Power to the People

Design an inspiring communication concept to activate people to take a stance for the binding popular initiative.

€8,000prize pool

Design an inspiring communication concept to activate people to take a stance for the binding popular initiative.


The political world finds itself in the midst of massive transformation. Extremist views and doctrines that we thought had long been overcome, and the horror scenarios associated with them, suddenly seem possible again. Populism is on the rise. On the other side of the spectrum more and more frustrated people flock to the streets in protests against social injustice. But why do radical groups - left and right - gain more and more support and why are the established political forces under scrutiny? One aspect is that people do not agree with the politics of the incumbents as they do not feel represented anymore and thus losing trust in them. People are ready to vote for anybody who apparently offers an alternative - as vague or even dubious as it may be.

But what if the system actually nurtures the intransparency and the lack of control through the people? What if democracy as we know it today is not working for the people but for the interests of few?

Most democracies today have a system called ‘indirect democracy’ which means that every 4 to 5 years the people will vote for their representatives who then will represent the interest of the majority of the constituents or a state in the parliament. In this legislative period they will govern by delegation. Unfortunately more and more people do not feel represented by the politicians in the parliament. And since the people do not have a say in the specific themes like health care, security, immigration, labor etc. it makes them feel helpless and the next time they have to vote for a politician or a party they do not know whether they can trust the candidates to what they are promising.

Direct Democracy
So is democracy dead? Well one important asset could be to increase transparency and participation. This would mean that the people could actually participate in the political process with a feeling of being heard directly. The concept of direct democracy like for example in Switzerland requires a lot more political involvement of each citizen which obviously has it’s pro’s and con’s but it definitely shifts the last word in important topics to the people and helps people to set the public agenda which forces politics to address certain topics they would rather avoid. This is also why most established political forces from all coulors are against more involvement of the people, claiming that they lack the understanding of complex matters and should therefore be ‘protected from themselves’.

There is no intention to shift from the indirect democracy to a direct democracy. The initiators want to introduce one of the most powerful tools of the direct democracy to the indirect democracy: the binding people’sinitiative. The initiators believe that by shifting more power to the people, democracy as a whole is going to be strengthened and will become more resilient against anti-democratic movements. So if the binding people’s initiative is implemented, the political system will be challenged. Of course there will still be a parliament and a government and there will still be elections every 4 - 5 years. But with the possibility of the binding people’s initiative politics will be more directly accountable to the will of the people.

Binding People’s Initiative
A popular initiative is a tool which allows people to gather signatures from fellow citizens in order to address a certain issue. If an initiative gathers more than a certain amount of verified signatures of citizens in a strictly defined period of time the initiative will oblige the government to conduct a binding public vote. Usually the government has the possibility to put a counterproposal up for vote.  

While most indirect democracies offer the possibility to start and submit a popular initiative - be it on communal, regional or federal level - the outcome has no binding effect. This means that, no matter how overwhelming the result, the governing body only needs to acknowledge the initiative. And even a resulting popular vote would be merely consultative - meaning not binding.

While there is a broad support from a lot of sides to introducing a binding popular vote, there is also a strong opposition. Especially powerful parties and politicians are against anything that goes into the direction of direct democracy. Their strongest arguments are that the most people are not interested in engaging in political processes anyway and that the majority of the people don’t have the understanding and expertise to vote on more complex matters.

While it might be true that the people might not always vote in favor of the interests of the established parties, fact is that if the people have access to the necessary information, have the right to start and support an initiative and are encouraged to go to vote, the final decision will be taken by the majority of the voting people and not by a few politicians elected every 4-5 years to represent the people. That’s a huge difference.

Why Austria?
The initiators want to urge the Austrian government to hold a referendum on the introduction of the “binding people’s initiative”. While the initiators want to establish the binding people’s initiative on EU level, they see Austria as an important first step. So why Austria first? Austria is the perfect ‘test-market’ due to its size, the personal network of the initiators and the fact that major elections are coming up in 2018.

The initiators are a group of private people and from all political backgrounds. However the initiators are no politicians as it is important to be independent from all political parties. And even if the initiators’ political and social views may defer, the common goal is to shift some political power back to the people.

Please meet the representative of the initiators: Hermann Arnold.

Hermann Arnold is a serial entrepreneur and organizational innovator. He has been co-founder and longstanding CEO of Haufe-umantis, a democratically led company supporting organizations to transform for the future. He co-founded Vision Kids (computer training for kids), START (entrepreneurship initiative at universities), btov Partners (angel investor network), NEOS (political party in Austria), IT rocks (digital b2b cluster organization). He is Angel Investor in VIU (eyewear), agilentia (board room software), legion M (crowd entertainment) and others. He has been growing up in Innsbruck-Igls (Austria) and studying at the University St. Gallen (Switzerland). He is four times ironman finisher and proud father of a young and growing family.


In order to make people heard and therefore strengthen democracy the initiators want to build up reach, raise awareness and activate people to take a stance for the binding people’s initiative first in Austria and then in Europe. This lays the groundwork to develop enough power and pressure to convince the new Austrian government (and later the European Commission) to hold a referendum on the introduction of the binding people’s initiative.

Task Definition

ADDITIONAL NOTE (17/07/13) - Please be sure to take a close look at the Halftime Feedback below!

Develop an engaging and self-explaining communication concept for the binding popular initiative. Important is that your concept is versatile and based on a dynamic communicational concept, which allows the initiators to address different topics throughout the next months and years. 
Your communication concept needs to address the necessity and the pro’s of introducing the binding popular initiative in Austria. In order to make your communication concepts comparable, please develop the following elements:

  • Keyvisual. This should be the main visual element of your submission as all other visual elements will derive from it.
  • Landing page. The landing page is a key element of the communication concept as it is the ‘digital home’ and central hub of the campaign.
  • e-Flyer. The ‘electronic flyer’ is the most important content element as it contains the most important information about the binding people’s initiative at a glance. As a hint: think infographic.
  • Outdoor poster.  This is the key communication tool in the real world. Clear, easy to understand with a good slogan and based on the key visual.

While we appreciate if you showcase the four deliverables on single slides please make sure to include them in the project template provided in the Project Kit.

Your concept may also contain:

  • a new name for the project.
  • a new logo.

