unREPORTED is an international competition that promotes peaceful protest through creative use of multimedia in order to raise awareness about global acts of injustice, whether social, ecological or both. unREPORTED seeks to generate original creative works, to reach as many new audiences as possible, filling the gaps left by mainstream media.
This competition asks for creative protests against the on-going charges against The Arctic 30 to help raise awareness of their cause.
We believe that peaceful protest can bring about positive change but that creativity is necessary to engage with different audiences successfully on wide ranging issues. To this end, unREPORTED seeks to develop new forms of peaceful protest using multimedia and the creative arts.
Protests may take many forms: art work, sculpture, performance, video, music, poetry, graphics, animation, comedy, legislation… if you can think it you can do it.
Protests must be able to be viewed online, therefore we ask competitors to illustrate their protest in a maximum 1-minute movie, or an image.
1st Prize: £200
2nd Prize: £150
3rd Prize: £100
Viral Bonus £200
The Viral Bonus prize will be awarded to the first entry that ‘goes viral’ within 7 days of the project launch via the competition's Youtube or flickr channels. ‘Going viral’ is defined here by reaching more than 5,000 views within the 7 day period and rewards efforts for the promotion and dissemination of Protests. In the event that no protest reaches this target, unREPORTED reserves the right to withhold the prize.
Criteria for evaluation
Submissions will be judged by a panel based on the following criteria:
1. Originality: the Protest demonstrates an enterprising approach and endeavors to push the boundaries of how multimedia and the creative arts can be employed to spread messages of global significance.
2. Content: the Protest engages with the issues relevant to the campaign; demonstrates critical thinking; portrays a clear message in a new or innovative way.
3. Accessibility: the Protest is accessible to a wide international audience.
1. Submissions must not be inflammatory or discriminatory in nature.
2. All submissions will be assessed prior to being published; any work considered to be inflammatory or discriminatory will be disqualified.
3. Authors take full responsibility for copyrighting, referencing and obtaining necessary permissions.
1. Submissions may be individual or collaborative works but must be credited to all contributors.
2. Author(s) may submit one entry only.
3. Works do not need to be newly created, but author(s) should ensure they meet all submission and evaluation criteria; paying particular attention to addressing the current campaign topic.
4. Register at any time before the competition deadline.
5. Author(s) may choose a "Nickname" to protect their identities that will accompany the work across all competition platforms.
6. After registration: submit completed protests to: email@example.com
7. Protests must be submitted as either:
• .MOV (Maximum 1 minute length)
• .JPEG (200MB max)
8. File name: FreeTheArctic30_yournickname.jpeg/.mov
10. Submissions may be in any language, but a translation and synopsis of your work must be provided in English.
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