International Migrants Day: Video story telling competition

Have you worked in another country? Are you now working and living back in Myanmar? Tell your story and win a prize!

#Bringing back the skills

Migrants stories. Migrants’ successes.

December 18th is International Migrants Day 2020 and its time to celebrate migrant workers everywhere; including in Myanmar.  Let everyone know how migrants learn from their experience in other countries and bring back that knowledge and experience to Myanmar.

Share your story, win a prize! Let’s celebrate your achievements in Myanmar. 

Have you worked in another country? Did that experience help you when you returned to Myanmar? Maybe you used the skills you learnt to set up a small business or find a job you liked? Maybe you learnt a language and are now a tourist guide or taxi driver? Maybe the skills you learned have been useful for the community? 

Take a short video of yourself, or your work and tell the story of your successful business or job on your return to Myanmar.  No longer than one minute. Winning videos will be shared on the ILO facebook page and ILO website and winners will receive cash prizes!


The story contest aims to show how migration can benefit migrants, and how returning migrants can benefit Myanmar. The skills migrants learn through their experiences abroad can contribute to development in Myanmar.

The contest is looking for 1 minute videos of migrants’ own life experiences in work and business on return to Myanmar. Showing how their experience of migration helped them or their community. The stories should inspire or give hope to other migrants and help the wider community see the good that migrants bring back with them.

Here are the rules of the competition

Anyone currently in in Myanmar can join the competition

To send your entries, please send your video to the IMD Myanmar 2020 facebook page along with your name and contact number

A panel of judges will select the winners and announce on International Migrants Day 18th December on the ILO facebook page and ILO website.

It is your responsibility to provide or obtain written, audio or video permission from the subject(s) in the videos to use their image(s) in this contest. Please provide this alongside the submission of your entry.

For further details, please see complete Rules, Terms and Conditions.


What we are looking for in your videos:
  • Your achievements in work and personal lives
  • Inspiring stories that can help others
  • Successful stories of coming home and using what you learned abroad back in Myanmar
  • Videos must be no longer than 1 minute
The winning videos will be shared on the ILO website for public viewing and the IMD facebook page.

1 First Prize : cash prize of 60,000 MMK

1 Second Prize: cash prize of 50,000 MMK

1 Third Prize: cash prize of 40,000 MMK

10 runner up prizes of 25,000 MMK