REGULATIONS of the International Youth Social Anti-Corruption Advertising Competition "Together Against Corruption!"

I. General provisions

1.1. The organizer of the International Youth Social Anti-Corruption Advertising Competition “Together Against Corruption!” (hereinafter referred to as the Competition) is the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

1.2. The competition participants can be citizens of any state (individual authors or creative teams) at the age of 14-35 years.

1.3. Nominated categories: “Best Poster” and “Best Video”.

1.4. Topic: “Together Against Corruption!”.

1.5. The competition entries (posters and videos) are accepted on the contest website www.anticorruption.life in the official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish.

1.6. The entry acceptance shall be commenced on May 01, 2020 (at 10:00 a.m., Moscow time); the deadline for entry acceptance shall be October 01, 2020 (at 06:00 p.m., Moscow time).

II. Goals and objectives of the competition

2.1. The competition goals are to attract young people to participate in the corruption prevention, to develop and use social anti-corruption advertising to prevent corrupt practices, to form the practice of interaction between the society and bodies engaged in the anti-corruption efforts, in the anti-corruption public education.

2.2. The competition objectives are as follows:

  • anti-corruption public education;
  • formation an intolerant social attitude towards corruption;
  • public awareness raising in relation to the anti-corruption issues, as well as the role of prosecution authorities and other state bodies engaged in the activities in this area, the results of such activities.
  • building confidence in the prosecution authorities and other state bodies involved in the anti-corruption efforts;
  • formation of a positive attitude towards their work;

III. Registration of competition participants.
Technical requirements for competitive entries.

3.1. For participation in the competition, it is necessary to register on the official competition website by filling out the registration form and confirm agreement with the Regulations of competition, as well as provide consent to the personal data processing. The competition entries in electronic form shall be uploaded in the personal account on the official competition website.

3.2. The file formats in the “Best Poster” nominated category shall be as follows: JPG, resolution in accordance with the A3 format (297 x 420 mm) with the correct aspect ratio and a resolution of 300 dpi. The physical file size shall be not more than 15 MB.

3.3. The file formats in the “Best Video” nominated category shall be as follows: mpeg 4, resolution no more than 1920 x 1080p, physical file size of not more than 300 MB. Duration: not more than 120 seconds. Sound: 16 bit, stereo.

3.4. The posters shall compulsorily contain an explanatory text in English with the surname, first name, age of the author (name of the creative team), state, text content of the poster and its unique author’s titles.

3.5. The videos shall compulsorily contain the added subtitles in English with the simultaneous video sequence and indication of the surname, first name, age of the author (name of the creative team), state, unique author’s work title.

Exemplary location options for the explanatory and subtitles in the competition entries:

IV. Review and examination of the competition entries.

4.1. The Organizer, including the representatives of the competent authorities of the participant states who have expressed a desire to take part in the entry examination, shall select 100 best posters and 100 best videos out of all the entries received as a part of the competition. These best entries shall be placed by the Organizer 10.20.2020 on the official competition website in the “Contestant entries” section by October 20, 2020 (until 10:00 a.m., Moscow time) for online voting.

4.2. The entries shall be examined for compliance with the following criteria: compliance of the competition entry with the stated topics and technical requirements; lack of plagiarism; argumentativeness and depth of follow-up; idea progressiveness and quality of work performance; language and style accuracy and clarity; potential further use as the social anti-corruption advertising.

V. Online voting.
Determination of the competition winners and prize winners.

5.1. During the period from October 20, 2020 (from 10:00 a.m., Moscow time) to November 20, 2020 (until 06:00 p.m., Moscow time) an online voting shall be performed on the official competition website attended by the visitors of the competition website by giving their marks (“votes”) for the posters and videos posted in the “Contestant entries” section.

5.2. The online voting participants shall be given with the opportunity to vote for all published posters and videos, while each voting participant has the opportunity to vote for the same entry no more than once.

5.3. The winners (1st place) and prize-winners of the competition (2nd and 3rd places) in the corresponding nominated category shall be the contestants whose entries have gained the majority of points (“votes”) based on the online voting results.

5.4. If several competition entries have gained an equal number of “votes” based on the online voting results, the winning places shall be awarded to the authors of each of these competitive entries.

VI. Announcement of the competition results.
Distribution of awards to the competition winners and prize winners.

6.1. The announcement of the competition results, the winners and prize-winners of the competition shall be timed to coincide with the International Anti-Corruption Day (the 9th of December).

6.2. The competition winners and prize-winners shall be awarded by the Organizer with the honorary medals with the competition symbols.

6.3. The creative team shall be awarded with one honorary medal.

VII. Miscellaneous

7.1. When providing the entry for the competition, each participant shall guarantee that he/she is the copyright holder of the competitive entry and confirm that he/she does not violate the third-party intellectual rights./p>

If the third-party intellectual property is used in the entries, the participant shall indicate the author and provide evidence of the participant's right to use such intellectual property.

For violation of the third-party intellectual rights, the competition participants shall be liable under the applicable international and national laws of their states.

7.2. The organizer shall not be liable for the use of competitive entries prepared by the contestants in violation of the third-party intellectual rights.

7.3. The competition participant shall permit the Organizer to make the necessary changes to the entries, provide the competition entries with the comments and explanations, to use the competitive entries, including without indicating information about their authors.

7.4. The organizer shall be entitled to use the competition entries (including as the social anti-corruption advertising), in the following forms: placement in the media, on Internet platforms, in the social networks, during the exhibitions, forums and other events. The organizer shall not be obliged to provide reports on the use of competition entries.

7.5. The feedback from the contestants and representatives of the competent authorities of the participant states shall be provided by the Organizer in Russian and English on the official competition website (“Contact details” section) in relation to the technical and organizational issues.