#Uniting4Climate Virtual Reality Pitch Competition for Climate Solutions 2017

#Uniting4Climate Virtual Reality Pitch Competition for Climate Solutions 2017

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Submit your pitch video for the #Uniting4Climate Virtual Reality Pitch Competition. The #Uniting4Climate VR/360-video pitch competition is part of a communications campaign in the lead up to and through COP23 that highlights unity in support of climate solutions; countries, cities, regions, businesses, civil society and individuals are “Uniting for Climate Action”.

The Uniting4Climate International VR Pitch Competition asks for a pitch – a proposal for a VR production in the form of a 400-word description and a 1 minute sample video – that will use the particular qualities of Visual Reality to illustrate and explain to best effect climate solutions and action, inspiring the unity behind solving the climate challenge. The aim is to enable the widest possible international participation for creative people with a passionate interest in, or strong experience of, climate change action and solutions, but also an appetite for exploring the VR production experience.

The #Uniting4Climate competition was presented at the Venice Film Festival during the panel discussion “Enhanced Proximity or Alienation? The Societal Effects of Virtual Reality” co-organized with the Venice Production Bridge and the European Commission DG Connect in the context of the European Film Forum as part of the daylong event “Virtual Gets Real.”


  • Philanthropist Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions is the exclusive production partner of the competition, and will produce the VR video of the winning concept. Vulcan Productions previously partnered with the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate program to produce the spectacular large-scale architectural projection and public art display of images of climate change on St. Peter’s Basilica, which was seen by an audience of several billion people, and also served as the presenting partner of the recent Film4Climate video competition, which last year attracted more than 860 entries from 150 countries;
  • Winning entries will also receive special recognition at relevant Connect4Climate events, and be prominently featured and promoted through the social media channels of Connect4Climate and Partners;
  • Other special prizes or Highly Commended Acknowledgements may be awarded depending on the submissions received and the opinions of the jury.
  • The winner or winners will be presented in November, in Bonn, Germany during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23.


  • The contest is open to individuals and teams. There is a maximum limit of five members for any team;
  • Participants submitting videos to the competition must be 18 or older as of August 1, 2017;
  • Individuals and teams can submit as many entries as they would like;
  • Video entries must be created by and owned by the Participants;
  • Video entries can be recorded using all devices available;
  • Video entries are in one category. Participants need to enter a standard ‘Video Pitch’, up to 1 minute in length together with a concept description of up to 400 words;
  • Videos may be recorded in any language and descriptions written in any language, but English subtitles or translations should be added to non-English entries.

Selection Criteria

The Judging Panel will select the winner or winners (individuals or teams of up to 5) based on the following equally weighted criteria:
  • Content
  • Innovation and originality
  • Overall impact of the project


  • Submit your #Uniting4Climate Video Pitch here.
  • Proposal ideas should include:
    • Solutions to rising oceans and dealing with vulnerability;
    • Managing fresh water and the opportunities in climate action;
    • How landscapes foster communities for climate action.
  • The pitch should emphasize the core message: “United for Climate Action.”

Deadline for submission is 11:59 pm EST, October 15, 2017.

For more information, visit #Uniting4Climate Virtual Reality Pitch Competition.