Have fun and win one of 4 prizes available! This year IEC, ISO and ITU are organizing a video competition to raise awareness of the importance of standards in our daily life. The best video will be awarded 1,500 Swiss francs, with the three runner-ups each receiving 500 Swiss francs.
Your challenge is to imagine a world without international standards. Picture it, life would be much more complicated! For example, it would be much harder for countries to exchange goods and services, or just communicate. Everyday tasks like online shopping or taking money out of the bank would be almost impossible because standards provide a form of common language that makes things work with each other (learn more here).
Please don’t forget that the Video Competition for World Standards Day is now open and you can submit your entry! Here is a quick reminder of basic rules:
Rule 1 – You must be at least 2 people to participate, because let’s face it, it’s more fun that way.
We also want this contest to be accessible to all, so we are keeping it short. Sometimes less is more. So the next rule is:
Rule 2 – 15 seconds max please.
That is why we ask that you focus on just one short example of something that doesn’t work without standards. Bonus, if it’s just 15 seconds you can post it on Instagram too.
Rule 3 – Add the clip. Don’t forget to add the clip. This clip.
All videos in the World Standards Day (WSD for short) competition should include this clipwhich shows the WSD message and the logos of the 3 organizations that are participating.
Rule 4 – Upload your video on YouTube, and tweet, instapost, facemessage us with the hashtag #speakstandards
All video submissions must be uploaded on YouTube (make sure it’s not set to private), and the link shared on social media with the hashtag #speakstandards, because, well, we live in a hashtag obsessed world. You can either tweet the link to the video, message us on ourFacebook page or Instagram it, just don’t forget to tag your message or we won’t find it.
Rule 5 – Well, this is just a summary of the main points. The full details of how to participate are here.
So go on, don’t wait till the last day – don’t risk it! – just finalise and submit your entry now!
For inspiration follow the competition on Facebook here.