Unmask the Corrupt

Use your creativity to help unmask the corrupt by designing a powerful campaign idea to engage the public

€6,000prize pool

Use your creativity to help unmask the corrupt by designing a powerful campaign idea to engage the public

Background

Transparency International
Transparency International (TI) is a global movement present in 100+ countries working relentlessly towards a world that is just, transparent, and free from all forms of corruption. In just 23 years, TI has helped more than 200,000 people speak out against corruption and has helped save more than US$2 billion of public money. They make this happen by working closely with governments, businesses and citizens to stop the abuse of power, bribery, lack of transparency and secret deals.

Since 1993, TI has been campaigning against corruption at all levels and for greater transparency and accountability in governments and businesses. This year, TI is joining forces with people and organisations across the world to act against grand corruption.

The problem
Grand corruption is the abuse of high-level power that benefits the few at the expense of the many and causes serious and widespread harm to individuals and society. It often goes unpunished.

There is a strong and inescapable link between grand corruption and human rights. The abuse of high-level power by politicians and business people, often to pay for free access to luxury lifestyles, is responsible for over US$1 trillion stolen from public money - money that was meant to fund schools, hospitals, maintain law and order, improve basic services and create jobs.

The solution
We want to Unmask the Corrupt and make grand corruption recognized as an international crime. Grand corruption kills and produces many victims that today are not protected by law. This has to change.

To achieve this ambitious goal, TI needs you. Together with your help, TI will raise awareness of the crime of grand corruption and make decision makers change.

Unmask the Corrupt
With Unmask the Corrupt, a global campaign against grand corruption, Transparency International’s  goal is to raise awareness about grand corruption and mobilise people everywhere to help stop the corrupt from getting away with it. The campaign reached more than 2 million people last year and, this year, TI has already surpassed 4.5 million people in phase one alone of this special public contest. Unmask the Corrupt has three phases:

The first phase of the campaign ‘NOMINATE’ invited the public to nominate the most symbolic cases of grand corruption. It ended on 30 November 2015.

The second phase ‘VOTE’ started on 09 December 2015, once TI reviewed and published the cases that best fit the contest nomination criteria. For two months, TI will invite the public to vote for the case that they believe is the most symbolic.

The third phase ‘TIME FOR JUSTICE’ will begin on 10 February, after the voting period is closed.  TI will then invite the public to join them in designing and implementing social action campaigns to bring the chosen cases to global attention.

Aim

With the Unmask the Corrupt campaign contest, TI wants to raise awareness about grand corruption and convince people that it is indeed possible to stop the corrupt by engaging millions of people from around the world to take action (first, as voters of cases and then, as drivers of mass social action – e.g. protests, petitions, talking to decision-makers, community awareness events, peace marches, etc.- to help end grand corruption).

Task Definition

Design a powerful campaign idea to raise awareness about the person or institution you think symbolises grand corruption.

To participate, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the person or institution you think is the worst corruption offender on unmaskthecorrupt.org
  2. Vote for them on unmaskthecorrupt.org
  3. Submit your powerful campaign idea on jovoto that will inspire others to take action against the person or institution you chose.
  4. Share your campaign idea via social media (making sure your post visibility is set to public), and include both hashtags #timeforjustice and #jovoto. The idea that gets the most shares & retweets on social media will be awarded the brand new Social Award.

Examples of campaign ideas include:

  • Social media ideas that spread virally by themselves, e.g. campaigns that compel people to tag/rope in friends, web films, web applications etc.
  • Ideas that are easy to realise and which encourage people to become active themselves, inform and inspire others to take social action against the person or institution that you have voted for
  • Ideas how society can take their own action about the person or institution you chose

Please Note: while TI is not looking for marketing materials specifically (posters, banners, print ads, etc.), you are welcome to also submit these in addition to how the materials can be used to reach millions of people through social media and other channels that do not require significant overhead costs.

Tip: join the unmaskthecorrupt.org discussion forum as well as the social media discussions on the campaign hashtag #timeforjustice to know what the public is already saying.

Additional Information (important):

  • The attention drawn to corruption shall not lead to harm or damage of those who participate in the campagin. For this reason please do not submit any ideas that obviously contravene the provisions of the German criminal code and/or to risk their health and/or security by joining the campaign. 
  • Since the idea will be used internationally make sure that it is culturally appropriate and widely understood. In addition, we refer to section 9 (Impermissible Content) of the Terms of Use of jovoto GmbH.

Target Group

  • Everyone, with a special focus on young people who care about social issues
  • An international audience
  • An online audience

Tonality

  • Bold/assertive
  • Modern
  • Dynamic
  • Engaging/informal
  • Young
  • Concerned

Mandatory requirements

1. No images inciting hate or violence or discrimination on any grounds. No defamation.

2. Please use fonts that are open source or available under a Creative Commons license, with authorised use for non-commercial purposes and provide the links where these can be downloaded.

