TATV Staff Picked 2019 Teens Dream Young Producers

Fairfax, VA, April 23, 2020 – Teens Dream Collaborative 2019 Annual Video Competition provided teens with a forum to share their solutions to problems facing humanity. Teens shared their dreams of change in areas ranging from ocean pollution to mental health.

130 teens globally submitted short videos related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Earth Optimism. The Global Co Lab Network and its collaborator this year, the Smithsonian Conservation Commons, selected nine winning videos to be showcased at the Smithsonian’s Digital Earth Optimism Summit this week, April 22-26.

TATV’s staff picks are video productions specifically selected by TATV staff for their outstanding video productions and positive universal messages. The staff-picked young producers were among the semi-finalists of the 2019 Teens Dream Video Competition. TATV is a partner and a sponsor of Teens Dream Collaborative.

These are the staff-picked young producers who were among the semi-finalists of the 2019 Teens Dream Video Competition:

Deniz Çöçelli – Istanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Deler – Kastamonu, Turkey
Marina Dixon, Emma Flaherty and Haley Wong – Madison, CT, USA
Gülçin Eroğlu, Elif Sıla Erdem, Elif Kumlu, Gülşah Bal, and Yağmur Uğur – Kayseri, Turkey
Kaitlyn Joyce – Lakewood, CA, USA
Teia Torrent Requena – Girona, Catalonia, Spain

A young producer and staff pick, Mehmet Deler, summed up his competition experience when he wrote:

“We truly appreciate our TATV Staff Pick award and all of your encouragement. You have increased our self-confidence and raised our spirits. I am deeply grateful to the whole TATV team.”

Teens Dream, a project of the Global Co Lab Network, partners with organizations across the world to educate, inspire, connect, and help teens act on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

TATV congratulates everyone who shared their uplifting dreams by submitting a video to the Teens Dream Collaborative 2019 Annual Competition.

Contact: info@turkishamericantv.org

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Turkish American TV (TATV), the award winning voice of the Turkish-American community, was founded in September 2005 with the mission of delivering educational, engaging, and entertaining programs on art, culture, lifestyles, music, dance, health, wellbeing, science, and technology.