Entry into the Think.Eat.Save. Student Challenge is subject to the acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1. This competition is open to all students at the secondary and university levels from any school worldwide.
2. To participate, students must undertake an activity or a project that will address any of the following:
- Assess the level of food waste that is generated by the school and identify/understand the causes of this.
- Generate an idea or ideas for eliminating or reducing food waste in their schoolsÂ (for example, better planning, preparation, storage, consumption of the food in their cafeterias; recycling or redistribution of left-overs; etc.) and undertaking a project to implement at least one of these.
- Raise awareness in their schools or communities on the issue of food waste and why it should be reduced and eventually eliminated.
3. This Challenge is open to individuals and teams. For team entries, there is no minimum or maximum number of team members required. A representative or leader should be designated in the case of team entries.
4. To enter, students must first sign up for the Challenge on www.thinkeatsave.org/studentchallenge.
5. When the project is completed, entrants can then come back to their account on the website to report on their accomplishments. We would need to have a brief description of what the project was all about, its objectives and its results.
Supporting photos should be posted on the entrants’ own Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts using the hashtag #ThinkEatSave.
- The Social Media accounts should be made public for ease of promotion.
- Videos with a maximum length of 3 minutes can be posted on the entrants’ Youtube channel. The video is not expected to be professionally produced but can be done using handheld/mobile devices and edited by the students themselves.
- Participants are encouraged to create fun internet memes to promote their projects.
- Links to the Instagram photos, Facebook photo albums and/or Youtube video should then be shared in the report.
6. Participating students will have from 16 September to 16 November to formulate and implement their activity. Deadline for posting of entries on the website is 11:59pm +3 GMT Sunday, November 16th 2014.
7. Entries can be submitted in any of the six UN official languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
8. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that all submissions have been taken with the permission of the subject(s) (or, where the submission shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent/guardian/school) and/or venue/location and does not infringe on the copyright of any third party. The entrant warrants that they own the copyright for the submissions and for the usage rights required by the challenge, and that their entry does not infringe on the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person.
9. The entrant further agrees to indemnify, hold and save harmless and defend at his/her own expense, UNEP, its officials and persons performing services for UNEP, against any claims, suits, liability, and demands made by any third parties in respect of such infringement or other hazards that may be suffered by the entrant as a result of his/her participation in this competition.
10. In case submissions are done on behalf of the school and using the school name, a written authorization from the school’s designated official is required upon submission.
11. Copyright of any submissions remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their willful participation in the challenge, each entrant grants a worldwide royalty free perpetual license to UNEP to feature any or all of the submitted materials in any and all media for publicity and marketing purposes.
12. Each submission will be evaluated by the campaign team of UNEP based on the following criteria:
Creativity – what new ideas and approaches were employed by the students in addressing the issue of food waste (30%)
Effectiveness – what results were accomplished e.g. how much food waste was reduced or what measures were adopted by the school to reduce food waste, and what plans are there to ensure the longevity of these reductions/new ideasÂ (40%)
Reach – what was the level of interest and support generated; how many students participated in the activities? Were teachers, cafeteria staff, parents and families actively engaged? How many people liked and shared your story, photos and videos on social media?(30%)
13. Three winning projects will be selected and will be awarded cash prizes as follow:
1st Prize – US $5,000
2nd Prize – US $3,000
3rd Prize – US $2,000
14. The winners will be announced on http://www.thinkeatsave.org/ on 15 December 2014. Winners will also receive an email notification from UNEP.
15. Winners grant UNEP and the partner/s the perpetual license to copy, edit, display, publish and make available their submission and, any photographs submitted for this challenge and agree that UNEP and partner/s may publish their names in connection with this challenge and the campaign.
16. Winners may be requested to offer support to promotional activities related to the campaign and this Challenge.
17. These Terms and Conditions shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance with the relevant guidelines governing participants in United Nations events.
18. UNEP and partners reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this
Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control.
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