of the International Youth Contest of Social Anti-Corruption Advertising “Together Against Corruption!”
1. General provisions
The present Rules of the International Youth Contest of Social Anti-Corruption Advertising “Together against Corruption!” (hereinafter referred to as the Rules) define the main goals, objectives and the modalities of the Contest.
The Contest is organized by the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation. The Co-organizers are the relevant anti-corruption authorities of other Member States of the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council (Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan) and the BRICS countries (the Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of India, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of South Africa).
2. Goals and objectives of the Contest
2.1. The goals of the Contest are: to encourage the young people to participate in corruption prevention, to develop and use social advertising against corruption, to foster interaction between the society and prosecution authorities and other public authorities in anti-corruption education of the society.
2.2. The objectives of the Contest include:
- anti-corruption education of population;
- developing a zero tolerance within society for any manifestations of corruption;
- strengthening of trust in public authorities, including prosecution authorities, developing a positive perception of their work;
- demonstration of the openness to the civil society of the prosecution authorities and other anti-corruption public authorities and their focus on joint anti-corruption activities;
- drawing public attention to anti-corruption issues, as well as to the role of the prosecution authorities and other public authorities engaged in this area, as well as to the results of this work.
2.3. The Organizer and the Co-organizers of the Contest are responsible for informing and notifying the target audience about the Contest, its goals and objectives, and terms and conditions.
3. Terms and conditions, Contest categories, opening and closing dates for submission of works
3.1. The Contest is open to the nationals of the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council and the BRICS countries (individual authors and creative teams, individuals and legal entities).
The authors and co-authors of Contest works (including those who submitted applications on behalf of a legal entity) should be aged from 14 to 35.
3.2. The Contest will be held in the following categories:
- «The Best Poster»;
- «The Best Video».
3.3. Contest works at the semi-final stage will be accepted in the official languages of the States of the Organizer/Co-organizers of the Contest or in English.
3.4. Contest works will be accepted via the official contest website http://anticorruption.life, available in Russian and English.
3.5. Co-organizers may independently establish a separate procedure for accepting contest works using national resources, subject to paragraph 6.5 of Section 6 of these Rules.
3.6. In order to take part in the Contest, an applicant must prepare a poster and/or a video on the topic “Together against Corruption!” in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Contest.
3.7. The contest is open for submission of works from 10:00 (Moscow time) on 1 June, 2019 until 6:00 pm (Moscow time) on 1 October, 2019.
4. The procedure and timeframe of the Contest
In 2019 the Contest will be held in two stages::
1) The semi-final (1 June - 31 October 2019)
- Acceptance of Contest works (1 June - 31 October 2019).
- Voting by the National Contest Commissions for the best contest works in both categories (1 October - 31 October 2019).
The contest works which, in the view of National Contest Commissions, took the first place (finally, one poster and one video from each state-participant) will advance to the finals.
By 31 October 2019, the National Contest Commissions must submit to the Organizer for subsequent transmission to the International Jury the works of the semi-final top winners (posters and videos) with English translation (subtitles) to proceed to the Contest final.
Within the same timeline, the National Contest Commissions shall submit to the Organizer “the 10 best posters” and “the 10 best videos” with the English translation (subtitles) for their posting on the start page of website www.anticorruption.life and for use when preparing the exhibition (exposition) of the Contest works.
2) The final (1 November - 15 November 2019) – - voting by the International Jury for the Contest works advanced to the final, selection of top winners and prize-winners in each of the categories.
5. Registration of participants, submission requirements
5.1.1. In order to take part in the Contest, an applicant must register a personal account on the official Contest website http://anticorruption.life, complete the registration form and confirm his/her agreement with the Contest Rules and consent to the personal data processing.
5.1.2. Contest works that meet the technical requirements specified in paragraph 5.2 of the Rules will be electronically downloaded through a personal account on the Contest website along with completed explanatory information for each work.
5.2. Technical requirements for Contest works:
Category «The Best Video»
File formats: mpeg 4, resolution not more than 1920x1080, physical size of the file up to 300 MB.