 But whatever your over-arching idea, keep in mind to think conceptual. This means that your idea should be executable and expandable into a communication campaign throughout the next year. Especially consider that your communication concept should work in different channels like social media, newsletter, outdoors, PR, guerilla actions etc. However you do not need to execute all the possibilities.
The more elaborate the better but as there will be a communication agency involved, the focus should be on an extraordinary idea which unmistakably transports the positive aspects of the binding people’s initiative.  Important is that you stick to facts only - so no lies, no alternative facts but strong emotional arguments.
Additional information
Make sure you fill out the project template provided in the Project Kit, as it helps to understand where you’re coming from, which again heightens your chances of being considered by the client. 

Target Group

  • the people in general
  • young, idealistic people (currently activated by their concern about Trump, Brexit etc.)
  • concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds
  • people who feel left behind by globalization and digitization
  • kids , who can’t vote yet, but are able to energize others (e.g. during the Obama campaign, 2008)


  • Honest - caring for the people struggles to being heard
  • Convincing - that democracy needs the people’s voice to survive
  • Sceptical - toward elites and populists
  • Trust - in the good in people
  • Challenging - looking at matters from different angles and not sticking to ideologies

Guidelines, regulations, comments

Mandatory Requirements

  • The initiators want to give you as much creative freedom as possible. However your communication concept needs to be clever and suitable to activate people to support the implementation of the binding people’s initiative.
  • The visual elements of your communication campaign need to include key visiual, landing page, e-Flyer, outdoor poster.
  • If you come up with a new name and/or logo for the project, please already check whether it is technically and communicatively feasible (URL, #, Color code etc).
  • Make sure you fill out the project template (incl. the 4 visuals) provided in the Project Kit, as it helps to understand where you’re coming from, which again heightens your chances of being considered by the client.

Awards & Public Testing

  • Be aware that the public project on jovoto is already part of the overall campaign and that elements of your communication concept might be tested during the project is running on jovoto. Concepts that are being tested publicly will receive a ‘testing fee’ of 200€ (referred to as weekly “shortlist” in the price pool). The concept with the strongest positive impact has a good chance to  be awarded with the client’s choice.
  • Additionally the initiators of the project are considering to keep on working with the winning creatives throughout the campaign.

Required file format

Needs to work online (shareable content for testing) and in print, merchandising, guerilla actions, PR.

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1. When entering an idea for a project, jovoto as well as the client, may display, share and print it for evaluation or presentational purposes.

2. There is a three month exclusivity period:

  • in which you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media and ensure it is clearly labelled as a submission created on jovoto.
  • in which you ensure that the client is able to exclusively license your design.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it (without the clients logo).

3. Please ensure that you have noted any and all third party material you used - including the source where it can be found.

4. When uploading an idea you agree to jovoto's general terms of use as well as the specific project terms (see under the brief).

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6. Please carefully check and review your submission and the attachments before uploading them - they can only be deleted within 24 hours.

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Halftime Feedback

Dear everyone,

first of all thanks a lot for your participation in this very special crowdstorm!

It’s not your usual (design) task that you are probably used to at jovoto, but a very important one.

Ice caps are melting and breaking away from Antarctica, the German summer was taken over by rain and floods. World leaders just met in Hamburg, making decisions on global issues, while an immense crowd outside felt left out and disappointed.

These recent examples bring it very well to the point: it’s about time to act! Democracy is broken and WE, the people need to realize that we have to take it into our hands to fix it. This is what the Binding People’s Initiative, and therefore this task is all about.

To lay the groundwork, we need to raise awareness among the people in Austria. For this we need emotionalize them, through strong visuals and claims. So let's put the focus on the following two aspects of the task for the second half of the Crowdstorm:

  • find 1 - a STRONG and EMOTIONAL key visual and 2 - a CATCHY and ACTIVATING claim that fit the initiative and it’s goals
  • these elements together should lay the groundwork for a clear and versatile communication, that can be used and expanded in different ways

If you reach these 2 goals you are on an absolutely right track!

This is your Halftime feedback. A rather unusual one for an unusual project.

Let’s make this happen together! One step at a time.


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Hello everyone, I am very glad to be guiding this truly special and unique crowdstorm on jovoto!
I'll be here to answer any questions related to the Brief, the task, the process, the platform - basically any question you have - and also to help developing your ideas. If you have any questions, you can write me a pm, comment under your idea or if you think your question is relevant for everyone, here under the Brief.
The goal of this project, to make people heard and therefore strengthen democracy , is as important as ever and I am very curious what you come up with on how to raise awareness & reach reach and activate people!
Yours, Dora

Hmh, the Brexit was a democratic referendum and the (small) majority of the british people has been won by lies and fake facts from Nigel Farage & Co. accompanied by a onesided, hounding campaign of the media like The Sun, Daily Mail, etc. Just an accident? Maybe the initiators might explain us why rational facts came out at the short end here and the "responsible people" was able to make an even worse decision than the "few politicians elected every 4-5 years"? (It´s also irritating to see pictures of Trump and The Tea Party in the delelivered document. Is this meant to be pro or contra of this initiative?)

Thank you wueberg for your very justified question.

In short: If such a tool is not used regularly, people with extreme opinions will be mobilized in a bigger percentage then the rational middle. Then they win.

Most of the time, it’s not that dramatic, because politicians normally don’t execute on extreme referendums – especially as they are legally non-binding. That’s why a lot of people were not sure, if even after the referendum, Brexit will become reality. And it’s still not clear legally.

That's exactly the problem of how pseudo direct democratic tools are used. It was a gamble by the government in both directions: they wanted to use a lever against the EU to negotiate better terms and wanted to get a mandate by the people for staying in the EU and by that, finishing the debate and permanent critic against the EU. Everyone got called his bluff.

And I’m sure, if we would just repeat the referendum with exact the same question, it would not end in a Brexit, because now the middle got a wake-up call. That’s a really stupid. If the instrument would have been used, especially the young would have known, they have to take this inconvenience to cast their vote.

If you are looking in Switzerland, where you have this culture: They vote for a multi-billion generation project to build the deepest tunnel through the Alps. They voted for tax increases to finance the retirement system. And they voted against an increase of the minimum wage (it’s already quite high in Switzerland anyhow ; ) or against an increase of the minimum holidays from work. If an instrument is used often, people use it responsibly.

