Your Design for a better World for Children

Design greeting cards for UNICEF that will support fundraising efforts to help children in need!

€6,000prize pool

Design greeting cards for UNICEF that will support fundraising efforts to help children in need!

Background

UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund. Founded after the Second World War as an emergency aid organization for children. Today, UNICEF is committed to improving the living conditions of children in over 190 countries.

UNICEF Switzerland represents the rights of children, collects donations for the worldwide UNICEF programs, informs people about the organization’s work and new research and findings in their field. UNICEF observes and accompanies the implementation of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in Switzerland.

The UNICEF holiday and New Year cards carry a long tradition, not only in Switzerland but also throughout the rest of the world. Each year, UNICEF creates a collection of greeting cards with various designs to aid their fundraising efforts.

Goals

UNICEF wants to create a new collection of holiday and New Year greeting cards for 2019/2020. These greeting cards should be attractive, appealing to both companies (who send them to their business partners and customers) and individuals which can purchase the cards only by retailers.

All funds raised through the sale of the cards go to help UNICEF in its mission to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Task

Design next year’s holiday greeting cards and New Year greeting cards for UNICEF that can be used in a private as well as in a business context.

Over the years UNICEF has gained considerable experience on which cards sell the best. Here are the insights that can help you make your card win one of the Client’s Choice Awards and generate a maximum of funds for children in need.

Themes

UNICEF wants you to create your card around the following categories:

  • Warmth
  • Festivity
  • Elegance
  • Baroque and opulence
  • Colourfulness and cheer

Please find in the materials exemplary stories created by UNICEF that explain these categories and can help you as a creative starter for your design. 

Visuals

  • Children
  • Christmas baubles
  • Stars
  • Snowflakes
  • Angels
  • Winter flowers
  • Candles
  • Animals / doves
  • Fir branches
  • Winter
  • Cityscapes
  • Countryside
  • The current year
  • Globe
  • The Christmas story

Text

The design should not feature any text, with the exception of wishes in multiple languages (e.g. Meilleurs Voeux, Season’s Greetings, Frohe Festtage).

The date/year 2020 can appear in your design to wish a happy new year.

Style

You have free reign regarding the look of your card, however keep in mind that it must be compatible with UNICEF’s goals.

The design can be festive, figurative, abstract or minimalist.

The design should NOT have any religious associations.

The visual should NOT give the impression of loneliness or being alone (for example: One deer standing alone in the forest would give the impression of loneliness. Better to have a group of deer).

Technical details

Your task is to design the image that appears on the front of the card only; the back of the card is already predefined by UNICEF.

You are free to choose from the following formats: A5 (14.8 x 21cm) or 16 x 16cm or 11.7 x 17.3cm.

Feel free to propose special materials, textures and print techniques for your card.

Do not use any third party material, unless you own the full rights and they can be transferred to UNICEF. This includes stock and creative commons.

The UNICEF logo should NOT be part of the design.

Target Group

It is important that your design appeals to either businesses and/or private persons:

The first target group: are companies that send their business partners and customers holiday greetings and New Year wishes. They want to resume contact with their customers and remind them that they are grateful for doing business with them them.

The second target group: are individuals buying the UNICEF cards from retailers and who use the cards to send wishes to friends and family. You should appeal to that target audience of UNICEF with emotional and friendly designs.

Tonality

  • Warm, friendly and sincere
  • Emotional
  • Social (not lonely)

Mandatory requirements

It is important that your design appeals to either business or private target groups.

Only use image material for which you own the complete rights so UNICEF can use your idea in exactly the same way you designed it (i.e. you should also avoid using stock images for the background).

jovoto makes it a priority to uphold and promote a professional standard and we therefore reserve the right to remove ideas that appear like collages from stock or clip art.

