The contest is being launched to celebrate the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s 25th anniversary.

“We’re eager to gain insight, especially from Canada’s youth about how what goes on in the Asia Pacific is seen to interact with and impact Canada. And that’s at the root of why we’re running the 25@25 contest, to help ignite a new dialogue that envisions Canada’s future with Asia,” says Hanna Cho, Project Manager for the 25@25 contest.

Entrants are invited to share their ideas as video shorts. The shorts can be presented in any style: Anything from a rant to camera to a visual collage, an animated short, or a mini-feature. By encouraging participants to articulate their ideas, the contest hopes to stimulate a dialogue about Canada-Asia relations that is as creative as the entries provided.

“Asia has never been more important to Canada, and Canadians know it. The goal of this contest is to bridge the gap between the current and next generation of Canadians interested in Asia,” says Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Entries will be judged by a diverse panel of Canada-Asia innovators: Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation; Hon. Jack Austin, former Senator; Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick, Investment fund Manager; Hank Bull, co-founder of contemporary Asian art gallery Centre A; Gerri Sinclair, Executive Director of the Masters of Digital Media Program, SFU; Nobu Adilman, broadcaster and filmaker; Ziya Tong, co-host and producer, Discovery Channel Canada and HSBC judge TBA. Youth judges Nobu Adilman and Ziya Tong will be kicking off the contest with video letters available for viewing at (lien plus disponible).

For more details and information about the contest, please visit (lien plus disponible). 25@25 is a special project of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada with Presenting Sponsor HSBC and Official National Television Sponsor OMNI.