And then, there are results, which at first sight look really bad and intolerant. But they start a discussion to solve the underlying problem. If you are interested, here is a blog from me about such a vote: https://hermannarnold.me/2009/12/28/swiss-ban-on-minaret-building/ (And some other thoughts about direct democracy: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brexit-trump-italy-lessons-visions-direct-democracy-hermann-arnold, https://hermannarnold.me/2011/07/29/why-we-need-to-reform-democracy/)

The main question is: what is the alternative? The purely representative system is more stable till the tipping point. It’s the stability of a pressure cooker … till it explodes. And then you have extremist in the government – doing much more damage than a single vote. (Agreed, Brexit is real damage too. But could be a chance for Europe: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/brexit-wake-up-call-big-chance-eu-hermann-arnold

Thank you again Hermann

Hello everyone,

Great initiative with a good opportunity into turning into something really impacting. I would like to take this opportunity to ask for some references into some contemporary social anthropology studies on Austria, ethnographies etc.

In order to construct a meaningful communications concept one needs to have a baseline on which to construct the strategy and in order for that to happen, some studies are needed to be able to extrapolate from them.

Best, Tudor.

Hi Grigore,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback and support. Could you please specify what exactly you need? We are happy to provide.

I'm sure, you've seen these information https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/au.html https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Austria https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Austria

Best Hermann

Dear Initiator . Please allow me this very direct question : Are you aware that Daron Acemoglu and J.A.Robinson meanwhile came up with the empiric a priori prove, that such an extractive, non inclusive institution (as the EU unfortunately is), on the medium and long term, will do mayor damage to the continent and more than 95 % of the people. This fact is by far the most influential origin of the misery you are addressing. This EU-institution in not even designed to handle the complex tasks it should be able to handle. Due to its structure it is ipso facto going in to the opposite direction of more inclusion and improvement of democracy.
So : “Are you really willing and ready to oppose this neoliberal system ? Or is the real aim of this, to sell lobby fascism by making it look better ? “ With my best regards Ulli

Dear Ulli Thank you for your remarks. Almost everyone agrees that the EU has to be improved. This is a proposal for real inclusion. It will be, what the majority of people make out if it. And I'm convinced, the majority will drive the European idea in the right direction. When it comes towards me: you can be assured, I'm against fascism and all ism's, as it's not about ideology anymore. It's about real solutions.

Dear Herman Thank you for your reply and your statement. I do have the same concerns ! The question is : HOW can we turn the “EU- slaughterhouse of “democracy”” into a hospital that could be able to bring the healing inclusion. If we have the answer to this question, we could draw a conclusion and design a strategy accordingly. If not, this campaign is most likely meant to fail. Never the less, in terms of awareness and clarification it could be a big step forward anyway. We People of Austria at least could be the first to have “OUR Lobby Organization” in Brussels. Ok lets just do it. With my very best regards Ulli

What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and to draw conclusions.“( Sven Lindqvist (1992))

That’s is what we are up against :

Die Perfidität hat System.“ Demokratie, Psychologie und Techniken des Meinungs- und Empörungsmanagements siehe dazu :


Das Paradoxon der Demokratie‘ liegt in der Beziehung von Eliten und Volk. Die systematische Untersuchung dieses Problems geht bis in die Antike zurück. Im politischen Diskurs wird das Volk oftmals mit einer Herde verglichen, einer Herde, die zu irrationalen Affekten neige und die es folglich zu kontrollieren gelte. Für die politische Führung eines Volkes sei es daher wichtig, für das Schweigen der Herde zu sorgen. Dieses Thema ist vor allem durch Richard Nixon populär geworden, der seinerzeit das Schweigen der ‚silent majority‘ als Zustimmung zum Vietnamkrieg gedeutet hat.

Dear all, thanks a lot for your input so far and the interesting discussions - that are of course also part of the task.
Nevertheless, let's not forget to focus on the design aspect itself and find inspiring communication concepts that transport the message well!
I am looking forward to see all your ideas :)

I think I figured : 1. we need to define a clear mission 2. it needs to target the center of power 3. It has to be effective and compatible on two levels a) profane b.) politically

Qualified comments on this could be most helpful.

Everything else is in the briefing.

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you a little bit of inspiration on how a well rounded campaign could look like. Here's a tip: start by developing a key visual first - everything else can be built up on that! If you are not yet quite sure yet, have a look in these past jovoto projects how a good campaign (and a key visual) could look like: Greenpeace : Stop TTIP project Greenpeace against Gen-Food Unmask the Corrupt - Transparency International or Party's Over - Transparency International There are so many really great examples that I'm sure you'll helpful, make sure you check them out - Thanks!
Yours, Dora

What is Democracy? It comes from Greek - "demos kratos", which literally means "people's rule". So, I am really hyped up about this project, because it stands for something which leads me in life! As reading through the brief, everything sounds so familiar! Jovoto and Hermann Arnold formed great project and expect to see my participation soon! Ordinary people should have the right to overrule politics and express their will! Democracy should be as direct as possible, and where this is not rightly applicable, should involve people's opinion more timely and often. Public votes should have binding power that politicians could not override, because politicians are just servants of the people, plain and simple. In any modern republic, sovereignty raises from the people, not the individuals they choose to represent them. That's a fact politicians often like to forget. We will teach them otherwise!

Thanks for your enthusiastic comment, I am very much looking forward to see your submission(s)! :)

Will be my pleasure, thanks Dora! :)

This is kind of a misleading comment. The" people" in Greek would be the "plebs" Even in those days " Democracy " refers to a kind of rulership including just the senate. What is a " democracy " is in nowerday defined by the constitution of the country. In case of Austria this is a very tricky as it is kind of fragmented. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundesverfassung_(%C3%96sterreich)#Grundrechte

Ulrich, for example, the Senate in Rome was people's tribune and organization for politics. SPQR means "Senātus Populusque Rōmānus", roughly "Senate and People of Rome". Surely, inside there were rarely poor people and plebs, but still it was an authority of the people of Rome, although for the more illustrious of them.

We are living in 21 century, ordinary people now are a lot more intelligent and educated than the people centuries ago. Globalization and internet made things closer. The old ways of representative democracy, where political "elite" (groups of aristocrats, oligarchs and new-born millionaires) dictate what's good and what's bad for the people - it doesn't work right for the interests of ordinary people, so logically it is going to an end sooner rather than later.

