For the second year running, CEATL is organizing an international contest for video artists to find sparky videos promoting the visibility of literary translators. The contest is now open, and videos received before 1 September 2013 will be forwarded by CEATL to a Facebook event page where everybody can view and ‘like’ them from early September. The winner will be chosen from the ten ‘most liked’ videos and be awarded the prize of €1000 in time for International Translation Day, 30 September 2013. Full contest rules are as follows.
Videos up to three minutes long are accepted.
A link to a low quality version of the films shall be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1 September 2013. Selected participants will be asked for a high quality video to be exhibited by CEATL member associations.
CEATL secures the right to use the winning video to promote literary translators. Should CEATL wish to use other videos for its purposes, the permission of the artist/artists shall be requested. CEATL will not pass the videos to any parties other than CEATL member associations. CEATL will not use the videos for economic profit.
CEATL will post all the videos to an open facebook event page where everybody can ‘like’ their favorite video.
The CEATL jury will consider the ten videos with most ‘likes’ (by 8 September, 2013), and choose a winner from among them.
CEATL member associations will exhibit the videos and organize press conferences promoting the winning video.
The winner will be announced on 16 September 2013 and awarded €1000.
Offensive videos will be removed from the contest.
The jury has the right not to award the prize, or to split it between two participants in the event of a tie.
The jury will not enter into correspondence (or any other contact with participants) about its decision.