The following elements should NOT be featured in your design:

  • Religious associations
  • Weapons
  • Skulls and crossbones
  • Sexist insinuations and any form of nudity
  • Anything that glorifies violence
  • Indignity
  • Violations of children’s rights
  • Drugs

There are no specifications as to which graphic elements, images or photographs should be used for the designs. But you should only use images:

  • for which you own the full copyright (usage rights)
  • for which you can pass on the exclusive rights to UNICEF if necessary (please highlight the corresponding materials)

Deliverables

Important: UNICEF will choose the Client's Choice Winners not earlier than mid-January 2019. By uploading your idea you confirm that:

  • you provide jovoto with contact data that will be valid until the end of January 2019
  • you will safely store the necessary data until then and that you will be able to provide them if your idea is chosen.

If UNICEF likes the style of your submission but not the subject shown, they may also ask you to create a different visual in the same style. In this case they will pay 50% more license fee for your extra effort.

Required File Format

In case your idea is chosen by the client to be licensed you must be able to deliver an open layered file format (such as a PSD, AI or EPS) in 300 dpi.

Useful Links

Unicef.org

Legal Overview

Here is a brief overview of what is particularly important to be aware of:

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 six 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.
  • after which you may offer your submission to others and publicly display it.

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).

5. The project terms clarify rights for your upload as well as the details that go into effect if and when you are informed that someone wishes to license your design.

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

Download material

Click on the following links to download working material and additional information related to the project.

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Greetings creatives! I’m sure most around the globe are looking forward to the cooler winter season right now!  With about 200 submitted ideas and just wrapping up the Halftime Feedback talk with the client yesterday, I’m happy to share with you feedback, thoughts and tips on how to best move forward as we enter the final 3 weeks of the crowdstorm.

Firstly, the client is delighted with a wide range of your submissions and the approach to this challenge. We had a great conversation reviewing the ideas and I will comment more under the mentioned designs for further individual feedback.  One item to clarify from the brief is the difference between the two target groups:

As mentioned in the brief, cards are being produced for private individuals and businesses. Their respective needs and expectations in terms of designs are different:

UNICEF cards are utilized both by corporations (business) for sending wishes and appreciation to their customers.

For the “Business” cards the client  likes to see a more classic, elegant, generic approach that can be used by different companies, independent of product and customers. For the business cards the client likes to see, in addition to traditional themes, the globe as well as text (i.e. greetings in different languages).

Consumers (private individuals) usually send cards to family and friends.  “Private” cards are not printed with text nor the globe. Please keep that in mind for your concepts.

There was a definite attraction to designs that captured ethnic diversity (the globe with children from different cultural backgrounds), elegant themes, variants of the globe, fireworks as well as colours of blue, gold and silver.  

Please note: Photographs of children can be used as placeholders. These images will have to be replaced with original work or with photos the clients owns the copyright to if the design is chosen. Please note that this is only an option. Your focus should not solely rely on stock photos as third party material can not be used in the final selection of cards.

The client did not like overly ‘childish’ or naive designs. UNICEF has decided to stay away from these designs this year, as sales of such themes has been mediocre. This doesn’t mean to abandon all funness. Rather they would like to see more designs that have an organic, hand drawn and mature look & feel, speaking to a more traditional audience. In addition I’d suggest to stay away from heavily digital illustrations as they seem to not capture the spirit they are looking for.  The keyword here is: traditional.

As a reminder: always pay attention to an ethnic diversity when illustrating children and again with people or animals they prefer if you don't go into a too cutesy comic style. A more realistic approach is appreciated.

On that note please be on the lookout as I will comment over the next two days on a handful of ideas that stood out and that can help you with future design concepts as well as refinements.

Good luck for the next three weeks and remember there's also 3 x €300 price money for Best Collaboration. So find yourself a partner and collaborate on designing cards!

Justin

 

Comments

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Greetings Creatives, pleased to welcome you all to the annual UNICEF greeting cards Crowdstorm!

Excited to be your creative guide for this design project, if you have any questions throughout the process, please don't hesitate to contact me either here or in a private message.

I'll be following your designs over the next weeks and offering support/feedback. Don't forget to become familiar with the brief details (regarding texts, languages, logos, motifs, tonality, ... of the card) and the goals of UNICEF to create a wonderful and cheerful festive greeting card.

Thank you all in advance for helping UNICEF achieve its mission!

