New: The Golden Times AEGEE Video Award


Videos say often more than words. Every month the CD, AEGEE anten­nae, project teams and indi­vid­ual mem­bers upload a few dozen videos to the Inter­net, most­ly on YouTube. Many of them go unno­ticed, although they deserve a broad­er audi­ence. There­fore it’s time for some­thing new: the Gold­en Times AEGEE Video Award.

Every month the Gold­en Times will check all AEGEE-relat­ed videos that were pub­lished in the past four weeks and eval­u­ate them. They will then be award­ed in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, such as “Best video” or “Best event PR video”. Good videos can also win in sev­er­al cat­e­gories. You will also find inter­views here with some of the film­mak­ers or oth­er AEGEE rep­re­sen­ta­tives, who tell you more about their videos.

In Jan­u­ary, 27 videos made it in the com­pe­ti­tion, of which 25 were on Youtube, two on Vimeo. Sev­en of this video were uploaded to the offi­cial YouTube chan­nel of AEGEE-Europe: This chan­nel is only four months old — in this time the CD uploaded alto­geth­er 19 videos! That’s more than one video per week. The chan­nel is such a fan­tas­tic idea that it is sur­pris­ing that no CD did it before. You can read here more soon about their new video chan­nel.

Let’s go to the AEGEE video awards for Jan­u­ary! And the win­ners are…

Best video: “AEGEE in 2012” by AEGEE-Europe
This video gives an overview on what AEGEE did in 2012. From Ago­ra to Sum­mer Uni­ver­si­ties, from exter­nal rela­tions to projects. It scratch­es a bit on the sur­face and relies a bit too much on the pre­sen­ta­tion style instead of con­tent, but nev­er­the­less this is per­fect for any anten­na that want to give mem­bers, poten­tial mem­bers and exter­nal con­tacts an overview on what AEGEE did. It might be even worth­wile to make local trans­la­tions so that locals ccan show it more eas­i­ly to their exter­nal con­tacts. Below is the Vimeo link, you can also watch it on YouTube.

Best con­tent: “Bel­gra­do — Aegee Agri­gen­to — Conoscere i cit­ta­di­ni europei” by AEGEE-Agri­gen­to

This was a tough cat­e­go­ry, because there are so many videos with great con­tent! Espe­cial­ly AEGEE-Agri­gen­to impressed with sev­er­al videos that present events, cul­ture abroad and the Eras­mus world, too. Also the “Europe on Track” project had sev­er­al great videos with MEPs and stu­dents they met along their way. In the end the Gold­en Times found the 33 min­utes long video of AEGEE-Agri­gente about an exchange with AEGEE-Beograd the best, where AEGEE-Agri­gen­to presents Bel­grade and its cul­ture to its audi­ence. It’s main­ly in Ital­ian, but some inter­views are also in Eng­lish.

Fun­ni­est video: “Pesadil­la antes de Navi­dad VI” by AEGEE-Madrid

This video shows the par­tic­i­pants of a Local Train­ing Course of AEGEE-Madrid dur­ing a flah­mob. They put on head­sets and dance to “Call me maybe”. It’s hilar­i­ous, great fun!

Best Event PR: “Tener­ife NWM Spring 2013” by AEGEE-Tener­ife

This video is very pro­fes­sion­al and cre­ates lots of trust in AEGEE-Tener­ife as organ­is­er. Tes­ti­mo­ni­als of for­eign par­tic­i­pants of AEGEE-Tener­ife events show that it is a great and capa­ble anten­na. The voice-over of AEGEE-Tener­ife mem­ber Tayri is also authen­tic, very well done and for­tu­nate­ly not so slick (see the over­rat­ed 20th anniver­sary video and you will under­stand what it means:  The pho­tos of AEGEE-Tener­ife events give a great impres­sion too.

Most suc­cess­ful video: “AEGEE in 2012” by AEGEE-Europe
Thanks to the con­tent of gen­er­al inter­est and great PR, this award also goes to the “AEGEE in 2012” video. Only three videos were clicked more than 100 times, one of them was “AEGEE in 2012”, which was seen 2260 on Youtube. The oth­er two were videos in the AEGEE com­pe­ti­tion “How would you pro­mote sus­tain­able trav­el­ling”.

Most artis­tic: “Sus­tain­abil­i­ty is to trav­el Green” by AEGEE-Helsin­ki

The sec­ond-most watched video in Jan­u­ary (456 clicks) was def­i­nite­ly the most artis­tic one in terms of visu­al effects. You can dis­pute the con­tent, it’s like a sum­ma­ry of phras­es regard­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty, but it looks good!


Biggest Non­sense: “Gio­van­ni & The Pigeons” by Andrei Balint
In this video you can watch for 37 sec­onds how a cer­tain Gio­van­ni is try­ing to scare some birds at the New Year’s Eve Event in Napoli. With­out suc­cess.


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