Atoms Empowering Africa Youth Video Competition 2018 (Win an all-expenses paid trip to Russia)

Atoms Empowering Africa Youth Video Competition 2018 (Win an all-expenses paid trip to Russia)

Deadline: September 10, 2018

Rosatom Central and Southern Africa invites entries for the 4th annual Youth Video Competition inviting African youth to debunk nuclear power myths. The youth video competition is devoted to the potential of nuclear power to help bolster Africa’s economic and social development. Students and young professionals from all Sub-Saharan African countries are invited to participate.

This year, for the first time, the contest is supported by the African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN), South African Network for Education in Nuclear Science and Technology (SAN-NEST) and South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). The competition is aimed at encouraging students to do their own research into various nuclear applications and the benefits they might have for Africa. Young people are encouraged to film a 60- to 120-second video on their findings.

The top ten videos will be shortlisted and posted on the company’s Facebook page, the creators of the three videos with the most likes will win an all-expenses paid trip to Russia on 6 – 12th October, 2018. In addition to the cultural tours of Moscow, the agenda includes a visit to one of Russia’s Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) which is equipped with VVER nuclear reactor, as well as a journey to the first City of Science – Obninsk where many scientific and nuclear facilities are located. The winners will have a chance to meet African students who are currently studying nuclear physics at the world-famous MEPhI nuclear university.

Competition format: Facebook video competition

Key topics for videos:

  • Why does Africa need to embrace the peaceful atom?
  • Who in Africa already benefits from peaceful atom and how?
  • How would you explain the benefits of the peaceful atom to your fellow Africans?

Prizes and Benefits

  • Top 10 shortlisted videos will be featured on organizers’ social media platfroms, their authors will receive a diploma and a power bank either in person at the award ceremony or via courier.
  • 3 winning teams chosen among top 10 will receive all-expenses paid trip to Russia on 6 – 12th October. No cash compensations.
Russia visit details:
  • Trip to the first City of Science – Obninsk – where many scientific and nuclear facilities are located and where many African students study nuclear physics at world-famous MEPhI nuclear university.
  • Meet and greet with African students studying nuclear in Russia.
  • Visit to one of Russian NPP equipped with latest Generation 3+ VVER nuclear reactors.
  • Tour of Russian culture, traditions and cuisine.



  • Open to students and young professionals (ages of 18 to 30), permanent residents of any country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Full list of countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • 1 video can be prepared by a team of up to 3 people
  • Short-listed winners (top-10) must have an international passport valid until mid-2019.
  • The winners must be physically fit for travel and ready to travel on set dates.
  • Rosatom has the right to use the content of the video’s free of charge for future marketing and other materials
  • You can choose any topic or any number of them. Awards will be given for overall best videos
  • Nominees may prepare video in team of up to 3 people
  • Videos must be in English
  • Video can be made in any quality you seem that fits your vision (professional & smart phone)
  • All video content must be original, produced by the young people who are making the competition submission. Use of any video content produced by or obtained from the professional organizations, university or other third parties is permitted in no more than 50% of the original video.
Social media post:
  • Nominees must publish their videos on their Facebook page with no restrictions on its visibility for any Facebook visitors
  • The post must tag @Rosatominafrica Facebook page and contain hashtags: #AtomsForAfrica and #RosatomCompetition
  • The post must be posted no earlier than 14th of June 2018 and no later than 26th of August 2018


  • The judges will not download and view videos from GoogleDrive, Dropbox or any other download platform, as this will disqualify your entry. Report the full Facebook post URL to your video(s) when submitting.
  • Late or incomplete entries (no hyperlinks to your videos, for instance or no hashtags) will not be considered as accepted.

To apply:

  1. Read T&Cs to check your eligibility
  2. Prepare and post your video as per T&C
  3. Complete and send us your entry form
  4. Receive personal email from the jury
  5. In case of win, get ready to be empowered!

For more information, visit Atoms Empowering Africa.