WPC 2019 Video Competition


WPC 2019 Video Competition closed on January 7, 2019.

Click here to view the top 12 videos and to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award

Grand Prize winner will be announced
at the Opening Ceremony on
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan


 WPC 2016 Grand Prize Winner  WPC 2013 Grand Prize Winner

The World Parkinson Coalition® understands the power of video messages. Video is a great way to capture and share the power of science, hope, humor, and inspiration. It's also a great way to encourage discourse about a disease that is often misunderstood.We launched the first video competition for the WPC 2010 and were surprised by its outstanding success. We continued the competition at WPC 2013 and WPC 2016. You can view the submissions to past Video Competitions on our YouTube Channel.

The WPC 2019 invites ALL members of the global Parkinson's disease community to make a video for the WPC 2019 Video Competition about their experiences living with, treating, researching or caring for people with Parkinson's. Submission for the competition ran from July 9, 2018 - January 7, 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING VIDEOS: The Grand Prize winning video, selected by our judges from the Top Videos below, and the WPC People's Choice Award winning video, selected by the community, will both be announced at the WPC 2019 Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4th in Kyoto, Japan. 

Top Videos

- The Top Videos will be chosen by the judges from both the professional and amateur video categories. The amateur video 1st prize winner is guaranteed a spot in the Top 12. 
- The Top Videos will be highlighted on the WPC website, YouTube and Facebook.
- Videos will be shown on screens throughout the WPC 2019.
- Among the Top Videos, the WPC People's Choice Award will be chosen by the community in a voting process to take place in March 2019. 

Video can be submitted in two categories, professional OR amateur

Short Professional Video 
Short Amateur Video
Maximum of 3 minutes & 30 seconds (No exceptions)  Maximum of 3 minutes & 30 seconds (No exceptions) 


Submit your video in this category if:

  • You are a talented/professional videographer, or;
  • You used professional technology in the creation of your video, or;
  • You paid someone (ie. illustrator, animator, sound technician) to help make your video



Submit your video in this category if:

  • You did it all yourself as an amateur videographer, or;
  • You received minimal assistance from family and/or friends who are also amateur videographers


Grand Prize Winner
  • Video to be announced and shown at the WPC 2019 Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
  • Three nights hotel accommodation for WPC 2019
  • Free registration for WPC 2019
  • Plus showings during the WPC 2019

Judges for the WPC 2019 Video Competition

Special Guest Judge: Amy Scott (USA) is an independent filmmaker and the education correspondent for public radio's "Marketplace."

Julio Angulo, PhD (USA)
is a retired psychologist, diagnosed with PD 10 years ago.  He is involved in PD advocacy with a special interest in strengthening the bond between caregiver and care receiver with the goal of enhancing the couples resilience.

Lori Campbell, SLP

Patricia Davies (USA)
has organized large international conferences for over 35 years. In 1991 she was recruited from her home country, the UK, for a position with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, where for 16 years she managed the joint Bank/Fund Annual and Spring Meetings.

Pat retired in 2007, and in 2009 she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In 2010 she attended the World Parkinson Congress in Glasgow and was inspired to offer her services to assist. She is now the Secretary of the WPC Board of Directors, a member of the WPC 2019 Steering Committee, and is  also part of the team designing the Leadership Forum for Kyoto.     

Stacy Flanigan, MSW, LCSW (USA)
is a clinical social worker and caregiver.  Her professional and personal experiences focus on the challenges of living with a chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease and its impact upon the couple’s relationship.

Lyndsey Isaacs (UK)

Kathleen Jordan (USA) is the Digital and Outreach Manager at the World Parkinson Coalition.

Victor McConvey, RN (Australia)

Ai Huey Tan, MD (Malaysia)

Eli Pollard (USA) is the Executive Director at the World Parkinson Coalition.

Guidelines, Rules and Tips for Submitting a Video

Past Submissions


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