From staff reports
There is still time for individuals or groups to submit videos for the 2018 Cardinal Foley Award in Social Communications. The deadline for submissions is April 1.
Begun in 2016 with the 50th celebration of the World Communications Day, and sponsored by St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa., the award focuses on the creative genius of young adults working with social media, particularly in the realm of videography. Last year’s winner hailed from the Diocese of Trenton: Emily Clark of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square.
Young adults ages 18 to 25 are encouraged to contribute a video that connects to Pope Francis’ chosen theme for this year’s World Communications Day: “The truth will set you free” (John 8:32) – Fake News and Journalism for Peace.” Videos should also capture and express the Church’s concern for the enduring values of truth, beauty and goodness in the spread of the Gospel.
“So-called ‘fake news’ – namely baseless information that contributes to generating and nurturing a strong polarization of opinions – involves an often misleading distortion of facts, with possible repercussions at the level of individual and collective behavior,” stated the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.
The competition consists of the accumulation of the highest number of “likes” (not merely “views”), after being posted on the seminary’s video channel. Eligible videos must be from 15 to 120 seconds in length, uploaded to a file-sharing service (such as Google Drive or Dropbox) and shared with the John Cardinal Foley chairman, Father Thomas F. Dailey, at [email protected]. For group submissions, one person must be identified as the leader of the video project. Following suitability review all videos entered into the competition will be uploaded simultaneously to the chair’s VIMEO channel.
Award winner(s) will be notified and announced May 1 and recognized during the Cardinal Foley Symposium’s Awards Dinner May 24 in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Creator(s) of the winning video will receive an honorarium of $750, a commemorative plaque and a free table of eight seats at the symposium banquet. The winning videos will be shown at the banquet and archived on the Cardinal Foley Symposium website.
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