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Contest Rules in English


FEBRUARY 13, 2019

With the support of UNESCO

Theme of the World Radio Day and the contest:
"Radio: a vehicle for dialogue, tolerance and peace"

Contest Rules and Regulations

Article 1: Organization
The company: Editions HF Haut de Forme, SARL de Presse with a capital of €10,000, whose company number is 439 382 631.
Hereinafter referred to as "the organiser".
Organises a contest entitled "World Radio Contest" as part of the "European Radio Show 2019" with the support of UNESCO.
Hereinafter referred to as "the contest".

Article 2: Purpose of the contest
This contest is part of World Radio Day held on 13 February 2019. It aims to encourage radio stations to enter an international contest that will gather and reward one sound production in each of the following 6 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. All radio stations are eligible.

Article 3: Functioning of the contest
Radio stations are invited to produce a specific sound production or a production as part of a recurrent programme on their station under the theme "Radio: A Vehicle for Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace". This production must imperatively be broadcast in a linear way (terrestrial and/or streaming) on 13 February 2019. This production should carry the message of the theme stated above. The angle, content, style... are left to the discretion of the producer. Productions in the form of series or episodes are accepted and recommended. In this case, one of the episodes of the series must be broadcast on 13 February 2019.

Participation in the contest implies the unreserved acceptance from the participants of these rules in their entirety.

Hereinafter referred to as "Regulations"

Article 4: Support and duration
In order to participate in this contest, radio stations are invited to submit a single 2-minute production in Wav or MP3 on until 23:59 14 February 2019 (GMT). For those who do not have an Internet connection, they can send their production on a digital medium to:

European Radio Show
EDITIONS HF 21 rue Montesquieu
19100 Brive-La-Gaillarde

Participating stations are invited to complete an entry form and a commitment to broadcast the sound production (specific or as part of your programmes) on 13 February 2019 for the worldwide contest in any of the 6 languages mentioned above.

Article 5: Conditions & validity of participation
5-1 Conditions for participation
The contest is open to all linear radios (FM, AM, DAB+, Webradio...) worldwide.
Any other type of content editor is not eligible for this contest.
The organiser will reimburse the postal costs related to the shipping of the entry form based on the postage price of a simple letter at the current economic rate. The request must be sent by e-mail to: with an IBAN before the end of the contest (i.e. 23:59 14 February 2019 GMT time).

5-2 Validity of participation
Any participation in the contest will be considered invalid if:
- Any identity, address or quality information that proves to be inaccurate will result in the disqualification of the participation.
The organizer reserves the right to eliminate any entry that does not comply with the rules, including any incomplete or illegible entry.

Article 6: Designation of Prizes
European Radio Show is responsible for the entire operation and will provide, thanks to their historical presence in the radio industry, 6 surprise prizes for the winners - one per language - (pack composed among others of: ROBERTS Radio brand radio receivers, NAGRA recorders, visual podcast application, professional reporter application for smartphones. . . ) as well as a special mention prize to recognize, in particular, a production that stands out. The legal representative of the participating station (the publisher of the service) broadcasting the sound production will receive the award. The legal representative of the station may decide to award this prize or part of it to the persons who participated in the sound production without the organiser's liability. The prizes will be sent to the stations by the organiser or the partner(s) and may not be the subject of any claim, exchange or any other consideration of any kind whatsoever. This prize can be identified in the colours of UNESCO and the European Radio Show. The costs of sending the prizes to each winner will be covered by the organiser or partner. Winners who cannot be reached by email and/or telephone will not be entitled to any prize, compensation or indemnity of any kind whatsoever.
Article 7: Information or Publication of the names of the winners
The names and productions selected will be prominently featured on the website, on the website of the World Radio Day, as well as on the website of the European Radio Show.

Nevertheless, all other productions will then made be available for listening on and on other international streaming platforms to facilitate the spread of your work. The participating regional broadcasting organizations of the World Radio Day Committee may also relay the winner's sound production in order to provide additional visibility in the winner's region.

