Unemployee of the Year Contest Seeks Project Proposals

Deadline: 14 October 2012
Open to: Unemployed people between age 18 and 30
Prize: 100 winners will receive €5000 to fund their project proposal

The UNHATE Foundation, part of United Colors of Benetton, is seeking entries in its “Unemployee of the Year” contest from unemployed people between age 18 and 30. The 100 projects with the most votes will be funded with € 5000 each from the UNHATE Foundation.

Contest Description

The contest seeks to focus public opinion on the changing work environment facing young people on a global scale, and encourage 100 of these young people (aged under 30) through offers to finance the realisation of their personal projects – that reflect the philosophy and fundamental values of the UNHATE Foundation.

Entrants will present a project for the creation of artistic works or initiatives in the commercial or industrial sectors demonstrating contestants’ support for the UNHATE Foundation’s mission. The proposed projects must either be suggesting the creation of a work of art, or the creation of an economic activity, for profit or non-profit, with a social impact that is consistent with the fundamental values of the UNHATE Foundation.

Registration and Voting Process

Entrants must possess or create a Facebook profile and register via the UNHATE Foundation’s website HERE by:

  1. correctly filling in the registration form to join the “UNHATE Foundation Community” and
  2. uploading their project according to the technical instructions displayed on the website.

Each contestant will receive confirmation of registration and of the successful upload of their work.

All works must be received without fail, on penalty of exclusion from the Contest, by 12 noon on 14 October 2012. The date and time in Italy of the connection shall be legally binding.

Once admitted to the contest by the Judges’ Panel, the works will be assessed and voted on by members of the “UNHATE Foundation Community”. Projects will be voted on exclusively by other members of the community using the appropriate voting button. The “like” button on the member’s profile does not cast a vote valid for the purposes of the contest. Contestants may vote exclusively for other entrants and not for their own project. Each member of the community may cast one vote for each competing profile. The winners will be the 100 contestants obtaining the most votes from the community after a spot check by the Judges’ Panel that the requirements set out in these Rules have been met.

The winners will be announced by 31 October 2012 and published on the UNHATE Foundation’s website. All winners will be contacted for the purposes of formalities related to the announcement and may be requested to send documents certifying that they meet the entry requirements established in the rules.

For further information on any aspect of participating in the contest, aspiring contestants should use the following email address: info@unhatefoundation.org .


€5,000.00 will be awarded to each of the 100 winning projects to finance their realisation. The prize is “an award for promoting community projects.”

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