Essay Contest – Terms & Conditions

About MATILDE

MATILDE is a 3-year project funded by EU Horizon 2020, focusing on the impact of migration on the local development of rural and mountain regions. The project develops and tests a transdisciplinary conceptual and methodological framework for a multidimensional assessment of the economic and social impacts of Third Country Nationals (TNCs).

MATILDE aims to examine how migration impacts local development and territorial cohesion in European rural and mountain regions, as well as to improve integration and local development.

MATILDE will conduct 13 case studies throughout Europe. Case studies are selected based on the presence of urban poles, differently interconnected with rural and mountain areas via flows of people, economic resources and cultural exchange.

About MATILDE ESSAY CONTEST – STUDENTS SMASH THE SCENE

Funded by EU Horizon 2020, the MATILDE project aims to examine how migration impacts local development and territorial cohesion in European rural and mountain regions, as well as to improve integration and local development.

Inclusion and diversity are a key element in the renewal of societies in rural and mountain regions. This competition aims to stimulate the reflection on integration and promote a positive representation of migration as one of the necessary steps towards more inclusive societies and territorial cohesion.

The objective of the contest is to collect, through a short letter, video, post, and photo, the point of view of students, from secondary grade schools and other levels in MATILDE regions and across Europe, regarding migration, inclusion and diversity. So, it’s time to answer one of the following questions:

“How a migrant person changed their personal life?”

“How does migration affect you?”

“What does migration mean to you?”

Join our contest and tell us, if you want in your language, how #migrationinmylife affect you!

The selected output of the contest will be published on the official project page.

How to participate?

  • Fill out the application form from here.
  • Read Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy documents.
  • Once you submitted your form, you will receive a notification e-mail from [email protected] migration.eu.
  • Follow the social media accounts and the website of MATILDE project (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin) in order to follow up-to-date information about the competition. The results of the competition will be announced from our website and social media channels.
  • As a collaborative project with 25 project partners and 19 supporting partners in 10 European countries, we give importance the participation. We highly encourage the participants to share their photos from their own social media profiles using #migrationinmylife and #MATILDEMigration hashtags, after submitting them to the contest. That way, we can share your photos from our social media channels as well.

Deadlines

Opening date for the submission: 14 June 2022

Closing date for the submission: 20 November 2022 at 23.59 CET

Publication of the results

The winners will be announced on the 16 December 2022 from the Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin accounts and the website of the MATILDE project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • From 15 years to 17 years is needed the consent of parents or legal guardians (see the application form)
  • From 18 years the consent is autonomous
  • Is required to send on the video, social media post, essay or photograph
  • The outputs submitted need to reflect the theme of migration, inclusion and diversity

Technical requirements

– For essay/short letter: Max 700 words

– For social media post (You can upload from facebook, twitter and Instagram by using hashtags above and mentioning our social media channels)

– For photograph (JPG format, Max 5 MB, description is required)

– For video (max 1 minute, MPEG – Max 60 MB, videos to be made with a smartphone, camcorder or the most appropriate video editing software)

There must be no border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the output.

Specifications for participation and submitted outputs

In case of children, the parents of the children (>15-17 years) must give the permission to participate and upload output to the Essay contest – Students smash the scene.

The Participant must own full copyrights to the submitted material. By submitting the entry, you will be presumed to have agreed to accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

The output must not depict violence, profanity, sex or direct attacks on individuals or organizations. Any entries deemed offensive will be immediately disqualified.

The Participant must certify and warrant that the submitted output(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright. MATILDE is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of output(s).

The Participant confirms that any person possibly appearing in the photos or videos have given their permission for the use of their images. In case of children, the parents of the children must give the permission.

MATILDE is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of outputs.

The Participant should make sure to obtain from those who are in the output(s) to submit the written consent for publishing these outputs on the website and the social media accounts of the MATILDE Project.

The Participant should keep the consent forms in a safe place for the period of the contest up to 6 months.

You can reach the consent forms from below:

Consent form for minors

Consent form for adults

Submissions

  • To participate in the contest should be upload your output to the MATILDE project site along with your first name and surname. You can share your output on social media like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter account, using the hashtag #migrationinmylife.

    Please don’t forget to tag:
    @matildemigration (for Instagram), @MatildeProject (for Facebook) and @MATILDE_Mig (for twitter).
  • Participants must follow these instructions or risk their submission not being considered for the contest.

Publication of the best content

The Selection Committee will evaluate entries based on:

  • Originality and creativity;
  • Consistency towards the proposed theme;
  • Ability to convey the message effectively and innovatively.

The selected output of the contest will be published on the official project page.

Rights and ownership

By submitting the call MATILDE Essay Contest – Students smash the scene, the parents/guardians or participant agrees to participate on the Contest.

By submitting their output to the MATILDE Essay Contest – Students smash the scene, the parents/guardians or participant agrees to grant MATILDE the right to publish or display essay, photos, video or posts and other content free of charge in social media, official website and virtual gallery of the website, even if they are not the winning entries.

MATILDE agrees to mention the full name of the winner(s) when used for communication and dissemination activities.

Participants may be asked to take part in publicity activities.

Subject

  • No output may contain vulgarity, violence, defamatory language or any other subject deemed by the “Students smash the scene” committee to be inappropriate for the tone of the competition.
  • Outputs must pertain to the topics of cultural diversity and inclusion.
  • Reflecting on these topics, outputs should show the participants’ thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions and suggestions.

General

  • MATILDE has the right to disqualify any essays if there is a reason to believe that the Participant has not followed the rules of the Contest.
  • If any ethical concerns arise or the suspicion of cheating in the mode of voting arise, MATILDE reserves the right to exclude the Participant from the contest without further notice.
  • MATILDE reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary.
  • By submitting an essay, photo, video or post for the contest, the Participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations of the contest.
  • Personal data, essay, post, video and photographs are processed and published only with the express consent by the data subject or the parents/guardians of the data subject, if they are minors. Failure to consent determines the non-disclosure of such data relating to the subject concerned or the obscuration of the images with techniques, such as pixelation, to make the person not recognizable.
  • The personal information provided to MATILDE by the Participant shall only be used for the purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, delete and/or correct their personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) contained in the file by sending their request by email to [email protected].

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