Creatively yours, Justin

Hi Justin, i have a question about the quantity of proposals that we can submit, there is a limited number?

Hey Alejandra, the idea limit differs from project to project. This information is always displayed in the upload form, in this case: "you can submit max. 10 ideas." Looking forward to see your submissions!

Hi Justin :) The greetings cards will be for Swiss customers or also for the other countries. The brief lists some inspirational categories for visuals. Among these are angels and the Christmas story. However it is requested not to make proposals with religious references. So how does the Christmas story and angles could refer to visual? Thx a lot!

Hi Davide, I'll check on the customer base. My understanding about the Christmas reference should be interpreted as cultural celebration and to pay homage to the "winter time" spirit that surrounds the winter season. Yes the brief does highlight to stay away from religious associations which I'd say it's in direct reference to using symbols/text. It's a bit of a blurred line I can appreciate, perhaps a strategic way to approach is to see the previous selections that are in the project kit: https://www.jovoto.com/projects/unicef2018/briefing_material?material_id=6549

Hope that helps and looking forward to seeing your designs :)

Circling back here, the audience for the cards is international!

Hello :) I have a question regarding the number limit of submissions: 5? 10?

Thanks

Hey Fatima, the idea limit differs from project to project. This information is always displayed in the upload form, in this case: "you can submit max. 10 ideas." Looking forward to see your submissions!

The same question, thanks for the answer :D

Hi Justin, Two of the format sizes are in the portrait configuration, can we also turn those to landscape format to use that layout. Thanks- Todd

This is an important question..

Both landscape and portrait are possible!

Bummer that the price money is still too little. After slashing the prices so significantly 5 years ago, suddenly paying the creatives so much less than they deserve, would it not be about time to raise these prices again? Not like life is getting any cheaper.

In this case it is for a good purpose and it is like a donation from every creative. Sometimes you just only have to do something good :)

Unicef Germany spends about 14 Million a year on marketing. Most creatives here cannot live off their work.

I mainly object to the fact that they lowered the prices by 50%, and never even attempted to raise them again. Jovoto tried to sell it as a Win, saying "more designs are bought", but it only means that Unicef gets more for less.

I do a lot of charity work, on my selected causes, but I prefer not being taken for a fool. Or do I get a Spendenbescheinigung, too, that I can hand in during tax time? ;)

@DENKdifferent - this is a really cool charity contest: https://www.cewe-print.de/cca18.html - Cewe donates 100 euros per designer who enters, so no matter what, just entering one design will do good. And they have decent licenses/ prices.

Hi Gila , in this specific case we are working for a UN Program that is a not-for-profit. The sale of the cards goes toward a good cause. The ambition is to make sure that as much money as possible goes towards that cause: helping children in need! The sale of the Christmas cards does provide a significant contribution to UNICEFs budget and for that we are extremely grateful. Our gratitutde also goes towards the creative community without which we could not provide designs that eventually become these cards. In order to make sure that the largest amount possible goes towards children in need, we try to find strike the right balance between keeping the costs for the client low, so more money can be used for the running and future projects of UNICEF.

However, Jovoto welcomes input about prize money and payments, as we would like to improve continiously and reflect the worth of creative work. We will take up this feedback with the client to see if any changes are possible in the future.

@Gila – Yes I know this charity contest and I also submitted an illustration there :) Personally I think, that our work - the work of a professional Creative - should always be paid appropriately. And there can be a difference between for which client we are working - is it a well known big brand or is it for charity. Anyway - there should be a minimum payment for graphic works or ideas or what ever. And if the works will be sold by the customer there should be an additional payment for use rights. I think the lowest pricemoney for community winning idea should be 250 Euro to honor the work. And the lowest price for clients choice should be 500 Euro per idea. If the client has a budget, he know, how many designs he will get. The most of us are professionals and not hobby designers. So it is pejorative that others decide how much money our work is worth.

Format reminder! You are free to choose from the following formats: A5 (14.8 x 21cm) or 16 x 16cm or 11.7 x 17.3cm.

You must use of one these formats when submitting your design.