I will give you something to think, on that regard:

Democracy is a sheep and two wolves voting what there will be for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote.

So, as you see, the term "democracy" could be viewed from many angles. ;)

Important point for me is that it doesn't mean a group of elected politicians could and should overwrite the opinion of the people, most of the time their own voters.

Or we should be the sheep in the first instance, only to sit down and accept what the wolves say, even if it seems bad for us and the rest of people around us. Surely, there are smart politicians who value their countrymen, but me and you know not all of them are. That is why, on top of many other reasons, ordinary people have to have the final word on important governmental decisions, even with a binding referendum vote.

Best to you!

Hi all Thank you very much for your valuable discussion and energy. Yes, it's about time to revolutionize democracy - and get real power back to us, the people. That's the aim. The binding people's initiative is the first and most important step. Once we have that, all else will follow. The challenge(s): - first we have to activate the people to loudly request this instrument. We have to make it emotional - bring it into everyone's mind and heart. - second: we have to have so much pressure, that politician change the system - more or less disempower themselves .... Looking forward our joint project. Let's do it!

Dear everyone, it's great to see you all on board!
As you can see in our PRIZE POOL, week by week there will be 2 ideas awarded with the Client's Shortlist prize. These ideas already go into a testing too! Read in the Brief: "Concepts that are being tested publicly will receive a ‘testing fee’ of 200€ (referred to as weekly “shortlist” in the price pool)."
The 2 ideas of Week 1 will be announced on Monday - but keep in mind that since this will be the regular flow, we do encourage you to keep the deadlines in mind.
To be surely considered for the weekly Award, your idea should always be uploaded until Wednesday morning by 10 AM Berlin time. Everything uploaded after might not be considered any more for that week - but in the next one.
So there's a lot to look forward to, as mentioned before the first two picks will be announced on Monday.
Keep on uploading your ideas and use the weekend to get inspired!
Yours, Dora

Ooh great Dora! So the ones considered to the announcement on Monday will be the ones that were posted before the 28th??

Looking forward!!!

Yup that's right dear Denisse! (including the 28th) Stay tuned and have a great weekend!

In other news: there are 2 new submissions as "Sparks" for everyone to get inspired and build upon! The last slides always include the instructions & all you need to know :) Go for it! Looking forward to see where you take them.

WE'VE GOT NEWS for you!
That's right, as promised here I am to announce the first two Client Picks that go into testing and receive the WEEK 1 Shortlist Award:
WE THE POWER by Denisse as well as What if? by Terena both received already a comment from Hermann and know what the next steps are to go into testing.
Don't forget that there will be 2 of these Awards each week and that ideas are going into testing while the project is running! For your idea to be surely considered for the WEEK 2 Awards, please remember that the deadline (that guarantees this) is always Wednesday morning 10 AM Berlin time.
Looking forward to see more and congrats to the first 2 picks - how exciting!
Yours, Dora

Thank you so much!!! I'm so happy about it! :D It's great this will go out to be tested I'm making the changes ASAP! Thanks a lot!

I find quite an interesting organization on the website: https://www.nolabels.org/blog/not-left-not-right-forward/.

Interesting ! But it refers to the status quo in the USA, and a somehow more advanced form of democracy ( accept Switzerland ) incl. the 17th amendment etc. What we can resume from this is : There are currently 3 different main types of initiatives in action : 1. Real basis Reformers 2. Opportunistic indignation management pseudo reformers 3. Gene Sharp style regime opposition

1 has the main potential : But reforms mean restructuring institutions- 2 has the money and the media and want to hold onto their jobs in this institutions 3 is underground and very effective but only when supported by 1 or 2. It includes destabilization, big risk and chaos and therefor in not really a solution.

1 the reformers are aware of it and so far never trigger 3 2 the pseudo reformers have no inhibition and are know as bad losers.

a momentum to support 1 in this situation is what we are looking for !

Dear all, it's great to see your ideas!
Please don't forget that today is the deadline to upload ideas for the Halftime Feedback. If you have any new ideas, it would be very helpful to upload them now, so that we can definitely take them into account at the talk! Also if you have any ideas for an update, this is a great time to make those changes.
After I will be back with some feedback and also with news about the Client's Shortlist as well!
Thanks a lot! Yours, Dora

Dear everyone,
first of all thanks a lot for your participation in this very special crowdstorm! It’s not your usual (design) task that you are probably used to at jovoto, but a very important one.
Ice caps are melting and breaking away from Antarctica, the German summer was taken over by rain and floods. World leaders just met in Hamburg, making decisions on global issues, while an immense crowd outside felt left out and disappointed.
These recent examples bring it very well to the point: it’s about time to act! Democracy is broken and WE, the people need to realize that we have to take it into our hands to fix it. This is what the Binding People’s Initiative, and therefore this task is all about.
To lay the groundwork, we need to raise awareness among the people in Austria. For this we need emotionalize them, through strong visuals and claims. So let's put the focus on the following two aspects of the task for the second half of the Crowdstorm:
find 1: a STRONG and EMOTIONAL key visual and 2: a CATCHY and ACTIVATING claim that fit the initiative and it’s goals
these elements together should lay the groundwork for a clear and versatile communication, that can be used and expanded in different ways
If you reach these 2 goals you are on an absolutely right track! This is your Halftime feedback. A rather unusual one for an unusual project.
Let’s make this happen together! One step at a time.
Thank You, yours,

Hey there everyone, there are 4 new ideas since the feedback - that's great!
We just wanted to point out that the HTF zooms in and clearly focuses on the two main points so you can jump right in without creating an entire campaign. What should you focus on?
1: Find a STRONG and EMOTIONAL key visual 2: Create a CATCHY and ACTIVATING claim that fit the initiative and it’s goals
If you’ve already included both in your campaign, you’re ahead of the game! Or if you haven’t- take your time to work out a really meaningful key visual and claim.

Good news! We have the winners for the "Client's Shortlist Week 2" - sorry it took a while, but here they are:
His way? Your choice! & Trust the People, Trust the System
Congratulations to Bogdan and team gusmonk & Electra! You will receive message shortly with some more information :)
The Week 3 Shorlist winners will be announced at the beginning of next week!

