Competition rules for the ‘I LIVE GREEN’ video competition

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How do you live green? The European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partners would like to hear from you about your daily actions to help the environment in a new video competition ‘I LIVE GREEN’. Competition winners will receive a cash prize and all entries may feature in future digital and print material from the EEA and its European partners.

How to enter the competition

  1. Create an original video clip (between 30 and 45 seconds running) relevant to one of the four thematic areas above, following the guidelines in the Competition rules.
  2. Prepare a short descriptive text of maximum 1000 characters (preferably in English) to be uploaded along with the video.
  3. Submit your entry through the online submission form.


Please note that the video should not contain any text, speech, conversation or voiceover. Sound effects and music may be used, as long as the participant has the right to use and disseminate it. 

Submission deadline: 31 March 2018 at 23:59 (CET). 

Entry is free of charge. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean acceptance of the Competition rules and the Terms and Conditions.

General rules

The competition is open to citizens of the EEA member countries and West Balkan cooperating countries. All participants must be 18 or older. The videos must be recorded in the countries mentioned above. 

One entrant may submit maximum three entries (an entry consists of one video clip) in total in the competition. As each entry will be handled separately, you need to fill out the online submission form for each entry if you choose to submit more than one entry. 

You must have full copyrights to the submitted material, including sound effects and music if used. Competition submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services, or any obscene, violent, racist or defamatory content. Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with the formal specifications will be automatically disqualified. 

Submissions may also not be accepted into the contest if the video spot in the entry features an identifiable individual who has not given their consent to appear or if the image features advertising or trademarks which would otherwise require the EEA or its partners to obtain permission to use. 

Technical requirements

Submissions must contain one video clip and an accompanying text.

  • Video: The submitted clips must be 30-45 seconds long. Submissions exceeding 45 seconds may be disqualified. Videos must be uploaded as one single file in the highest quality.
  • Text: Short title of the entry and a descriptive text of maximum 1000 characters (preferably in English).


Judging criteria

The judges will look for a creative, engaging and inspiring submission. 

Your entry will be judged on:

  • Relevance of your entry to the competition topic;
  • Creativity expressed;
  • Technical ability;
  • Persuasiveness of the entry.


The organisers and judges reserve the right to remove any entries from the competition that they feel may breach any of the Competition rules, the Terms and Conditions or may bring the competition into disrepute. Such entries will be disqualified.


The copyright of the materials submitted for this competition remains with respective participants. However, each entrant grants the EEA and its partners the right to use the submitted materials in its environmental communication crediting the copyright owners.


Confidentiality and protection of personal data

For the processing of this competition, the EEA observes the rules set in Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJEU L 8 of 12.1.2001, p. 1). 

No personal data is shared with third parties for direct marketing. For further detailed information please refer to the competition Privacy Statement or regulation (EC) No 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.



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