The OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) helps its 57 participating states to work together on various aspects of security. #WeCooperate to achieve peace. What about you?
#WeCooperate to build security by promoting freedom of the media
Record high quality 1080p30 and 720p60 videos, capture 5PM single, create Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 frames per second and record audio with the built-in microphone! The camera is waterproof and designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
Entries submission for the second prize is closed. Our second winner is Viola Schipfer from Vienna, Austria!
Xtorm Solar Backpack
#WeCooperate to build security by protecting the environment
Solar backpack with 4Watt solar panel that charges the removable 15.000mAh Power Bank Li-ion battery. Instantly recharge most mobile devices like smartphone or tablet without being dependent on a socket! You can recharge 3 devices at the same time. The Power Bank has enough energy to charge a smartphone for 7.5 times, before it’s empty.
Entries submission for the first prize is closed. Our first winner is 'Mehr-Shavkat' Public Fund from Aravan, Kyrgyzstan!
Here are the Terms and Conditions in brief. Scroll down for the full text!
- To enter the promotion, submit a post using the hashtags #WeCooperate and #OSCE on Twitter or Instagram, or upload your entry directly via the OSCE Facebook page or on this website
- All forms for submissions are possible: text, image, photo, video and there is no restriction with regard to the number of entries per individual
- Submissions will appear in the Gallery. The OSCE reserves the right to disqualify any entry from publication and participation in the promotion if it contains unacceptable content as specified by Terms and Conditions
- Every two weeks the OSCE will award a prize. The final prize is a day with the OSCE (costs for travel, accommodation and board covered)
- The prizes will be posted to the winners
- To be eligible for the final prize entrants must be aged 18 years or over
- There are no restrictions with regard to the country of origin
- All the entry submissions are distributed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA)
- Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media site utilized by the promotion
Terms and Conditions
The promotion campaign is open during the promotion period to all individuals fulfilling the entry requirements. OSCE employees may submit entries, however they would not be considered for receiving a prize. To be eligible for the final prize the winner must hold a travel document valid for international travel for the dates of the trip.
To enter the promotion, entrants must submit a post in any format (photo, image, video, audio, text) via personal Twitter or Instagram accounts using the hashtags #WeCooperate and #OSCE, or directly upload via the OSCE Facebook page or the OSCE website. There are no limitations with regard to the number of entries per individual and/or social network account. Each user is entitled to only one prize during the promotion, however all entries fulfilling the entry requirements will be taken into consideration for the final prize. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant's/winner's online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized holder of the e-mail/Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus/Instagram account at the time the entry was made. All entries must be received within the time period of the promotion campaign to be eligible to win a prize.
It is the responsibility of entrants to comply with applicable terms and conditions of use of external service providers, in particular e-mail service provider/Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus/Instagram.
No entries or registrations will be accepted by any other means.
All submissions must be original unpublished works created by the individual entering each submission, and must not contain any third party material unless permission to use such material(s) has been granted by such third party. Any submission should not contain, as determined by the OSCE in its sole discretion, any content that:
- is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
- promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
- is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
- appears to duplicate any other submitted entries;
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people/companies/organizations;
- contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
- contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
- is prohibited under law of a home country.
The OSCE may disqualify any entry from publication on the campaign page and participation in the promotion if it determines that the entry fails to conform to these promotion rules in any way, including containing unacceptable content, or is otherwise inconsistent with the promotion's purpose, as determined by the OSCE. The OSCE is under no obligation to disclose why an entry has been disqualified.
Ownership/Use of entries
All the entry submissions must be distributed under the Creative Commons license, which allows adaptations to be shared as long as others share alike and for non-commercial uses only. The entrants therefore grant the OSCE a worldwide, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to exercise the following rights in the entry submission: a) to reproduce and share the entry submission, in whole or in part, for non-commercial purposes only; and b) to produce, reproduce, and share adapted entry submission for non-commercial purposes only. Proper credit shall be given by the OSCE to owners of the entry submission while exercising the rights under the license.
