SAY NO! STOP VIOLENCE

AGAINST WOMEN

As part of its NON.NO.NEIN. Say No! Stop Violence against Women campaign, the European Commission in cooperation with Edcom is launching a competition inviting young professionals and students in creative schools to pitch a concept for an awareness raising video to be used on social media.

THE TASK

Violence against women is a form of abuse that takes place at all levels of society and in all EU countries. Often, people in the vicinity remain inactive. Targeting these bystanders, the short video should raise awareness of violence against women and encourage people to speak out against it. The production language is English.

PRIZE

The winning entry will be awarded a trip to Brussels (flights and subsistence costs included for up to 4 persons). They will be invited to meet the European Commission team working on gender equality to discuss the project, visit the EU institutions and get a taste of the great cultural scene in the city (details to be confirmed). The prize cannot be exchanged for a financial compensation.

TIMING

Launch of competition: 13 November 2017

Deadline for submissions: 10 February 2018, 12h00 Central European Time

Winners announced: 8 March 2018

FULL BRIEFING

If you are interested in participating in the Say No! Stop violence against women video competition, please familiarise yourself with the full background and briefing information available below (details of the submission process are included).

DOWNLOAD THE CREATIVE BRIEF HERE

FAQ

Get more information about the initiative from the frequently asked questions below
Are people living outside the EU allowed to take part?

Please note that you must be working, studying and/or living in the EU in order to participate in this competition.

Who will be responsible for turning the winning concept into a video?

The production will be done by the European Commission and we reserve the right to make changes to the concept if deemed necessary.

Can I submit a video that I have already made?

No. We're looking for ideas for creating a new video.

Are you considering animated projects as well as real footage videos?

Yes, we will consider ideas for animations as well as real footage videos.

What is the budget?

The total video production budget is 60,000 Euros. This budget may be used to produce more than one video, if more than one winner is chosen.

What should be the approximate length of the video clip?

The video is for use on social media, so make sure to keep it short and punchy. We suggest between 20 seconds and 3 minutes.

Which languages can be used in the video?

The video will be done in English but the European Commission will add subtitles in other languages if needed. Your pitch must be presented in English. However emphasis is on ideas, not perfect English.

FOR INSPIRATION WATCH THESE EXAMPLE VIDEOS