Break the Fake Vlogathon 2020

In cooperation with Facebook, we are launching Break the Fake Vlogathon  2020, a mobile vlogging and documentary competition that aims to spread awareness on the harmful effects of fake news, make sense of our available data to reach more people, and make reporting of fake news and disinformation as democratized as possible.

Expected Outcomes

Our expected outcomes are the following:

  • We expect the participants to gain more knowledge about the issue of fake news and take responsibility in exercising proper social media behavior. 
  • In response to Covid-19, we have an available data spreadsheet containing centralized information on Philippine efforts to mitigate the pandemic’s effects. We expect participants to make sense out of the data and turn them into assets (infographics, informative videos, photos, spoof ads or other creative media forms) that we can use for our information dissemination campaigns. 
  • The other component of our competition is the mobile documentary and reporting competition. This global pandemic has marked the coming of a new pandemic – an infodemic – the spread of fake news and disinformation at the time of Covid-19. We couldn’t stress further how a lot of people have been creatively spreading fake news like wildfire in different forms, and it is our duty to fight back and report these malicious information. We expect participants to create mobile documentaries and videos reporting fake news happening in their localities and creating documentaries and videos that tackles disinformation.  

TARGET PARTICIPANTS / WHO CAN JOIN

  • The contest is open to all interested individuals or teams, including college students and young professionals, who are aged 18 to 35 years old. They must have never participated in any activity that aims to spread fake news or contradicts the main goals of the competition and of the movement.
  • An entry can be submitted by an individual or a team with a maximum of 5 members. 
  •  From shooting to editing,  strictly mobile phones are allowed for the mobile documentary and reporting competition. This is to enable a fair chance for everyone to participate in the competition. This will also allow you to test your resourcefulness.

CHALLENGE

At the time of Covid-19, Break the Fake Movement’s response effort was to centralize the information on the Philippine data regarding the pandemic. This contains pertinent information about different response efforts, opportunities, donation drives, health support, facilities database, suppliers list, and legal basis among others. 

You can access the link to the spreadsheet from here: https://bit.ly/PHCovid19OnlineHandbook.

Our challenge to you is to make sense out of the data. You can do either of these two challenges:

A. Making Sense Out of Data 
 

With the available data that we have, the question that follows is how do we make it more digestible to the public in the form of video? How can the youth creatively infuse their videography skills to create an informative, educational, or inspiring video about Covid-19? 

You can use the data from the spreadsheet as a reference, but you are free to use any trusted source that you find is useful in creating your video content. 

You can choose any topic relating to Covid-19. It can be an educational video about how to stay mentally healthy during this pandemic, or an inspiring video featuring our frontliners, or informative video about efforts being done in your communities and how others can donate or participate in the initiative. Feel free to be creative in creating your videos.

B. Video Documentary and Mobile Reporting 

The other category for the competition aims to sustain and democratize our fact-check reporting and create documentaries showcasing disinformation at the time of Covid-19. The documentary can feature the harmful effects of fake news using raw and actual footages taken by different citizens. This can also be a mobile vlog about how false information spread in local communities and how it affects the lives of people in the grassroots. You can be as creative as you want, as long as it tackles disinformation at this time of pandemic.  

SUBMISSION

All video submissions must have a length of 5-15 minutes, ideally shot or taken in landscape position, and must be directly uploaded to Youtube. You can send the Unlisted or Public link to us so we can review the submission. Use the #BreaktheFake in the video title. A synopsis of the video entry must be added in the description section of the video. 

CONTEST PERIOD

The deadline for the submission of entries is on 11:59 P.M. of August 31, 2020.   

We will feature the finalists in our Youtube channel, and an online voting will happen for one month. 

The announcement of winners is on October 15, 2020.

COVERAGE

The competition is open to all Filipinos and foreigners currently residing in the Philippines. 

Note: Participants are not allowed to break social distancing and quarantine rules while shooting the video. 

