World Wide Hearing presents the ILLUSTRATE THE INVISIBLE contest
Are you an illustrator, photographer, graphic designer, artist, or visual storyteller? World Wide Hearing wants you to submit an image that best expresses the experience of hearing loss among children.
Hearing loss is an invisible disability that affects 68 million children worldwide. It prevents them from connecting with their families and friends, going to school, and growing up happy and healthy in their communities. World Wide Hearing needs your help to tell their story.
We’re casting a wide net: you can submit a photo, a drawing, a painting, digital art, an infographic, a collage, and even a video. You can also combine visuals with text (so long as the final result is still an image). It’s up to you.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sunday, September 30th, 2012.
HOW TO ENTER: Please send an email with your entry and contact information (name, address, and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your personal information will not be shared with anyone and is only used by World Wide Hearing to contact you regarding your entry or to notify you that you’ve won.
WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION?
Your work should grab people’s attention and get them to notice or understand the problem of hearing loss among children. Below are some examples of memorable images used to promote awareness about disabilities.
Canadian Paralympic Games ‘Unstoppable’ poster.
Hearing loss infographic by Big Oak.
Who can enter?
How many images can I submit?
As many as you like.
Are there prizes?
Yes, there is a cash prize of $250 CAD. Winners will also have their work featured prominently in World Wide Hearing awareness-raising campaigns and on our website.
What if my image is not selected — what happens to it once the contest is over?
World Wide Hearing plans to publish the winner’s image as well as a number of honourable mention entries on our web site (we will keep the online versions low-resolution and watermark them so that your work cannot be extracted and distributed without your consent).
Is there a preferred size to the images?
There is no limit to the physical size of your image. That being said, many of our communications materials are distributed in print, so images whose proportions are well suited to standard letter-size paper (8.5” x 11”) are appreciated.
What type of file can I submit?
Photoshop: If you submit a Photoshop file, please make sure it’s saved as an uncompressed JPG, in CMYK, and has a minimum resolution of 300dpi. Make sure the file is “flattened” so that any fonts or effects are not lost when opened on World Wide Hearing’s computers. Please submit a low-res JPG so that we can compare/contrast with your high-res entry.
Illustrator: If you submit an Illustrator file, please make sure it’s saved as a PDF or EPS, and in CMYK. All fonts need to be converted to outlines. It is always safest to “save down” the file to the lowest possible Illustrator version (ie. CS1) in order to make sure there is no corruption of the files once World Wide Hearing receives it. With Illustrator files please submit a low-res JPG so that World Wide hearing can make sure it has received the file as it is intended to be seen.
Please note that any photo files that are embedded in your Illustrator file must be in CMYK and have a resolution of 300dpi.
Video: If you submit a video, please make sure it’s saved as an AVI or MP4 file using the H.264 codec in at least 720p resolution (1080p preferred).
Mixed-Media: Some entrants may choose to create an image with mixed-media that cannot be properly displayed as a scanned image. We ask that you submit it by mail or in person. It must be post-marked or dropped off at World Wide Hearing’s office no later than July 31st, 2012. Please note that we will not return your submission unless you specify your desire to see it returned. World Wide Hearing will contact you to make arrangements.
Send it to:
World Wide Hearing
239 Notre-Dame St. West, Suite #402
Montreal QC, H2Y 1T4, Canada
What if my file is huge—how do I send it?
If your image is over 20MB we ask that you place your files in a Dropbox folder and send us the link. Here’s how that works:
To share a file, simply right-click on the item or folder in your desktop Dropbox, and click ‘Dropbox > Get Link.’ That’s it. The link can then be shared by any means—emailed, texted, tweeted, whatever—to give others access to your files, even if they don’t use Dropbox.
How should I name my files?
Please title your files with your name (ie. “john-smith-photo.pdf”).
Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.
For purposes of these Official Rules, “receipt” of Entry occurs when World Wide Hearing’s servers record the Entry information resulting from contestants’ entry being received in the inbox or by mail. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of email) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by World Wide Hearing for purposes of these Official Rules.
Entry must be the original work of the contestant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person and must not violate any law.
World Wide Hearing reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.
Odds of winning depend upon number of entries received. In the event that too few entries are received, World Wide Hearing reserves the right to cancel the contest.
JUDGING: All Entries will be judged based on judges’ determination of artistic merit and effectiveness in expressing the problem of hearing loss among children. The top scoring Entry will be declared the Contest winner (“Winner”)
TIES: In event of a tie, Winner will be determined based on the judges’ discretion.
Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner(s) will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified by email. Winner(s) will be required to provide mailing address which will be used to fulfill the prize. In the event it is determined that the Winner has not complied with these Official Rules, has failed to execute and return any required documents within the specified time period, has made false statements or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the Winner will be disqualified and at World Wide Hearing’s sole discretion, the Entry with the next highest score may then be declared the alternate Winner.
PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): $250 CAD
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use Winner’s name, images, hometown, likeness, prize won, and photograph (all at World Wide Hearing’s discretion) for future advertising, publicity in any and all media now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Contest Parties and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed Entries; all of which will be void. Released Parties are also not responsible for problems related to technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any Entry to be received by World Wide Hearing on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications which may limit a contestant’s ability to participate in this Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions with may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Mass entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. World Wide Hearing reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest in the event it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, and to cancel or suspend the Contest in its entirety should tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and, if terminated, at World Wide Hearing’s discretion, determine the Winner using all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of cancellation using the judging procedure outlined above. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the contestant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. World Wide Hearing reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her Entries) it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Contest or website, intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant, World Wide Hearing, or any of its representatives or to otherwise be acting in violation of these Official Rules.
ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS: Entrant hereby acknowledges that Entry and all other materials of every kind whatsoever created by contestant relating to the Contest (collectively, the “Work”) are a “work made for hire” (as that term is used in the United States Copyright Act) for World Wide Hearing, and assigns to World Wide Hearing (or, if any applicable law prohibits or restricts such assignment, contestant hereby grants to World Wide Hearing an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, transferable license of) limited right, title and interest in and to such Work, including, without limitation, all rights of every kind and nature (whether now known or hereafter devised, including all copyrights therein and thereto and all renewals and extensions thereof), throughout the universe, in perpetuity, for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. By submitting an Entry, Contestant acknowledges and agrees that World Wide Hearing may obtain many submissions under this Contest and that such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to others submitted under this Contest and/or other contests staged by World Wide Hearing, and waive any and all claims contestant may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any composition, design, video and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by World Wide Hearing (or its respective designees) may be similar to his/her Entry. Contestant acknowledges and agrees that World Wide Hearing does not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright in and to contestant’s Entry.
WINNERS LIST: Winner(s) will be announced in a website blog posting, on Twitter, and on Facebook.