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SPARE Video contest 2018

Create, promote and upload your video on YouTube. Tag it with #domorewithless2018!

SPARE is an international school project on energy and climate, where volunteer schools and pupils work to save energy and resources in a wide range of countries.

The main goal of SPARE is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate dangerous climate change. The fastest and cheapest way to reach that goal is to use the energy we have more efficiently. Energy saved is much more valuable than energy produced – it reduces pollution, avoids new pollution, depletion of nature, saves money, improve comfort – there are so many advantages! The possibilities to use energy more efficient in our everyday lives are endless, and to change habits does not mean that you must reduce comfort or quality of life!

So, if you agree that we should all be more efficient and not waste energy, and if you are 16 years or younger, then we invite YOU to join the competition and use as much as possible of a resource you have in abundance - your creativity!

How to participate

* Make a video

Use your imagination and your creativity - draw, build, bake, paint, play, sing, speak or just do anything that can illustrate the important message DO MORE WITH LESS (do more work, more energy services, with less energy consumption) - and make a video of what you are doing. Use humour or be serious. You do not need any fancy equipment, using your phone cam is also okay.

The video should be maximum 3 minutes, and it must share information linked to one or more of points below:
a.  Tips on how to improve life, to have more fun with less energy consumption.
b.  How to make friends, colleges, parents, neighbours or politicians understand the importance of doing more with less energy?
c.   Practical examples of what you have done to do more with less energy.

* Upload your video to YouTube

Make the name of the video in this format:
(For Example: Get to school without emission #DOMOREWITHLESS2018 #BELARUS).
See also description in the end of this document.

Write following information: i) name of video, ii) your name (s), iii) name and address of your school including city/village and the country, iv) video is made for SPARE competition, v) your e-mail.
Write some tags for your video, tags can make your video more popular.

Then you mail the link to: spare-coordination@spareworld.org.

In the mail you write:
1. name of video,
2. your name (s),
3. your age,
4. name and address of the school, including city/village/country you live in. 

NB: If you do not provide this exact information, your video will not be part of the competition!

Final deadline for uploading of videos is April 1st 2018. Remember – the later you upload, the smaller is the chance for getting lots of views! 

* Now share and promote the video!


The competition process will now be as follows:

- National competition
If you live in a country with a SPARE coordinator, a national part of the competition may be arranged. Check out www.spareworld.org and find your country contact information to find out about this. If there is a national competition, after February 1st a jury will decide winners among the videos with most likes. A local reward is given, and the national SPARE coordinator may help to translate the winning video into English and support in promotion of the video in the international competition. 

- International competition:
All videos that answers to the above-mentioned requirements, compete in the international competition. The competition is between video makers from SPARE countries and from any other country.
In the international final, the 20 videos with most views and likes will be judged by a jury. The deadline for counting number of views and likes is April 1st 2018.  The international jury will also assess the content of the video. Is the information correct? Is it original? Is it authentic? Is the message understandable? Does it encourage others to action?

The jury then decides the winners of the competition based on views, likes and the content of the video. The winner of the international competition will be announced by May 1st 2018.

A reward of 300 euros is given to the best video; second and third place gets a reward on 200 and 100 euros respectively. If you have a SPARE coordinator in your country, the award will be provided through them. 

We look forward to your contribution!