Terms and Conditions
- Only entries submitted via the YouTube platform will be eligible for consideration. To sign up for an account on YouTube, please visit http://www.youtube.com/create_account.
- Video entries should be two (2) minutes in duration or less.
- The contestant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to enter the contest.
- Video submissions should be original and unpublished work by the contestant.
- The submitted video must address at least one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) listed in the United Nations Millennium Declaration. For more information about the MDGs, please visit http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals.
- The submitted video should address one of the following challenges:
- "Why are the Millennium Development Goals important to you and your family?"
- "What is your community, city or country doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals?"
- "How can the international community better work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals?"
- Submitted videos must be recorded in English or French, or in any other language but with English or French subtitles. Please see http://www.youtube.com/t/captions_about for simple instructions on how to create closed captioned subtitles for YouTube videos.
- The country and age of the contestant must be clearly indicated in the YouTube user profile to be eligible for consideration.
- Video submissions may not contain any offensive or inappropriate content, according to United Nations principles and practices, and must comply with YouTube's general terms and conditions.
- Current or former staff members, interns or retirees of the United Nations Organization, its Agencies, Funds or Programmes and any family and/or house-hold members of these staff members are not eligible for consideration in the contest.
- Submissions will end on 23 August 2010 at 11:59 p.m. New York time. Any entry submitted after this time will not be accepted. Any video modified after the end of the contest will not be eligible.
- The results will be announced in late September 2010 on the official Citizen Ambassadors website, on www.uncitizenambassadors.org and on the UN Channel on YouTube.
- Video entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Relevance: How relevant is the video message to the MDG theme and challenges?
- Merit: Does the video message merit viewing by world leaders?
- Originality: Does the video message offer original opinions or suggestions?
- Creativity: How creative is the video in its form and content?
- Bonus points will be awarded for exceptionally aesthetic or compelling messages.
- The winning videos will be chosen by a panel of United Nations officials and external partners. The decisions of the judging panel are final and binding.
- The winners will be designated Citizen Ambassadors to the United Nations and will be invited to visit UN HQ on 22 October for UN Day 2010.
- One winning entry will be selected per regional group of the UN General Assembly: African States; Asian States; Eastern European States; Latin American and Caribbean States; and Western European and other States, plus one winner representing the host country of the contest, the United States of America, for a total of six winning videos. Please visit the Regional Groups page for a list of UN member states by regional groups.
By submitting a video submission to the competition I accept the full terms and conditions contained herein. I have read and understood the rules of the competition and confirm that the video content I am submitting is my own unpublished work. By submitting my video, I hereby grant the United Nation full permission to freely use my video submission as appropriate, including cross-posting on other YouTube channels, UN websites and by UN partners.
Should my video be chosen as a finalist or winning entry, I agree to surrender the rights to distribute my work to the United Nations. The United Nations will have the right to freely use the material. I agree not to enter into any third-party agreements without the knowledge and agreement of the United Nations, during, upon and after completion of the contest. Any agreements or arrangements for distribution and/or publication of the winning entries conducted without the knowledge and prior consent by the United Nations may result in disqualification and forfeiting of any benefits offered by the competition.
These terms and conditions are subject to change.
For further information, please visit www.uncitizenambassadors.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the URL of your video submission and your YouTube profile name in any inquiry.
For terms and conditions in French, please visit: http://french.uncitizenambassadors.org