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Hands Off My Design Competition

Hands Of My Design CompetitionRegistration deadline: 15 October 2011

Open to: Students & Professionals in two different categories.

 The handsoffmydesign competition is organized by , the , in conjunction with the and is endorsed by the , Design and Media.

To be submitted:  1 video + 1 : that can be used as guerilla/viral marketing tools, aimed at illustrating the dangers and/or negative impact of counterfeits and illegal copies.

Three prizes in each category & special recognition: to other outstanding proposals by means of an “honorary list”.

Registration before: 15 October, 24:00 CEST (2011)

Submittal of proposals before: 1 November, 24:00 CET (2011)

The “Hands off my design” e-learning site was put on-line in order to help you teach your about the importance of Intellectual Property Rights in their future profession, or in other words how to protect their work in the best way.

Here you will find all kinds of didactic materials about IP: traditional classroom exercises and all kinds of reference materials as well as more experimental interactive & attractive learning games and presentations that can help the students learn by doing themselves.

The OHIM, is responsible for the system and it therefore comes natural that you will be able to find extensive information about the protection on this site, but there is also information about other kinds of IPR protection and links to other sites where you can find out more about them.

It is our ambition that any material in this area that could be useful to a future designer, should be found here, so if you have any ideas on how to improve the current site or on additional materials or topics to be touched upon, please let us know and write to us, using the contact us application on the site.

As you can see we have just launched a design competition asking for submittals that be used as guerrilla/viral marketing tools, aimed at illustrating the dangers and/or negative impact of counterfeits and illegal copies. Why don’t you use this competition as an exercise in class?!

Or, if you are a professional, why not participate yourself!

COMPETITION REGULATIONS:
1. The www.handsoffmydesign.com design competition invites submissions of posters and videos (that can be used as guerrilla/viral marketing tools) aimed at illustrating the dangers and negative effects of counterfeits and illegal copies.
The entries should consist of two items: one video and one poster. The poster should relate to the key message of the video submitted and should also include a clear link to www.handsoffmydesign.com
Any text or audio in the video and the poster should be in English.
The works will be evaluated on how well they fit the purpose of being used as a guerrilla/viral marketing tool and their effectiveness in showing the dangers and negative effects of counterfeits and illegal copies.
2. The www.handsoffmydesign.com design competition is endorsed by the Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.
The organisational aspects are the responsibility of OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy.
3. Offices, studios, agencies, freelances and students in the sectors of graphic design, visual communication and/or any other kind of design are all eligible to take part.
4. The award scheme has two categories. However, only one entry per category is allowed.
5. The categories are:
Professionals:Posters: A2 (594 x 420mm, 23.4 x 16.5 in)
Videos: from a minimum of 20 seconds to a maximum of 3 minutes.
Students:Posters: A2 (594 x 420mm, 23.4 x 16.5 in)
Videos: from a minimum of 20 seconds to a maximum of 3 minutes.
6. To enter the competition, participants must go to the website www.handsoffmydesign.com and download and fill in the registration form together with the separate “signed declaration” form and then send both, in the same mail, to the e-mail address indicated, either for students or for professionals, following the instructions given in the registration form. Once registration has been completed, participants will receive a confirmation mail with a personal alphanumerical code, which will be sent as an automatic reply to the e-mail address where the application was sent from. Participants should then upload their entries and send the link to the e-mail address announced, following the instructions in the registration form.
7. The entries
The technical specifications of the entries:
For posters: in the form of jpg files (72dpi, 1680 x 1190 pixels)
For videos: encoding format is: MPEG-4 H.264 (512 kbs / Pal / 25 fps – aspect ratio 16:9
512 X 288 ) (maximum for all categories: 30 Mb). The last 5 sec of the video should also show an image of the poster (static, no animation).
IMPORTANT:
There should be no mention of the name of the participant or the studio behind the proposal on the film/poster at this stage, nor in the message itself, only the registration number, which should figure in both the title of the e-mail as well as in the video itself. (The technical specifications of the winning and honour list entries: The winners and those included in the honour list should provide high resolution files for both the video and the poster: Poster: size A2, 300dpi, uncompressed image (eg. Tiff, Psd etc.) or vector format (eg. Adobe Illustrator).
Video: mpeg2, 720 x 576, 6 MB/sec, 25 frames per second)
8. The purpose of the rules stipulated in article 7 above as well as the procedures of the registration/submission of proposals as stated in the registration form, is to guarantee anonymity.
9. The deadline for registration is 15 October 24:00 CEST (2011)
The deadline for submission of proposals and uploading entries is 1 November, 24:00 CET (2011)
It is recommended that to avoid technical problems, both the registration and the submission of proposals be done at least 3 days before the deadline. For more information, see the registration form.
10. The following prizes shall be awarded:
1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for each category
1st €8.000
2nd €2.500
3rd €1.500
If, apart from the winning entries, there are other proposals that the Jury find outstanding, they will be included in an honorary list.
The winning entries in each category will be used by OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy (which is hosted and managed by the services of the European Commission) to promote their activities and to inform about the dangers of counterfeits and copies. (See rule 14).
The selected entries shall also be published online on the website of the Observatory, on OHIM’s website, on www.handsoffmydesign.com and on OAMItubes and as far as possible, on the same sites where the competition has been published.
A selection of the posters will also be published and shown in the context of the Awards Ceremony, which will take place in the presence of representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission of the highest level. The same selection will also be sent to the design schools of the Cumulus network. The proposals included in the honorary list of proposals worthy of special commendation will, as far as possible, be published on YouTube, either on OAMItubes or on a specific site created for this purpose, as well as on the www.handsoffmydesign.com site and on the websites of the Observatory and OHIM.
11. The Jury: The entries shall be selected by a jury composed of representatives from OHIM, the EC and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, Cumulus and other professional organisations in the design area. The names of the jurors will be published on www.handsoffmydesign.com one month after the publication of the competition.
12. The evaluation: The works will be evaluated on how well they fit the purpose of being used as a guerrilla/viral marketing tool and their effectiveness in showing the dangers and negative effects of counterfeits and illegal copies.
13. In the case of more than one hundred entries (summing up both categories) being received, a pre-selection jury shall be established to carry out a pre-screening of the submissions. The preselection jury will be composed of members of the organisations mentioned in Rule 11.
14. The intellectual property within the entries shall remain vested in their authors; the winners shall an unrestricted licence to OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy (by signing the separate due authorisation for this purpose, which should be sent in together with the registration form), so that the material can be used and applied in such media as OHIM and the Observatory decide appropriate and relevant.
15. The names of the authors of the winning entries shall be included in the videos and shall also feature in relevant press releases related to the development of the initiative.
For the posters, for practical reasons, the situation is different: no names will be put on the posters, but they will feature in relevant press releases related to the development of the initiative. As for the videos included in the honorary list of proposals worthy of special commendation, the names of the author/s will be published in the video itself.
16. A copy of the entries shall become part of the OHIM archive (a due authorisation for this purpose shall be included in the signed declaration).
17. OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy hereby undertake to reproduce the said material exclusively for the purposes of exhibitions, relevant publications in all media, activities promoting OHIM and its awareness actions, in relation to counterfeiting and piracy generally, or as illustrative attachments to press releases.
18. Submissions will not be returned.
19. Payment of the prizes will be made 30 days after the official announcement of the winners.
The www.handsoffmydesign.com design competition is organised by OHIM and the European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, and is endorsed by the Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:

http://oami.europa.eu/t4t/pages/T4T/teachers/index.do

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