Washington, D.C. (Vocus) November 3, 2008
The United Nations Foundation is partnering with MTV to give fans of the MTV hit show, Exiled, a chance to win a trip to the MTV 2009 Movie Awards or a trip to Africa with the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign.
"By exposing its cast mates to different cultures, Exiled helped introduce a new audience to global affairs and the importance of cultural exchange," said Ian V. Rowe, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Public Affairs, MTV. "This contest will allow the show's fans to walk in the cast mates' footsteps and see firsthand how they can positively impact the world."
"The Get Exiled sweepstakes and our partnership with MTV is an opportunity for young people in America to connect with young people around the world - their issues, their dreams and their challenges - in a very real way," said Elizabeth Gore McKee, Executive Director of Partnership Alliances, UN Foundation and Executive Director of Nothing But Nets.
Viewers who enter the sweepstakes are eligible to win two tickets to the MTV 2009 Movie Awards, or a chance to join the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign - a global, grassroots effort to prevent malaria - on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa. The deadline to enter the contest is December 31, 2008. Winners will be notified in late January 2008.
"My Super Sweet 16 Presents: EXILED!", which premiered August 25, 2008, featured some of the most memorable party throwers featured in MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" as they gave up their pampered lifestyles to live with indigenous cultures throughout the world. Through their experiences, the former divas (and one "divo") learned about such pressing social issues as malaria, gender inequity, climate change and cultural preservation.
Working with Exiled producers and MTV's Think Community , the UN Foundation provided content that helped connect viewers who wanted to learn more about the issues the show explored with the organizations and activities working to make a difference.
For more information on the sweepstakes, please visit http://www.unfoundation.org/exiled.
About the UN Foundation
The United Nations Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN's work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation's work -- focused on select global problems -- is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. The UN Foundation is a public charity. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.
About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, tens of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association's NBA Cares, the people of The United Methodist Church and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.
About Think MTV
Think.MTV.com is a dynamic, multimedia-driven Community and enables youth to easily learn more about the issues that matter to them most, share their opinions - via uploaded online videos, podcasts and blogs - and connect with others to make a difference. The site is one of the only to reward members for positive actions taken online or off, serving up chances to hang out with socially conscious celebs, access to exclusive MTV events, exposure on MTV and other national media outlets, as well as grants, scholarships and more. Think.MTV.com was founded in partnership with The Case Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Goldhirsh Foundation and The MCJ Amelior Foundation. For more information or to build a profile and become involved, visit Think.MTV.com.
MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 26 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV has been the number one rated 24 hour ad-supported cable network P12-24 for 16 straight years. Online, MTV.com scored double-digit growth in 2007 and MTV launched ten dynamic online communities and six new virtual worlds. On the go, MTV Mobile is the #1 music brand in the wireless space - delivering 90% more streams than in 2006. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving music fans, college students and young American Latinos like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Wanna know more? Come on in… http://www.mtvpress.com.
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