Reclaim Kosci video competition

Reclaim Kosci short video competition

You’ve got 60 seconds to convince people of the need to protect Kosciuszko National Park from feral horses – are you up for it?

There are cash prizes of $3000 and $2000 for the best and most convincing films or animations.

All entries must be submitted online by midnight AEST, Thursday 21 March 2019.

Your challenge

Your challenge is to help build public support for the protection of Kosciuszko National Park from feral horses by creating a short film or animation (no more than 60 seconds) addressing one or more of  the following themes:

Theme 1: The need to remove substantial numbers of feral horses from Kosciuszko, using humane and effective means, including lethal options.

Theme 2: Why the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018 needs to be repealed.

Theme 3: The impacts of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park.

Important: Please read carefully the competition rules and guidelines at the bottom of this page before entering.

Prizes

Our sponsor, the Paddy Pallin Foundation, is offering some wonderful prizes:

  • Experts’ choice prize: $3000 cash.
  • People’s choice prize: $2000 cash .

Judging

Experts choice: The judges will look for a creative, engaging and inspiring submission. Your entry will be judged on its relevance to the competition themes, creativity, technique and persuasiveness.

People’s choice: The winner will be the video with the most social media interactions. Public voting will commence on 8 March 2019 and close on 29 March 2019.

Competition entry form

Your video link can be from Vimeo, Facebook or Youtube
You must read the competition rules and guidelines on this page before entering.

Resources

Need visual content to include in your video? We’ve included links to content you can use to create your masterpiece. Please acknowledge any photographers/videographers where available.

Reclaim Kosci dropbox images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gc812htrj7i1biw/AACHtNYBmaUBf0q_5Qbwkwa8a?dl=0

Wheatee Flickr account images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/91914657@N08/sets/

Competition entry rules and guidelines

The organisers and judges reserve the right to remove any entries from the competition that they consider breach any of the guidelines or that could bring the competition into disrepute. Such entries will be disqualified.

We will share your video URL to the Reclaim Kosci Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page starting from the 8 March 2019.

All entries must be submitted online by midnight AEST, Thursday 21 March 2019. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

 

Rules and guidelines

By entering this competition you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. You warrant and represent that you have full power, capacity and authority to accept these terms and conditions.

    • Entrants must live in Australia.
    • Participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian’s approval.
    • The video must be no longer than 1 minute. Entries longer than 1 minute will be disqualified.
    • Submissions must address at least 1 of the following themes:

    Theme 1: the need to remove substantial numbers of feral horses from Kosciuszko, using humane and effective means, including lethal options.

    Theme 2: Why the 2018 Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act needs to be repealed.

    Theme 3: The impacts of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park.

    • Video caption must include the hashtag #ReclaimKosci
    • Ensure that all content in your film is your own. If you include any copyrighted or trademarked content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorised content will be disqualified.
    • All entries must be submitted online by midnight AEST, Saturday 22 March 2019.
    • Each film may only be submitted once. Entrants may submit multiple entries, as long as each entry differs significantly from any others submitted by that entrant.
    • Resolution: Common resolutions for standard definition (SD) video include 640 × 480 px (4:3 aspect ratio) and 640×360 px (16:9 aspect ratio). High definition (HD) video is usually formatted at 720p (1280 × 720 px) or 1080p (1920 × 1080 px).
    • Reclaim Kosci and the Invasive Species Council reserves the right to use entrant content (including all or part of any film submitted by an entrant) in any manner they choose. Submission of an entry constitutes consent by the entrant for Reclaim Kosci and the Invasive Species Council to use the content without restriction or permission and also to use the entrant’s name for publicity purposes.
    • Entrants warrant that they did not breach any laws in the making of their video, and that the display of the video likewise does not breach any laws. This warranty includes, but is not limited to, the laws of trespass, the laws of defamation and the NSW electoral laws.
    • The Invasive Species Council and Reclaim Kosci retain the ability to refuse, without consulation, the entry of videos deemed inappropriate.
    • The prize will lapse if not claimed by the winner within 14 days of the winner being notified.
    • The competition judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the judging process or any outcomes reached.
    • The winner of the popular choice prize will be determined by the Invasive Species Council (refer to competition judging section). Any entries subject to cheating will be immediately disqualified.

    This competition is run by the Invasive Species Council as part of the Reclaim Kosci Campaign and authorised by the Invasive Species Council CEO Andrew Cox. For more information please email info@reclaimkosci.org.au

     

Supporting Reclaim Kosci

Reclaim Kosci is led by the Invasive Species Council and supported by the National Parks Association of the ACT, National Parks Association of NSW, Colong Foundation for Wilderness and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.