Call for Entries #SaferInternet4EU Awards
#SaferInternet4EU Awards Competition Categories
- A best practice competition for organisations, rewarding a high-quality and innovative online safety education programme, resource or awareness-raising campaign targeting youth, teachers or parents. This category is open to public and private organisations (including Insafe network organisations), specialists, or academia which are operating within one of the country beneficiaries of the Better Internet programme under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), i.e. EU28, Iceland and Norway.
- A best practice competition for teachers, rewarding a remarkable and inspiring initiative/resource/tool/solution from a single teacher or a group of teachers
- A best practice competition for youth, rewarding a remarkable and inspiring initiative/resource/tool/solution from a single young person or a group of youth.
All best practices should focus on issues related to the sphere of Better Internet for Kids (BIK), tackling topics such as fake news, cyberbullying, connected toys and privacy concerns, grooming, or exposure to harmful or disturbing content, or cyber hygiene issues more generally.
- Competition launch (1 March 2018).
- Submission of applications (1 March 2018 – 15 May 2018).
- Review of applications and selection of finalists (15 May 2018 – 30 June 2018).
- Finalists will be asked to prepare and submit audio-visual material to further exemplify their best practice (1 July 2018 – 31 August 2018).
- Publication of audio-visual materials on the BIK portal and opening of public vote (28 September 2018).
- Close of public voting (31 October 2018).
Competition Rules and Conditions
Criteria for Evaluation
- Impact and scalability: The best practice has achieved good impact on its intended target groups and has the potential to be scaled up to possibly address the wider public also.
- Originality: The best practice features unique components, different from anything else that exists already.
- Clarity of presentation: The best practice description is clear and easy to understand.
- Applicants must be operating (in the case of organisations) or citizens or residents (in the case of individuals) in at least one of one of the country beneficiaries of the Better Internet programme, under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), i.e. EU28, Iceland and Norway.
- Best practices in any of the EU official languages will be eligible. However, application forms must be completed in English only.
- There are no specific requirements for the format or length of resources, programmes or campaigns, although they should have been created/launched in the last two years (after 1 March 2016).
- Only one best practice can be submitted per application. However, participants can submit multiple applications, either individually or in groups; in the case of group and cross-border projects, the project can only be submitted in one country which is closely linked to the project. Nominations of other best practices are very much welcome as well (although you should have the nominees permission to do so).
- In the case of group entries, only one prize will be awarded.
- Only best practices submitted through the online form will be accepted.
- Entries will be disqualified if the resources/projects/initiatives have not yet started, or in the case of incomplete applications or applications sent in several parts
- Applicants must be between 13 and 19 years old and must be citizens or residents of one of the country beneficiaries of the Better Internet programme under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), i.e. EU28, Iceland and Norway.
- If under 18, applicants must have their parents/legal guardian’s permission to participate in this competition. If selected to proceed to stage two of the competition, applicants and their parents/legal guardians will be required to complete additional forms of consent to be eligible for the next stage.