The Climate Change Advertisement Competition 2012 (CCAC)

Venue: Chisinau

Location: Chisinau, Moldova

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2012
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Sep 30, 2012
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Climate change is recognized as a priority challenge that humanity is facing in the 21st century and some of its consequences – like increased frequency and intensity of natural hazards – are already being felt.

"The Climate Change- Priority Challenge" Ad Competition called on professionals and non-professionals to design a newspaper advertisement that inspires others to draw attention to global warming, now and for future generations.

Ads should contain the climate change problems and solutions or consequences for man and nature brought by global warming or could show what people can do in their daily lives to generate innovative thinking regarding actions required to accelerate measures for fighting climate change consequences, to what we can do as communities, countries, and as global citizens.

Participation in the contest provides valuable experience for anyone interested in pursuing an education and/or career in advertising, marketing, graphic design or a related field. It is designed to reward and showcase excellence in creative advertising whilst also offering participants a way to use their creativity to inspire others to draw attention on climate change now and for future generations.

There are two categories of awards:

1. The best advertisement for the participants aged over 18 years- Prize :

1st Place US$ 3,000;

2nd Place US$ 2,000;

3rd Place US$ 1,000.

2. The best advertisement for the participants aged 13-18 years - Prize :

1st Place US$ 1,000;

2nd Place US$ 800;

3rd Place US$ 500.

There will be additional prizes for the highly commended entries and highest public vote recipients of the competition.

The 10 finalists (which will be reimbursed travel and accommodation) will be invited to an awarding ceremony at the Constantin Brancusi Exhibition Centre of the Union of Artists on Stefan cel Mare boulevard, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction on 10 October 2012, where will be announced the full details of winners.

The ad will be used as a public service announcement to be published in major print media and other outlets.

1.1 Submission deadline

The competition opened for submissions on 01 July 2012, and ends at midnight (CET) 30 September 2012. Late entries will not be accepted.

The winners will be announced on 10 October 2012- International Day for Natural Disaster. Full details are available in the rules & regulations.

1.2 Selection Process

Finalists and winners will be evaluated by professional judges.

Every month will be determined winner which will automatically enter in the finals.

The pre-selection committee and jury will select 10 finalists. The list of finalists will be notified on the 1st October 2012.

Entries not adhering to the rules may be excluded from the competition, at the discretion of the jury. The jury's decision is final and there is no appeal.


Additional Information

COMPETITIONS RULES & REGULATIONS. 2.1 Participation The Organiser of the competition is the Center for Disaster and Climate Change Risk Reduction (CRRDSC). The competition is open to all citizens and residents in the world aged 13 years and over, except those involved in its organisation, employees of the CRRDSC and their immediate family, sponsors of the competition, judges and their immediate family. Each participant can upload up to three images. Text or slogans used in the advertisement can be in any of the official languages of the UN countries of eligibility. However all submissions must be translated into English, should they be in another language. Entries submitted without translation will be disregarded. 2.2 Submission All submissions must be made through email. Received entries on paper or via post will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted with Fee Payment Receipt/Slip by email to using the subject line: The Climate Change Ad Competition 2012. The contest opens for entries on 01 July 2012. Submission ends at midnight (CET) 30 September 2012. Late entries will not be accepted. No responsibility is assumed on the part of CRRDSC for late entries or corrupted files. Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the above formal specifications will be automatically disqualified. Due to the high volume of last-minute entries, we advise you to submit your entry well in advance of the submission deadline. 2.3. Registration (Participation) fees: (that will be used to help victims of natural disasters) Please note that there are 2 application rounds: - Priority (Early-bird) registration: deadline 31 July 2012 - Late (Full) registration: deadline 30 September 2012 The amount of registration fees for each of the images submitted are: - Priority (Early-bird) Registration - US$ 16, - Late (Full) Registration - US$ 32. Payment of fees can be done by Bank Transfer or by Western/Union/MoneyGram/Other and Transfer copy must be submitted by email to Please find below banking details for sending registration fee: Account holder’s full name: Centrul pentru Reducera Riscului la Dezastre si la Schimbarea Climei Bank account number: 2224710SV51504107100 Correspondent bank of the beneficiary bank: The bank of New York, NY USA; BIC, SWIFT: IRVTUS3N SWIFT: MOBBMD22 Bank name: BC “Mobiasbanca-Groupe Societe Generale” SA Bank’s address: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, str. Stefan cel Mare 81A Please indicate YOUR NAME on the payment and that the amount deposited/ sent is specifically for The Climate Change Ad Competition 2012- REGISTRATION FEE" 2.4 Technical requirements Each participant can upload up to three images. Image submissions should meet the following requirements: In JPEG format (RGB), Maximum size of 1000x1414px at 72 dpi, Horizontal or vertical orientation, Limit of 5MB per image. The finalists will be requested to provide a high resolution image (minimum 300 dpi) in the prescribed size – A2 portrait or landscape (colour mode CMYK). The inability to produce a professional reproduction quality image in the prescribed size may result in an exclusion from the list of finalists. The advertisement can include text, images, photos or any combination of these elements. 2.5 Copyright and patents Submitted advertisement must be an original, unpublished work. The entrant is responsible for the contents of the advertisement which cannot include copyright protected material. The entrant must have the rights for all the texts and images used in the submitted work. The advertisement must not benefit any company, organization, political party or official interest group by the use, for instance, of logos, brands, or representatives or corporations, parties or organizations. The advertisement must not contain any nudity, lewd, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content. All submissions will be pre-screened by the competition moderator. There can be no reference to your identification included in or on the entire artwork. However, all submissions must be clearly linked to its author. Creative credits will be requested if your artwork is chosen as a finalist. Creative credits for your artwork will be included in possible exhibits and print media. Participants retain full ownership of their entry. Participants agree to grant CRRDSC, competition media partners and the social initiatives that are associated with, and approved by, CRRDSC an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, exhibit, publicly display and distribute their submitted entry for any activity hosted by CRRDSC or its partners. Every participant is granted and guaranteed the right to be credited every time their entry is published or displayed. The material may not be reproduced for the purpose of commercial or personal financial gain. The CRRDSC does not assume any responsibility for the misuse of material in production, re-production and activities of the endorsed partners. Any decision made by the organizers in any matter relating to the print ad competition is considered final and binding. The CRRDSC cannot be held responsible for force majeure, should the print ad competition have to be modified or cancelled. 2.6 Selection Process Finalists and winners will be evaluated by professional judges. Every month will be determined winner which will automatically enter in the finals. A jury of prominent graphic design, advertising and marketing experts, as well as communication and environment experts will evaluate the 10 finalists. Public voting will commence on 15 September 2012 and continue until 25 September 2012 (midnight CET). The list of finalists and the public vote winner will be announced on 1 October 2012 and the overall winners of the competition will be announced on 10 October on the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Selected entrants will be contacted via e-mail and asked to provide creative credits and further information. 2.7 Judging Criteria The Climate Change ad competition recognizes those entries that demonstrate the value of design in a clear, creative, compelling and effective way. A discerning and qualified jury will identify submissions that serve as an effective tool to convey the value and importance of climate change. The jury's decision is final and there is no appeal. 2.8 Notification of winners The 10 finalists and the public vote winner will be contacted via e-mail and asked to provide creative credits and further information.