PRIZES

·        1st place – Php 10, 000
·        2nd place – Php 8, 000
·        3rd place – Php 5, 000

DISQUALIFICATION / FORFEITURE

Disqualification from the contest or forfeiture of the prize will be based on any of the following:

  1. Participants have shared in any activity that spreads fake news or disinformation – activities that directly contradict to the main objective of the competition and of the movement.
  2. Entry is submitted beyond the period for submission (August 31, 2020), as determined by the official date and time the entry was received.
  3. Entry has already been submitted to other contests, either local or international.
  4. Entry uses music, graphics, and other elements that are not original, licensed or in the public domain.
  5. Failure to complete the requirements before the deadline.
  6.  Participants broke essential quarantine and social distancing rules in shooting the video.

Criteria for judging

A. FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

    • Content (message is correct, clear and adheres to the theme) – 50%
    • Technical Execution (quality of images, editing, sound design, lighting and other technical aspects positively contribute to the over-all impact of the documentary) – 20%
    • Creativity (the ability to perceive the topic in new and imaginative ways) – 20%
    • Online Voting- Social media votes 10%
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B. FOR THE FINALISTS

    • Content (message is correct, clear and adheres to the theme) – 50%
    • Technical Execution (quality of images, editing, sound design, lighting and other technical aspects positively contribute to the over-all impact of the documentary) – 20%
    • Creativity (the ability to perceive the topic in new and imaginative ways) – 10%
    • Originality (technique used is novel and unusual) – 10%
    • Online Voting- Social media votes 10%


The judges’ decision shall be final and irrevocable.

NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS AND CLAIMING OF PRIZES

A. The Break the Fake Movement shall conduct a validation process before any prize is awarded to the winners.
B. The semifinalists and finalist winner will be notified via email  by an authorized Break the Fake Movement representative.
C. The finalists  will be given e-certificates. 
D. The winner, by joining the contest, authorizes Break the Fake movement to disclose and publish their names, their entry and other relevant documentation or content for any platform determined by Break the Fake Movement to any person/s and in any mode or manner as they may deem appropriate in connection with the contest for a period of one (1) year from the announcement of the winner on October 15, 2020. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A.     Participants represent and warrant that, by their participation, they have read, understood and agreed to abide by the complete rules and regulations of the contest. 
B.     The Participant grants Break the Fake Movement the right to use the Participant’s name, likeness, photograph and biographical material in connection with the promotion and publicity of the Contest.
C.     The Participants will retain copyright and ownership of their entries. However, by submitting their entries, the participants hereby agree to grant Break the Fake Movement an exclusive, royalty-free license to use his/her entry until the announcement of winners on October 15, 2020. For the Finalists, the period shall be extended for one year after the announcement of winners on October 15, 2020, provided that after the termination of the period, the license shall be non-exclusive but shall remain royalty-free to Break the Fake Movement.
D.    The owners of the video entries submitted retain the right to use the said entries in their personal websites and blogs, but not to enter them in any other contest for the duration of the Competition and until the announcement of the winners, or to use them in any way that defames or damages Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates.
E.     The participants warrant that he/she/they is/are the sole author/s and owner/s of the material, copyright thereon and of all rights therein; that there exists no adverse claim to or in the work; that neither the video nor any part thereof is a copy of any other work; that neither the work nor any part thereof infringes upon the copyright or any other rights of any person, firm or corporation anywhere in the world.
F.   Break the Fake Movement and its affiliates reserve the right to block, remove, or disqualify communications or materials that they determine to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of another; (d) violates any law or regulation; or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates.
G.    Break the Fake Movement reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any Video Entry and/or Participant including his or her identity and address and to disqualify any Participant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Break the Fake Movement’s failure to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
H.   Break the Fake Movement and its affiliates disclaim any liability for failure to receive or acknowledge entries arising from circumstances beyond their control.
J.       Participants will defend and indemnify Break the Fake Movement and/or its affiliates, directors, officers, and employees against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs, fees (including legal fees), and expenses relating to (i) any allegation or third-party legal proceeding claiming that use of the video entry infringes or violates the third party’s intellectual property or other rights.
All information sent by the participants to the registration page shall automatically go to the system database upon clicking the submit button.
6.    The database shall contain the following information:
·        Participant’s information (name, address, date of birth, contact number, email),
·        Upload a hi-resolution thumbnail or poster of the documentary – in jpg, or png format with maximum resolution of 960 x 1280px. Maximum poster size must be 5MB.
·        Entries will be uploaded directly on the YouTube.Video must have a length of 5-15 minutes.
·        Title of video entry.
·        Synopsis of video entry.