It's Our Time!



Each of us has a story; and stories need telling. The East African Community is giving you, the youth aged between 18 to 35 years, the chance to tell your story, your way. For the video makers, the animators and the storytellers, we are looking for you to revolutionise the citizens’ engagement space. You have 59 seconds to tell us what inspires you, the change you wish to see and the future EAC you want to live in.

From live-action, drama or even a documentary, the genre is entirely up to you. The total award prize is $25,000 with over 30 winners being selected form the East Africa region.

Individual or group submissions are welcome; so, you and your friends can take part.

The competition period is between 1st January to 31st March 2020.

Get more information at and regular updates through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts @theeacideserve

Remarkable stories are timeless. What will your story be?


  • Real life stories about the benefits EAC has had on citizens’ lives;
  • Narrate challenges EAC citizens are facing that we can jointly address;
  • Capture your aspirations of the future EAC you want


Entrants may use any genre to produce the video or animation, the length has to be between 30 and 59 seconds.


1. Youth between the age of 18 to 35 years
2. An East African Citizen
3. Individual or group submission are allowed


Winning Criteria






Entertainment Value



Advancement of the integration agenda


Evaluation, selection and notification to winners

Digital media monitoring tools will be used to trace and analyse performance, winners will be notified through emails in April 2020.

Submission Process

  • Produce and submit as many videos or animations as you wish.
  • Upload on your Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Instagram accounts.
  • Include the campaign hashtag #TheEACiDeserve in all your postings on digital channels with immediate effect.
  • Visit and upload your videos along with a descriptive text of maximum 1,000 characters in English or Kiswahili.
  • Match video file name with title on the entry form.
  • Your surname or of the lead youth should be part of the video file name (e.g.
  • Submission deadline is March 31, 2020, 23.55 hours.

Competition Awards

first prize
1st Prize
USD 5,000
other winners
2nd Prize
USD 3,000
third prize
3rd Prize
USD 2,000
other winners
30 Other Winners
USD 500 Each


Copyrights must be honoured. It is the law!

The copyright of the materials submitted for this competition remains with respective entrants.

However, the entrants grant the EAC and Partner States the right to use the submitted materials, crediting the copyright owners.

By submitting an entry, all entrants confirm that they have full rights to the submissions, and entries do not violate any prior copyright interests of any person or institution.

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