Hello Dora, I get a comment last week, that my Submission would be considered as weekly Winner. Then I got no answer for my questions. Could your team please don't write something like that because this is realy frustrating if its not true Fritz_Desin

Dear Dora , I think there is something wrong with the coworking function. I've got invitation from FRITZ design . The yellow bar appears on this Idea. but when I confirm nothing happen. Now the yellow invitation bar apears with all Ideas exept my own. We tried it the other way round, I did invited Fritz design. but it also not seems to work. PLEASE ADVICE best regards Ulli

Dear Uli, I will look into this asap - let's take the conversation over to the private messages!

sub : correct wording

I see here in many illustrations very strange usage of the word : "VOICE" unlike in German language this word is not used when it comes to casting a VOTE !

Dear all, it's almost hard to believe, but this project is nearing the end: there's only 1 more day left for submissions.
Please make sure that you have uploaded everything you worked on, maybe you have some more last minute changes too? If you haven't had the chance yet to fill out the Project Template from the Project Kit, please take your time to do so now!
Thanks a lot, I am looking forward to see what the last hours will bring.... Go go go! :)
Yours, Dora

Thank you for all your ideas in the past weeks!
The submission period came to an end today and there's 94 interesting ideas to browse trough. Thanks for everyone who participated!
The next 7 days are the so called "rating only period" where you have the final chance to leave your fair votes under each idea. It's important that you participate in this, as it will determine the community winners.
Keep on watching this space for any further news - there will be more to come! As you also know, there's still some un-awarded Client's Shortlists and other winners still to come!
Yours, Dora

Yes I have news for you!
We are really sorry that it took a while until we could communicate the shortlist winners. Nevertheless: they are here!! HUGE congrats go to the following ideas and idea owners:
#MachenZusammen by Filippo I have voice by the dream team Agnes - Daniel - Tobias Deine Stimme - your voice by Hopsi Stand up for democracy (Act now) by Ivan You decide too by Salomé and SHAPE the Democracy by yet another dream team Aybars & tolgatuncer
You may have noticed that it's not exactly 2/ each week: the reason behind that is, that in the end it mattered more to ensure that really the TOP favorites get rewarded than go into testing immediately.
Congratulations to ALL Client's Choices (also the 4 from the first 2 weeks) once again and let's not forget that there's still a lot to look forward to:
- The FINAL Client's Choice Winner - who is it going to be? - We are still in the rating phase, which will determine the Community Winners - And there's the Collaboration and Best Feedback Awards too! If I have any more news, you will hear from me here, so watch this space ;)

THANKS EVERYONE See you soon! Yours, Dora

Congratulations to all winners !

Congratulations guys!!!:)

Congratulations!! :)

Congrats to the winners! You did a great job! :)

Congratulations!! :)

This was a nice Birthday new! :D Thanks!

Big congrats to all winners!

congrats guys! :)

Yaaay, this made my day, thank you! :D And congrats to all of you!

I am very happy, thanks! congrats to all winners!

Dear all, as you have probably seen, we have just announced the Community Winners!
Congratulations to all of you for convincing the community with a strong idea: 1: We will take it from here. by rbardin 2: People's power is stronger than people in power! by wildyracing 3: WE THE POWER by Denisse 4: Her way? Your choice! by Bogdan 5: in-VISIBLE CITIZENS by oconlink!
Furthermore we have 2 team ideas winning the Best Collaboration Awards: Trust the People, Trust the System by team Gusmonk and Gina and I have voice by the team of 3: Agnes, Daniel and Tobias!
As well as the Best Feedback Award, that goes to Aybars Senyildiz!
Great job guys! If there's any news about the Client's Choice I will let you know here!
All the Best, Dora

Such great news! Thank you everybody who took the time to vote! And congrats to all the other winners as well! :)


Congrats to all the winners! Well done ppl!

Congrats to all the winners :)

Congratulations guys!!

Congratulations to all winners! :)

Aah, so great to hear :D thank you so much everybody and congrats to all other winners!

Congratulations to everybody! This was my first project posted on Jovoto but I have to say communication was not great. I really expected a more professional attitude but instead we got unanswered questions, lots of delays and confusion, weird feedback or no feedback from the guides and owners. Also I'm not sure about the Jovoto rating system - it seems subjective and it almost totally ignores the initial goals of the brief - I mean I'm not sure it's even a rating "system" at all. Maybe I'm wrong, but I know that creative industry is almost a waste of time without an analytic approach. Cheers!

Dear Dan, thanks for your honest feedback.
I have to admit communication wise this might not have been the very best introduction for a newbie . That has to do with the fact that this wasn't a very usual project with very usual circumstances, but we went a bit into unknown territories and tried something new ;) There was indeed some confusion, which sometimes resulted in longer waiting times for an answer and I am really sorry for that, but there was no way around it.
As of the feedback: I as the Guide tried to give feedback on each idea submitted. About the rating system you can get to know more in our FAQs here: https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001797045-How-does-the-rating-system-work-and-how-should-I-rate- and also in this Blogpost: https://www.jovoto.com/blog/creatives/community/the-jovoto-rating-system-explained/
I hope this was a bit helpful, thanks again! Yours, Dora

1. This is a graphic designers platform, so better not expect any other expertise outside La-La-land from this community. 2. The voting system seems to be corrupt, I observed stuff like a rating of 8,2 on 458 votes coming down to 6.1 on only 21 votes further. I guess they not even figured, that such an online system can be easily manipulated.

Thanks Ulrich for your input.

BIG congrats to all the winners!!

Congrats! to all the winners

I am genuinely curious about the practical exploitation of all this material. So far I saw only this.


And it looks quite like extraxted from a certain idea ?

H i Ulrich, I’m sorry I don’t quite understand what you mean. Can you send me a private message to explain it? Thanks

Ok.Shir I will. It is for not risking to offend any of your customers not to be more specific. But the basics should be clear for the community as well. So they can understand the requirements according to the customers agenda. Just takes some minutes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34LGPIXvU5M

Dear everyone, I have news for you! Good news :)

I am thrilled to be able to finally announce the Client's final choice.. so without further ado... the winner is non less than... #MachenZusammen by Filippo Marsili!

