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V-Engage Voter Messaging Competition 2017 :

Organisation : International Foundation for Electrol System
Announcement : V-Engage Voter Messaging Competition 2017
Country : Kenya

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V-Engage :

The V-Engage challenge is a flagship activity to support the voter education efforts of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), encourage youth participation in the electoral process and to encourage choices that will shape our communities.

Related : Prisoner Vote Registration IEBC Kenya :

This challenge seeks to find innovative, creative, motivational ideas and messaging developed by young people for young people (ages 18-35) to encourage each other to “get out the vote” in August 2017.

Further messaging from this challenge will inform voter education messages for reaching out to the youth throughout the electoral period.
Key Dates :
The challenge opens on May 9, 2017 and runs up to July 13, 2017.

Challenge Rules :
I. Eligibility criteria :
a. The challenge is open to all Kenyans aged between 18 – 35.
b. The Challenge will run from May 9th – July 13th, 2017.

c. All entries can be emailed to IFES kenyainfo [AT] for the duration of the competition.
d. Make sure have your contact details included in your entry.
e. You can enter any category of your choice and with different entries.

f. The size of all submissions must not exceed one gigabyte. All entries must be in MP4, WMV, MPG or Windows AVI format, and images must be in JPG, PNG or GIF format.

g. Top entries in each category will subjected to a public vote and you will be required to rally your friends to like and share the entry as many times as possible.

h. Two Entries with the highest number of likes and shares (one general and one with a focus on women’s participations) will be awarded a top prize of a tablet.

i. Entries must not contain material that is or promotes any activity that is unlawful, that violates the Kenyan Constitution and related laws/regulations and or that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, pornographic, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, discriminatory, deceptive, biased or otherwise inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive – all as determined by IFES in its sole and absolute discretion.

j. Entries must not be politically partisan. Entries that suggest a political affiliation, bias or designation or that highlight one political party over another will be considered politically partisan, as determined by IFES in its sole and absolute discretion.

k. Entries should not display any third-party trademarks, brands and/or logos. In such cases and where possible, IFES reserves the right to blur out such content and render it unrecognizable. IFES may, at its sole discretion disqualify the entry where it is impossible to blur such content.

l. Entries in the Video category must feature only music that is originally written, performed and produced by you or that is royalty-free and rights-free.

m. You must have the authorization of all persons connected with the production of the image or video, and all other persons whose names, photographs, likenesses, materials and voices, as the case may be, were used in the image or video, to use their names, photographs, likenesses, materials and voices in connection with the distribution, advertising, publication, posting on the Internet, broadcast, promotion and use of the image or video.

n. IFES and any of its legal representatives, employees and agents shall assume no liability resulting from claims, demands, damages, actions or causes of action in connection with the administration of the Challenge.

II. Procedure for the Evaluation and Selection of Winning Entries :
a. All entries that comply with these Challenge rules will be judged by representatives of IFES and/or IEBC based on the following evaluation criteria : Originality/Creativity (25%)

i. How unique is the submission’s approach to the Challenge theme?
ii. Does the submission show originality?
iii. Is the submission presented in an original way?

iv. Does the submission grab the viewer’s/reader’s attention?
v. Is the subject matter pictured in a unique way? Is the image captured from an interesting point of view? Inspire/Audience Appeal (25%)

vi. Does the submission inspire the viewer/reader?
vii. Does the submission make the viewer/reader think?
viii. Does the message have an impact on the viewer?

ix. Does the viewer/reader come away with new insights on how to be ready to vote? On Target (25%)
x. Does the submission demonstrate learning about Kenya’s electoral process and realistic ways for Kenyans to get ready to vote?

xi. Is the content relevant to the Challenge theme?
xii. Does the submission answer, tell a story related to or directly interpret the Challenge theme?

xiii. Does the viewer/reader come away with concrete and realistic ideas on how to be ready to vote

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