Terms of Participation

The SafeYouth@Work MEDIA COMPETITION is organized by the International Labour Office, representing the International Labour Organization, (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Singapore, which is organizing the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place 3-6 September 2017 in Singapore, (Congress) and the International Social Security Association, which is organizing the International Media Festival for Prevention (IMFP). 

By entering the SafeYouth@Work MEDIA COMPETITION, participants agree to the following Terms of Participation:

1. Entry criteria

1.1 The opening date for entries to the Competition is 8 March 2017 and the closing date is 16 July 2017 at 12 am Central European Summer Time. The ILO reserves the right to extend the duration and closing date of the Competition or to cancel the Competition, or a category, if an insufficient number of quality entries are received.

1.2 Participants must be between 15 and 24 year old. Entries submitted will fall under either one of the following 2 categories: participants aged 15-17, participants aged 18-24.

1.3 To enter the Competition, an Online Entry Form must be filled in. The Online Entry Form for the 15-17 year old category must be filled in and submitted by both the participant and his/her parent or legal guardian.

1.4 There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by any one participant.

1.5 All submissions are required to have been produced after 1 January 2016.

1.6 Submissions may consist of films, photographs, posters/drawings, songs, stories, or other material addressing the criteria in 1.7.

1.7 Submissions must address the topics of safety and health in the workplace and/or the importance of building a preventative culture of safety and health. Submissions should address one or more of the following criteria:

  • Motivation or instructions to increase or emphasize safety in the work place for young persons.
  • Focusing attention on or creating awareness of the importance of recognizing hazards in the workplace.
  • Improving company organization, communication and/or commitment to workplace safety for young persons.
  • The importance of young workers becoming actively engaged in raising awareness of workplace safety issues and/or in securing their legal right to a safe and healthy workplace.

1.8 Submissions shall not show brand names, recognizable places of business or other subjects that are identifiable as the brand or product of a specific entity. Submissions shall not feature misleading or offensive content.

1.9 A submission in any language is welcome. However, an English, French or Spanish translation should be included if the submitted material, or part of it, is in a language other than English, French or Spanish. Translations must be faithful to the original meaning. The English, French or Spanish version will be the one judged.

1.10 Participants are responsible for the technical quality of the submissions. The ILO accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss of quality resulting from the transmission of the submissions.

1.11 Participants accept the obligation to bear any and all costs associated with the submission.

1.12 No fees are charged for participation in the Competition.

2. Prize

2.1 In July of 2017, a jury will select a total of 12 winning entries, six in each of the two categories. The winning participants will be notified by the ILO.

2.2 Winning submissions will be featured at the International Media Festival for Prevention, during the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place in Singapore, 3-6 September 2017. Winning entries will be presented at an awards ceremony before an international audience of some 4,000 participants.

2.3 Those winning submissions that are films or video clips will be included on the ILO YouTube and IMFP video channels.

2.4 Winners will also receive an award certificate from the ILO.

2.5 Additionally, the participants that have submitted the winning entries in the 18-24 year old category will be invited to participate in the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, in Singapore. The ILO and the organizer of the Congress will pay for all travel, accommodation and other relevant costs associated with this participation. Holding valid passports and necessary visas remains the sole responsibility of the participants.

3. Judges – Panel Composition and Judgment Criteria

3.1 The ILO will conduct a preliminary review and screening of the entries, and the top entries in each of the 2 age categories will be made available on the Competition’s website and will be further evaluated by a panel of judges. The decision of the ILO and judges on all matters relating to the Competition is final, and no correspondence or appeal will be entered into at any stage.

3.2 Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity of the submission: uses innovative, original thinking and techniques to tell a story.
  • Effectiveness: provides clear and effective message promoting the importance of safety and health for young persons at work.
4. Intellectual Property

4.1 All intellectual property rights in the submission will remain vested in the participants.

4.2 The participants hereby grant the ILO a non-exclusive, worldwide, permanent, irrevocable and royalty-free license to use, reproduce, publish, adapt, distribute, and otherwise disseminate any entries submitted under this Competition in connection with the ILO’s mandate. Such license shall include the right to grant sublicenses, including to the organizers of the Congress and of the IMFP for the purposes described in paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3.

4.3 The participant declares that any intellectual property or material involved in the submission (e.g., image, footage, lyrics, sound effect) were created by him/her or that he/she received permission to use them in his/her submission, and that the submission may be used by the ILO as provided for in these Terms of Participation.

4.4 The participant declares that he/she has directly received valid consent from the subject(s) whom voice, image or likeness is used in the submission. Where the participant is using any intellectual property or material created by a third party in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the participant declares that he/she has received written confirmation from that third party that such valid consent has been received. In all cases, where the subject(s) whom voice, image or likeness is used in the submission do not have the capacity to consent on their own, the participant declares that this permission has been given by an authorized person (e.g., parents or legal guardians of the subject(s)) and is valid in accordance with applicable laws.

4.5 Where the ILO publishes any of the submissions, the ILO will endeavor to ensure that the name of the participant appears in the following manner: ILO / name of the participant.

4.6 If requested by the ILO, the participant will provide the original support of the submission in high resolution.

5. Respect of legislation

5.1 Participants warrant that they have abided by any applicable laws in the creation and submission of the entries.

6. Settlement of Disputes

6.1 The participant and the ILO are expected to make every effort to resolve amicably by direct informal negotiations any dispute or controversy arising between them under this Competition, failing which the matter will be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as at present in force. The arbitral tribunal shall consist of a sole arbitrator.

6.2 Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Participation or the Competition will be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the International Labour Organization.