International Development Awards - video guidance

Video guidance

  • Any voice, or any number of voices, can tell the story of your project or campaign.
  • It will be judged on the story you tell not on the production values.
  • Videos can be simple and straightforward to make – at a minimum, all that's needed is access to a smartphone.
  • You must use the 1.5-minute video to address the points in the judging criteria, noted on each award page. Further information about the entry can be covered in the entry form.
  • If using a collection of images, consider recording a voiceover to explain the entry. Check out last year’s Governance Award winner’s video.
  • Record in landscape mode to make the most out of the space on the screen.
  • Make sure the audio is clear and of a reasonable quality.
  • Make sure the lighting is good when recording a video.
  • If using subtitles, please ensure they are legible throughout the video and can be seen on a computer and a large screen.

Notes for entrants​​​​

  • Your video must be no longer than a minute and a half (your entry will not be accepted if your video is longer than this).
  • Your video must be explicitly about the project itself and not be a marketing video.