The Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) has commenced preparation for the second edition of the annual ‘I Love Taekwondo’ video contest to be held at the DG Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Meghis Taekwondo Academy in Accra won the maiden of the programme aimed at developing taekwondo in Ghana and held in partnership with the Korea Embassy in Ghana and Rana Motors Ghana Limited.
The previous edition saw a technical committee select 20 presentations with three making it to the last stage of the competition.
According to the President of the GTF, Mr. Frederick Otu Lartey, the federation expects a larger number of entrants for this edition following the success of the first one.
Once again, the tournament would be opened to only taekwondo clubs registered under the Ghana Taekwondo Federa¬tion (GTF).
They would be expected to create a video under the contest subjects of “How Taekwondo Changes My Life” or ‘Taekwondo Aerobics with a Korean-POP Song’ not exceeding three minutes.
Explaining the procedure for participation, participants would first upload the videos latest by August 31 at www.youtube.com under the two contest subjects for public viewing after which participants would fill an application form at http://goo.gl/forms/f9Fztzt5m6XwOsmC3.
The GTF boss explained that candidates can get additional points by the number of views on the video created, the number of participants in the video and the involvement of the public in it.
According to the organisers, participants who upload videos that may violate other’s rights on issues regarding infringement of copyright and plagiarism will be excluded from the evaluation process since videos can be used as promotional materials.
Submitted videos can be used as promotional resources by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Ghana and every right including intellectual property and copyright of prize winner belongs to the Embassy.
Various taekwondo equipments will be provided as additional prize for the top three winners of the contest to be selected from the first 20 taekwondo clubs to be selected and awarded 15 Taekwondo uniforms per club.
By Albert Agyeman