The OSCE will decide on the winners basing on popularity of entry, engagement triggered and creativity of the content. Odds of winning will therefore depend on the number of eligible entries received, their quality and the number of likes, shares, and/or comments. Spot prizes may also be awarded to randomly selected winners and/or winners selected by the OSCE basing on any criteria, as additionally announced by the OSCE. Winners will be notified by a direct message via Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram or email depending on the channel of entry submission and information provided. If a winner does not respond to such notification within three (3) days and/or does not meet the stated eligibility requirements, such winner will be disqualified and the OSCE reserves the right to select an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries received. Winners will be required to provide contact details for the prize shipment. Winners will have five (5) days to provide all such information. The failure to comply with the foregoing requirements, or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may cause the winner to forfeit their prize and the OSCE reserves the right to select an alternate winner.
The winner selected for the final prize (trip) will receive notification within five (5) business days after conclusion of the promotion. In case a winner does not respond to the notification within five (5) days with all the information required, or does not hold a valid travel document which would allow him/her to travel to the venue selected on the dates offered, or does not confirm availability for the trip, the OSCE reserves the right to select an alternate winner, which is fulfilling the selection criteria.
OSCE's decisions concerning selection of winners are final and binding. OSCE reserves the right not to award all prizes in any contest if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries for that contest.
The number and value of prizes awarded will vary, with two prizes awarded every two weeks and one final prize at the end of the promotion, and additionally a spot prize during the promotion, if decided and announced by the OSCE. Prizes may not be substituted, transferred or assigned except at OSCE's sole discretion. A prize includes only what is specified in the prize description.
The final prize is a day with the OSCE. The OSCE will cover travel, accommodation costs and board for one person, as well as assist with the visa application in case a visa is necessary. No additional costs will be covered in case the winner needs to be accompanied by a guardian due to the age, disability or any other reason. Winner of the final prize must be available to attend such trip on the dates specified. In case the winner selected is not available, the OSCE reserves the right to select another winner or cancel the prize. Roundtrip airfare denotes economy class airfare to and from a major airport near the winner's residence. Winner must travel on dates specified by the organizer. No assignment or transfer of the trip will be permitted, except at the organizer's sole discretion. The trip may not be exchanged for cash.
Beginning on April 17, 2015 through June 10, 2015, 11:59 pm (UTC+01:00).
Indemnification by entrant/winner
By entering a submission, an entrant/winner releases and holds OSCE its institutions, field operations and officials harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant/winner, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, participation in this promotion, any breach of these rules, or in any prize‐related activity. The entrant/winner agrees to fully indemnify the OSCE from any and all claims by third parties relating to the use of his/her entry submission by the OSCE, without limitation. All taxes on prizes, including income taxes, special delivery instructions, and any incidental expenses associated with collection of prizes are the responsibility of the subscriber/entrant/winner.
All promotion winners may be required to sign a liability release prior to acceptance of any prize. Should any of the winners be under 18 years of age, his/her guardian may be required to sign a liability release prior to acceptance of any prize.
Limitation of liability
The OSCE assumes no responsibility or liability for services provided by third party service providers, including but not limited to e-mail service provider/Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus/Instagram. The OSCE shall not be responsible for 1) the content of entry submissions, as it does not represent the OSCE official position; 2) violation of entrant`s copyright by third parties; 3) loss of entries, or 4) for any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non‐transmission of an entry. The OSCE is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion.
The OSCE may prohibit an entrant from participating in the promotion or winning the prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the OSCE representatives. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the OSCE which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then OSCE reserves its right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram, or any other Social Media Site utilized by the promotion.
Except where prohibited by law or regulation, by entering into the promotion and/or accepting a prize entrants/winners grant OSCE permission to use his/her name, username/online alias, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness, prize information, and/or entry submitted in all media now known or hereafter discovered (including, without limitation, on the OSCE's websites and social media/networks channels).
Privileges and immunities
Nothing in or relating to these Rules shall be deemed a waiver, expressed or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by the OSCE, its institutions, field operations and officials.
By entering the promotion through social networks as specified in the entry requirements or by direct upload, entrants/winners agree to abide by these rules and by the decisions of the OSCE, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the promotion. OSCE reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these rules. OSCE reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the promotion without notice and without any compensation to any entrant.