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Enter the World Standards Day #futurevideo contest

The contest challenges entrants to imagine the future of video and capture it in a 20-second film.

Could we visit a doctor via video? How will video change education? Could holograms let us be in two places at once? What new experiences will Virtual Reality bring, and how will Augmented Reality change the way we experience the world around us?

Your video should illustrate a future scenario that imagines one of the many ways that video could impact our lives in the near or distant future.

The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 1,500 Swiss francs, and the contest’s three runners-up will each receive a prize of 500 Swiss francs. The winning videos will be decided by a public vote.

The deadline for submissions to the contest has been extended from 20 August to 10 September 2019. Contestants are welcome to submit up to three entries.

The contest’s Facebook page will provide interactive guidance to potential entrants throughout the course of the contest.

The contest’s Twitter account will announce key dates and point followers to relevant supporting information.

The #futurevideo contest is part of the build-up to World Standards Day, 14 October, which this year takes the theme: “Video standards create a global stage”.

Learn more about the theme from the World Standards Day 2019 message.

How to enter:

Specifications. Your entry should illustrate a future video scenario, imagining one of the many ways that video could impact our lives in the near or distant future.

Your video should include a three-second closing frame displaying the visual identity of World Standards Day 2019. Download the visual for your closing frame by clicking here…

Length and format. Your video should be a maximum of 20 seconds long and be the standard YouTube format (16:9 aspect ratio). Videos should either be in English or contain accurate English subtitles.

Uploading videos. Your video entry should be uploaded to a YouTube account and set to “public”. The video description on YouTube should include:

  • Your name or the names of team members
  • A very brief explanation of the future scenario illustrated by your video.
  • A statement along these lines: This is our entry to the World Standards Day #futurevideo competition organized by
  • An email address where we can contact you.

Submit your entry. To submit your entry, send a tweet or Facebook message with the link to your video clearly stating that this is your entry. For example: “Here is my entry to the World Standards Day #futurevideo competition.” Don’t forget to include the link to your video on YouTube and the hashtag #futurevideo. The same team (or any individual from a team) can submit up to three videos to be considered as separate entries. Once we receive your entry, we will add it to a playlist on our YouTube channel or a social media album.

Deadline. The Contest closes on 10 September 2019 (UTC 23:00).

Selection and voting. IEC, ISO and ITU will select their top ten videos and post them on a Survey Monkey to enable the public to vote on the best entries.

Contest rules:

Eligibility. Anyone can enter the competition, except for staff, directors, and officers of the organizers, and their respective spouses, parents, siblings, and children. Submissions from both individuals and teams are accepted.

  • Winner/s: Once selected, the winner/s will be required to send their full name, country of origin, a short biography and a photo to be used in the promotion of the competition. You will also need to send us additional information to transfer the prize money.
  • Under 18s: If you are under 18 you are eligible to participate in this Contest or appear in a video only if you obtain your parents’ or legal guardians’ express permission to participate. Proof of express permission may be requested.

Organizers. The organizers of this Video Contest are the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the World Standards Cooperation.

Prizes. The winning team will receive 1,500 Swiss francs, while second, third and fourth places will receive 500 Swiss francs each.

Data protection. Anything you choose to put on Facebook/Twitter/ YouTube is subject to their respective privacy policies. We may retweet or re-share your posts within their respective platforms. We may also post the top entries without your name on Survey Monkey for others to vote on. If you are selected as a winner, we will ask for your full name(s), country(ies) of origin, (a) short biography(ies) and a photo of your/your team so that we can talk about the winning entries in our newsletters, website, social media accounts, and at any award ceremony (if applicable). You may be asked to sign a video release form before you may be announced as the winner.

Countries where Facebook/Twitter/YouTube is blocked: An exception is made for residents of countries where Facebook/Twitter/YouTube is blocked. You can submit your video as a compressed MPEG file of less than 4MB to

Filming others. Always get express permission from anyone who will appear in your video to allow the organizers to reproduce, distribute, and otherwise modify your video, including their appearance in it. Organizers may also grant their members the rights to reproduce, distribute or otherwise modify your video. Do not film anyone under 18 years old.

Don’t film other companies’ logos. Do not include any logos, trademarks, designs, or other intellectual property or commercial property in your film other than those provided by us for the Contest. You may not use the video for commercial solicitation or other promotional material, advertisements or personal solicitations, including referencing your or someone else’s company contact details.

Anything mean will be taken down. No offensive or sensitive content is tolerated; that includes religious or anti-religious, racial, political, obscene, violent, or pornographic content.

Only your work. You must submit only original films that you have worked on yourself (as an individual or as a team). Use of others’ work will automatically disqualify a submission.

IEC, ISO and ITU will get full rights to the entries(s) you submit. By submitting your entry to this Contest, you grant the organizers (jointly and severally) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted entry, in any media including posting in an online gallery, publication(s), and various marketing materials, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agree to execute documents confirming such right and license at the organizers’ reasonable request.

Don’t do something illegal or film something illegal. Do not film any criminal or other illegal activity, or provoke others to do something illegal on your film.

Waiver. By participating in this Contest, you agree that the organizers will have no liability whatsoever (jointly and severally) for, and will be held harmless by the entrant team (jointly and severally) for any liability for any bodily injury, violation of personality or personal data, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your creation, use, or intended use of your entry, participation in this Contest, and the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize. This Contest and these official rules shall be exclusively governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

Disputes. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, or in relation to, this contract, including the validity, invalidity, breach, or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The seat of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are not affiliated with the Contest in any way and are not responsible for the administration of the Contest or the awarding of the prize.

By entering the Contest, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these rules and are fully familiar with their contents.

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