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UNiTE T-shirt Design Competition

UNiTE T-shirt Design CompetitionDeadline: 21 September 2011

Open to: all young men worldwide, who are 18-25 years old.

At the UNiTE campaign, we believe in using imagination and creativity to build a future without violence!

If you are a man aged 18 to 25 and want do just that, then go ahead and design your own UNiTE campaign t-shirt! You can paint your design, draw, make a photograph or create it entirely on the computer.

The top five winners selected by our regional and global judges, along with the winner of the Public Vote will , USA, to receive their awards and attend the UN official observance of the at UN Headquarters on 22 November 2011.

UPLOAD YOUR DESIGN

Attach a copy of your artwork at 650px wide and 800px tall, with a file size of less than 250kb.

This will only be used in the review process, so keep the originals.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59 p.m. New York time on 21 September 2011

You must be a man aged 18 to 25 as of the date of entry.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Read the Official Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines
  2. Create your t-shirt design
  3. Complete the Registration form
  4. Upload your design
  5. Accept the Official Contest Rules and Release Form
  6. Winners will be notified on 31 October

Official Contest Rules

• Each design must be the original work of the contestant, and he must be the sole owner of the copyright
of said entry – no copyrighted designs, photographs or images may be used. If a design is found to contain
copyrighted or un-original material, it will be immediately disqualified and deleted from the competition site.
• Design must not infringe on any third party rights. Contestants agree to indemnify and hold the UNiTE
campaign, its personnel and agents, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice,
liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with their design entry, any
other of their acts or omissions or any information which they provided.
• No responsibility is accepted for ineligible, disqualified or entries made fraudulently.
• Design must not have been produced for compensation, previously submitted for any other competition,
used or posted previously on any Web page.
• By submitting their design to the UNiTE campaign, contestants agree to grant the UNiTE campaign, free
of charge, the right to use their deign in any manner and media, without limitation including the right to
publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate.
• Contestants agree to take part in any competition publicity if asked to do so, according to the terms of
the Registration Release form.
• As a condition of receiving the “” or the “”, the potential winner agrees
to have their work shown in public, and to make themselves available for interviews, photographs with
their work, and public appearances, including, but not limited to, during the UNiTE Award Ceremony at
the UN Official Observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women as
outlined in the contest awards.
• Each winner to the UNiTE campaign and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive,
worldwide perpetual license to use and distribute the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by UNiTE
campaign), and his name, city and country of residence for credit purposes, in UNiTE’s online galleries,
use on UNiTE campaign’s website and any and all media now or hereafter known, for purposes of
promotion of the competition and other UNiTE campaign contests and/or for purposes of advertising and
promoting the UNiTE campaign and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation,
notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.
• Participation in the Competition, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an
endorsement or support by the UNiTE campaign of contestants’ views or aims or of any of their products
or services. Contestants shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement
or support from the UNiTE campaign.
JUDGING
• After the competition closes on 21st September 2011, a shortlist of twenty-five (25) regional finalists will
be chosen by the regional judges.
• From the shortlist of 25 regional entries, five (5) global winners will be selected by the global judges.
• The winning regional and global designs will be showcased on the T-shirt design competition web site
as well as on the UNITE campaign official website.
• Qualifying designs will be judged based on their creativity, overall impact, and originality of message
content, as well as the quality of design and overall presentation of the T-shirt.
• In the event of a tie for any prize, an additional “tie-breaking” judge selected by the UNiTE campaign will
determine the winner from among those tied using the rating system.
• The Decisions of the UNiTE campaign and the competition judges are final and binding in every
situation, including any not covered above, and neither the judges nor the UNiTE campaign will respond
to correspondence justifying its decision.
• Any attempt by a contestant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.
• The UNiTE campaign reserves the right to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged
to be of insufficient quality.
• If a winning entrant/s is/are unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so,
the UNiTE campaign reserves the right to offer the prize to the contestant with the next best entry.
WINNER NOTIFICATION
• Potential winners will be notified by e-mail and /or telephone around 23 October 2011 and requested to
return a completed Acceptance of the UNiTE Award form and any additional documents that may be
required by the UNiTE campaign within five (5) calendar days of date of issuance. Noncompliance with
this time period or with these Official Contest Rules or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable
may result in disqualification and prizes may be awarded to an eligible runner-up.
UNiTE AWARD
• The creators of the five winning designs selected by the judges as well as the creator of the design
