National Secretariats Video Competition

This page was created in July 2012

Seeing results from natural resources in your country?

Provide your answer in the national video competition for EITI implementing countries: "Seeing results from natural resources".

National EITI Secretariats and multi-stakeholder groups (MSG) are invited to enter. Make a short video in any style you wish - dramatisation, documentary, animated or mixed format.

  • One winner will receive the EITI Chair Award
  • EITI Chair Clare Short will announce the winner at the 2013 Global EITI Conference.
  • All entries that comply with the competition rules and are submitted by 31 December 2012 will be judged according to the selection criteria.
  • Each country can submit one video to the competition.

Purpose of the video

The purpose of the videos is to show how people and organisations in resource rich countries are using - or can use - information about the payments from mining, oil, gas and other extractives companies to ensure that the sector is well-managed ultimately to improve their lives and their communities.

The video should serve as tool to generate interest and excitement in the EITI, to engage people, to raise awareness about the importance and impactof EITI and above all, to encourage people in extractives countries to get involved in the EITI process.

We encourage you to make your video to appeal most to your local audiences.

Theme suggestions

You may wish to use the questions below as a guide when producing the video:

  • What is the EITI really all about?
    The EITI is…
  • Why do we need the EITI?
    How is the EITI improving the well-being, prosperity and/or security in your communities and your country?
  • How does EITI function in your country?
    How do people, communities and groups use EITI data to hold elected officials to account and see to that resource revenues are spent on their needs.
  • Why does the EITI matter?
    What was the situation before the EITI?

Competition rules

Technical rules

  1. Each country should only submit 1 (one) video. If more than one is submitted, a brief written explanation of the different use of each video must be provided.
  2. The video must be minimum 90 seconds and maximum 7 minutes.
  3. The deadline for submitting videos is 31 December 2012.
  4. Your video should be shot in 720p or 1080p quality, but 480p will also be accepted.
  5. Any and all video footage, music, photographic images and other creative content used in the videos must be either originally produced by the filmmaker or proper proof of permission obtained from the copyright owner(s) must be submitted.
  6. The video can be made in your language of choice, but translations of all dialogue and any graphics must be provided in English, French or Russian for judging purposes — and for international viewers to understand.
  7. A ‘credits page’ identifying the production team as well as all actors, music/musicians and other talent involved in making the video must be submitted along with the video.
  8. The transcript must be submitted in Word format along with the video and other materials.
  9. Existing videos can be used if they meet the below requirements.
  10. You are free to use the EITI logo as long as you abide by the EITI logo policy

Submission rules

Send your video together with the information as specified below via e-mail to: In the subject line, write “NATIONAL VIDEO COMPETITION” and the name of your country. Include the following:

  • Link to the video on YouTube. Should you need help to upload the video to YouTube, please contact the secretariat in time before the deadline. 
  • Title of the video.
  • A brief description of the video (maximum one (1) sentence, in Microsoft Word format).
  • The name(s), contact details, short bio and photo of the video makers.
  • A statement declaring that you hold the copyright for or have the right to use this video, and agree to the video being used as described in the guidelines for this competition.
  • A brief communication plan outlining how you intend to disseminate and promote your video nationally (maximum two pages, in Microsoft Word format).

Selection criteria

Winners will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity and accuracy in presenting the EITI to audiences in implementing countries.
  • Creativity in capturing the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens.
  • Story-telling.
  • Filming and production quality.
  • How the national secretariat or MSG intends to use the video to raise awareness and catalyse public dialogue among citizens and other stakeholders.

Legal Disclaimer

By submitting a video submission to the competition, the entrant accepts the full terms and conditions of the competition and in addition grants the EITI International Secretariat full permission to freely use videos as appropriate, cross-posting on other social media channels, EITI websites and by EITI partners, or any other use. The EITI will have the right to freely use the video material. These terms and conditions are subject to change.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed administered by, or associated with, Facebook or YouTube. Any disclosure provided by entrants is being provided to the EITI International Secretariat, not Facebook or YouTube.