Entry Criteria | Judging Criteria | Technical Specifications
| Conditions and Rules of Contest | How to submit your video
All videos must be shot using a video enabled phone
All videos should be free of copyright material (including copyrighted background
Videos must be in the English language or subtitled in English
Videos must be the submitter?s original creation
By submitting the video for consideration, the submitter attests that the work has
not been previously published
Entries must have obtained any necessary third-party releases
Submitters are responsible for ensuring that their videos are in compliance with
the legal and copyright laws of their country
The contest is open to any individual, professional or amateur
For entries completing the phrase: "People should know about this CDM
project because?" : Submissions must relate to a registered CDM project. Check the
CDM interactive map to find a registered
one near you or search for a registered project using the CDM website’s
project search facility
For entries completing the phrase:"People should know about the CDM
because?": Submissions should speak to the benefits of the CDM, but need
not relate to a specific CDM project. If any specific project is referenced, it must
be a registered CDM project.
The CDM project participant will be notified when a video of their project has been submitted, so
you are advised to get permission from the subject project to avoid disappointment.
Contact details are contained in the project design document, accessed through the CDM website's
project search facility
Each submitter may submit up to two videos.
Each registered CDM project may be the subject of videos by no more than two
individuals, for a total maximum of four videos
The UNFCCC/CDM Changing Lives Video Contest closes at midnight (CET), Monday, 30 September 2013
Selection and final judging will be based on the following criteria:
Creativity and originality
Composition (technical excellence and quality)
Artistic merit (wow factor)
Content and persuasiveness in telling the story of the CDM on the theme "Changing Lives"
Humour: Our judges appreciate humour so send us a video that can make them smile.
Submitted videos will undergo an initial screening by the contest organizers.
The top 10 videos will be scored by a panel of five judges, and the judges’ scores will be averaged to produce
a final score. In the event of a tie for highest score, the entry with the higher artistic merit (wow factor)
score will be deemed the winner.
The judges will be drawn from the fields of industry, civil society, and the arts. The names of the judges
will be posted after the closing of the contest. The panel’s decisions will be final and no correspondence
will be accepted.
Video submissions must be:
Shot using a video enabled phone (i.e. smart phone, cell/mobile phone with video capability).
Conditions and Rules of Contest
By entering this contest, the digital video creators indicate that they have read
the rules and conditions of the contest and accept the terms listed below:
By submitting your video you assure UNFCCC/CDM that you produced the video, that you are
the rightful owner of the video, and that you have obtained any necessary third-party releases.
The contest organizers reserve the right to request your copy of any personal release, location
release or artist release.
Submitters retain the rights to their videos, but grant to the UNFCCC the right to use the submitted videos.
Submitters grant UNFCCC/CDM a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute,
reproduce, and create derivative works of their submitted videos, in whole or in part, in any media now existing
or subsequently developed, for UNFCCC/CDM non-profit public information purposes. UNFCCC/CDM will not be required
to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
UNFCCC/CDM reserves the right to contact submitters to confirm information in the submission form or
for any other purpose considered necessary.
UNFCCC/CDM reserves the right to disqualify applicants who are unable to validate the information
submitted on the submission form.
Winners are responsible for paying any applicable taxes they may owe on a prize.
UNFCCC/CDM reserves the right to cancel or modify these rules at its discretion. Decisions of UNFCCC/CDM will be final.
Submitters whose contact information has changed during the course of the contest should notify the Contest Focal Point.
How to submit your videos
The secretariat will not accept videos submitted through the postal service.
Each video should be uploaded to one of the following video sharing sites: YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Video Jug
To submit your videos you need to log in or register with the UNFCCC/CDM website.
To submit your entry:
Step 1: Log in or sign up
Step 3: Copy and paste the URL link that leads to your video
Each submitter (individual digital video creator) may submit up to
two videos. Each registered CDM project may be the subject of videos by no more than two individuals or groups,
for a total maximum of four videos.
Submitters will be notified by email that their submission has been received. Please kindly note that CDM project
participants will be notified when a video of their project is submitted. Therefore, you are advised to get
permission from the subject project to avoid disappointment.
Winning entrants will be notified by email before 1 November 2013. A list of
winners will be published on the UNFCCC/CDM Video Contest web page.
Ms. Judith Adrien
Contest Focal Point
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat
53175, Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49 228 815 1355
CDM Video Contest Rules (21 KB)
We invite you to grab a Video-enabled phone, put on your director’s cap and create
a compelling, exciting video that completes the phrase:
Have a look at last year´s remarkable video contest entries.
“People should know about this CDM project because…”
For even more, and for video titles and credits, please see this page
The deadline for submissions is now expired.