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03/03/2014 07:49 pm ET Updated May 03, 2014

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Announcing the 10 Finalist Videos

We need your help to select the winner of our Global Girls' Conversation Video Contest!

Let Girls Lead is honoring International Women's Day 2014 by announcing the 10 finalists of our Global Girls' Conversation Video contest. In September 2013, Let Girls Lead asked girls from around the world to share stories of leadership and girl-led change in their communities. The response has been both inspiring and overwhelming. Girls are fighting for their rights and transforming their communities all over the world. During the last six months we have received over 140 videos from girls in 26 countries and have highlighted these powerful stories in collaboration with the Huffington Post. We would like to thank all of the girl leaders who shared their inspiring stories with us. Each video is proof of girls' power to create change. Congratulations to the finalists!

Now it is your turn to pick your favorite! We invite you to watch the 10 video finalists below and tell us who you choose as the winner. Winners will receive funding, training, and equipment to make their story in to a short film. You can cast your vote by tweeting us your favorite @letgirlslead. We will be compiling these results along with the results from our panel of expert judges (listed below), and announcing the winner in April.

The full list of Girls Global Conversation Video Contest finalists includes:
Adama Ya Alimamy Sankoh, 18, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Alejandra Roblas Mejilla, 15, Jutiapa, Honduras
Bikisu Falalu, 15, Tsibiri, Nigeria
Citlalli Liliana Salas, 13, Juárez, Mexico
Emmanuella Alimlim, 21, Archer's Point, Kenya
Grace Mwase, 15, Chiradzulo, Malawi
Obinna-Njoku Somtochukwu, 21, Owerri, Nigeria
Harriet Kamashanyu, 24 , Kampala, Uganda
Hillary Mahlangu, 20, JoBurg, South Africa
Jari Taylor, 15, Chicago, USA

The full list of Girls Global Conversation Video Contest Judges includes:
• Martha Adams, Creative Director - Girl Rising
• Madeline Di Nonno, Executive Director of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
• MaHawa Ngwire - Former Chair of Liberia's Parliament
• Riddhi Shah, Editorial Director of Strategic and Social Impact platforms - AOL/Huffington Post Media Group
• Riya Singh - GirlUp Bay Area Leader

Let Girls Lead empowers girls and their allies to lead social change through advocacy, education, economic empowerment, storytelling and strategic partnerships, contributing to improved health, education and livelihoods for more than 3 million girls globally.

Let Girls Lead's Global Girls' Conversation video contest highlights girls' power to create change by sharing their own solutions through short videos. The video contest has been an exciting opportunity for girls, organizations working with girls and girls' allies to submit one to two-minute videos capturing girls' solutions and successes.