Extra special congrats, since it was your first idea submitted on jovoto ever!

The jury wanted to give a special mention the following ideas too: We will take it from here. in-VISIBLE CITIZENS I have voice Deine Stimme - your voice and Your Voice

A huge round of applause to you guys as well! And thanks once again to everyone who participated.

All the Best, yours,


Project terms

Project Terms For the Public Project "Power to the People"

The following Project Terms are the legal basis for your participation in this Crowdstorm.

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea.

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client. From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the Crowdstorm is completed if they decide to license your idea.

In §5 you will find important points on what you will be held responsible for (like respecting copyrights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

1. Scope

1.1 These project terms supplement the Terms of Use [https://www.jovoto.com/legal/] for creatives and apply to public projects in terms of section 3.1.1 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Public projects may be viewed by everyone. All registered creatives may submit ideas for such projects provided they accept these project terms.

1.2 By submitting an idea to a project, the creative accepts the terms of use and these project terms.

2. Right to be Named as Author

By accepting these project terms and the terms of use, the creative waives any right to be named as author if the client wishes this when licensing the creative's idea. As long as the client does not purchase the idea, jovoto will ensure that the creative is named as author.

3. Granting Rights of Use to jovoto


By submitting an idea to a project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 3 to jovoto.

3.1 Even when participating in a project or submitting an idea, the creative still retains the right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use his own idea for the purpose of self-promotion provided he observes the rights of third parties, in particular those of the client. This does not apply to the first six months following the end of the submission phase of a project. During this period, the creative is not permitted to use his idea in any other manner. The client's trademarks and other related rights may only be used if and when the client explicitly allows this for the performance of the competition.

3.2 jovoto wishes to point out explicitly that participation in a project and/or submission of an idea does not confer on the creative any right to use material of jovoto or the client. In particular, participation in a project does not give the creative any right to use the logo or other materials belonging to the project sponsor (client) or to third parties. This does not apply in cases where the project terms or the project briefing call for other arrangements.

3.3 The creative submitting an idea to a project grants to jovoto non-exclusive transferable rights, without restriction on time, space or content, to use the idea, including associated creative works and any comments submitted therewith to the extent required for the operation of the platform. In particular, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make every comment and/or idea and the associated works on the platform accessible to third parties and to make any reproductions necessary for this purpose. The creative grants to jovoto the right to edit the works in question in order to present them more favorably on the website.

3.4 In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works publicly accessible for the purpose of presentation beyond the confines of the project, for example in the jovoto newsletter or in its blog, to distribute them and to edit them, in particular to create and present summaries or individual pictures of videos and texts, scaled-down versions of photographs ('thumbnails') etc.

3.5 Furthermore, the creative grants to jovoto the non-exclusive right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use the ideas and associated works in any medium for the purpose of communicating and promoting the project and/or ideas submitted to the project. To this end, jovoto may reproduce the ideas and associated works, distribute, edit, rearrange them, make them publicly accessible, broadcast and publicly play them in other ways, whereby this includes in particular making them available or broadcasting them by transmitting the content to fixed or mobile terminal devices of other creatives as part of automated subscription services (push services) or download services (pull services) (e.g. by podcast, RSS feed, Atom feed, XML interface or other technologies). The parties to this agreement consider the right of public reproduction also to include, in particular, the right to render the idea and associated works on the website using methods to play back audio and video data that can be received and simultaneously played by creatives (streaming), including the possibility of configuring the stream in such a way that the broadcast data can be stored by the recipient. In order to document the project and/or to promote the platform, jovoto may in particular include the creative's idea, alone or together with the ideas of other creatives, in a catalog of ideas, which will be made available to the client on conclusion of a project, and which it may reproduce as a different form of print publication and distribute (including as poster), where this serves as an appropriate form of publication for the platform, present at trade fairs (in particular in the form of banners, posters, video clips), make accessible as "best cases" on the platform, also in conjunction with other projects, or make generally publicly available, include in press releases or make available to third parties in the course of normal public relations work (for example for external press reports in journals).

3.6 In order to secure the greatest possible level of awareness and reach for the creative's ideas, the creative additionally grants to jovoto the right to publish the creative's ideas, and/or to have them published, on websites of external providers, to make the reproductions required for this and to transfer the individual works (i.e. the corresponding files) to the relevant third party, and/or to grant these providers technical access to the ideas for the above-mentioned purposes, including the right to reproduce the ideas for inclusion in their own websites. In order to achieve the aims mentioned in this sub-section, jovoto may use popular, established technical methods (e.g. embedded functions). The creative therefore consents to the relevant third-party provider adopting the works in question and also publishing them.

3.7 The creative will receive no monetary recompense for granting the aforementioned rights of use to jovoto. In return for being granted the rights, jovoto will present the creative's ideas on the platform and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to third parties or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in projects.

3.8 In technical terms, the platform is a highly complex system with a large number of links. The content of creatives builds on from different user content and is cross-linked with it in many ways, etc. In addition, as a platform for creative services, the platform must provide a high degree of transparency and traceability – also covering the possibility of investigating or searching through events set in the past. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 3 is therefore irrevocable and extends beyond any end to the user agreement. Content submitted by the creative to the platform can therefore remain accessible on the platform even after this license agreement terminates or the creative is no longer a user of the platform for other reasons.

3.9 jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of projects the creative may, where applicable, have the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing). Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individualproject (including the relevant details) will be specified in the briefing. The creative must in all cases explicitly indicate the use of third-party materials, including those that are subject to open licensing.

3.10 The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

4. Granting Rights of Use to the Client


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 4 to the client. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4.2 ff. is subject to the condition precedent that the client decides to acquire the creative's idea.

4.1 By participating in a project, the creative grants to the client the non-exclusive right of use, without restriction on content, time or space, to present his ideas and works as such outside of advertising campaigns or in order to promote the project, alone or together with the ideas and works of other creatives participating in the project, in any medium. Moreover, the creative grants to the client the right to use the ideas and works for the purpose of internal and external market research and for preparing the acquisition of the exclusive rights of use to the ideas and works. This may require the distributing and making the ideas and works publicly accessible, limited to the aforementioned purposes.