winning the Public Vote Award will be invited to New York to receive their UNiTE Award and attend
the United Nations Official Observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against
Women on 22 November 2011.
• The UNiTE Award may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no cash alternatives.
• Travel costs to and from New York (economy class), hotel accommodations, and a 2-day living allowance
will be provided by the UNiTE campaign.
PUBLIC VOTE AWARD
• All eligible entries received will be posted online at 24 – 48 hours after submission, and will be available
for public voting until 21st October. (Online Voting Period). Visitors to the site will have a chance to vote
for their favorite entries during this Online Voting Period.
• The contestant with the entry receiving the highest number of public votes and overall rating, as
determined by the UNiTE campaign, will be the Public Vote Award winner.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
• The personal information of participants collected in connection with the contest will be used only in the
execution and promotion of the UNiTE campaign.
MISCELLANEOUS
• The UNiTE campaign reserves the right to modify or cancel the competition or any of the arrangements,
schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the competition, at any time and for any
reason if deemed necessary.
• The UNiTE campaign is not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered,
or misdirected entries or photographs, or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other
errors relating to or in connection with the competition, including, without limitation, inability to access any
website associated with the competition, errors which may occur in the administration of the competition,
the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any competition-related materials.
• If for any reason the competition (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including
due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt
or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the competition, the
UNiTE campaign reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the
competition and, if terminated, at its discretion, determine winners from among all non-suspect, eligible
entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above.
• By participating in the competition, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees (i) to be bound by the
terms of these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the UNiTE campaign and judges, which are
final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to indemnify, defend and hold the UNiTE campaign , Sponsor
and their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion
agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the
“Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly
or indirectly, out of or in connection with participation in the competition, acceptance and use of any
prize or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein.
• The UNiTE campaign may disqualify (and void all associated entries) anyone from participating in the
competition or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to
undermine the legitimate operation of the competition by cheating, fraud, misrepresentation, deception or
other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or UNiTE campaign
representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Contest Rules.
• Contestants waive all claims against the UNiTE campaign, its personnel and agents, arising out of any
oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection with the present
competition, their person or their design entry.
SUBMISSION RELEASE FORM
1. I certify that this submission, including text and illustrations, and any additional material were made by
me and were not copied from another work, photograph, illustration or website, or made by another.
2. I understand that if any text, work, photograph, illustration or other materials obtained from the work of
others is included in my submission, it is my responsibility to obtain the appropriate permissions for use
of such work as a part of my submission.
3. I understand that the submission, including text and illustrations, and any ancillary material will not be returned.
4. I give permission to the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to
campaign (UNiTE) to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publish, sell and distribute copies of design
to the public, present and display publicly the submission, including text and illustrations, and any ancillary
material, and the submitter’s name and photo for all purposes deemed appropriate by UNiTE.
5. I understand that by submitting an entry, I grant the UNiTE campaign and its designees an irrevocable,
royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use the entry (as submitted, or as cropped by
UNiTE campaign) and my name, city and country of residence for credit purposes in any and all media
now or hereafter known or any other use on the UNiTE campaign’s website for purposes of promotion of
this competition and other UNiTE campaign contests and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting
UNiTE campaign and, except as otherwise stated herein, without further compensation, notification or
permission, unless prohibited by law.
6. I understand that the UNiTE campaign may distribute my submission, including text and illustrations, and
any ancillary material through a variety of media, including but not limited to print, television, websites,
or any other means.
7. I understand that UNiTE may also permit a third party to exercise UNiTE rights, including but not limited
to the right to display or distribute the submission, including text and illustrations, and any ancillary
material, in a manner UNiTE deems appropriate.

QUESTIONS?

Contact:

info@unitetshirtcompetition.org

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

http://unitetshirtcompetition.org/en/home

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