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Conditions of entry
 
Please remember that only when there is sufficient information available about your project will the jury be able to reach a decision. This applies to all projects!

For ALL projects: After the end of the production phase the Project Description Form must be completed and should accompany all entries. It can be downloaded here.
Download "Project Description Form for Teachers" Download  PDF (94kB)
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TIP: The shorter the contribution the better (Videos up to 3 minutes long!). Focus on the theme. Find the central maxim and make your audio-visual message precise. More in mediamanual under Main Ideas/ Research (german only). Remember too that in order to make a 3 minute video you and your pupils will need an average of 1 day on the video editing computer.
Rights
The copyright of all works remains the property of the author/ person(s) who submit(s) the entry. By accepting the conditions of entry you are giving permission for the work to be exhibited or presented at mediamanual.at and that the work itself and photos of /from it (including descriptions of it) may be publicised in written material, press releases, radio, DVD/CD-ROM and television.

Technical Parameters:
In order to be able to process and present your project in the best possible way we recommend the following standards:

Video
Length: preferably up to 3 minutes, maximum 8 minutes
Preference: mp4 H264, AVI, MOV... etc. in HD-Format 16:9 (1920 x 1080) or less (min. 720 x 576 – 4:3 format); 25p (50i)
Support: DVD, USB or via data transfer according to agreement

Radio
Master: Audio-CD, DVD/CD-Rom, USB, data transfer according to agreement
Files: WAV, AIF, MP3...

Multimedia
Data: various formats: HTML, Flash, Shockwave, PDF, PowerPoint, EXE-Datei etc.
Master: DVD, Internet, USB...

Images
Master: JPG, GIF, EPS, PSD, PDF, PNG, TIFF...


RULES OF ENTRY TO mla
1
The best projects submitted will be presented and prizes awarded within the framework of the mla-presentaton.

2
Organiser of the competition media literacy award (mla) is the Federal Ministry of Education (BMB).

3
All categories which, from their content, do not contravene the statement of principles and guidelines for media education rules drawn up by the BMB are eligible for the competition.
The following are eligible are: videos, radio programmes, newspaper articles, essays, studies, scientific work, internet projects, multi-media projects, social software, games. Genres: drama, documentary, report, culture, media, commercials, making of, digital storytelling.

4
Films on DV, CD-ROM, AVI, Quicktime, MPEG, DVD will be accepted; Publications und printed works as PDF files; Internet productions in HTML and Flash; Audio productions on CD, Mp3; texts, images, graphics and posters in JPEG, GIF, EPS, TIFF, PNG, Word RTF and PDF formats; Animations and Games in Flash format, Shockwave format and Scratch format.

5
Projects which are submitted to the competition must have been completed during the year of entry. Projects which have been submitted to other competitions are also eligible.

6
Those submitting a project agree that the organisers have the right to show the works entered in the competition publicly within the framework of the competition (award ceremonies or information events) and also in internet.

7
Diplomas will be awarded for the best results. These will be handed over to the production teams at a prize-giving ceremony. In addition, special achievement by an individual pupil may be awarded a prize.

8
For the final selection in the categories mentioned in 3) above up to 3 productions may be nominated. The award of prizes will be decided by an expert jury.

9
The submitted productions must be registered by the end of the school year. For projects which have requested production support in the category video, the last day for registration is the 1st of March.

10
The postage/transport and return postage/transport of master tapes, documents or other data carriers is to be carried out at the cost and risk of the entrant.

11
After the end of the competition submitted entries will be returned to the address given on the registration form, if desirable.

12
The prize winners will be notified by the end of September of the next school year and invited to attend the award ceremony.




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