I am saddened to write here but I got burned not once but twice, there is people posing other designs as their own, and I would recommend for the person commenting first to check the suspicious designs, as I was first to comment on multiple entries that later turned out to be plagiarized, many of which were exposed thanks to Todd. I learnt my lesson and I am incredibly disappointed at this whole situation. I could honestly write PAGES but I think we all get it, I believe this happened before on this platform as well, but I am not here for very long time and it was my first.

Peace

Thank you Fatima for brining this up and yes plagiarism is frowned upon in any instance.

You can report any misuse on the platform by flagging the project, here is more info: https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002710149-How-can-I-report-misuse-on-the-platform-

Thank you for the link, I will definitely be reporting

Hello all, please keep in mind: Do not use any third party material, unless you own the full rights and they can be transferred to UNICEF. This includes stock and creative commons.

You can report any misuse on the platform by flagging the project, here is more info: https://support.jovoto.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002710149-How-can-I-report-misuse-on-the-platform- and/or send me a private message.

Thank you!

Hello, such nice project! One question: 'Next year's holiday' means Christmas, right? Thanks!

Greetings, there was a similar question posted above and here is a copy of my thoughts:

My understanding about the Christmas reference should be interpreted as cultural celebration and to pay homage to the "winter time" spirit that surrounds the winter season. Yes the brief does highlight to stay away from religious associations which I'd say it's in direct reference to using symbols/text. It's a bit of a blurred line I can appreciate, perhaps a strategic way to approach is to see the previous selections that are in the project kit: https://www.jovoto.com/projects/unicef2018/briefing_material?material_id=6549

Hope that helps and looking forward to seeing your designs :)

Hi, so the part that says about using text, it says we can use the greetings in multiple languages, does it mean on one card there has to be multiple languages or a greeting in one language is enough. for example: "Happy Holidays" written only in English.

Thanks :)

From the past crowdstorms it was noted that they would like multiple languages used on the cards and not a single one.

Greetings all, it's great to watch all of your different approaches come through. Diversity is key! With a week to go before the halftime feedback I thought to share some overall thoughts both for those who are getting ready to submit and for those of you who may want to update.

Keep in mind the brief calls for emotional designs, think: affectionate, and warm. For the general motifs I'd run with the theme of "winter" and festive - you can always reference the brief for the visuals reference.

On the festive note, gold and silver colours are always a hit!

Don't forget the designs should not feature any text, with the exception of wishes in multiple languages (e.g. Meilleurs Voeux, Season’s Greetings, Frohe Festtage). The date/year 2020 can appear in your design to wish a happy new year.

Last tip is to feel free to go outside the box, there haven't been a lot of abstract or minimalist designs; that would be great to see!

Cheers and good luck everyone.

I have meditated a lot on the "religion" and angels theme and the Christmas story, although I see in the past competitions, that there are representations of angels, and scenes recalling the birth of Christ with Mary and Joseph in the manger, (although the topic is assumed not must refer to religion, I think there is a legal empty, a thin line of what can be done or not, what do you think?:O

Greetings Pepe, there was a similar questions posted above and here is a copy of my thoughts:

My understanding about the Christmas reference should be interpreted as cultural celebration and to pay homage to the "winter time" spirit that surrounds the winter season. Yes the brief does highlight to stay away from religious associations which I'd say it's in direct reference to using symbols/text. It's a bit of a blurred line I can appreciate, perhaps a strategic way to approach is to see the previous selections that are in the project kit: https://www.jovoto.com/projects/unicef2018/briefing_material?material_id=6549

Hope that helps and looking forward to seeing your designs :)

Hi there,

short question, beneath the small price pools, we have no halftime award in this project?

Cheerz, Christina

Hi there, I will double check for you!

Just 4 days left before the halftime feedback! So be sure to get your concepts up before then.

Quick note, typography is great to incorporate on the designs but I would suggest upping the game with the use of letters and numbers. At times they can look to basic vs. the design, so I encourage you to dig deep in your typo creative bucket and see how to make it pop.