Duration: up to 120 seconds.
Sound: 16 bits, stereo.
Category «The Best Poster»
File formats: JPG, resolution needed to print A3 size picture (297 x 420 mm) with correct aspect ratio and 300 dpi resolution. The physical size of a single file is up to 15 MB.
5.3. Restrictive requirements.
Contest works should not contain:
- texts, plots, actions of stage persons and characters that are contrary to the laws of the Intergovernmental Anti-Corruption Council and the BRICS countries;
- obscene words (abusive language), words and phrases degrading human dignity, strong expressions and slang, embedded advertising, demonstration of smoking, firearms and cold weapons, explosives, the process of making explosive devices, the use of alcohol and drugs, other psychotropic substances;
- showing actual addresses and telephone numbers, information on religious movements, including religious symbols, names and references to existing brands of goods, trademarks, service marks, individuals and legal entities;
- images of fascist paraphernalia (swastika), scenes of violence, any kind of discrimination, vandalism, blood, reflecting the bodily suffering of people and animals, sexually explicit scenes, images of naked people, and other information, degrading in any form a person or a group of people, as well as information that may cause harm to health and (or) child development and containing calls for extremist activities.
- it is not allowed to use other people's texts, videos and audio materials (plagiarism), except for citing works to the extent permitted by the copyright law.
In case of non-compliance with these requirements, the work will be disqualified from participation in the Contest at any stage.
5.4. Contest works are not be returned nor reviewed.
5.5. All submitted works will be assessed by the National Contest Commission of the country wherefrom the work was submitted to the Contest.
5.6. The Organizer/Co-organizers of the Contest will individually provide feedback to their countries’ participants to resolve current issues.
5.7. After 31 October 2019, the works selected by the National Contest Commissions of the participating States will be available for public viewing on the official Contest website among “the 10 best posters” and “the 10 best videos”.
6. . Consideration and assessment of Contest works: National Contest Commissions and the International Jury
6.1. National Contest Commission will be formed by the Organizer/Co-organizers on their own to select the works and designate the top winners of the Contest semi-final.
The semi-final procedure (the national stage of the Contest), formation of the National Contest Commissions, their activities and assessment of Contest works and the award ceremony for the top winners of the semi-finals in each State will be determined by the participating States on their own.
It is recommended that the National Contest Commission include members of the States parties’ authorities tasked with combating corruption; representatives of culture and art, civil society, mass media; experts in social advertising.
6.2. The Contest works will be assessed according to the following criteria: conformity to the stated theme; reasonableness and in-depth coverage of the topic; creativity, novelty of the idea and quality of work performance; accuracy and clarity of the language and style of presentation; compliance of the work with the requirements listed in sections 5 and 8 of the Rules.
6.3. At the semi-final stage, National Contest Commissions in each of the nominations will determine the following places:
- Ist place – the top winner of the semi-final in the relevant category;
- IInd and IIIrd places – the prize-winners of the semi-final in the relevant category.
The Contest works which in the view of the National Contest Commission took the first place in the semi-final (finally, one poster and one video from each state-participant) will advance to the final.
6.4. The National Contest Commissions reserve right not to designate any participant as the top winner in a particular category or in all the Contest categories.
6.5. The works of semi-final top winners (posters and videos) with English translation (subtitles) will be submitted by the National Contest Commissions by e-mail no later than 31 October 2019 to the Organizer for transmission to the International Jury of the Contest.
Within the same time limit, the National Contest Commissions will submit to the Organizer “the 10 best posters” and “the 10 best videos” with English translation (subtitles) for posting on the start page of website www.anticorruption.life and for using in preparation of the exhibition (exposition) of Contest works.
6.6. The National Contest Commission will ensure that the works of the Contest semi-final top winners, selected as “top 10”, comply with the requirements listed in sections 5 and 8 of the Rules.
6.7. The International Jury of the Contest will be formed by the Organizer among the representatives of each State-participant of the Contest (one candidate from each state).
6.8. The Co-organizers will provide the Organizer the information on their candidate for the International Jury of the Contest by 1 August 2019.
