By participating to the campaign and submitting your project you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions provided herein.
1. What is the Challenge about?
The World You Like Challenge is a part of the public awareness campaign A world you like. With a climate you like, run by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (hereafter mentioned as “the organiser”).
It is a contest to reward existing pioneering low-carbon initiatives across the European Union, which make a real contribution to tackling climate change and can improve the quality of life, for example through lower energy bills, more comfortable homes, cleaner air, better public transport and less traffic congestion.
The launch date of the contest is 11 February 2013. The contest will be held in three phases:
- A submission phase of three months to collect the contest entries. The organiser holds the right to extend this entry period.
- A public voting phase of two months, starting upon the closure of the submission phase, to establish a top 10 of submissions on a European level and for each EU Member State. The organiser holds the right to extend this entry period.
- A jury phase, after the closure of the public voting phase, in which a jury will select the winners out of the top 10 listings established through public voting.
2. Who can participate?
All natural persons aged 18 or over and living in one of the 27 EU Member States are entitled to take part.
This contest aims to showcase solutions and projects designed by EU citizens, entrepreneurs, public or private institutions and businesses across the European Union.
Employees of the organiser and of companies affiliated with the organiser are not permitted to take part.
Each participant may enter only one submission.
3. How to submit?
Participation is free of charge.
The participant must fill in the online submission form and agree with the terms and conditions of the contest provided herein. The submission form will be available online athttp://world-you-like.europa.eu/en/ and will not be available for download.
Each submission must correspond to one of the campaign themes which are:
- Travel & Transport,
- Producing & Innovating,
- Building & Living,
- Shopping & Eating
- Re-use & Recycling.
Submissions are preferred in English but all official EU languages will be accepted.
Images used in submissions should have a max of 1,5 MB and should be in a JPEG or PNG formats. Videos submitted should not exceed 50MB and be in MP4 or 3GP formats.
The participant must enter his/her submission within the time frame of the submission phase. Please note that once the submission has been entered, it may not be edited or resubmitted with edits.
Before submissions are published on the website, the organiser will check whether they meet all contest criteria. The participant will receive an automated email once his/her submission is online.
4. How will winners be selected?
Only those participants who have registered themselves with all necessary details and have entered their submissions within the period specified in the competition outline will be included in the selection of the winners.
Winners will be selected through public voting and an assessment by a jury.
During the public voting phase all valid submissions will be presented on the campaign website http://world-you-like.europa.eu. Website visitors will be able to vote for the best and most original entries once every 24 hours.
At the end of the public voting phase, the ten submissions with the highest number of votes across the EU will be submitted to a jury who will select three winners from the top-ten.
For five selected countries which are a special focus of the campaign (Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal) a top ten will be submitted to the jury, who will select five winners.
The composition of the jury and the selection criteria it will use will be made public by the organiser before the end of the submission phase.
Successful participants will be informed by the organiser about the decision of the jury.
Non-compliance with the terms and conditions may result in disqualification of the entrant; in this case a substitute winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries.
5. What is there to win?
The three European winners who are selected by the jury will be invited to the World You Like – Sustainia Awards in Copenhagen in autumn 2013.
For this award ceremony the organiser entered in cooperation with campaign partner Sustainia – an alliance of international organisations and companies that every year awards sustainable solutions from across the world.
For Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland and Lithuania, five national winners will be selected. They will be awarded with additional publicity for their submissions through a national billboard campaign.
There is no right to transfer prizes to third parties. There is no prize substitution or cash equivalent.
The participant declares to give true and accurate details regarding his/her full name.
All personal data (such as names, addresses etc,) will be processed in accordance with the Regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. (Regulation 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data).
7. Representations and warranties
The participant guarantees that he/she is the original creators of the project submitted and/or that he/she has all rights to this submission, including videos, images and text. The participant explicitly warrants that no element of his/her submission is subject to prior claims and encumbrance from third parties, and that he/she consequently has the full power to fully implement the terms provided herein.
The participant guarantees that he/she has acquired all the necessary rights, including – but not limited to – image rights, from persons that might be depicted in their project’s videos and images, or their rightful representatives. The organiser assumes no responsibility for disputes between candidates and third parties claiming copyrights or other rights to a project or provided project material.
By entering a submission the participant agrees to release and hold the organizer, its directors, officers, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the submitted project material or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any submitted project material, including, without limitation, property damage of any kind, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by entrant or a third party.
8. Copyright licence
The participant expressly grants the organiser the following rights in any video, images, and text material submitted to the organiser:
- the right to use and to re-use in whole or in part;
- the right to translate into a different language;
- the right to distribute copies and cause the distribution thereof;
- the right to display publicly;
- the right to communicate to the public by telecommunication, by electronic publication, by press information services, by downloadable and non-downloadable files, by communication with computer terminals; by electronic and non-electronic publications;
- the right to reproduce by any technical procedure including – but not limited to – paper, digital, electronic or non-electronic format;
- the right to integrate and incorporate into any existing or future work;
- the right to improve and to create derivative works, at the sole expense of the organiser;
- the right to store;
- the right to sub-licence to third parties any of the above-mentioned rights.
The rights granted herewith to the organiser may be exercised within the scope of the campaign referred to herein and for any other public non-commercial initiative of the EU akin in purpose and scope to the present campaign.
The participant also agrees to be featured or mentioned in press releases and other publications from external media. They will also be announced in the Sustania Awards and cannot charge for any publicity created by the competition. For this purpose, relevant information will be shared with the organisers of the Sustainia Awards.
The copyright and any other intellectual property rights related to the submission are not transferred to the organiser and shall therefore remain the exclusive property of their respective owners.
The organiser will not be held liable for any external links given by other parties that may cause harm or offence for any reason.