Privacy is a human right, treat it with care? is a video competition that invites young people from 15 to 19 years old to express their views and concerns about online privacy.
The competition is organised to celebrate Data Protection Day (28 January), which is an opportunity for European citizens to become more aware of personal data protection and of their rights and responsibilities in that regard.
This competition aims at raising awareness about data protection. Young people will need to consider the types of personal information they give away when they are online, and reflect on how they can protect themselves from this material being used by others in a way they had not previously intended.
• multimedia presentations can include any form of content (text, audio, still images, animation, slideshow, video, etc) or any combination of different content forms.
• the video must illustrate your ideas and approach to privacy and data protection on the Internet. Projects should highlight privacy as a human right, essential for the protection of freedom and the one that everyone should respect. They have also to make it clear that, although fundamental, privacy is a right that is closely linked to responsibility and that our own actions can threaten our safety and freedom.
• videos must be 30 to 90 seconds in duration, and with a maximum file size of 10Mb.
• young people across the European Union and beyond will be viewing and rating your entry: don?t forget to keep use of language to an absolute minimum so that everyone can understand your message.
Who can participate:
• Individual category: Young people aged between 15 and 19 years on or before 5th January 2010.
• Teams from schools or youth groups: Although young people in the team should be aged between 15 and 19 years on or before 5th January 2010, there is obviously no age limit on the teacher or youth leader working with the team. Teams should include no more than 10 members, plus the teacher or youth leader.
• Each contestant can submit only one entry.
Choosing the winners:
Once the project appears in the gallery, the public can view it and give it a rating. Only one rating may be given per item per session, using the rating tool available in the competition project gallery. Rating will be open from 1 December 2009 to 5 January 2010.
• One representative of each winning team (+ accompanying adult) will be invited on a two-day trip to Brussels, all expenses paid, to take part in the Data Protection Day award ceremony in Brussels on 28th January 2010. On this occasion the names of the three winners will be disclosed and their videos will be displayed to the audience.
Highlights of the trip to Brussels will be:
– Participation in Data Protection Day events
– A half day workshop to learn all about video production from a team of professional film-makers
– A guided visit to Microsoft Technology Centre in Brussels.
• Prizes will ialso include Xboxes, games, cash prizes of EUR 500, 400 and 300 for school equipment or youth club.
Deadline: The competition will run from 1 October 2009 to 5 January 2010.
For further details, check the Competition Rules.
• Privacy is a human right, treat it with care – Competition Rules
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