Uniting4Climate VR/360-Video Pitch Competition
UNITING4CLIMATE COMPETITION
RULES AND REGULATIONS
ABOUT THE UNITING4CLIMATE COMPETITION
The #Uniting4Climate VR/360-video pitch competition invites everyone (18+) who is committed to go beyond the expected for the Planet to deliver their solutions for immediate climate action. To participate, contestants need to send:
- VR Pitch (max 1min)
- Project description (max 400words)
Presenting solutions for Small Islands to deal with the climate change challenge.
The videos should emphasize how we are all "uniting for climate action". In particular videos should highlight solutions to overcoming climate threats for vulnerable and coastal communities, supporting ocean and environmental protection, addressing rising and warming oceans, managing fresh water resources, preventing pollution and waste, building smarter and more resilient cities and making the linkages with other climate actions.
COMPETITION TERMS FOR THE UNITED4CLIMATE COMPETITION
These Competition Terms for the Uniting4Climate Competition are part of the Terms and Conditions of Use & Privacy Policy (the "Terms and Conditions of Use") that govern the use of the website where the video entries are located.
Participants shall submit video pitch entries (defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use, to which these Competition Terms are an integral part) that will tell a story to help raise awareness about climate change, reveal what local communities or individuals are doing to promote action to protect the oceans, to tackle costal erosion, to manage fresh water resources, to adress rising and warming oceans, and to prevent pollution and waste. The story should reveal solutions for Small Islands to deal with the climate change challenge, inspire change, and show how climate change is linked to one or more of the other Sustianable Development Goals (SDGs).
Video entries must be submitted through the Uniting4Climate Competition platform hosted on the Connect4Climate website. All participants must ensure that their video is entered through direct upload.
Rules for Submission
  1. The contest is open to individuals and teams. Participants submitting films to the competition must be 18 or older as of August 1st 2017.
  2. There is a maximum limit of five members for any team. Individuals and teams can submit as many entries as they would like.
  3. Uniting4Climate participants will be asked to certify their age when entering, and the World Bank reserves the right to verify the age of any participant, including potential winners.
  4. Video entries must be created by and owned by the Participants.
    Video entries should convey a powerful message that highlight solutions to overcoming climate threats for vulnerable and coastal communities, supporting ocean and environmental protection, addressing rising and warming oceans, managing fresh water resources, preventing pollution and waste, building smarter and more resilient cities and making the linkages with other climate actions.
  5. Video entries can be recorded using all devices available.
  6. Video entries are in one category. Participants need to enter VR/360 Video Pitch, up to 1 minute in length. The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged.
  7. The deadline for entries for the Connect4Climate Global Video Competition is 11:59 pm EST, November 18, 2017. An entry is timely, and will be accepted, only if actually received before this time. The time of transmittal will not be taken into account. ConnectClimate reserves the right to extend the deadline.
  8. Winning entries from the Connect4Climate Photo/Video Competition 2011, Voices4Climate 2012, Action4Climate Short Video Documentary Competition (2014), Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016 may be re-submitted to the Uniting4Climate Competition.
  9. Prizes may include video equipment and goods (computer tablets and video editing software) or cash. Winning entries may also receive special recognition at major film festivals and a trip to the awards ceremony.
  10. Winners will be selected by an External Judging Panel composed of esteemed film directors, music artists, and communication professionals, including those working in the field of film, music, innovation, arts, and/or the environment.
  11. Ocean and Vulnerability Special Award: External judging panel, Connect4Climate and partners reserve the right to award their own prize for best entry on this theme.
  12. Water and Opportunity Special Award: External judging panel, Connect4Climate and partners reserve the right to award their own prize for best entry on this theme.
  13. Landscape and Unity Special Award: External judging panel, Connect4Climate and partners reserve the right to award their own prize for best entry on this theme.
  14. Other Special Awards: Partners to the competition reserve the right to award additional special awards. The External Judging Panel may select a submission to develop into a larger production.
  15. The External Judging Panel will judge the film entries based on the following equally weighted criteria:
    1. Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in narrating a story about climate change, promoting action, and/or offering new solutions.
    2. Innovation and originality: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience, and encouraging further thought and action.
    3. Overall impact of the project: main impact and effects resulting from the activity on the local social, economic, environmental and other development indicators.
PERMISSIONS AND RELEASES
By submitting an Entry, Participants certify they have obtained the following:
  • Releases signed by all members of the public who speak to the camera/ interviewer or are profiled as specific characters within the production.
  • Evidence of permissions from the suppliers of any archive footage that is included in the production with worldwide rights for use by any distributors in any format.
  • Permissions of any incidental music that is included in the production with worldwide rights for use by any distributors in any format.
JUDGING CRITERIA, SCREENING AND JUDGING PROCESS, JUDGING PANEL
A. The judging of the video documentary entries will be based on the following equally weighted criteria:
  • Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change, promoting action, and/or offering new solutions.
  • Innovation and originality: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to a broad and diverse audience, and encouraging further thought and action.