Cheers all

Good day, Justin! I had go through a few pages and there are quite a lot of cute designs this time. The client want something else that are less cutesy, less childish, right? Does it mean that they wouldn't consider anything that have children or very simple vector or paper cut style?

Hello Kah, quite opposite, they def want to see children but in a more organic, traditional, hand drawn look and feel. What they don't particular see fitting is childish "cartoon, flat, computer" scenes. Does that help?

Thank you, Justin! One tricky question: since we only allow to upload one visual slide for our idea, how can we clarify that the idea is our original hand drawing sketches? In the past, we can upload more that one slide. I always love to show the development of the idea and this time i wish to showcase my hand draw sketches as the first slide. Since there are some many creatives with talented skill, computer and hand drawing sometime aren't different much. There are creatives who strong at both skill, computer skills are as almost good as the hand draw one.

Hi,

Question regarding the usage of Google fonts. 1. Do we have to mention it as third party material, as they are free to use, or not? 2. Does it affect the professionalism mentioned in the brief? 3. Is there any reasons not to use them?

Thank you

Hi Fatima, I would add in the 3rd party section anything used that was not created by you, adjustments with fonts is a simple solution that can be managed by the client at a later time.

Thank you very much for your reply

Hi all, just a reminder if you haven't seen yet the HTF be sure to have a read over. Likewise I have commented on all ideas that were discussed during the call and gave feedback which could be of further help to you with your concepts!

Checkout here the Halftime Feedback

Just a quick question before the contest ends. If we have cards with color variations, or similar design on the same idea, should we leave it will all the variants for the client to decide or we should chose just one and uploaded in the requested format?

You can leave them, the client can see all and revert back if there is a specific one they are keen on!

Can you please let me know the date and time the contest closes?

Hello, don't know where to post this but I think Jovoto should consider limiting those "Best Feedback" prices. Three are too much, seeing some of the comments it seems some people are trying really hard to come with "criticism"

As a person who is commenting, I can say that, I personally never comment a "criticism" if the work doesn't have anything to "criticize" and the way you think on criticism is wrong, In other words, criticism is good as it helps us to see the work through other people's eyes. If one can not handle criticism, the one can't really be a designer. After all, are these REALLY criticism? I consider it more of a feedback. Looking forward for your uploads, and I promise to be 100% transparent and won't try really hard to come up with criticism if the work doesn't deserve any ;)

Best of Luck :)

Thanks for the note, Jovoto takes all feedback into consideration.

Thanks Justin, glad you got what I mean.

Hi green_monkey, totally agrees that three "Best Feedback" prices are exaggerated and have exactly the same impression as you. As i wrote, in a comment above, in my opinion a halftime award would be a lot more convenient. Unfortunately there was no meaningful answer to my question/remark. Very sad, because the prize money in this contest is already so low.

I 100% agree with you Divided, it is a bit confusing how a big part of the money go to the "Best Feedback" prize pool. I would love to know the reasoning behind...

The next competitions will consist only of feedbacks and no longer of contributions.

Hi guys. I would love to say that if I didn't receive some pretty amazing feedback my works wouldn't be as close to good as they are now. Not saying they are the best but they are good. So for saying feedback prizes are unnecessary, or the reasoning behind it is non existent I must disagree and in all honesty- It took me more time to comment on everyone's work and give my honest feedback and trying to help others improve their works than it took me to create 10 cards and it was not only me- there is a lot of people who did the same and better than me and for those reasons I disagree and have to tell you that you shouldn't be minimizing the efforts put by those people who commented and gave feedback- I am pretty sure 90% of people who submitted their works and received feedback by the community found those feedback helpful and improved their work.

Now I also understand your concerns and the fact that overall prize pool is not as great as in some other projects, and that the community prizes and client awarded prizes got extremely minimized while feedback prize stayed the same as in other projects. That does not sound right, but it is better than the feedback prizes getting minimized as well- the ideal would be 6k euro more but it is not ideal world unfortunately- and the fact even this much money has to be invested in collecting the money for kids who are suffering- is not an ideal world. And I think, instead of putting effort in minimizing the existent prize money for the the prize you don't agree with, we should be trying to raise the other prizes that in yours or ours opinion should be higher.

