Video Competition: It Happens Only In Pakistan and DW (Urdu) are looking for video documentary submissions from all over the country on stories that happen only in Pakistan! The competition offers 7 prizes worth Rs 1.5 million (PKR) in total to the winners.

Judges for the contest include renowned filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh.

Video Topic: It Happens Only In Pakistan


  • The competition is open for individuals of all ages, gender, nationalities
  • Individuals can participate as teams; however each participant can be a part of only one team
  • Entry is prohibited to employees of, or consultants to DAWN and DW or their immediate family members.
  • The entries should be original and CANNOT be a work of fiction.
  • The footage/photos should be from Pakistan only!

Steps to Participate:

  1. Shoot a documentary video under 5 minutes on the theme of ‘It Only Happens in Pakistan’ between March 23 and May 4, 2018. Please note that the video should NOT be fictional or a re-enactment, and focus on real people, experiences and events.
  2. Upload the video on Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer, and send us the link to download the video at
  3. Organizers will get back with further instructions!

Last date to Participate: 4 May 2018

Detail: DAWN Contest