- Eligibility. Anyone over 18 years old can enter the competition, except for staff, directors, and officers of the organizers, and their respective spouses, parents, siblings, and children. Submissions from both individuals and teams are accepted.
Winner/s: Once selected, the winner/s will be required to send their full name, country of origin, a short biography and a photo to be used in the promotion of the competition. You will also need to send us additional information to transfer the prize money.
- Organizers. The organizers of this Contest are the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the World Standards Cooperation.
- Deadline. The Video Contest closes on 17 August 2018 (UTC 23:00). Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
- Prizes. The winning team will receive CHF 1 500, while second, third and fourth places will receive CHF 500 each.
Your entry should illustrate how you can pair new technologies with international standards to solve a problem in your community. Read the entire competition theme statement here.
Designs and videos should feature the following logos and text:a) The logos of the three organizations in the following order:
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)The above logos can be downloaded by right-clicking on the links below:
b) The following text:
World Standards Day competition
14 October 2018
#mycrazyideaDesigns should include both text and logos, either as headers or footers. Videos should display the logos and text as a four second closing clip at the end of the video, featuring a plain white background and no other information.
- Length and format.
Any of these three formats:
- ISO A4 format
- 1 200 x 628 pixels
- 1 080 x 1 080 pixels
- Your video should be a maximum of 30 seconds long and be the standard YouTube format (16:9 aspect ratio).
- Videos should either be in English or contain accurate English subtitles.
- Story. Your story should feature the following elements:
- A clearly stated problem
- A location (community, city or country)
- A solution based on an emerging technology
- At least one challenge/problem that could go wrong with that solution
- At least one idea for an international standard that controls/minimizes/fixes that problem
- Submit your entry. To submit your entry, send a tweet, Instagram post, or Facebook message with the link to your design or video clearly stating that this is your entry. For example: “Here is my entry to the World Standards Day #mycrazyidea competition.” Don’t forget to include the link to your video on YouTube and the hashtag #mycrazyidea. The same team (or any individual from a team) can submit up to three designs or videos to be considered as separate entries. Once we receive your entry, we will add it to a playlist on our YouTube channel or a social media album.
Make sure that your post privacy is set to Public or we won’t be able to receive it.
Your video entry should be uploaded to a YouTube account and set to “public”. The video description on YouTube should include:
- Team member names
- A very brief explanation of the problem the video is trying to solve, and where it takes place
- A statement along these lines: This is our entry to the #mycrazyidea video competition organized by www.worldstandardscooperation.org.
- An email address where we can contact you
If your design is selected as a finalist, you will be asked to supply:
- A high-resolution version of your design (not for YouTube videos)
- Selection process. We may post the top entries, e.g. the top ten, on a Survey Monkey to allow the general public to vote on the best entries. If you are selected as a winner, you will need to supply:
Name(s), a short biography of each team member, a photo of the individual or team
- Data protection. Anything you choose to put on Facebook/Twitter/Instragram/YouTube is subject to their respective privacy policies. We may retweet or re-share your posts within their respective platforms. We may also post the top entries without your name on Survey Monkey for others to vote on. If you are selected as a winner, we will ask for your full name(s), country(ies) of origin, (a) short biography(ies) and a photo of your/your team so that we can talk about the winning entries in our newsletters, website, social media accounts, and at any award ceremony (if applicable.) For video entries, you may be asked to sign a video release form before you may be announced as the winner.
- Countries where Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube is blocked: An exception is made for residents of countries where Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube is blocked. You can submit your video as a compressed MPEG file of less than 4MB to email@example.com.
- Voting. IEC, ISO and ITU will select and announce their top ten videos in August 2018.
- Filming others. Always get express permission from anyone who will appear in your video to allow the organizers to reproduce, distribute, and otherwise modify your video, including their appearance in it. organizers may also grant their members the rights to reproduce, distribute or otherwise modify your video. Do not film anyone under 18 years old.
- Don’t film other companies’ logos. Do not include any logos, trademarks, designs, or other intellectual property or commercial property in your film other than those provided by us for the Contest. You may not use the video for commercial solicitation or other promotional material, advertisements or personal solicitations, including referencing your or someone else’s company contact details.
- Anything mean will be taken down. No offensive or sensitive content is tolerated; that includes religious or anti/religious, racial, political, obscene, violent, or pornographic content.
- Only your work. You must submit only original designs and films that you have worked on yourself (as an individual or as a team). Use of others’ work will automatically disqualify a submission.
- IEC, ISO and ITU will get full rights to the entries(s) you submit. By submitting your entry to this Contest, you grant the organizers (jointly and severally) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry, in any media including posting in an online gallery, publication(s), and various marketing materials, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agree to execute documents confirming such right and license at the organizers’ reasonable request.
- Don’t do something illegal or film something illegal. Do not film any criminal or other illegal activity, or provoke others to do something illegal on your film.
- Waiver. By participating in this Video Contest, you agree that the organizers will have no liability whatsoever (jointly and severally) for, and will be held harmless by the entrant team (jointly and severally) for any liability for any bodily injury, violation of personality or personal data, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your creation, use, or intended use of your entry, participation in this Contest, and the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize. This Contest and these Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.
- Disputes. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The seat of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.
- Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube are not affiliated with the Contest in any way and are not responsible for the administration of the Contest or the awarding of the prize.
- By entering the Contest, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Rules and are fully familiar with their contents.
Questions? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org