Submissions for the first Doctors for Global Health Video Contest are now closed!
Thanks to all who contributed by sending in their videos. We have received some very thought-provoking and original videos.
The judging period has started, with our expert panelists evaluating the videos. Then we need YOUR help to select who the winner will be, as we are taking the contest to our facebook page from December 1st to December 12th, where the video with most likes will determine the winner.
The contest, by the theme of "Challenging Scarcity: Health Justice for All", offers theopportunity to participate in a documentary of Doctors
for Global Health work on the field as the first prize. Other prizes include a selection of fair-trade handicrafts and relevant literature on global health.
The contest is an opportunity to share insights and exchange views on the subject of health justice and scarcity today. At DGH, we defend that health begins where we live, work, and play, and therefore that "Health Justice" can be defined in the widest sense, recognizing that there are numerous socio-economic factors (social determinants of health) responsible for health inequities across the globe.
Video submissions can be in any style or genre of video, including, but not limited to, narrative, experimental, film art/video art, documentary, music, and animation. All entries will be posted online at dghonline.org and on our facebook page.
Criteria for evaluation
Entries will be evaluated on the basis of creativity; how well they express and connect to the values and theme of “Challenging Scarcity: Health Justice for all”; and finally, the production value and artistic merit of the videos themselves.
Rules for Participation
Duration: Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes.
Videos can be produced by teams, (please note: the team will have to designate a representative to be honoured with the first prize in case they submit the winning video).
Submitting a video includes a release for DGH to use that video in outreach materials, our website, etc.
Other prizes include a selection of fair-trade handicrafts and relevant literature on global health. All entries will be posted online at dghonline.org and on our facebook page. In this sense, all submissions are winners!
All entries should be submitted by November 12 2012.
For any further questions, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules. The contest commences at 12 a.m. Eastern Time on April 8th, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 12th, 2012. The contest is sponsored by Doctors for Global Health, PO Box 1761, Decatur, GA 30031, USA
Eligibility: All submissions must be completely original and 5 minutes or less to qualify. Applicants are allowed to submit up to three entries. Entry is open to all persons, especially students. DGH board members are not eligible to participate.
Winners: A jury panel organized by Doctors for Global Health will select three finalists from all qualifying contest submissions by November 30th, 2012. Finalists will be notified by December 1st by e-mail or by telephone if finalist does not have an e-mail address. After this, the contest will continue on our facebook page, where the video with most likes will receive the first prize (facebook voting period from December 1st until 11:59pm Eastern Time on December 12th 2012. All decisions by Doctors for Global Health in regard to this contest are final. Submitting an entry constitutes permission for Doctors for Global Health to screen your video and use for publicity/outreach purposes.
Prizes: Finalists will receive a selection of fair-trade handicrafts and relevant literature on global health. One “facebook favorite” winner will also receive the opportunity to participate in a documentary project of Doctors for Global Health work on the field. DGH will cover air travel expenses to one of our project sites, and the winner will be accompanied by a DGH board member or former volunteer for an in-depth understanding of our work. The result will be a collaborative project with DGH and the community site. The ownership of the final project will belong to the local community and DGH.
Conduct: By participating, you agree to be bound by these rules. Decisions by the judges are final and binding in all respects. Doctors for Global Health reserves the right at its discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process, either in person or by electronic submission; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.