Article 8: Jury
8-1 : European Radio Show will appoint a jury comprising 6 to 12 volunteers, independent and recognised professionals in the radio sector, taking into account language and diversity as criteria. The jury will select by secret ballot a single sound production per language that meets the criteria required below. The jury will inform the winners of the official results within a maximum period of one month after the end of the Contest, i. e. on 15 March 2019. The members of the jury must respect objective impartiality and refrain from judging in the event that a personal or professional relationship is established between the juror and a station participating in the contest.

8-2 : Scoring
The judges will assess the productions based on the following criteria: originality of angle and content, understanding and visibility of the message of dialogue, tolerance and peace, sound quality, respect of duration. The decision of the judges concerning the winners is final and no action or claim may be brought against the organizer.

Article 9: Promotional Operations
By accepting their prizes, the winners authorise the organiser to use their names, brands and company names for promotional purposes in any medium of his choice, with no right to claim any remuneration or compensation for this reproduction, other than the prize won.

Article 10: Provisional Schedule
Week 01 – 2019
Launching of the dedicated website.

Week 02 – 2019
Sending invitations to radio stations and regional broadcasting organizations to encourage registration.

Week 04 – 2019
Promotional operation in Paris, France, as part of the European Radio Show.

Week 05 – 2019
Sending invitations to radio stations and regional broadcasting organizations to encourage registration.

Week 06 – 2019
Sending invitations to radio stations and regional broadcasting organizations to encourage registration.

Week 07 – 2019
World Radio Day on 13 February 2019.
Closing of the contest and selection of the winners by country.

Week 09 – 2019
Jury meeting in Paris, France, and proclamation of the 6 winners and of the special mention.

Week 10 – 2019
Updating the website and sending the prizes.
Drafting and sending of a quantified report on the operation and strategic recommendations for the 2020 edition.

Week 12 – 2019
Communication of official results and the display of all productions on the dedicated site, on some international streaming platforms and on the sites of regional broadcasting organizations that so wish.

Article 11: Personal data
The personal data collected in the context of participation in the Contest are recorded and used by the organiser for the purposes of their participation and the granting of awards.
In accordance with the French "Data Protection Act" of January 6, 1978, participants have the right to access, rectify or delete information that concerns them. Any request should be sent by post to the address of the European Radio Show office: EDITIONS HF - 21 rue Montesquieu 19100 BRIVE - France.

Article 12: Liability
The participant acknowledges and agrees that the sole obligation of the organizer under the contest is to submit the entries received to the jury, provided that his or her entry complies with the terms and conditions of the rules, and to deliver the prizes to the winners, according to the criteria and procedures defined in these rules.
The organiser cannot be held liable, without this list being exhaustive, for any technical, hardware or software failure of any kind whatsoever, the risks of contamination by possible viruses circulating on the network and the lack of protection of certain data against possible misuse.
Participation in the contest implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limitations of the Internet with regard to technical performance, response times for consulting, enquiring or transferring information.

Article 13: absolute necessity & reserves
The organiser cannot be held liable if, for a case of absolute necessity or necessity beyond its control, the Contest has to be modified, shortened or cancelled.
The organiser reserves the right to carry out any verification it deems necessary, relating to compliance with the rules, in particular to exclude any participant who has made an inaccurate, misleading or fraudulent declaration.

Article 14: Disputes
The regulations are governed by French law. Any dispute in the implementation and the interpretation of the rules will be decided exclusively by the organiser.
No telephone request or complaint concerning the implementation and the interpretation of these regulations will be answered. Any dispute or claim relating to the contest must be made in writing to the following address: EDITIONS HF - 21 rue Montesquieu 19100 BRIVE - France.
No objection will be taken into account eight days after the end of the contest.

Article 15: Consultation of the regulations
This regulation is translated into five other languages. These translations are made for information purposes, only the French version being authoritative.
A copy of these rules is available and may be consulted throughout the duration of the contest at the following address: EDITIONS HF - 21 rue Montesquieu 19100 BRIVE - France.
A copy of the regulations will be sent free of charge (postage reimbursed on the basis of a simple letter at the economical rate) upon simple written request to the organizer by email to