Lastly, If we take a look at collaborator prizes and feedback prizes, it is safe to say that UNICEF values the community as a whole, it encourages participation and collaboration and for that I am glad, isn't that what UNICEF stands for.

I hope it all get resolved in everybody's interest.

Best of luck to you and everyone who submitted. Fatima,

I totally I agree with Fatima!

Thanks for your comments Fatima.

In my oppinion good feedback is one that suggest possible solution for improvement of idea, instead of critic. For example if you look at post and have another idea or something extra for it, than its good time to post it. Nobody have benefit in feedbacks which critic something bad or wrong in idea. Focus should be on ideas which have potential to be great and in those, you should invest your time to give feedback. Even if you want to give critic and note something wrong, in the same time you shoul think about and give your solution to problem.

No solution, no feedback.

I was about to speak out about this issue as well. I agree with Green Monkey, Divided and MKAA. I think that prize, although well-intentioned, is kind of overvalued and must be focused on quality rather than flooded quantity. In this sense, great feedback shouldn’t be confused with lot of pointless criticism. This misunderstanding triggers the excuse of typing anything carelessly. Fortunately, that doesn’t involve everyone who has aimed to get that prize and even won it once. Among them, there are also talented creatives I appreciate and respect so much who have given me useful help. I trust Jovoto will fix that issue as always has been working to improve itself throughout these years. On the other hand, I encourage creatives to use more the “like button” when the feedback has been really useful and hope this be taken into account during monitoring processes. I remark that I am not agaist feedback. Feedback makes Jovoto world go round very well, the real feedback, the kind one, the professional one.

I agree with Ivan, I also add that the comments have to be definitely constructive, sincere and should be said kindly, because nobody has an absolute truth. In the end, the decision depends on the designer, whether he accepts the suggestion or not. Definitely coexistence and respect sustain all communities.

This is an important topic because the feedback is necessary but it is delicate when that turns into criticism and inappropriate comments littered with the aim to hunt a prize. The idea in this kind of community is to learn from others creatives and help to improve our and their work. Everybody should read the general brief and try to following established rules. When the work is good it is good, if you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything or if you want to say something good that should be for helping being kind, that is all.

Thank you for the great discussion here on feedback. I feel that we are all pretty aligned. As from our perspective, leaving many comments does not get you the prize. First your comments must get upvotes (which are given if the comment was helpful). Based on that, the Creative Guide looks at the top 5-10 most upvoted creatives and gives the three prizes to them. The Guide has been reading and watching all comments, and knows best whose comments have been really helpful. Hopefully like this we've taken into account all your worries regarding this. :)

Diana

Greetings all, just a reminder the deadline to submit your concepts is tomorrow: Aug 24, 2018 at 17:00 UTC+0200

Looking forward!

Thank you so much Justin, really I'm very happy to participate in this project.

Hi, How long will the online voting process? I did not find its information : )

it usually lasts a week, by Friday :) There might be some differences tho :D

Hi, can we have the "not-rated-yet-Button" here? That would be nice! =)

He is already here.

Hi Divided, thank you so much this is kind from you

Is there a difference between unrating idea (0/5) and under rating it (1/5)? In other words.. Which is better for the creative.. unrating his idea or give it a minimum of one star?

Interesting question, Hicham. It depends on the quality of the idea and what the rest have rated. However rating an idea with 1 is always more hurtful to the final result of the idea than not rating it, if we talk numbers.

I hope that I participated effectively in this project. As you know, I'm from Yemen where the war and the blockade still constant, but I am very glad I participated in this project. Me and my kids forgot the fear and anxiety of the war and during the preparing of the art works, we felt that we are in a world of peace, tranquility and creativity. Jovoto gave us the opportunity to live in a creative atmosphere with others from all over the world. Thanking Jovoto for giving us the opportunity to participate. Not to mention the size of suffering that was experience during the designing! In particular, the suffering of children in Yemen whom are part of UNICEF interest.

jovoto THANKS YOU! right now for making our day even more meaningful! Much love to Yemen!!

