The regulations for the 2018 ADAMI Media Prize have not been released yet.

You may find here the regulations of the last edition of the ADAMI Media Prize, which may serve as a guideline of our principal rules. Please be aware that some parts may change for the 2018 edition of the ADAMI Media Prize.

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REGULATIONS

For ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe

 

1.    Competition

The ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe focuses on journalists and media professionals in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

We are looking for TV, film and online programme contributions, which promote the peaceful coexistence of people of different national, ethnic, religious or cultural backgrounds.

The ADAMI Media Prize recognizes the best programmes on the theme of migration, integration and cultural diversity in the EaP countries. All formats and genres are allowed. The ADAMI Media Prize is endowed with cash prizes. Closing date for entries for the 2016 competition is 10/10/2016.

2.    Programmes and Web pages

2.1 Film and Television—All submitted programmes must have been publicly broadcast for the first time between 01/09/2014 and 10/10/2016, and have not been submitted for the ADAMI competition in 2015. The programmes must be submitted in the broadcast form. They may not contain any advertising or advertising blocks, unless the advertising itself is submitted for competition. For the Young ADAMI Prize, non-broadcast programmes may also be submitted if they have been officially recognized as a thesis in the main study of the respective educational course (school, university, etc.) or were screened at a major film festival in an EaP country (see list below). Participating TV stations, production companies and educational institutions must have their headquarters in one of the six EaP countries.

2.2  Internet platforms and online videos—Participating presenters of Internet entries (web pages with audiovisual material) or online videos such as broadcasting companies, agencies, media companies or private individuals must have their place of residence or registered office at least from 01/07/2016 to 31/12/2016 in one of the EaP countries. Exceptions may be granted by ADAMI’s programme director.

2.3  All web pages and online videos must have first been shown publicly on the Internet between 01/09/2014 and 10/10/2016.

3.    Prize Categories

The ADAMI Media Prize will be awarded in six categories with six prizes:

-      ADAMI Media Prize for Entertainment (fiction)

-      ADAMI Media Prize for Information (non-fiction)

-      ADAMI Media Prize for News & Short Non-Fiction

-      Young ADAMI Media Prize

-      ADAMI Online Prize for Web pages

-      ADAMI Online Prize for Web videos

4.    ADAMI Media Prize for Entertainment

4.1  The Prize will be awarded in the areas of fiction and entertainment (movies, cartoons, TV series, TV shows, commercials).

4.2 All TV stations, TV production and independent production companies in the EaP countries can participate in the ADAMI Media Prize for Entertainment.

4.3  The entries must be submitted in an English or Russian-language version or with an adequate translation of the original in English or Russian. In the case of series or multi-part entries a maximum of three parts may be submitted. All formats, lengths and all fictional genres are allowed.

5.    ADAMI Media Prize for Information

5.1  The prize will be awarded in the areas of non-fiction / documentaries.

5.2  All TV stations, TV production and independent production companies in the EaP countries can participate in the ADAMI Media Prize for Information.

5.3  The entries must be submitted in an English or Russian-language version or with an adequate translation of the original in English or Russian. In the case of series or multi-part entries a maximum of three parts may be submitted. All formats longer than 10 minutes and all non-fictional genres are allowed.

6.    ADAMI Media Prize for News and Short Non-Fiction

6.1  The prize will be awarded for news and short non-fiction videos (max. 10 min.).

6.2  All TV stations, TV production and independent production companies in the EaP countries can participate in the ADAMI Media Prize for News and Short Non-Fiction.

6.3  The entries must be submitted in an English or Russian-language version or with an adequate translation of the original in English or Russian. In the case of series or multi-part entries a maximum of three parts may be submitted. All formats up to 10 minutes and all non-fictional genres are allowed

7.     Young ADAMI Media Prize

7.1   The prize will be awarded for a TV or film production.

7.2 All TV stations, TV production and independent production companies / producers in the EaP countries are invited to submit programmes, as are all film and television schools, schools of journalism, academies and colleges of journalism, communications and media.

7.3   Participants may not be over 28 years old. All formats and genres are allowed.

7.4 Films which have not been broadcast by TV or have not been recognized as a thesis in the main study of the respective educational course can be submitted if they were screened at one of the following film festivals:

Ukraine:

-      Odessa International Film Festival

-      Molodist Kiev International Film Festival

-      Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art

-      Kyiv International Short Film Festival

-      International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA

-      International Festival of Film and Urbanism 86

Georgia:

-      Tbilisi International Film Festival

-      CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Film Festival;

-      International Student Film Festival Amirani.

Armenia:

-      Golden Apricot International Film Festival;

-      ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival;

-      One Shot International Short Film Festival.

Azerbaijan:

-      Baku International Film Festival.

Belarus:

-      Minsk International Film Festival Listapad.

Moldova:

-      International Documentary Film Festival Cronograf.

 

8.    ADAMI Online Media Prize for Web pages

8.1  The Prize recognizes innovative web pages with journalistic or artistic content on the theme of integration and cultural diversity.

