Intergenerational video competition winner announced
- Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
The Centre for Ageing Research and Development (CARDI) and Age & Opportunity, in partnership with The Office for Older People, Department of Health, are delighted to announce the winner of the EY2012 intergenerational video competition. The winning entry was submitted by Marius Rados on behalf of Dublin-based community organisation CareLocal. CareLocal provides support and befriending services to older people living alone in Dublin.
The video clip impressed the judges with its strong use of imagery to depict some of the misconceptions generations can have about each other. The short clip is part of a wider project which aims to promote respect and understanding between generations. The winner will receive a prize of €500 and the video will be presented at an upcoming event ActiveAge2012 at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Nov 3rd.
Mr Ronan Toomey, National Coordinator for the European Year in Ireland, congratulated the winner of the video competition saying “The winning entry effectively involves young and old in highlighting the need to challenge perceptions held by different generations about each other. It provokes debate and helps to promote greater dialogue which is important in fostering supportive and understanding relations between generations.”
Dr Roger O’Sullivan, Director of CARDI, says: “The winning video uses striking visuals to convey the complexities involved in intergenerational relations. It shows how imagery can be used to stimulate debate and often conveys a greater sense of the issues involved in building a better society for all ages.”
Ciarán McKinney, Director of Development at Age & Opportunity, also endorsed the video “ the video shows in a very clear way how misperceptions between generations can lead to needless fear and anxiety. Greater communication and contact between generations is something we should all foster”
The all-Ireland competition to celebrate the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations was open to third-level students and the voluntary and community sector and was also supported by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. Video clips (60-90 secs) were invited on the theme of generations working together. Videos were judged on their creativity, originality and extent to which they explored issues about intergenerational relations.