Thank you for giving such a great contribution to this project. I am wishing the peace upon you, your family and your people.

Hi everyone, our lovely Creative Guide, Justin, will be away for a couple of days for personal reasons. But I am here to answer your questions until he is back. Enjoy your rating!

Really I don't know how can I thank you ( jovoto team)..thank you thank you.. Thank you... :-)

Dear everyone,

With three days left to rate, here is how to rate fair on jovoto:

*Rating is anonymous. It is not allowed to trade ratings on jovoto. Even if you love an idea and you gave it the highest rating, please don't mention that to the idea owner.

*Always be fair and objective! Rate the ideas, rather than the people who submit them.

*If you have friends on the platform and you find it hard to be objective, it’s better not to rate their ideas.

*Be sure to read and consider the creative brief. It is your decision how much that affects your rating. *Rate using the full scale. By giving a diverse range of ratings you broaden the range of ratings and use the full spectrum and power of the rating system.

*The more you rate, the fairer the result – more people more opinions. Broader spectrum. *Remember to change your rate if the idea owner has updated their idea.

*Great design but the concept not so much? You decide if and how much that affects your vote.

*Any unfair ratings will be disqualified during the Monitoring phase, and won't be considered in the final ranking. More about rating on jovoto here (https://www.jovoto.com/blog/creatives/community/the-jovoto-rating-system-explained/).

All the best from Berlin!

Hi Diana I voted this morning and a lot of designs didn't receive my vote. Can you check what is happening, please?

Dear joyleen, that sounds strange. We usually don't have issues with that. I will PM you about it and to get this figured out immediately.

25 hours left to rate!

Hi everybody! To be honest i didn't submit any idea in this project but i did vote all the ideas! I also noticed that most of the designers didn't vote so far or at least they didn't vote with high rank. Maybe it is just me but i believe there are so many great designs here! :)

Hi Dragos, i am receiving email notifications for "liked ideas from your network". It is a button that you can check in your profile notifications!

Hi. I don't think you are getting notification for every idea that is rated, I think it is more selective, kind of like a newsletter.

We'll see it tho :)

Hello Fatima, they are not only newsletters. You can see only all high rank votes.

Didn't know that, that would mean we as voters are selfish LOL

So many great submissions, I'm amazed!! There are so many great illustrations and designs in this project, I wish everyone the best of luck :)

Dear UNICEF Creatives,

The Rating-Only period has just ended! Thank you all for the 488 submissions, 11000 ratings and 6600 comments! You rock! Now it is our turn to do rating monitoring (check for the fairness of the ratings) and award the first winners - the Community prizes.

Stay tuned! Diana

Where to upload? Sorry i m new here.

And yes Fatima - Good Luck to all of us and may we benefit for a good reason. When i see all the members here there should be designs for the next million years.

Dear UNICEF Creatives of the World,

THANK YOU for joining us this year as well in this beautiful creative challenge! Let’s CONGRATULATE together today the community winners - as rated by you and after monitoring.

Community Prizes 5x:

rank 1 Houses & Trees by curtisart

Rank 2 Celebrating Under the Giving Tree by sharontan

rank 3 Otomi Christmas by Alejandra Saldaña

rank 4 Christmas Tree of Nature by Tudor Mihai Todea

rank 5 Christmas Around the World by Dörthe Brandt

Five absolutely wonderful greeting cards! Bravo!!

Best Collaboration Prizes 3x:

Come and See, the Christmas Tree! by Rhapsody & Wasaki

Tree Pattern by castoru & ataki

Serene Christmas Night by Corina Rosca & Janina Bourosu

Congratulations to the three teams. The results are impressive!

Best Feedback Prizes 3x:

Fatima Sinanovic
tcurtisart
Hicham Bahr

Thank you, Fatima, tcurtisart and Hicham, for your continuous support given to your fellow creatives to improve their ideas. And thank you to those who have upvoted your comments. A big WOW to tcurtisart who did not only create a great design - the highest ranking, but also gave helpful feedback back to other ideas.