6.9. At the final stage, the International Jury of the Contest will determine by a vote based on a rating scale of 1 to 10 by a simple majority of votes:
- Ist place – the top winner of the Contest in the relevant category;
- IInd and IIIrd places – the prize-winners of the Contest in the relevant category.
6.10. The members of the International Jury will vote on-line on the official website.
A member of the International Jury of a particular participating State should vote only once for each of the works advanced to the final based on a rating scale of 1 to 5.
At the same time, a member of the International Jury of the State participating in the Contest should not vote for the works of the competitors from his/her country.
Top winners (Ist place) and prize-winners (IInd and IIIrd places) of the Contest in each category will be determined by the highest average score obtained according to the International Jury voting results.
7. Award ceremony for top winners and prize-winners of the Contest. Reimbursement of expenses.
7.1. Top winners and prize-winners of the Contest final will be awarded honorary prizes designated by the Organizer of the Contest.
7.2. The solemn award ceremony for top winners and prize-winners of the Contest will be timed to the International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December) and will be held in December 2019, in Moscow.
The venue of this event may be changed at the discretion of the Organizer and Co-organizers.
7.3. The expenses related to the air travel of participants and accompanying persons to the solemn award ceremony will be covered by themselves or by the relevant anti-corruption authority of the State party of the Organizer and Co-organizers.
The expenses for accommodation and meals of participants and accompanying persons during their stay in Moscow will be paid by the Organizer.
7.4. The expenses (air travel, accommodation and meals) associated with a business trip of the representatives of the relevant anti-corruption authorities of the State participating in the Contest, as well as other officials’ expenses related to their participation in the award ceremony, will be covered by the sending party.
8. Intellectual property rights
8.1. Each participant who submitted his or her work for the Contest shall guarantee that he/she is the copyright holder of the contest work and confirm that the exclusive license for the right to use the contest work has not been transferred to a third party.
8.2. If any third-party intellectual property objects were used in the work, the participant must indicate the authorship and confirm the right to use such intellectual property.
8.3. The participant will provide to the Organizer and the Co-Organizers, free of charge, a non-exclusive license (hereinafter referred to as the “License”) for the right to use the works for organizing and holding the Contest, as well as for subsequent use thereof as a social advertisement, including at exhibitions, in public places and for other purposes not contrary to the international standards and the laws of the States participating in the Contest, for the duration of the exclusive right to the contest work from the date of its submission for the Contest, in all countries of the world.
The Organizer and the Co-organizers will be entitled to use the contest works in the following forms (including but not limited to): publication in the media, display on the Organizer’s and Co-organizers’ Internet platforms, in social networks, public demonstration in order to discuss the contest works by the contest audiences, organizing exhibitions and forums, including in educational organizations, libraries, theme clubs, etc.
8.4. The Participant will guarantee that the license does not violate the third parties’ rights and interests.
8.5. The Organizer and the Co-organizers may grant a license to third parties (sublicense).
8.6. The Organizer and the Co-organizers will not be obliged to provide reports on the use of Contest works.
8.7. The participant will allow the Organizer and the Co-organizers to use the contest works without specifying the names of their authors, a copyright holder, a Contest participant.
8.8. The participant will allow the Organizer and the Co-organizers to make changes in the Contest works, to supply the contest works with comments and explanations.
8.9. The Organizer and the Co-organizers will not be liable for the use of Contest works prepared by the participants in violation of the intellectual rights of third parties.
8.10. Participants will be liable under applicable international and national laws for violation of third-party intellectual property rights.
8.11. In the event of claims by third parties relating to the placement of Contest works on the Contest website, as well as subsequent use of Contest works in the above manner (clause 8.3), the participant will undertake to settle the claims of third parties using his/her own resources and at his/her own expense.
9. Additional provisions
Due to the fact that the Contest is a non-commercial project, the remuneration to the participants, top winners and prize-winners of the Contest will not be paid. The rules of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on public competitions (Chapter 57 “Public competition”), as well as the relevant laws of the States participating in the Contest, shall not apply to the Contest.