4.2 By accepting this license agreement, the creative grants to jovoto, subject to the condition precedent of the client's decision to acquire the corresponding rights from jovoto, rights of use to the idea that the creative has submitted to a project, together with all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, and to elements protected by copyright, design and performance protection rights associated with the idea (hereinafter referred to collectively as "works"), for exploitation in all known and unknown manners of utilization, in particular to the extent detailed below. This includes in particular – also in cases where rights arise at a later date – the exclusive, transferable right, unrestricted by content, time and space, and capable of being sub-licensed in parts, to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, irrespective of whether for payment or not, to distribute them, exhibit, rent out, to publicly render, in particular present, perform, display, make publicly accessible, broadcast, relay via cable or other systems (cable rebroadcasting), reproduce through video or audio medium, to make public via screen, loudspeaker or any other technical device, programs already broadcast or recordings made on the basis of public transmissions or to reproduce in any other intangible form, to edit and rearrange as well as to publish and use any such edited or rearranged form.

4.3 The aforementioned rights of exploitation for commercial or promotional purposes include in particular:

4.3.1 The right to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any tangible and/or intangible, digital or analog, form, e.g. through reprography or transfer to analog media (e.g. packaging, promotional material, advertisements, placards, books, stickers, printouts, pictures, illustrated books, books, comics, leaflets, flyers, photographs, photocopies, photo-mechanical processes, posters, magazines, newspapers), through digitalization or any other form of digital storage and to temporarily and/or permanently store on any other known type of data, video and/or video/audio media such as diskette, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio, Super Audio CD, audio cassette, vinyl record, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, Flash Card, Smart Card, Secure Digital Card, memory stick, MiniDisc, DAT, hard disk, server, proxy server, USB stick and/or via transmission in the Internet or other data networks or through transmissions or in database systems; in particular this also includes the right to use the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea for company-internal and -external presentations, in company-internal media such as intranet, PowerPoint presentations and for the creation and distribution of advertisements in print media and in electronic, especially online, means of advertising;

4.3.2 The right to distribute or put into circulation the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea in any known way and on all physical analog and digital media independently or in combination with other works, especially in support of a product, and/or to offer these to third parties, in particular to rent and lend out irrespective of the distribution channel and the embodiment, in particular through distribution of the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea on the aforementioned digital or analog media via wholesalers, resellers or retailers, mail order and irrespective of whether by remote sale, electronic transaction, free transfer or free distribution;

4.3.3 The right to transfer the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any known technical manner and to make them known, and in particular accessible to the public. This includes, in particular, the fact that the idea and the associated works may be stored in digital form in a data processing system from which they may then be retrieved by third parties 'on demand' as a stream or download or any other form as digital signal via wired or wireless media and/or transmitted there with the consequence that the stored data are transferred to the receiving device of the third party where they may be decoded after storage, intermediate storage or immediately, i.e. converted into text, images and/or sounds and made visible or audible. The idea and the associated works may also be made available to the third party in such a manner that he/she may store the idea and the works contained therein and/or parts thereof in his/her receiving device and may access them there repeatedly. Interactive use by way of on demand is characterized by the ideas stored in digital form being made available to members of the public who are not present at the source of where they are made available, and being made available in such a way that members of the public have access to them and can request their transmission at independent times and places even if transmission of the works to third parties takes place at a later point in time than at the one requested. The online right of use exists independently of the form of transmission chosen by the client or its licensees for the use of the protected material and includes, for example, interactive or non-interactive online systems, electronic databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks and platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, XING, Google+, LinkedIn or Facebook, Apps, IRC or news, file sharing or application service providing;

4.3.4 The right to send or forward the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, to third parties irrespective of whether in 'analog or digital' form whether via data networks in the form of subscription or download services (e.g. by streaming, video-on-demand, near-video-on-demand, podcasting, webcasting, simulcasting, IPTV, mobile TV, push services (such as RSS feed, XML interface, etc.) and pull services of all kinds) or via traditional modes of transmission such as public or private broadcast, rebroadcast and repeat broadcast via radio, television and similar systems of communication and reception, electromagnetic waves, electronic devices, wire, cable, satellite, antenna systems, digital means of communications and other technical equipment, whether via the client's own means of transmission or via public or private broadcast companies;

4.3.5 The right to publish the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, first in any desired form at the point in time of the client's choosing irrespective of whether on any type of tangible media or in intangible form (e.g. on the Internet), irrespective of whether independently or in combination with other content such as a collection or multimedia work or as part of an encyclopedia;

4.3.6 The right to commercially exploit the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, through the manufacture and sale of goods of all types (e.g. dolls, toys, stuffed animals, sports articles, household, bathroom and kitchen items, garments, printed matter including comics, sound storage media, headgear, buttons) and/or to exploit the media listed and described in this sub-section, the marketing of services of all types using the circumstances, names, titles, figures, illustrations or other relationships related to the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, including the right to exploit the idea fully or in part through the production and sale of games/computer games, including interactive computer games, and/or other multi-media productions and/or other forms of work and to promote goods and services of any kind using such elements or through edited or unedited excerpts from videos ("merchandising right");

4.3.7 The right to modify, edit, combine, arrange the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any manner, especially through correction and translation into any other language, through extension, conversion, augmentation, adaptation, complementing, through inclusion in databases or by the creation of collected works, through the substitution of images and figures, through changes to the characters of figures, or allowing such actions to be undertaken by third parties, and to publish, exploit, or have published and exploited, the edited or rearranged works in any of the ways described in the above provisions.

4.3.8 The rights granted exist irrespective of the technology used as the basis for the use of the right. In particular, the granting / transfer of rights of use are not bound to the form of data transmission (analog or digital), to the means of data transmission currently used or to the type of end-user receiving device. The client is especially entitled to allow this access via any type of equipment or device that is technically able to call up and/or represent the content provided. Access can be effected in particular with the aid of fixed devices (e.g. personal computer, set-top box for digital TV or Internet terminal) and mobile terminal devices, especially mobile telephones (via WAP, SMS, i-mode and any future standards), smartphones, electronic organizers, so-called personal digital assistants (based on operating systems such as Stinger, EPOC, Palm OS, Windows CE/Pocket PC), in particular via wired connections (telephone networks, TV cable networks, ISDN, DSL, Internet fixed line, etc.), via wireless connections (wireless local loop, satellite, radio [in particular DVB-H], mobile telephone networks [GSM, CDMA, HSCSD, GPRS, 3G, UMTS], wireless LAN) or in the process of synchronization with other electronic devices (e.g. via cable and network connection, Bluetooth or infra-red) and on the basis of various transmission standards and presentation formats (e.g. TCP/IP, SMS, MMS, EMS, PMS, smart messages, DVB, HTML, WML, cHTML, e-mail) in all online services, data and (tele-) communications networks, in particular the Internet.

