COVID-19 COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE
We are calling upon Namibian creatives to come aboard and help stop the spread of COVID-19 through art. By leveraging on your knowledge of beliefs, norms and values in your respective communities and for target audiences of your choice, we want you to create a suitable message about COVID-19 or complement government efforts to spread awareness on how to prevent the virus from spreading within communities.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Contributions can be any art form ranging from song, poem, role-playing, drawings and paintings. Just as long as your contribution shares a message that educates, persuades or informs your target audience to change their behavior for the better in the fight against COVID-19. The themes can be targeted towards children, young adults, the elderly, specific genders or any social group that you believe needs a bespoke awareness approach to stopping the spread of COVID-19
Produce your suitable message centring on Covid-19 or the Namibian government’s response to it. Your contribution can be designed to simplify gazetted regulations aimed at stopping the spread of the virus or supporting the ones who have been infected.
Use your existing knowledge or investigate about the target audience as well as about Covid-19, to create a message which will influence a change in the attitude and behaviours of people.
Once you have formulated your idea, register your details on this form and await our response for the next steps.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
A Person or a group of persons (team), resident in Namibia, over the age of 6 years, who is not directly affiliated with the organisers.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY CONTRIBUTION?
Submissions are uploaded via the application form including the media file.
All participants will receive an email confirming their submissions. If you haven’t received a confirmation email after a week of submitting, please contact us.
WHO RETAINS COPYRIGHTS TO THE CONTRIBUTION?
Once submitted, copyrights are shared between the Namibian government, the sponsor and the creator. The winning COVID-19 communications will be used in national campaigns.
WHEN IS THE DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS?
Deadline for ALL submissions is September 14th 2020, 23h59pm Namibian time
WHAT INFORMATION WILL BE REQUESTED DURING REGISTRATION?
- What is the title of your entry
- What is your email or phone number?
- Which region do you reside in?
- What medium will you be using? e.g. a drawing, a video clip, a song, a poem…
- Please provide a brief description of your entry
- Who will you be developing your entry for?
- What language will you be using?
- Tell us who you are – how many people are working with you on this? What are their names and ages?
- Upload a file for your entry in the acceptable format, i.e .mp3, .mp4, .pdf, .jpg, .png
JUDGING OF ENTRIES
The Judging Panel will choose the first, second and third-place winners from the group of finalists. Finalists are determined by a diverse selection committee appointed by the organizers. Other categories’ winners will be selected by the sponsoring organizations and a selection committee.
Judging will be based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, artistic skill, clarity of the message, significance of the message, potential to influence target audience’s attitude and behavior.
The Judges will announce the winners as well as runner ups. First place will receive a cash reward of N$ 5000, second place will receive a cash reward of N$3000 and the third place will receive a cash reward of N$1000. Further prizes will be allocated by categories (such as most original children submission, best rural community submission, etc) The categories and prizes will be announced prior to the closing date of the competition.
All winners will be notified by the end of October 2020
The competition is organised by the Hilrec COVID-19 communication behaviour group which consist of staff members from the University of Namibia (UNAM), the International University of Management (IUM), The Namibian government (GRN) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology. The competition is sponsored United Nations Development Program: Accelerator Labs (UNDP).
We welcome new sponsors and partners to get involved in this unique communication initiative. If you are interested in sponsoring the competition, or if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at info[at]ictechhub.com