Monday, 15 August 2011

Siemens Invite You to Change Your City for the Better

German technology giants Siemens, in partnership with Zooppa, have launched a crowdsourcing film competition centred around the question of how technology can have a positive impact on the future. The campaign, named Changing Your City for the Better is calling for film makers to produce a short piece on the positive impact technology has today and could have in the future to improve urban life, and will award a generous cash prize for the winning entry.

With over 116,000 members forming a global social network of talented creatives, Zooppa specialises in managing successful crowdsourced campaigns for many blue chip companies such as AT&T, Nike and Best Western hotel group. Once a participant registers to become a member they are eligible to take part in any of the competitions available. 

Zooppa is calling for film makers to register as a member and produce a video with a running time of at least two minutes but no more than five, depicting the every day challenges of urban life in any one of three areas specified in the brief. The film can be a personal examination of how technology can have a positive impact in their city or any city around the world for the better. Alternatively the film maker can focus on the positive impacts technology currently has on urban life. The film must feature or be based on real people and authentic stories. 

Participants from all the over the world are invited to enter and can make the film in any language as long an English transcript translation is provided. All entries will be judged by Siemens representatives who will consider if it is a compelling story, judge the production values (must be in HD), whether it captures spirit of the brief, and of course accuracy & authenticity. A total of $40,000 (£25,000) in cash prizes will be awarded with the winner receiving $15,000 (£9,200). Second and third place runners up will be awarded $7,500 (£4,600) and $4,500 (£2,700) respectively.

For more information about the competition visit the Zooppa website, register as a member and download the brief. It is imperative to read the terms and conditions found in the submission agreement as well make note of the technical requirements. 

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