8.2  Web pages may be submitted by any web producer from the EaP countries. The producer must be in possession of all the rights to the site and its content. The site’s precise URL must be accessible until 31/12/2016 at least (exceptions may be granted by ADAMI’s programme director). Only web pages which were first publically accessible after 01/09/2014 may be submitted. They must be available online in English or in Russian or with an adequate translation of the original in English or in Russian. The content must be suitable for viewing by children and may not infringe the law.

8.3  A company stamp and the signature of an authorized representative are required if a web page is not owned by the participant as an individual. All formats and genres are allowed.

9.    ADAMI Online Media Prize for Web videos

9.1   The Prize recognizes innovative journalistic or artistic web videos on the theme of integration and cultural diversity.

9.2   Web videos may be submitted by any video producer from the EaP countries. Producers must be in possession of all the rights to submitted videos. The video’s precise URL must be accessible until 31/12/2016 at least (exceptions may be granted by ADAMI’s programme director). Only videos up to ten minutes long which were first made available online after 01/09/2014 may be submitted. They must be available online in English or in Russian or with an adequate translation of the original in English or in Russian. The content must be suitable for viewing by children. The video may not infringe the law.

9.3  A company stamp and the signature of an authorized representative are required if a web video is not owned by the participant as an individual. All formats and genres are allowed.

10. Registration for the 2016 competition

10.1 The ADAMI competition opens on 05/07/2016. Registration is carried out online at www.adamimediaprize.eu.

10.2 The content of each entry must be briefly described. The summary of the content should be between 700 and 2,000 characters long. SUMMARIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN.

10.3 All co-production partners must be listed on the registration form. Co-productions will be considered as entries on behalf of the institution, which submits them. The consent of all co-producers to participate in the ADAMI competition is assumed.

11. Film and Television contributions registration

11.1 After completing the online registration form, you will receive a competition (registration) number. Every film or television programme submitted must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry registration form (PDF), two copies (DVD) of the programme and a table of contents.

12. Web pages and Web videos login

12.1  After completing the online registration form, you will receive a competition (registration) number. Every online video or web page submitted must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry registration form (PDF), a precise URL address, and a description of the contents.

12.2  Submitted web pages must be accessible online during the observation period of the competition (10/10/2016 to 31/12/2016) and may not be substantially modified during this period.

13. Reimbursement of expenses

13.1  ADAMI will not reimburse any costs for materials submitted as entries in the competition or related financial expenses. Transport, customs, and insurance costs will not be covered by ADAMI. Materials submitted will not be returned and will become the property of the ADAMI Media Prize.

14. The ADAMI Jury

14.1  An independent, international jury of leading journalists and media experts will decide which submissions will be accepted and will select the prize-winners. The jury's decision is final without legal recourse.

15. Announcement of Winners

15.1  The winners of the ADAMI Media Prize 2016 will be announced in November 2016 during a festive TV gala in Kiew, Ukraine.

16. Broadcasting & Publishing Rights

16.1  The ADAMI Media Prize reserves the right to publicly reproduce up to 5 min. of submitted films, television reports and online videos; to broadcast or have them broadcast free of charge e.g. during radio or television coverage of the awards ceremony; and to include excerpts of up to 5 min. on the websites of ADAMI and its partners.

16.2  Single images, photographs and / or cutouts, etc. from submitted TV, film or online entries may be used by the ADAMI Media Prize and its partners. ADAMI can also grant these rights to third parties for press and public relations activities.

17. Legal Entity

17.1  The ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe is an initiative of the Forschungsgruppe Modellprojekte e.V., a non-profit organisation in Weinheim, Germany, which is the legal entity responsible and referred to when ADAMI is mentioned in the above terms and conditions, in particular concerning rights transfers to the ADAMI Media Prize or any agreement entered into with the ADAMI Media Prize.

18. Consent

18.1  The above terms and conditions are deemed accepted when entering the ADAMI Media Prize 2016 competition. Incomplete or incorrect information may result in being excluded from the competition.

19. Withdrawal from the competition

19.1  Once entered for competition, no entry can be withdrawn from the competition. The applicants accept with their signature on the entry form the full responsibility for transferring certain rights to ADAMI and will keep ADAMI free of any fees, legal costs or other expenditures in connection with executing these rights. 

20. Submission of the material

20.1  It is a participant’s responsibility to upload material to the link stated on the entry form or send it on DVD to the office of ADAMI Media Prize in Tbilisi, Georgia.

20.2 ADAMI doesn't take any responsibility for any technical problems which might occur within the process of uploading or downloading files (via Vimeo, Dropbox or other medium) for entering the competition. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to supply all audiovisual and written material required by the entry deadline

21. The closing date for entries is 10/10/2016

21.1  After registering online and receiving your competition number, please send the completed entry form (with company stamp and the signature of an authorized representative, where applicable) to:

ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe

c/o Swiss Co-operation Office South Caucasus

12 Radiani Street

0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Or to the address stated on the entry form. All materials must have been received by 6 p.m. local time on 10/10/2016.