IPF World Week Breath of Hope competition

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IPF World Week Campaign – Breath of Hope

This year’s IPF world week will take place between 28th  September – 5th October 2014.

About IPF World Week

The Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Week was created in 2012 as an initiative to inform people around the globe that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare and poorly understood chronic and ultimately fatal lung disease. Each year, around 35,000 people in Europe are newly diagnosed with IPF, with this number likely to increase in the future.

Each year during one week, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient associations across the world join together to drive action for greater awareness of IPF, call for better access to care, and bring hope to those living with the condition.

IPF World Week unites IPF patient associations, the medical community, and industry to fight this rare disease and drives national and international action to:

  • Raise awareness of IPF amongst the general public, healthcare professionals and policy makers
  • Educate the public about IPF risk factors such as smoking
  • Support and promote a holistic approach to standardize IPF management across Europe
  • Improve knowledge on the latest available treatment and care
  • Offer support and tools to patients and their families to cope better with this disease in their daily lives

 

IPF World Week is now in its third year and we hope to encourage even more people from all backgrounds and countries to campaign for this cause.

Theme

The theme to raise awareness on IPF is “Blowing soap bubbles”.

Blowing soap bubbles is a joyful activity. When you are healthy, it takes less than a second to blow bubbles. If you are a patient with IPF, this simple activity can be very challenging. The Breath of Hope Campaign aims to raise awareness of IPF while reminding about the importance of lung fitness/health.

Blowing soap bubbles can be done alone or in a group/with your family/with your doctor/with your pet – one can blow big or small bubbles; one can blow them from a special location or while doing an activity.

Some initial ideas for the photo contest:

  • Get some members of your organization together, wearing the organisation’s branded t-shirts and blow bubbles
  • Form the letters of IPF with people on a piece of grass while blowing bubbles
  • Get a family generation together (grandparents, parents, children) and blow different sizes of bubbles

There are two ways to portray “blowing soap bubbles” – by submitting photos or creating a short video story.

Details for the submission of either contest are explained below.

The 2014 contest

“Blowing soap bubbles”: The photo contest.

What is the photo contest all about?

On behalf of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient associations across the world, we would like to repeat the idea to run a photo contest. The aim is to submit an image that represents at its best the theme 2014 “blowing soap bubbles”.

Why should you participate?

First of all, the winning image will be used as key image across all the 2014 IPF World Week campaign materials.
Secondly, the author/photographer of the winning image will be rewarded with a prize of 1000 Euros for his/her IPF charity of choice. The award will be handed out at a specific event, taking place during IPF World Week.

Who can participate?

Registration is open to everyone of any level of capability, experience or country of origin. Both professional and amateur photographers alike are encouraged to submit photos.

How can you participate?

The photo needs to visualize a portrait of a subject blowing soap bubbles. A maximum of three photos per submission is allowed. You need to submit your images via the IPF World Week website or send it to
contest@ipfworld.org

What are the technical requirements?

The photo must be submitted in colour, with a minimum size 200 mm x 300 mm and a resolution of 300 dpi/inch.

When do you submit your images?

Photo entrees must be submitted no later than June 9, 2014 and sent to the following email address: contest@ipfworld.org

“Blowing soap bubbles”: The video contest

What is the video contest all about?

On behalf of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient associations across the world, we would like to repeat the idea to run a video contest. The aim is to submit a video story that represents at its best the theme 2014 “blowing soap bubbles”. The video should tell a story around IPF using soap bubbles as a teaser. The video story can touch on things like the life of an IPF patient/his or her family, IPF challenges, diagnosis, treatment etc.

Why should you participate?

First of all, the winning video story will help to raise awareness about IPF. With the video, you will be given the opportunity to convey your personal massage for IPF.

Secondly, the winning contestant will be rewarded with a prize of 1000 Euros for his/her IPF charity of choice. The award will be handed out at a specific event, taking place during IPF World Week.

Who can participate?

Registration is open to everyone of any level of capability, experience or country of origin. Both professional and amateur videographers alike are encouraged to submit photos.

How can you participate?

The video must explain a story related to the theme “Breath of Hope” while portraying one individual or more blowing soap bubbles. The video should be maximum 1-2 minutes long. It must contain your own or your group’s original work – including music, sound effects, photography. Please provide if possible a short summary in English about the story you want to tell.

You need to submit your video via the IPF World Week website or send it to contest@ipfworld.org

The video story can also be submitted to contest@ipfworld.org by using the website https://www.wetransfer.com/

What are the technical requirements?

Your video should be submitted as an MP4 or other supported formats: avi, mov, mpeg, mpg, or wmv. The recommended screen resolution is 640×480.

When do you submit your video story?

You need to submit your video via the IPF World Week website or send it to contest@ipfworld.org by June 29, 2014. The video story can also be submitted to contest@ipfworld.org by using the website https://www.wetransfer.com/

Selection Procedure

Who will choose the winner?

Patient associations participating to the ipfworld.org website will vote the winning photo and video.

When will the voting process be completed?

The voting process will be closed by July 15th, 2014. The winner will be informed via email.

Legal requirements

What are the legal requirements to participate?

You must complete a registration form:

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All entrees must be submitted together with a registration form duly completed that allows www.ipfworld.org and its affiliates to use the submitted competition entrees as part of its disease awareness raising activities. Details of permissions and licenses granted are featured on the reverse of the registration form. By signing the registration form, participants are agreeing to all the terms and conditions stipulated. If there are any questions, please send an email to contest@ipfworld.org

You must complete a personal release form:

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All subjects either photographed or filmed must sign a personal release form, which grants www.ipfworld.org permission to use and reproduce their image. A personal release form is contained in the registration pack. For any subjects below the age of majority, the legal parent or guardian must sign the personal release form on their behalf. If there are any questions, please send an email to contest@ipfworld.org

Legal information

PERMISSIONS

If the photographs and/or videos contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photographs and/or videos, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photographs and/or videos is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
Upon IPFworld.org’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photographs and/or videos submitted, and/or from the owner of any material that appears in the photograph/video entry, authorizing IPFworld.org to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest, in any media now or hereafter known. All releases must be in the form provided by IPFworld.org. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the contest and selection of an alternate winner. (Please use the Personal Release form. Please click here to download the personal release form)

LICENSE

By registering for the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to IPFworld.org, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the contest and raising of awareness of IPF, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a materials featuring select entries in the contest; publication online highlighting entries or winners of the contest (including, but not limited to IPFworld.org). Entrants consent to IPFworld.org doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on IPF-related websites does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. IPF-related websites will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to IPFworld.org’s affiliates and licensees the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the contest, and pictures or likenesses of contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. IPFworld.org’s affiliates and licensees will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.