Regulations of ThinkMed contest
Introduction And Purpose Of the Contest
The competition aims to enhance the ideas and projects of the new generations directed to stimulate the socio-economic development of the Mediterranean area.
The Rotary Club of Enna (Italy), in collaboration with the K-lab association , redirects and organizes the 1° edition of the international contest of creative ideas and development “ThinkMed”.
The contest is open to young people aged between 18 and 35, residing in one of the countries bordering the Mediterranean, who would like change their future participating actively in the development of their territory. Participation can be individual or group. The group must be represented by an adult subject.
Groups of secondary school pupils can also participate, provided they are represented by an adult.
Objective Of The Contest
The competition consists of two sections:
- I.C.T. (Information Communication Technology)
Ideation of advanced and innovative technological solutions (software applications, web solutions, solutions for digital marketing and management, management solutions, solutions for communicating and collaborating) that can improve life quality of the reference communities.
- Development projects
Provision projects aimed to improve living conditions in the Mediterranean area from an environmental, cultural, social and economic point of view.
How To Participate
To participate :
- Sign Up following the link www.thinkmed.it/registrati with a “Participant” account, you will receive your login credentials on the e-mail address indicated during registration;
- Login, using the credentials received, following the link www.thinkmed.it/login;
- Select “Profile” from the menu and follow the indicated instructions;
- After uploading the project, on the browser, you will receive a message about the correct transmission of the file.
The competing projects must be written in one of the following languages: English, Italian, Arabic, French.
Each participant , single or group, can submit one project only.
The projects must be original, unpublished and not awarded in other competitions.
The delivery must take place from 10 April 2019 and no later than 26 May 2019.
Participation is free.
Rotary members, Jury members and their relatives up to the 4th degree cannot take part in the Competition.
The selection of the winning project will be carried out by a Social Jury, that will affect the measurement by 40%, and two Technical Juries, one for each section, that will affect the measurement by 60%.
The selection of the winning projects will be made, taking into account the 40% votes made by the Social Jury and 60% votes made by the technical Jury.
The Technical Juries reserve the right to exclude the works that, for thematic, ethical or other reasons, will be considered not related to the content of the competition .
There is the possibility that no prize is awarded.
Votes Social Jury
The works admitted to the competition and published on the portal can be voted by visitors who make up the Social Jury, respectively at sections www.thinkmed.it/ict and www.thinkmed.it/sviluppo, after registration and validation of the account, On the time and the manner indicated in the address www.thinkmed.it/vota
The judgment will be expressed by evaluating the summary description (Abstract) of the project composed of a maximum of 1.500 characters.
The complete form will be submitted exclusively to the Technical Jury and will not be visible online.
The Judging Commission, Composed of Academics, sector experts and Rotary members, examines the proposals presented , expresses its evaluations and identifies the winner according to the following criteria:
- Quality of the project idea;
- Relationship with the territory;
- Relationship with the cultural tradition;
- Project feasibility;
- Innovation Degree.
Institutions and Universities and companies, which support the contest contributing to its disclosure, and to the possible realization of competing projects, may report an expert candidate in one of the related competition sectors as a member of one of the Technical Juries.
The technical jury will be composed of a group of selected experts in the context of the reports and applications received.
The application form must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the CV in attachment of the interested party specifying which category submits the application.
The contest contains a symbolic Prize of:
- A Prize of € 3.000,00 for ICT(Information Communication Technology) Category;
- A Prize of € 3.000.00 for Project development Category.
The prizes will be awarded to the winners during the award ceremony that is indicated on the page www.thinkmed.it/premi.
Further information will be made public on the contest’s website.
In addition, honorable mention may be given at Jury discretion.
It is also the jury’s right to identify among those projects deemed to be worthy that will be submitted to the attention of companies consulting and training companies, venture capital, consultants and Business Angels, willing to transfer their skills and experience, in order to:
- Support the candidates, during a tutoring phase, in the preparation of a business plan and identification of possible sources of financing;
- Fund and implement the project.
All the competing projects will benefit from the portal showcase www.thinkmed.it and promotion on different media.
Participants in the competition will maintain exclusive ownership of any intellectual and/or industrial property rights, including, for example, copyright and related rights, concerning the works with which they will participate in the competition.
The competitor recognizes in favor of the Enna Rotary Club a free and perpetual license of the aforementioned rights, allowing the Club to use any material presented by the competitor to participate in the contest and submitted by the same to the Jury, and this for the conduct of the competition and of the disclosure and promotion, both internal and external, without profit, of the contest itself and of the activities of the Club.
The Rotary Club of Enna reserves the right to publish by any means (online, paper, video, sound) for the same purposes as above, material relating to the contest depicting the participant’s image and / or voice.
The competitor consents to the processing of his personal data provided for the purposes of participating in the competition by reading and accepting the attachments and related information upon registration or uploading the material.
Jurisdiction and Venue
Relationship between participants in “Think Tomorrow, ThinkMed” contest and Rotary Club Enna are governed by the Italian law.
Any dispute will be submitted to the jurisdiction of the Italian judicial authorities with exclusive competence of the Court of Enna (Italy).
At the time of submitting the project for participation in the competition, the competitor must expressly accept all the clauses of the regulation including this one.