The client is to be able to use the idea fully and exclusively on a permanent basis and to exploit it commercially, in particular for advertising purposes and across all media.

4.4 In addition to, and above and beyond, the above provisions, it is agreed that, if the creative has created a computer program, only the client will be entitled to exercise any proprietary rights to the computer program after the transfer of rights by jovoto.

4.5 Following the transfer of rights, the client is entitled at its own discretion and without the separate agreement of the creative, to transfer the rights listed in section 4 to third parties or to allow third parties to exercise such rights irrespective of whether in the original form or in an edited form. This applies independently of the content and scope of the license terms agreed with the relevant third party, i.e. irrespective of whether through the transfer of the exclusive right of use or through the assignment of individual or several fully inclusive or non-exclusive rights of use limited with regard to content and/or time and/or space.

4.6 The above provisions also apply in the event that the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, have been combined with third-party protected material. If a collective creative work with shared copyright ownership has resulted from the combination of the works with other protected material, the creative herewith agrees to the exploitation of the collective work to the extent specified by the above provisions.

4.7 The use of material covered by open access or open content licensing terms for the development and creation of the project idea is prohibited, irrespective of whether this is done by the creative or third parties. The creative warrants that he will not use such material.

4.8 The idea will also remain visible on the platform even after being sold to the client. It will however be marked as 'sold (e.g. as 'Client's Choice').

4.9 The creative waives his right to be named as author in the exploitation of the idea. jovoto will work towards persuading the client that the creative's authorship should be acknowledged as author and that he should be named as such in accompanying material in cases where it is not possible to achieve such mention on specimens of the work.

4.10 Where the creative has used material and/or works of third parties in the course of developing and submitting the idea (for example photographs from publicly accessible databases, fonts, sample texts or similar), he also grants to jovoto and to the client rights of use to this third-party material and to these third-party works in accordance with the provisions of section 4.10. The sole exception to this are those parts of the idea that have been identifiably used for illustrative purposes and are marked as such components used solely for illustrative purposes and are explicitly titled as "SAMPLE" or "SPECIMEN" in the idea. Third-party materials and third-party works that are not marked as such will be treated as if they were the creative’s own works.

4.11 The condition precedent for the granting of rights in accordance with section 4 will be deemed to have been met when the client has made the decision to acquire the rights to an idea of the creative as specified in section 4, the client has informed jovoto of this in writing and jovoto has accordingly informed the creative in writing. jovoto will grant the license rights to the idea to the client immediately after the condition precedent becomes effective and the creative has been informed.

4.12 jovoto will immediately inform the creative in writing in cases where the client desires a direct license of rights from the creative. The creative and the client can then reach an agreement on the scope of the rights granted – if necessary with jovoto as mediator. jovoto will provide a specimen agreement on request.

4.13 The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4 remains unaffected by the termination of the contractual relationship between the creative and jovoto and the underlying terms of use.

4.14 The aforementioned provisions apply accordingly for performance provided by a creative that cannot be registered or protected (e.g. draft concepts). At the same time, the performance provided by a creative is also deemed to have been rendered even if it cannot be registered or protected (e.g. as patent, brand or copyright) unless explicitly agreed otherwise.

5. Creative's Guarantee, Indemnity

5.1 The creative guarantees that he has developed all ideas, and works associated with the ideas together with the individual elements, himself, and that he is the owner of all rights that are necessary in order to grant the rights of use in accordance with sections 3 and 4 and to meet any other applicable conditions. The creative also guarantees that his ideas and associated works are free of any third-party rights.

5.2 The creative also guarantees that he will not submit or offer any content, in particular ideas or work samples, that encroach upon the rights of third parties or where content is ineligible in accordance with the above provisions. The creative must check whether his ideas and the associated works infringe the rights of third parties. Indications for such contractual infringements are given when, in particular,

5.2.1 Works subject to copyright, e.g. graphics, videos, photos or text (even when edited or alienated, unless the original can no longer be identified), are used that were not created by the creative himself;

5.2.2 The ideas contain performances subject to copyright or related rights such as live recordings of concerts, plays, circus performances, etc., or parts thereof, or include other performances protected by other related rights such as television programs (including opening and closing sequences);

5.2.3 Third parties have collaborated on the production of the content in such a way that they are able to acquire ancillary copyright, for example for recording, direction, editing, sound engineering, camerawork, etc. unless the persons in question have agreed to the exploitation of the idea created with their collaboration on the platform;

5.2.4 The content includes personal or other sensitive information about individuals or groups of people, unless the necessary consent and/or exploitation rights have been obtained by the creative;

5.2.5 Third parties are portrayed in photographs or videos in such a way that they play a major role in terms of their significance for the photo/video, unless the creative has obtained their explicit consent to the scene and to the exploitation of the results on the platform.

5.3 The creative also guarantees that he is not prevented by any contract of employment or other such agreement from contributing the relevant idea and participating with it in a project.

5.4 The creative will indemnify jovoto from any claims that third parties may assert against jovoto for infringement of their rights as a result of the ideas submitted by the creative. jovoto will inform the creative of any such assertion in writing immediately. The creative will make every effort to support jovoto in preparing a suitable defense. The creative will assume all costs incurred by jovoto in this connection, including reasonable costs for a legal defense. The creative is entitled to prove that the actual costs incurred by jovoto were lower than those claimed.

5.5 The same applies in the event of claims asserted by third parties when the creative infringes legal positions of third parties, in particular trademark rights or personal rights, or other legal provisions (such as prohibitions contained in the Act Against Unfair Practices – UWG) through the subject of the content, irrespective of the authorship thereof.

6. Further Provisions

In case your submission is chosen as a Client's Shortlist winner, you agree to the public testing of your submission for the runtime of this project on jovoto. To be considered, please make sure to follow all mandatory requirements.