  • Overall impact of the project: main impact and effects resulting from the activity on the local social, economic, environmental and other development indicators.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected based on the criteria described in (1), then (2), and (3). If there is still a tie then the winner will be selected based on a vote by the Judging Panel President.
B. Screening and Judging Process
  • Video entries will initially be screened by a Connect4Climate, World Bank Group, Technical Committee ("Technical Committee"). The Technical Committee will verify that the Contestant meets the eligibility criteria in the "Rules for Submission" and is consistent with the "Competition Terms."
  • All Video Entries which pass the Technical Committee screening will be judged by an External Judging Panel ("External Judging Panel") of esteemed filmmakers, artists and communications professionals based on the judging criteria to determine which Video Entries are awarded prizes or recognition.
Decisions of the technical committee, and external judging panel are final and not subject to negotiations or appeal.
C. External Judging Panel
The External Judging Panel will be determined by the Connect4Climate team of the World Bank Group. The World Bank reserves the right to substitute or modify members of the External Judging Panel at any time for any reason.
AWARDS
Finalists
The External Judging Panel will select the 5 entries who earn the highest overall score to win prizes. One entry will be selected to win the prize for the VR/360-Video Pitch category.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected based on the entry with a higher score on the individual criteria described above in section A comparing scores on criteria (1), then (2), then (3). If there is still a tie, then the winner will be selected based on the vote of the Jury President.
First Prize Winner
The External Judging Panel will select the Contestants (individuals or teams) whose video entries earn the highest overall score to win prizes. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected based on the criteria described in (1), then (2), then (3). If there is still a tie, then the winner will be selected based on the vote of the Jury President.
Winner will see is proposal turned into a 360 film and it will be announced at the UNFCCC COP23 Climate Conference in November 2017. The winner will also have the opportunity of having his/her film featured at major film festivals.
All prizes will be provided and paid directly by sponsors to be determined. The World Bank is neither accountable nor responsible for any of the prizes awarded. Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. No transfer or substitution of a prize is permitted. If a team of individuals is selected as a prizewinner, the prize will be awarded to the group and it will be their responsibility to split or appropriately allocate the prize.
18+ Age Group
Video Pitch (max 1min)
1st Prize: Film production
Other Special Prizes
The Connect4Climate team of the World Bank Group and other sponsors of the competition reserve the right to award additional prizes for outstanding entries as determined by the jury and sponsors.
In addition to the prizes, Connect4Climate will make all efforts to provide exposure for the winning video at high-profile events film festivals.
As official Connect4Climate videos, the winning entries will receive special recognition at all relevant Connect4Climate events, and be prominently featured and promoted on Connect4Climate's social media platforms.
Competition Terms
By submitting an Entry, every Participant agrees and accepts that:
  • The competition is open to nationals of ALL countries of the world. Participants submitting video entries to the competition must be over the age of 18 as of 11.59pm on August 1st, 2017. Participants are responsible for ensuring their submission is in compliance with the legal requirements of their country.
  • Videos must be up to one minute in length. Submitted videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged.
  • All entries into the competition must be your original work and must not infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, or otherwise be unlawful.
  • The decision of the judges and panels, as to winning Entries and non-winning Entries is final and is not subject to any appeal.
  • By entering this competition, Participant hereby grants to the World Bank a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, copy, exploit, distribute, excerpt, edit, display, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works of all, in all media and formats whether now or later known or developed.
  • Participant agrees that the World Bank shall have the right to offer all entries to other organizations and the same organizations shall have the right to screen the entries one or multiple times in order to increase exposure of the videos.
  • To the extent that any Entry contains any intellectual property owned by a third party, such as music or images, the Participant represents that it has obtained permission to allow the World Bank or its partners to use the third party materials for public exhibition, display and dissemination through social media platforms.
  • Active (at the time of Entry submission) paid staff of the World Bank Group may submit Entries, but they will not be eligible to be declared one of the winners, including of the People's Choice award.
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Conduct: Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the competition. Participant agrees to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition. The World Bank is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the competition or in the announcement of the prizes. The World Bank may update and/or modify these Rules in its sole discretion, and Participant agrees to accept and be bound by any updates and/or modifications.
Affirmation of Ownership and Eligibility: By entering this competition, Participant declares, represents and warrants that Participant is the rightful owner of the Entry, and of all the patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks associated with the Entry. By entering this competition Participant further declares, represents and warrants that he/she has not 1) infringed on any third party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets, confidentiality obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, or 2) violated any applicable law(s) in any countries in the world. The World Bank assumes no responsibility for verifying the ownership and originality of Entries. However, if at any time The World Bank chooses, in its sole discretion to verify the ownership and originality of Entries, by entering this contest Participant agrees that the World Bank has the right to verify the ownership and originality of any Entry and that upon request, Participant shall submit a written copy of any release or permission Participant has received from a third party granting Participant the right to use such property. Participant understands that in the event a submission is selected as a Finalist or winning Entry, and Participant's ownership rights and the originality of Participant's Entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of the World Bank or is in any other way ineligible, the World Bank may select an alternate winner based on the same judging criteria.
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