Terms & Conditions
Article 1 – Purpose of the competition
A competition meant to find actual and sustainable social solutions conceived by young people, Change It Yourself (CIY) is open to pupils and students, aged 3 to 28 years old.
In teams, the participants are asked to conceive a project based on 3 aspects:
- A theme
- A target community
- An action.
These projects, answering the question “How with this ACTION can we reach this TARGET on this THEME?”, aim at offering social and environmental innovation solutions, proving that new and effective actions can make for a sustainable change amidst our society.
The prototypes for these projects will be shown during the competition in maximum 3 minute videos.
Article 2 – Organization
Change It Yourself (CIY) is organized by the NOISE, an association committed to accompanying and promoting social and environmental innovation projects.
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Article 3 – Participation
Participation to the CIY is free and open to any pupil or student aged 3 to 28 years old. Two categories are allowed for:
- Change It Yourself “Students”: open to European students (participation in English)
- Change It Yourself “Juniors”: open to French pupils from kindergarten to high school (participation in French)
The participation of young minors is submitted to the prerequisite agreement of their legal guardian.
The criteria of the competition and the steps to follow are explained on the NOISE website, on the Change It Yourself competition page.
Participation to the competition implies full acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Article 4 – Terms
To participate the candidates :
- must fill the online participation form to the competition on www.noise-europe.org in the categories “Students” or “Juniors”, before May 1st, 2012
- must send the video for the prototype of their project to email@example.com before May 1st, 2012
Any incomplete, ineligible video, or any video received after the deadline will not be taken into account.
The participants will not perceive any compensation for the eventual fees related to the creative process around the project.
When signing up, the participants agree to let the organizing team publish the project videos. These will be published on the Facebook page of the competition. The organizing team cannot be held responsible for the content of the videos, and the participants appearing on a prototype video must be aware that their image will be broadcasted and that they can be held responsible.
The content of the videos is liable to be used for non commercial purposes (for example, being reused to communicate on the next edition of the event) after the 2012 competition. The video must be free of any pornographic content, must be neither discriminatory nor defamatory, must not contain any aspect that could go against the public’s principles or values or against the reputation and honor of a third-party.
In the same way, participating in this competition implies one has read and accepted the possibility that some information may not be protected against eventual misappropriate uses or pirating, or against eventual viruses.
Finally, this competition is not sponsored by Facebook, and can therefore not be held responsible for any eventual incident during the competition. No question, complaint, or comment should be addressed to Facebook.
Article 5 – Results
There a three categories of winners:
- Higher education “Students”
- Kindergarten and elementary school “Juniors”
- Middle school and high school “Juniors”
Each category will receive two prizes:
Public prize: The video project that gets the greatest number of “like” on the CIY Facebook page wins the public prize: vouchers from eco-responsible stores.
NOISE prize: The video project that the jury member votes for wins the NOISE prize: a meeting and follow up with actors of the social business field.
The organizing team has the right to give out a prize to its favorite project.
The NOISE will not pay for the participants’ travel fees when coming to the prize ceremony.
The prize cannot be transferred or exchanged against other objects or services or against any financial compensation.
No prize can be objected. The organizing team rejects all responsibility in case of a major incident (strike, bad weather delays, etc.) that could stop the winners from receiving their prizes. The organizing team can, for exceptional reasons, give out prizes different from those initially planned.