delegates
Issue PSA for your country May 15, 2014 Completed by selected filmmaker delegates
Research Report Completed May 15, 2014 Completed by selected diplomat delegates
Travel Arrangements Set May 15, 2014 Confirmations sent by Advisor
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