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Offer: Public Video Competition

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Are you seeing results from natural resources in your country?

Submit your answer in a video and you could win US$ 5,000

Make a short video in any style you wish - dramatisation, documentary, animated or mixed format and enter the competition "Seeing results from natural resources" and you could win the EITI Chair's Award and US$ 5,000!

One winner will receive the EITI Chair Award, and a cash prize of US$ 5,000.
EITI Chair Clare Short will announce the winner at the 2013 Global EITI Conference.

All entries that comply with the competition rules and are submitted correctly by 30 November 2012 will be judged according to the selection criteria.
Make sure to read the judging process, and the purpose of the video.
Videos from both implementing and non-implementing EITI countries can be submitted.

Purpose of the video

The purpose of the videos is to show how people and organisations in resource rich countries are using - or can use - information about the payments from oil, gas, mining and other extractive companies to ensure that the sector is well-managed and ultimately improving their lives and their communities.

The video should serve as tool to generate interest and excitement in the EITI, to engage people, to raise awareness about the importance and impact of EITI and above all, to encourage people in resource rich countries to get involved in the EITI process.

The video should appeal mostly to local audiences, so that it can be used to promote EITI and engage citizens in your home country.

Theme suggestions

You may wish to use the questions below as a guide when producing the video:

What is the EITI really all about?
The EITI is…
Why do we need the EITI?
What is the EITI doing to improve the well-being, prosperity and/or security in your communities and your country?
How does EITI function in your country?
How do people, communities and groups use EITI data to hold elected officials to account and see to that resource revenues are spent on their needs.
Why does the EITI matter?
What was the situation before the EITI?
How could the EITI benefit your fellow citizens and make a positive impact in your country if implemented?

The judging process

The judges will select ten (10) videos from all submissions that meet the Selection Criteria below to advance to the semifinal and be featured on

Of the ten semifinalists, four (4) videos will advance to final round, three (3) selected by the judges, and one (1) selected by the public by receiving the most 'likes' on www.facebook/EITIorg.

We encourage all semifinalists to create publicity and ‘buzz’ around their video to attract votes/likes.

Competition rules

Technical rules

The video must be minimum 90 seconds and maximum 7 minutes
The video should be shot and submitted in HD (720p or 1080p), but 480p will also be accepted.
The deadline for submitting videos is 30 November 2012.
Any and all video footage, music, photographic images and other creative content used in the videos must be either originally produced by the filmmaker or proper proof of permission obtained from the copyright owner(s) must be submitted.
The video can be made in your language of choice, but translations of all dialogue and any graphics must be provided in English, French or Russian.
A ‘credits page’ identifying the production team as well as all actors, music/musicians and other talent involved in making the video must be submitted along with the video, if not in the video itself.
The transcript must be submitted in Word format along with the the video and other materials.
You are free to use the EITI logo as long as you abide by the EITI logo policy
Existing videos can be submitted if they meet the other requirements.

Submission rules

Send your video together with the information as specified below via e-mail to: secretariat(at)
In the subject line, write “PUBLIC EITI VIDEO COMPETITION” and the name of your country and include the following:

Link to the video on YouTube.
Title of the video.
A brief written description of the video (maximum one (1) sentence, in Microsoft Word format).
The name(s), contact details, short bio and photo of the video makers.
A statement declaring that you hold the copyright for or have the right to use this video, and agree to the video being used as described in the guidelines for this competition

Selection criteria

Videos will be judged mainly based on their focus on the issues, concerns and opportunities related to the EITI, not on their level of interest for international audiences.

Winners will be selected according to the following criteria:

Clarity and accuracy in presenting the EITI for audiences in the implementing countries themselves
Creativity in capturing the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens
Filming and production quality

Legal disclaimer

By submitting a video submission to the competition, the entrant accepts the full terms and conditions of the competition and in addition grants the EITI International Secretariat full permission to freely use videos as appropriate, cross-posting on other social media channels, EITI websites and by EITI partners, or any other use. The EITI will have the right to freely use the video material. These terms and conditions are subject to change.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed administered by, or associated with, Facebook or YouTube. Any disclosure provided by entrants is being provided to the EITI International Secretariat, not Facebook or YouTube.

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