There is no fee payable to enter the competition.
Entries can be in Hindi, English, Punjabi
Declaration of Consent for the Processing of Personal Information and the Use of
When signing up to this competition, you agree that we can process your personal data provided in
the submission form and given to us during the competition. We process the data so that we can
register your participation, judge the submission and save what you have submitted and publish
Necessary permission, e.g., for photographing the faces of children and women especially, are the
responsibility of the author and must, therefore, be sought. All videos will be saved in our
archives and used to promote the winners and the programme.
Entries will be judged by a panel of storytelling experts, environmentalists, air quality experts
and select partners. The full names of the judges can be made available on request. Judging will
take place during January and February 2021 after which winners will be contacted and announced
for the same, unless a winner objected to publication of their name at the time of entry.
Entries will be judged on the criteria of originality, creativity, quality, and solutions
presented. The judging panel’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entertained once
the declaration has been made. Winners will be contacted via the contact information provided
with their submission.
Plagiarism and citing Your Sources
Plagiarism, or using someone else’s ideas, words, images, videos and music and representing it as
your own original work, is a serious offense. Therefore, it is very important that you properly
cite any ideas, text or other media that are not your own. You can cite your sources using
footnotes, credit rolls for videos, or a bibliography. There are several online sources where
you can check your written work, such as articles, for plagiarism. As stated in the criteria,
all photos, articles, and videos should be your own original work, and in the case of videos a
minimum of 70 percent of the video should be your own video footage, images, etc. When reporting
on issues and events, it is likely you will conduct additional research on your topic – and we
encourage this! Just make sure that you can show where you found your information by citing
Use of Music for Video Entries
It is illegal to copy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of copyright-protected music, photos
and text, without the written permission of the copyright rights-holder. Obtaining music
licenses to permit the use of copyright-protected material, even for a not-for-profit video, can
be problematic. As such, it is strongly recommended that you do not use copyright protected
music in a video entry.
Please note that many platforms currently review whether uploaded videos use copyright-protected
work. Work found to be using copyright-protected material is usually detected by copyright bots
and suspended from the platform. In some countries, infringement of copyright law is enforced,
and punishable by hefty fines and a criminal record.
As an alternative, you can resort to the YouTube Audio Library, which offers royalty-free tracks
made available for any not-for-profit creative purpose, and do not require written permission
from the rights-holder.
Music may also be published under an open content licensing scheme, such as the Creative Commons
license. There are still terms, conditions and restrictions applicable for music taken from the
above sources, so please ensure these are fully observed and there is no copyright infringement
in your video entry.
Use of external images in photos or videos
When using images in photos or videos, it is important to ensure that they can legally be used
and shared by others. Open source and Creative Commons licensed images may be used, as long as
attribution and/or the source is provided through footnotes or a bibliography.
All contestants undertake that no part of the entry violates any law(s) of India and that PLUC or
its partners are indemnified from any legal liability arising out of its Publication.
By sending your Video/Photo series you confirm that there are no copyright infringements on your
behalf. The organization takes no responsibility in this matter. Resolving any such disputes or
objections raised by an individual, group of individuals or organization, will be the
No applicant or entry will be either discriminated against or favored on the basis of their race,
ethnicity, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
language, education, or any other status. Every content, every form and every technique will be
admitted with no censorship of any kind.
Entry forms with incorrect, inadequate, illegible, or ambiguous particulars will not be
All the best! For any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org