Enter the Economist Video Contest – Win $2000!

Enter the Economist Video Contest – Win $2000!

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Entries are invited for the Economist Video Contest. The Economist is one of the most widely read current affairs publications in the world.  From politics to business to science and technology, the paper has become the go-to source for those seeking to learn more about the world around them. Today, The Economist is looking to bring that content to life through a variety of short videos geared towards teenagers.

Filmmakers can use animation, live feeds, graphics, documentary style and more to create content that would engage a high-school student. Videos should be 3 to 5-minutes long and must focus on a subject covered by The Economist in one of the following areas: politics, finance, international relations or technology.


  • First place: $2,000 USD
  • Second place: $1000 USD
  • Third place: $500 USD


  • The contest is open to filmmakers around the globe and across genres.

Application Process

  • To enter the competition, submit your video online after signing up.
  • Entries must be in English or have English sub-titles, and no Economist branding should be contained within the submission.

For more information, read FAQ or visit The Economist Video Contest.