This competition is targeted at students in Primary Education (years 3, 4, 5 and 6), Secondary Education, Basic Vocational Training, Baccalaureate, Professional Training (middle and higher level) and Special Education, in all the schools in Spain.
Headmasters or teachers in all the schools in Spain may register for the School Competition and access the participation materials on the web site www.concursoescolaronce.es. They may also register by telephone on the toll-free number 900 808 111. The deadline for registration and participation is the 31 January 2017. The organisers of the ONCE Competition reserve the right to extend the deadline for registration and participation if they deem it necessary.
Participation must be by entire classrooms and led by a teacher, and the participation must be in one of these five categories:
The projects in the last two categories will only participate in the final phase of the contest and will be evaluated by a national jury.
Participation in the competition shall take place by classroom (one project, one classroom) always within the corresponding category depending on the students’ year at school. On an exceptional basis, projects involving students from several different categories will be accepted from both Rural School Groupings (abbreviated CRA in Spanish) and classrooms of travelling circuses, as well as from any other form of schooling with similar characteristics.
Under the slogan “We are different, not indifferent. Activists against bullying”, the competition will consist of:
Students in Primary and Special Education (Categories A, B and E) will have to make an ADVERTISING POSTER which can be used in an awareness-raising campaign on school bullying in classrooms. It should be sent online through the teacher’s Private Zone in .jpg format and should weigh at most 2MB. The poster should be accompanied by a title no longer than 140 characters. Furthermore, for the first time, and to facilitate the accessibility of the participating project, an audio description of the poster must be included, lasting at most 1 minute. The participants may record this audio description through the Private Zone in the area where they can upload their projects, or they can attach a file in .mp3/ .mp4/ .wav/ .aac/ .3gp format.
To make the poster, students may choose clippings from magazines and newspapers, use pictures from the Internet, take pictures themselves or use a mixture of all three. Plus, students may use any technique to which they have access, from the most traditional like collage (using scissors and glue) to any computer programme that allows them to manipulate images (Photoshop, online editors, etc.).
In the event that the classroom group makes an illustration, the teacher will have to scan or take a picture of the project in order to upload it onto the competition website, as indicated in point 4 of these conditions.
2. Students in COMPULSORY SECONDARY EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND BACCALAUREATE (Categories C and D)must make an audiovisual piece, a MINI-SHORT FILM to raise awareness of school bullying in the classroom which lasts at most 1 minute. It should be sent online via the teacher’s Private Area in .avi, .mp4 or .mov format (the formats allowed by YouTube) and it should weigh at most 100 MB. If they use music in the MINI-SHORT FILMS, it should be free of copyright in order to prevent infringements or rejections from YouTube. The participating teachers must make sure that they have the rights to any images of the students that may appear in the video. Only the winning videos will be posted. In this case, the organisers of this competition may ask that itbe transferred the rights to the image and voice of the participants in the video. In any event, neither ONCE nor its Foundation shall be responsible for the image and voice rights of the participants in the videos. The mini-short film should be accompanied by a title which does not exceed 140 characters, and by its script in order to facilitate the accessibility of the participants’ project to individuals with disabilities.
The purpose of both projects is for students to put themselves in the shoes of others and to not be indifferent to school bullying, and to make them shift into action because “WE ARE DIFFERENT, NOT INDIFFERENT” applies to us all.
All the categories must participate online. However, given the special nature of this category and the projects that tend to be submitted (textures, volumes, reliefs, etc.), Category E (Special Education) specifically has the option, for a more precise assessment by the National Jury, to send the original projects to the Communication and Image Direction of ONCE (c/ La Coruña, 18 - 1ºP, 28020 Madrid), clearly specifying on the envelope “33 Concurso ONCE”.
As accessibility is regarded as an essential factor for social inclusion and as an example of solidary in the field of education as well, the effort made by the projects submitted to be accessible to individuals with disabilities will be specifically assessed.
