UNFCCC CDM African Radio Contest 2013: $2,000 Prize for Winners

Deadline: October 31, 2013

The UNFCCC secretariat is pleased to invites applications for the CDM African Radio Contest 2013. Under the theme “Changing Lives”, the contest aims to spread the word about the benefits of the CDM in Africa and especially in under-represented regions of the continent. Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: “How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?” This year, the competition’s sponsors have generously offered a $2,000 prize for the winners of the contest.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to apply
  • Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills. The “Wow Factor” is also very important, so we’ll be looking for radio stories able to generate and hold interest.

The stories can fall into two categories:

  1. Those that relate to a specific, “registered” CDM project (see information below on how to locate registered projects); and
  2. Those that do not relate to a specific registered project, but which explore the potential benefits of CDM for a community/city/country (see information below on how to locate the offices of CDM designated national authorities).

Entry criteria

  • All radio stories should be no more than 5 minutes in length
  • All radio stories should be free of copyright material (including copyrighted background music)
  • Radio stories must be in English or translated into English using voice-over production techniques
  • Radio stories must be the submitter’s original creation
  • By submitting the audio piece for consideration, the submitter attests that the work has not been previously broadcast
  • Entrants must have obtained any necessary third-party releases
  • Submitters are responsible for ensuring that their radio stories are in compliance with the legal and copyright laws of their country
  • The contest is open to professional radio broadcasters and freelancers in Africa
  • Each submitter may submit up to two radio stories
  • Stories submitted for consideration in the category relating to specific CDM projects must be about a “registered” project.

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