YouTube video creators invited to celebrate Nelson Mandela

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Google have asked YouTube creators to help celebrate the icon’s legacy in video, the foundation said on Thursday.

YouTube Film Hack was a competition for video content creators in the country to produce “inspiring content” for YouTube using former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy as the creative springboard, the NMF said in a statement.

“The YouTube Film Hack competition participants received a standard brief and a limited amount of time to create a YouTube campaign that will inspire South Africans across the country to follow in the footsteps of the much-loved Madiba.

“The competition submissions had to include a short YouTube film as well as an advertisement to drive traffic to the video.”

The three top submissions are currently on YouTube. They are:

  • Continuing Madiba’s legacy is in our hands now;
  • Living Mandela’s legacy in South Africa today; and
  • The “Long Walk to Freedom” depicted in Lego form.

The foundation would select a winner on Tuesday.

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