All the projects submitted by the schools in each province will participate in the competition. The projects ranked first in each category (A, B and C) will go on to compete in the next phase. In some cases, the Technical Committee may make an initial culling of all the projects to ensure that there are no more than 100 projects to be assessed in any given province.
In each autonomous community, one project per category will be chosen. These projects will then go on to compete in the national phase.
The autonomous communities with just one province and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla will begin the competition in this phase.
Categories D and E will go on to compete in this phase.
The projects in Category D shall be previously assessed by a Technical Committee comprised of professionals in the field of teaching who specialise in school bullying. This Committee will choose a maximum of 17 projects which will go on to compete in the national phase, whose jury will choose the five finalists from this short-list, and it will announce the national winner from among these five finalists.
The projects in Category E (special education) will be assessed by a technical team from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Likewise, the five finalist projects will be chosen, and the national winner will be voted on from among these five finalists.
One project per category will win the prize (A, B, C, D and E).
The juries will be made up of at least five members: two representatives from ONCE and its Foundation and three other people chosen among the fields of the media, education and the different public administrations.
The regional juries will also be comprised of one CERMI member.
The national jury will also include one person related to the world of special education and other important personalities related to the topic of the competition.
The juries will issue their decisions on the following dates: the provincial juries must meet by the 17th of March 2017, the regional juries by the 21st of April 2017, and the national jury by the 12th of May 2017.
All projects that are not submitted in the appropriate formats outlined in these conditions for reasons of incompatibility of the medium or copyrights shall be declared null and void and therefore shall not participate in this competition.
Under no circumstances may the jury award two or more projects the same place in the rankings.
One of the members of the jury representing ONCE and its Foundation shall act as the president and shall hold the tie-breaking vote on the jury, if needed. The juries’ decisions may not be appealed.
Once the winning projects have been chosen, they will be posted on the Competition website. The deadline to receive the projects is the 31 January 2017.
Both the students and the teachers will receive the “ACTIVISTS AGAINST BULLYING” bracelet just for registering for the competition.
The students and teachers who win in the provincial phase will receive a school backpack bearing the slogan “Everyone has a place here”.
The groups chosen in the provincial phase will win an activity for the entire classroom, valued at most at 400 euros, VAT included, as will the groups who made the projects chosen to be the finalists in categories D and E (five each). These prizes may not be exchanged for cash, and ONCE shall defray the maximum planned cost on receipt on behalf of The Modern Kids and Family agency, which ONCE and its Foundation have appointed to manage this competition.
The winning classroom groups in the national phase will win a stay on the “We are different, not indifferent” campus on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th of June. The competition organisers reserve the right to change these dates.
The schools of the winning groups in the national phase will receive a certificate accrediting the prize.
The property rights of the physical supports of the projects will be transferred to ONCE, which may request that the original materials of any project submitted be sent to it, without the obligation to return these materials. Regarding the original projects that win the regional phase (categories A, B and C), as long as it is deemed that their physical presentation will bring added value, they will have to be sent in so that a more exhaustive analysis of them can be made by the National Jury. For the aforementioned reasons, the same may hold true with the original projects in the Special Education category.
With regard to intellectual property rights, the participants give ONCE all or part of the proprietary rights of the transfer for a period of 50 years, without either territorial or material limits, as well as the rights to reproduction, publication on paper and via the Internet, compilation, public communication and exploitation of the projects.
ONCE and its Foundation reserve the right to freely process, adapt, modify and correct the winning projects in order to adapt them to the needs of this competition.
Participation in the ONCE School Competition entails acceptance of the terms of the call for participation as reflected in these conditions.
In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Information, the participants are hereby informed that the information that they provide shall be added to a file whose sole purpose is to manage participation in this competition. The organisation in charge of this file is ORGANIZACIÓN NACIONAL DE CIEGOS ESPAÑOLES(ONCE), whose headquarters is at Calle Prado no. 24 in Madrid (postcode 28014). The participants may exercise their legal rights to access, rectification, cancellation and opposition with ONCE’s General Management.