Something to Brag About on Your Resume

10 Oct

If I had any multimedia skills whatsoever, I’d be all over this. Such a cool idea!

CNN Mexico is hosting “ProyectaMexico” (Project Mexico) through its unique iReport program. This project invites people in Mexico to send in their short videos, photos  and audios on their topic of choice, so long as it relates to any of these three categories:

  • The Mexico of Today
  • Sports
  • Entertainment and Culture

Jorge’s school has been big on encouraging its students to compete in the ProyectaMexico program, and many other universities throughout Mexico are doing the same. Contestants will be judged based on things like creativity, originality, narrative, relevance and journalistic development to win an incredible prize that could shape their future.

Budding reporters in Mexico now have the opportunity to show off their skills with one of the biggest news groups in the world, a dream come true for any aspiring journalist. Four talented winners (1 in each category, plus 1 chosen by the public) will get a 3-day trip to CNN in Atlanta in May 2012, and be allowed to participate in a show on CNN Espanol. Now THAT’s something to aspire to!

Contestants have until October 21 to send in their multimedia reports, which will be judged by a panel of CNN Espanol and CNN Mexico reporters. After judging, remaining reports will be up for votes from the public to determine 1 final winner.

This contest is truly the opportunity of a lifetime for the yet-unknown storytellers of Mexico, and a great chance for the world to see sides of Mexico they never knew existed.

Check out some of contest’s latest contestants and their reports on Mexico on the ProyectaMexico home page.

Disclosure:  I am being compensated for my work in creating and managing content as a Community Manager for the Mexico Today Program.  All stories, opinions and passion for all things Mexico shared here are completely my own.

10 Responses to “Something to Brag About on Your Resume”

  1. Ang October 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    sounds awesome! You guys should at least give it a shot!

    • Laura in Cancun October 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks, Ang! Jorge is trying to think up the perfect topic, but I’m too chicken!

  2. Kathryn October 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    What an awesome competition! I agree with Ang- you should try it- it could be a lot of fun!

    • Laura in Cancun October 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      I’ll think about it… at least try to help Jorge out with his 🙂

  3. DM October 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    What a great opportunity! Is Jorge going to do it?

  4. ashlie October 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    What a great and interesting opportunity!

  5. Nikki October 11, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Time to sing that song you wrote about Mexico on air! J/k

  6. Krysten October 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m with Ang, do it!

  7. GRRRL TRAVELER November 1, 2011 at 5:22 am #

    Nice way to inspire Mexican kids to pursue their reporting dreams! Glad they get the opportunity!

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