Video Competition Terms & Conditions


The following Rules/Terms and Conditions apply to the OECD video competition ‘Progress is…’ By participating in the Competition, you undertake to comply with and abide by these Rules and provide all information required. You understand that any failure to do so will result in disqualification.
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The Challenge

Make a short video (3 minutes max) that completes the title: ''Progress is …"


To Participate

The competition is NOW CLOSED. Any entries received after MIDNIGHT (Paris time) on 1 March 2011 will not be considered for prizes.


About You

To be eligible for prizes, you must be aged 18-25 years during the period of this competition (1 December 2010 to 1 March 2011). That means you must have been born on or between 2 December 1984 and 1 March 1993. Proof of identity will be required from all finalists.

If you are a member of OECD staff (either permanent or temporary, current or former), intern, contractor, sponsor, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing, you may participate, but are not eligible to win.


About your Video

  • Your video must be no more than 3 minutes in length.
  • Any spoken language used in your video that is not English or French must be accompanied by subtitles in English or French.
  • Your video must not contain violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.
  • Your video must be your own original creation - no copyrighted music, video, or images may be used.
  • Your video must not infringe on any third party rights.
  • Your video must not have been produced for compensation or posted previously on any OECD Web page.


The Prize

The video author (or a nominated representative if a team or group creation) of each winning video will be invited to Paris to attend the OECD 50th Anniversary Forum in May 2011. Travel costs to and from Paris, hotel accommodation and a living allowance will be provided for the duration of the Forum.



After the competition closes at midnight on 1 March 2011, a shortlist of twenty finalists will be chosen by a special jury. These shortlisted finalists will be announced on 21 March 2011, will be notified by e-mail, and the shortlisted videos showcased on the competition website.

Qualifying videos will be judged on adherence to the competition challenge through its creativity, originality, message content and overall presentation (sound and picture quality).

Subsequently, three winning videos will be selected by public voting from 22 March to 14 April 2011 on the OECD video competition YouTube channel.
The competition winners will be announced on 15 April 2011 and notified by e-mail, as well as published on the competition website.



1. You must complete and send your video link using the online Registration Form if you wish to enter this competition.

2. By submitting your video to the OECD, you agree to grant the OECD free of charge the right to use your video in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate. You also grant the OECD the right to licence to others.

3. You agree to take part in any competition publicity if asked to do so, according to the terms of the video release form. The prize may only be taken as stated and cannot be changed. There will be no cash alternatives.

4. The OECD does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

5. You must supply full details as required by the registration form, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

6. As submissions are received, OECD will vet all entries for suitability. Twenty finalists will be selected by an OECD jury (the members of which are to be announced) based on the following criteria; creativity, substance, production value and overall impact. These videos will be posted on the OECD-YouTube channel.

7. Voting will then take place by the public to choose three overall competition winners.

8. The producers of each of the three winning videos (one person per entry if a joint effort) will be invited to Paris (travel, hotel accommodation and a daily living allowance will be provided) for the duration of the OECD Forum in May 2011.

9. The Jury's decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and neither the Jury nor the OECD will respond to correspondence justifying its decision.

10.  If a winning entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, the OECD reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.

11. OECD reserves the right to not select a winner or winners if entries received are judged to be of insufficient quality.

12. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification.

13.  The OECD reserves the right to modify or cancel the Competition or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the Competition, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its opinion.

14. You waive all claims against the OECD, its personnel and agents arising out of any oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection with the present Competition, your person or your video entry.

15. You agree to indemnify and hold the OECD, its personnel and agents, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with your video entry, any other of your acts or omissions or any information which you provided.

16. Your participation in the Competition, including being selected to receive a prize, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by the OECD of your views or aims or of any products or services. You shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. The OECD name and logo are the property of the OECD and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of OECD. The OECD must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to your participation in the Competition.


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