Aviation: The Future is Yours



1-22 February 2012

Vladimir Klyushev, 34, Murmansk, Russia

Dev Samarajeewa, 27, Colombo Sri Lanka

Honorable Mention

Jens Adam Hegegaad Hensen, 20, 
Copenhagen, Denmark​
James Christopher Sampson, 30, 
Hadleigh, United Kingdom.​





  • The video should excite young people about becoming an aviation professional.
  • Only entries submitted via YouTube will be eligible for consideration.
  • To sign up for an account on YouTube, please visit http://www.youtube.com/create_account.
  • Video entries must not exceed 30 seconds in length.
  • The contestant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date he/she enters the contest.
  • Video submissions must be original and unpublished work by the contestant and not infringe on any copyright laws.
  • Submitted videos must be recorded in English or subtitled in English.
  • Each entrant must fill out the Entry Form.
  • Video submissions may not contain any offensive or inappropriate content, according to ICAO principles and practices, and must comply with YouTube's general terms and conditions.
  • Current or former Members of National Delegations to ICAO, Representatives of Organizations to ICAO, staff members, employees, interns, consultants or retirees of ICAO, IATA, Halldale, and any family and/or house-hold members of these individuals are not eligible.
  • The contest will begin on 1 February 2012 and end on 22 February 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Entries submitted after this time or modified past the end of the contest will not be eligible.
  • The results will be announced in March on the official ICAO website and on the ICAO Channel on YouTube. The winner will be officially recognized in April 2012 at the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) in Orlando, Florida.  



  • Video entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    1.      Inspiration:  Does your video inspire people to become an aviation professional?
    2.      Originality: Does the video message offer original opinions or suggestions?
    3.      Creativity: How creative is the video in its form and content?
    4.      Bonus points will be awarded for exceptionally aesthetic or compelling messages.
  • The winning videos will be chosen by a panel of aviation professionals. The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding.
  • One winner will be selected and invited to attend the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow  from 17 to 19 April 2012, and will be recognized by the conference for his/her achievement.




  • The Prize will consist of:

    1.      Roundtrip transportation to Orlando, Florida, USA;


    2.      Hotel Accommodations;


    3.      Daily, pre-determined stipend; and


    4.      Registration fees to attend the WATS Conference. 





  • ICAO will contact the winner by telephone and email within one week of his/her selection by the panel and the winner will claim his/her prize by following the instructions given by ICAO.
  • If ICAO cannot reach the selected winner within 15 days after the panel decision and receive their acceptance of the prize, the participant and his/her submission will be disqualified and the runner-up will be contacted. This procedure will be applied until the prize is distributed.
  • The winner must sign a document confirming his/her acceptance of the prize in accordance with the conditions set out by ICAO.
  • The winning submission will be placed on the ICAO website and YouTube Channel for public viewing.
  • All video clips will remain in the hands of ICAO and will not be returned.


Click here to fill out entry form.
Follow these few simple suggestions to produce a video that the judges will enjoy viewing and help you get noticed.    
  •  Excite! - Why is a career in aviation exciting? 
  •  Get to the point immediately! 
  •  Make your video interesting. You have only 30 seconds to grab attention.
  • Make sure we can hear you clearly!
  • Make sure we can see your video clearly!
  • Read the contest rules carefully and follow each one.
  • Keep your video under the specified length. If your video is over 30 seconds it will not be eligible.
  • Be creative!
  • Say something meaningful. Share a unique idea, experience, or recommendation.
  • Fill out the Entry Form completely and accurately.
  • Remember that all entries must be recorded in English or subtitled in English.   


  • Ramble about something insignificant or that is common knowledge. 
  • Waste time rephrasing the question or introducing yourself. 
  • Forget about your background and surrounding, and how you are framed in the shot
  • Read from a script or in a monotone voice. 
  • Infringe on copyright laws if you use images or music.  




Legal Disclaimer
By submitting a video submission to the contest, the entrant accepts the Rules of the contest and grants ICAO full permission to freely use said video as appropriate, for the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow, cross-posting on other YouTube channels, UN/ICAO websites and by ICAO partners, or any other use. Nothing contained herein or related to the contest shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of the privileges or immunities of ICAO. Any dispute or disagreement arising from or related to the contest, unless settled amicably, shall be referred to arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Place of arbitration shall be in Montreal.
For further information, please email us at ngap@icao.int. Please include the URL of your video submission and your YouTube profile name in your email.  
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