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Adaptation to Urban Stress

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Urban Shocks aims to record the challenges faced by young, urban residents in India through short videos depicting things which stress them out and their unique ways of dealing with it.
During the Climate Jamboree Finale, scheduled from 1-3 November 2018, winning entries will be presented to the Minister for Urban Development and 50 shortlisted videos will be showcased.


3.5 billion people - about half of the world’s population - currently live in cities. The number is projected to reach 6.5 billion by 2050 with 95 per cent of urban expansion taking place in developing countries. Propelled by rapid urban growth, India is expected to be home to 7 megacities by 2030. While big cities are synonymous with economic growth, job opportunities and progress, the stresses of living in India’s densely populated cities are manifold. The negative outcomes appear as alarming mental and physical health problems, increasing incidences of rage and distress and ecological disturbances.

Participants must record one key factor of urban living which stresses them the most & illustrate their unique coping strategy through a video clip. Clip submissions are to be accompanied by a short narrative, identifying the unique approach to managing urban stress and providing recommendations towards a solution.

10 Jul 2018

Submissions open

30 Sep 2018

Last date for submission of entries

10 Oct 2018

Announcement of shortlisted participants

1-3 November 2018

Announcement of winners and show-case of best entries at Climate Jamboree


Youth in the age group of 15 – 25 at the time of entering the event.

Rules & Regulations

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  • Only individual entries are allowed.
  • Participants have to describe a key factor of urban living which stresses them the most and record a video illustrating their stress and coping strategy for the same.
  • The video clip must depict a participant’s personal problems and coping strategies – the use of visuals copied from elsewhere is not permitted and will result in disqualification.
  • The length of the video clip must not be more than 60 seconds. Participants may use any device to record the clip.
  • Participants have to supplement their video clip with a short narrative (maximum 100 Words) elaborating their coping strategy or suggested solutions.
  • Submitted entries will be judged on the basis of content clarity and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about the type of urban stress, coping mechanisms and solutions preferred.
  • Please refer to the Terms and Conditions before proceeding with the registration process
  • Top 5 entries will be presented to the Minister for Urban Development at Climate Jamboree Finale
  • Shortlisted entries will be screened at Climate Jamboree Finale
  • Partial waiver on the registration fee for Climate Jamboree Finale for all shortlisted participants
  • Certificates of Appreciation for all participants
  • Certificates of Merit for winning participants
  • Exciting prizes

Dr. Kamna Sachdeva and Dr. Deepty Jain