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EU hosts video jingle competition, promotes anti-violence message

Port of Spain, 04/07/2019 - 21:05, UNIQUE ID: 190704_7
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Youth between the ages of 13 and 19 are invited to get their creative juices flowing to produce a video jingle that would discourage their peers from engaging in violence.

Port of Spain, July 3rd, 2019: Youth between the ages of 13 and 19 are invited to get their creative juices flowing to produce a video jingle that would discourage their peers from engaging in violence.


This competition, hosted by the European Union Delegation of Trinidad and Tobago, is part of its Security and Development campaign titled Life After Today. The competition is part of a larger interactive approach which includes tours at selected schools and communities as well as conflict resolution workshop for adults.


The project aims to specifically connect with students and young persons, gatekeepers and influencers at their level.  The project focuses on leveraging live performances with an emphasis on the spoken word to deliver key messages to targeted young people, as well as the provision of strategies and solutions to assist influencers and gatekeepers to connect positively with at-risk young people.


A journey down a wrong path does not mean it’s the final destination,” said Aad Biesebroek, Ambassador to the EU Delegation in Trinidad and Tobago. “The competition, in particular, allows youngsters to share that message with their friends so they would understand violence is not the answer. And more important, it’s never too late to make a change.”


The video jingles must be between 45 and 120 seconds in duration. They can be produced on smart phones, any other mobile or digital device. They must also include the use of the campaign hashtags #iliveforyouandme and #youthsagainstcrime. Submissions must be done via the European Union’s Facebook page between July 5 and August 26 at 4pm. 


The winning submission will be used as a PSA to help young people to understand that they play a critical role in improving their communities and reducing the pressures of crime. The first prize is a Samsung Galaxy S10. Runner up prizes are a Samsung Tablet and a Samsung Smart Watch.


See Rules of the Competition below for information on how to enter.







Life After Today is a public education campaign of the European Union Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago (EU) for young people between the ages of 5 – 19 years.  It aims to reduce crime and violence in Trinidad and Tobago.


The Life After Today Video Jingle Competition focuses on anti-bullying, non-violence and positive alternative lifestyles to crime and violence. The jingle competition is designed to stimulate the creativity of our young people, encouraging them to seize the opportunity to make a positive difference in their own lives and those of their peers. The campaign uses the hashtags #iliveforyouandme, #youthsagainstcrime



  1. Contestants must be between the ages of 13-19 and nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.
  2. Trustees, employees or partners of the EU Delegation and Reputation Management Caribbean, as well as immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible to participate.
  3. Entries that are not related to the theme or do not comply with the rules will not be eligible.


Entry Period

The competition runs from July 5th, 2019 to August 26th, 2019.  Entries received after 4:00 pm AST on August 26th will not be eligible.


How to Enter:

  1. Create a video jingle using your cell phone, tablet, video camera or other digital recording device.
  2. Videos submitted should be between 45 (forty-five) and 120 (one hundred and twenty) seconds in length and sent in a video format (such as mp4, m4a, m4v, f4v, f4a, m4b, m4r, f4b, mov. or similar formats).
  3. The videos may be submitted via email to the delegation-trinidad-and-tobago-general@eeas.europa.eu[1] , or to the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EUinTandT/) or to:  cherisse@rmcaribbean.net  by 4 p.m. on August 26th 2019. Upon receipt of the entry, a message of confirmation will be sent[2].
  4. Submissions should include, full contact information including, full name, age, address, email address and contact number.
  5. Jingles should focus on anti-bullying and other alternatives to violence and peer pressure.
  6. Jingles should include the words "I LIVE FOR YOU AND ME and YOUTHS AGAINST CRIME".



  1. Entries must not contain any content that is obscene, offensive or communicates messages inconsistent with the positive image and/or good will of the European Union.
  2. Entries must be original work and must not have been previously published; lyrics or melody.
  3. ONLY one (1) entry per person.
  4. The EU maintains the exclusive right to utilize the winning video jingle for the promotion of the Life After Today as a Public Service Announcement (PSA).
  5. Participants agree to the use of their name, voice, performance, photograph /video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media.
  6. The winning video jingle will be credited to the successful author; however, the video jingle will become the exclusive property of the EU.
  7. Entrants may be required to perform the jingle if needed.
  8. The Judges' decision is final and binding on all matters relating to this contest.


Judging Process:

  1. A panel of judges will review all entries and select three finalists.


  1. The top three finalists will be placed on the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago’s Facebook page where the winner will be decided by the number of likes and shares received.



  1. The winning video jingle will receive a Samsung S10 smartphone.  First and second runners-up prizes are a Samsung Tablet and Samsung Smart Watch, respectively.
  2. The prizes will be presented in October 2019 at a special award ceremony at the office of the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago.




In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Competition is impaired in any way, the Organizers may, in their discretion, either: (a) suspend the Competition to address the impairment and then resume it; or (b) award the prize(s) to one of the selected out of the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Organizer reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Competition, violates these Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. The Organizers' failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder used to enter will be deemed to be the owner.



By entering, the participant agrees to release and will not hold the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) responsible for and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Competition or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Competition; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; and (e) errors in the administration of the Competition. The participant waives the right to claim any attorney’s fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.



Any information the participant submits, when entering the Competition is provided to the Organizers, not to Facebook. Except where prohibited, the participant consents to the Organizer's use of the participant's name and image in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.


The European External Action Service and EU Delegations process personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.


The PRIVACY STATEMENT-DATA PROTECTION NOTICE for events/meetings contains information for participants about personal data processing.



The participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Competition or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located Trinidad and Tobago. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the participant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Organizer in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Trinidad and Tobago or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Trinidad and Tobago.



Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of the above rules.



Any questions and inquiries about the Competition can be emailed to Cherisse Ellis at Reputation Management Caribbean at: cherisse@rmcaribbean.net or call: 622-2764.




[1] NOTE: Please use a file transfer service such as WeTransfer when submitting via email to ensure successful transmission.

[2] NOTE: Entrants who do not receive a confirmation message within 48 hours of submitting, should contact the Delegation at 622-6628.


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