2021 European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Short Video Competition for Nigerians

Deadline: January 29, 2021.

The Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS is organising a short video competition on sexual and gender-based violence as a means of eliminating its prevalence in society.

The objective of the competition is to stimulate the awareness of Nigerians on issues of gender-based violence, ensuring that the voices of young people are heard and taken into consideration when shaping and implementing programmes and policies in Nigeria.


  1. This competition is for videos made by Nigerians (individuals or groups) based on their understanding of SGBV and how to mitigate its prevalence in society.
  2. Entrants are asked to express what they understand by sexual and gender-based violence and ways to eliminate it in society.
  3. Unleash your creativity in a three-minute video to illustrate the positive changes you would like to see.
  4. Express it with moving pictures using a true-life story or fiction.


There will be ten winners for the overall best videos. 

1st Prize =    Video editing desktop

2nd Prize = Video editing laptop 

3rd Prize = DSLR camera

The 7 best runners-up will receive a grant of N500,000 each.

10 best videos will be shown at all gender-based events, with credits to the video owners.


Note: You do not need to be a professional filmmaker to be a part of the competition. If you plan to use your mobile phone to shoot the video, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Put your phone on air mode to avoid interruptions during recording
  • To get steady shots, use a mobile tripod, selfie stick, or hold your phone steadily
  • Ensure that you get good audio. Be careful not to block the microphone on your phone with your palm when holding the phone during recording.
  • Make sure you have good light

Length of video: maximum of three (3) minutes

Credits: ensure your video has all relevant credits     


  • WeTransfer
  • Google drive
  • Upload on your Instagram and tag @EUinNigeria (you can upload in batches – if your Instagram is on private, we will not be able to view your entry)
  • Dropbox
  • WhatsApp (0901 065 5926) To ensure your video quality does not drop, send as document on WhatsApp

OFFICIAL LINK: https://2021eusgbvcompetition.org/?fbclid=IwAR3tYBqt20Wafr_V36Guw9XnIclgaUPLe_wd5sfO3w12yXdgdJ_ss24Ybn4

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