Youth Video Contest 2016 Finalists

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2016 Youth Video Contest Finalists
Washington, DC
December 16, 2016

The American Turkish Association of DC (ATA-DC)  and Turkish American TV (TATV) launched the Youth Video Contest on the theme of “Peace and Harmony” in September 2016. Youth 29 year of age or younger submitted their video creations by November 30, 2016 from all parts of the United States of America.

We are pleased to announce that five of the contestants were selected as finalists by a jury of media professionals, videographers, digital storytellers, and TV producers. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia.

The 2016 Youth Video Contest Finalists are:
“Turk(ish)” by Alex Bougher
“Spiders” by Thomas Chester
“What does Peace & Harmony mean to me?” by Olivia Colombo
The Look Within” by Rhashad El
“Three Weeks Made Forever” by Bora Toksoz

Top three videos will receive cash prizes: $1000 for first-place, $500 for second-place, and $250 for third-place.

Two finalists will receive Special Jury Recognition Certificate.

All other 2016 Youth Video Contest participants will be offered “one hour” professional video production tutoring, training, or consulting free of charge from the TATV video production staff or industry partners who are experts in their field of specialty.

Our Video Contest encourages youth to engage with videography, audio-visual arts, and journalism. For more information about the Video Contest Rules, please visit

For information about the 2016 Youth Video Contest, please contact


The American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC) has served the Turkish-American Community since 1965. ATA-DC’s mission is to promote Turkish culture in the U.S. and build friendship between Turkish and American people in the Washington DC metro area through educational, social, and cultural activities.

Turkish American TV (TATV), the award winning voice of the Turkish-American community, was founded in September 2005 with the mission of bringing educational and entertaining programs about art, music, culture, science, and community life to the United States.

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