The Creative Video and Short Story Competition for Democracy ‘Dictator After Election’

Nisit Sam Yan Press (NSYP) invites you to send in original works to compete for a grand total of 20,000 baht in prizes under the theme of “Dictatorship, post-election”. Nisit Sam Yan Press was established by Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and associates at Chulalongkorn University, with the goal of creating a space for youths to express independent thoughts as well as provide a space to be critical and ask questions about those in power in order to create knowledge in order to build a strong, stable, democracy in Thailand. With this is mind, NSYP is running a competition for short films and short stories with the theme “Dictatorship, post-election” to be submitted. Works will be judged by S.E.A. Write Award winners, writers, university professors and notable human rights activists. For the short film competition, everyone will get a chance to vote for their favourite piece. If you are interested, works can be sent in un till the 21st of March, 2019, via samyanpress.prize@gmail.com

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Purpose:
Thailand will have its 1st election in 8 years on the 24th of March, 2019. The majority of youths, senior high schoolers, university students and young adults have never had the opportunity to vote. Moreover, NSYP is celebrating its 1st anniversary, NSYP was established by university students and a hand full of youths to encourage the creation of original, creative works by a new generation. NSYP is dedicated to the aim of strengthening freedom of speech, freedom of expression, critical thinking and freedom to ask questions. We, at NSYP, advocate for the building of a stable, strong, democracy within Thai society. For these reasons, we are organizing a short story and short film competition under the heading “Dictatorship, post-election” to inspire students to be creative and use their imagination to help protect democracy in Thailand.
Participation forms can be found here: Click here!

Short Film Category

1. Only 2 creators per film, 35 years of age or younger.

2. The theme must be “Dictatorship, post-election” and the film must not be longer than 5 minutes, there is no limitation to what genre or techniques used for filming.

3. Works must be in mp4 format and at least High-Definition 720p (1280×720 pixels / frame), quality wise.

4. Works can be uploaded onto a personnel cloud (such as Google Drive or Dropbox) with the download link sent to samyanpress.prize@gmail.com

5. Works must be submitted by the 21st of March, 2019, at 23.59 o’clock.

Prizes:

1st place: Certification and 8,000 baht in prize money

2nd place: Certification and 3,000 baht in prize money

3rd place: Certification and 1,500 baht in prize money

All participants, regardless of outcome, will receive a small gift from Nisit Sam Yan Press and certification.

Judging and announcing winners:

1. Round 1: 5 top picks by a panel of judges will be uploaded to NSYP’s page by the 26th of March, 2019.

2. Round 2: 50% of the final score will be calculated by the number of shares each video has before 23.00 o’clock on the 28th of March, 2019. The other 50% of the final score will come from the panel of judges.

3. The 5 selected films will be shown and either 3 winners or their representative will be called up to receive the prize at the event.

Rules:

1. Names of up to creators, aged 35 or under, must be sent with work before the deadline.

2. There are no limits to how many works can be sent in per person, but only one selected work will be rewarded for.

3. No limits to genre and techniques

4. Works must be original, have never been seen by the public before nor receive a reward for.

5. Contestants are responsible for the use of content, footage, images, sound, software and any other licensed products. Content used must be legally obtained or clearly sourced and credited. NSYP is not responsible for any in fracture of licensing laws.

6. Submitted works that are found to contain uncredited or stolen content will be removed from the competition. If the offending media was originally to receive a prize, the prize will instead be given to the next contestant(s) with the highest score.

7. Creators of submitted works should be aware that submitted works will be licensed under NSYP.

8. NSYP reserves the rights to distributing and editing submitted works without further permission from the original author(s). Contestants should be aware that they will be permitting NSYP these rights once works have been submitted.

9. NSYP reserves the right to withdraw prizes on the occasion that no suitable works have been submitted

10. Other conditions that may arise will be dealt with under the discretion of the panel of judges, whose decisions will be final.

    Short Story Category

    1. Submitted literature must be authored by only 1 person.
    2. Works must fit the theme of “Dictatorship, post-election” and sent to samyanpress.prize@gmail.com
    3. Format: 8-10, A4 pages using standard 16pt font.
    4. Works can be submitted until the 21st of March, 2019 (by 23.59 o’clock)

    Prizes:
    1st place: 5,000baht prize money and certification
    2nd place: 2,000baht prize money and certification
    3rd place: 1,000baht prize money and certification
    All participants, regardless of outcome, will receive a small gift from Nisit Sam Yan Press and certification.

    Judging and announcing winners:
    1. A panel of judges will choose the winners of the 3 top prizes.
    2. The top 5 works will be announced alongside winners of the short film category. The top 3 winners must be present to collect their prizes at the event or have a representative to collect the prize for them.

    Rules:
    1. Only 1 author per short story, 35 years of age or younger.
    2. Works much not be plagiarized or have more than 1 author.
    3. More than 1 piece of work can be submitted but only 1 winning piece may receive a prize.
    4. Works must be new and written for this specific competition, works must not have been published before.
    5. Works that are found to have broken rules around plagiarized content or are found to have more than 1 author will be eliminated from the competition. If the offending piece was originally to receive a prize, the prize will instead be given to the next contestant with the highest score.
    6. Creators of submitted works should be aware that submitted works will be licensed under NSYP.
    7. Award winning works will be published in book form and/or E-book form, as well as distributed through other mediums. NSYP also reserves the right to translate winning works and distribute the works in different languages.
    8. NSYP reserves the right to adapt submitted stories into short films, songs, plays and other artforms for the purpose of public distribution.
    9. NSYP reserves the right to withdraw prizes on the occasion that no suitable works have been submitted
    10. Other conditions that may arise will be dealt with under the discretion of the panel of judges, whose decisions will be final.