Last but not least, thank you to absolutely everyone who has participated in any shape or form. Thank you, Justin, for guiding this project! And stay tuned to this channel for the announcement of the Client Awards. Exciting.

WOW! Thanks for the good news Diana. A great surprise. And thanks to all my fellow creatives for your support. Big congrats to all the winners. Awesome work from everybody.

Congrats to all!!:)

Big congratulations to all the winners. And best wishes for all participants in the client's awards.

Congratulations to everybody!!

Congratulation to all the winners! My first community winning, I'm super happy! Thanks castoru for this collaboration! And a big thanks to everybody for your vote and support! <3

Congratulation to all the winners..

Huge congrats, dudes!!!

Big Congrats for all! :]

Big congrats to all the winners. WELL DESERVED and thank you to everyone who upvoted my comment- I am very glad that my feedback was of help to so many of you.

Best of Luck to us all for client awards- may the best win :)

Congrats to all!!:)

Thank you all for your support. Great platforms come with great community :). Thanks again everyone, congratulations to all the winners, and let's keep up with the good work.

Huge congrats to you all! ☺

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is well. Just wanted to let you know that UNICEF still needs some time, until the end of the year, to go through your many beautiful ideas.

Don't worry, we will be in touch as soon as there is news. Until then enjoy our other projects and this autumn start.

All the best from Berlin. Diana

Thanks, Diana! Looking forward ^^

Thank you for the information :)

Dear UNICEF Creatives of the World, I hope my message finds you well just before the winter holidays! We know that you are excited to know the Client Award winners for this year. The client has picked most of the winners, however they still need time, until the end of the exclusivity period, to fill out the last spots.

Thank you for patience and I & everyone at jovoto wishes you a super fun winter time off!
Diana

Hey Connor, on Feb. 28th. Maybe a couple of days into March.

Dear Creatives of the World,

UNICEF is excited to announce the winners of the Client’s Choice and Client’s Shortlist Awards for their New Year 2019/20 greeting cards. Let’s congratulate them together!

17x Client's Choice (incl. license):

Tree Pattern by castoru & ataki
Serene Christmas Night by Corina Rosca & Janina Bourosu
Country Festivity by Tommaso Balladore
Star Tree by castoru
Joy Words by Fer Hernández
Chritsmas Tree by mandykippax
Peace Dove by Andrea Brenes
Happy 2020 in Numbers by Tigersan
Tangled Greetings by ataki
Snowball by Oussama El Mardi 
Holiday Hues by Sreekant G 
The World Celebrates by Gabrijela Dragnić 
Playful Winter Time by Nyan 
Season’s Greetings by Ezgi Kabukcu
Frozen Elegance by Corina Rosca & Janina Bourosu
Christmas Tree by Oussama El Mardi 
Shine Christmas by Jovana Stefanovic

Beautiful designs. Double congrats to the double winners, castoru, ataki, Corina, Janina and Oussama. ;)

Massive congratulations also go out to the Client Shortlist Winner – a team idea:

Dance of Snowflakes by Etse Tselik & Ezgi Kabukcu

Congratulations to everyone who has earned a prize in this project. And just as important thank you to you all for taking part in one way or another in this journey with us.
Thank you for your patience as well, and to Justin for graciously guiding this project! See you soon in the next UNICEF challenge!

Congratulations to all the winners. well deserved.

Big congrats to all the winners! :D

Congratulations to everyone and special to the winners! :)

Congratulations to all the winners :)

Congratulations to all of us ^•^

Project terms

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 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

PLEASE NOTE. IMPORTANT

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

PLEASE NOTE. IMPORTANT

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

Please note that there is a six month exclusivity period

6.1 Please note: in cases where you as an employee participate in the project (“teamstorm”), the employment contract or other legal relationship between you and the company takes precedence over the legal relationship transacted by jovoto. In addition, the terms and conditions of jovoto apply.

6.2 Please be aware: By filing your idea in the first stage of the project, you will be obliged to participate in the second stage of the project (invited project) if your idea will be chosen by the client. Of course, you will be entitled to an additional payment in this case.