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JOIN THE ECL VIDEO/POSTER COMPETITION FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A MINI DRONE! or other amazing prizes…

Deadline: 9 April!

REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK: BE WISE, IMMUNISE

Ahead of the European Immunisation Week from 24 to 30 April, ECL is organising a Youth Competition for Schools, as part of the EU Joint Action on Vaccinations, and under the work package being led by France.

This School Competition aims to raise awareness among school‐aged populations (3 age groups) across Europe. Schools offer unique settings to promote vaccine uptake while reaching out to parents. In addition, games provide a unique way to engage and motivate young individuals, enabling them to gain knowledge and understand the evidence. The competition encourages students to work in groups of 3 to create Public Service Announcements targeting their own age group. Shortlisted posters and videos will be disseminated during the EU Immunization Week end of April.

All posters and videos must be related to message 11 of the European Code Against Cancer related to Hepatitis B and Human papillomavirus (HPV). www.cancercode.eu.  Messages should be in line with information on vaccinating against Hepatitis B and HPV as provided by WHO here and here.

Hepatitis B and HPV Vaccination

Submissions should encourage vaccinations against Hepatitis B or the HPV

3 AGE GROUPS

Mini Heros Category (7-10yrs), Junior Category (11-14yrs), Senior Category (15-18yrs)

SCHOOLS FROM ALL ACROSS EUROPE

This competition is open to students living and attending school in the WHO European Region (EU and non-EU).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Submit your poster or video by April 9th, 2019!

POSTER or VIDEO

Create your own original poster or a 15-second video

AMAZING PRIZES

For the best poster and the best video for each age group

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • This competition is open to students living and attending school in the WHO European Region (EU and non-EU).
  • Posters and videos can be in any language; however you must provide an English translation also with your poster, to assist the judging process.
  • This competition is only open to young people aged 7-18 years of age at the time of the submission.
  • Only one submission per group is permitted.
  • Poster entries to the competition must be submitted in jpg or pdf format only.
  • Video entries to the competition must be submitted in avi or mp4 format.
  • All posters must be received by 9 April 2019.
  • Posters must be your own original artwork. Submissions with copyrighted art will not be accepted.
  • Any art material or computer software can be used (e.g. paint, ink, coloured pencils, photography), but can only be submitted in JPG or PDF format.
  • Posters must be created by you (not your parents or siblings etc).
  • Your names, school, or any company or brand names are not allowed on posters.
  • If you will be using photos of people, you must have written permission of those persons (of their parents or legal guardians if under 18) to appear in your submission.
  • Posters must be at least 30x40cm (A3) in size and no bigger than 60x84cm (A1).
  • It is very important that posters are displayed in a way such that young people in your age group can use and will understand the message you are trying to convey.
  • Each poster must be emailed in a PDF or a JPG format. We will not accept original copy artwork by postal service.

  • Videos must be created using the camera on a mobile phone or tablet.
  • Videos cannot be longer than 15 seconds, and in AVI format.
  • Videos must be created by you (not your parents or siblings etc).
  • Videos can (but not a requirement) show a role play between 2 persons, one against, and one for vaccinations, and it should be a conversation on how one is convincing the other of the benefits of vaccination.
  • Your names, school, or any company or brand names are not allowed anywhere.
  • If you will be including persons in your video, you must have written permission of those persons (of their parents or legal guardians if under 18) to appear in your submission.
  • Videos can be in any language, but must have English subtitles if not in English to facilitate judging by an international panel.
  • It is very important that videos are created in a universal way such that young people in other countries will understand the message you are trying to convey.

Each age category will have two winning groups: one for the best poster, one for the best video. All three students in each group will win a prize.  In addition, if a teacher is responsible for their entering the competition, one teacher per age group and per category will win a 200€ voucher to buy something for the classroom or to organise a class activity.

Mini Heros Category (7-10yrs) – Junior Category (11-14yrs) – Senior Category (15-18yrs)

Each student in the winning teams would be able to select one of the following prizes:

  • Headphones, e.g., Beats, Bose
  • Waterproof portable speakers, e.g. Bose
  • e-Reader, e.g. Kindle
  • Mini drones

Microgrants for Projects

For the winning groups who wish to launch their campaign, microgrants will be available on application.

HOW TO SUBMIT?

  • Each submission must include a completed/signed application and joint release form declaring sole ownership and giving copyright permission. Applicants must have the consent of their parent/guardian/teacher to submit an entry.
  • Posters and videos must be emailed to ECL at  dupont@europeancancerleagues.org with subject line “School Competition”
  • All submissions must be emailed to us by 9 April 2019.
  • For posters, competition entrants can scan their poster onto their computer or take a picture of their poster and upload onto their computer. However all posters must be emailed in a PDF or a JPG format to dupont@europeancancerleagues.org.  We will not accept original copy artwork by postal service.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How well did your entry address or convey the message.
  • Level of creativity and originality.
  • How clear is the message?
  • Was the entry appropriate for other young people like you and can they relate to it?
  • Would other countries and cultures relate to and understand your message?

Judging Procedure and Timeline

All posters and entries will be placed and displayed on the Youth Competition – European Week Against Cancer Facebook page and on the ECL website

  • 1st voting round will take place among ECL Youth Ambassadors.  The top 5 submissions from each category will be shortlisted by YAs between 5 and 11 April.
  • Voting on 3 shortlisted entries per age group will take place among Joint Action Partners between 12-18 April.  These shortlisted posters and videos will be announced on 19 April and placed on an ECL Facebook page for viewing, but will be open for voting only on 24 April, at the start of the Immunisation Week.
  • A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rank voting for each age group will take place during the Immunisation Week on the ECL Youth Competition Facebook page by counting the number of likes. 
  • After voting has taken place during European Immunisation Week between 24 to 30 April.  The first prize winners will be announced on 30 April, the last day of the European Immunisation Week.

 

ECL is a partner in the 3-year EU Joint Action on Vaccinations launched in late 2018.  Led by France, this is part of EU efforts to improve immunisation and vaccination coverage in Europe. The Joint Action aims to strengthen the European cooperation in and to develop practical tools for the use of health authorities and healthcare professionals in different countries to enhance vaccination coverage.

Find out more about the European Joint Action on Vaccination