3. In case you choose to use photos, you should only use those:

  • for which you own the full copyright
  • for which the exclusive rights can be, if required, passed on to the client If 2. applies, please clearly highlight the third-party image material

4. In case you would like to use the campaign fonts and colours, they are:

Colours

  • red: f94b30
  • red-two: c5422e
  • red-three: 72413c
  • black: 020202
  • grey: 2c2727
  • grey-two: 423e3e
  • grey-three: c2c1c1

Fonts

  • Logo: Boris Black Bloxx Regular, modified
  • Slogan/Statement/Titles: Boris Black Bloxx Regular, Capitals
  • Body text: Helvetica Neue LT Roman
  • Bodytext Alternative: Arial

Required File Format

For the case that your idea gets licensed and contains visuals, you must submit a document compiling the following:

  • Graphics preferably in vector format, although AI or EPS formats or Photoshop in 300dpi actual size can also be considered.
  • List of all fonts used, with links to sources where they can be downloaded
  • Description of exact PMS/Pantone colours used for graphics and text.

Useful Links

Unmask the Corrupt campaign site
#timeforjustice on Twitter
Transparency International - Mission, vision and values
Transparency International - What we do
Transparency International on Facebook

New Social Award - FAQ

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.
  • 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).
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 the client 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.

 

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

  • It’s great that you guys have different approaches! What works best for Transparency International are case specific ideas that target one of the 15 individuals / organizations listed on the campaign page. You have already submitted some interesting approaches that raise awareness more in general - now you can take these further, think about how they could work for one of the cases!
     
  •  Whatever your approach, please make sure that you develop it into a full campaign that can reach people all over the world. You have some good ideas, it would be great if they could be worked over more in detail. For example: How will it reach people globally?
     
  • Talking about reaching people: think about online solutions (social media) - and offline ones too, that can be replicated in all countries.
     
  • It is very important that people realize that they CAN ACTUALLY TAKE ACTION and DO SOMETHING ABOUT grand corruption - it can be fought and ended if we all go hand in hand! This message should also come across in your campaign.  
  • Last but not least: a reminder that your idea should not be violent, agressive or discriminative in any way. Since the idea will be used internationally, make sure that it is culturally appropriate and widely understood.

Comments

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Hi everyone, welcome to the newest Crowdstorm with Transparency International! I am glad to be your guide.

Some of you will remember last years Party's Over. You did an amazing job there and the winning design got implemented in the next step: which is Unmask the Corrupt!

So this is the follow up and once again it's our chance to make a difference in the global fight against corruption. I am really curious to see what ideas you come up with! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Transparency International is looking to create a big global conversation around the topic, this is why we have added a new award - called "Social Award". Whoever creates the biggest social impact with their idea on social media will win the prize of €500. You can read more about it here. And remember: Sharing your idea on social media will not result in a higher rank as the rating system only counts the ratings from community members that have reached the required karma threshold.

So 3-2-1 let's go!

Pinstripe
about 4 years ago

Hi there Dora, I got one question regarding number 4. of the task, definition: Share your campaign idea via social media, making sure you include both hashtags #timeforjustice and #jovoto.

How is this sharing a campaign supposed to work? Are the participants supposed to use their own twitter or facebook accounts in order to share their campaigns ??

Regards Pinstripe

Hi there Pinstripe, thanks for checking with us.

Yes, the idea is that you share your submission (an idea for a social action campaign) on your social networks - to start a conversation. The aim of Transparency International is of course to get as many people around the world involved as possible - it's an issue effecting us all!

Pinstripe
about 4 years ago

Hi there, Dora, thanks for your reply.

By now I've got another question. The brief states "Given the complexity and seriousness of the issue, the safety of people is of paramount importance to us. For this reason, we ask you to please consider if your idea can be successfully and safely executed in different parts of the world."

Well, the basic idea is that a Jovotian chooses a person or institution from the list provided by Transparency International. And then develops an idea/campaign targeting at the person/institution of his/her choice. And to share this campaign on his/her social networks. I suppose I got that right so far.

These campaigns could/should aim at some very powerful persons and institutions like the FIFA or an oil-multi. Thus such a campaign could have serious legal consequences. For example: If a Jovotion creates a successful campaign that has international impact these persons or institutions might want to stop this campaign. For example by taking legal steps.

And I'd assume that most Jovotions are neither lawyers or experts in international law. Whereas it's highly probable that these persons or institutions will be able to afford to hire pretty tough lawyers.

If anything like that happens, who will have to face the consequences? Transparency International (who will be mentioned as a hashtag) or the Jovotian who did create and share this campaign?

Might be important to know.

Regards Pinstripe

Dear Pinstripe, good point.

Transparency International believes that the power of collective public action coupled with strong advocacy can bring much-needed change in societies around the world. This is one of primary reasons why they have embarked on the journey to Unmask the Corrupt, together with you and the public.

The brief urges creatives to carefully consider if their ideas can be successfully and safely executed in different parts of the world so that they do not risk the security of the organisations and people, including the creatives themselves by engaging in social action against grand corruption.

Sometimes the challenges we run on the platform deal with sensitive issues (for example Greenpeace), but we really feel it is important to bring the possibility to make a difference through your creativity to the community here on jovoto. Just remember: jovoto is a platform that connects creatives with brands and NGOs and it remains your decision if you want to participate.

That being said, we really looking forward to seeing your contribution to ending grand corruption in the world.

Best, Dora

Pinstripe
about 4 years ago

Hi there Dora, thanks for your quick response and feedback.

But actually your reply doesn't answer the question whether the participants of this competion will carry the full risk of the "safety" of the campaigns they develop and share or not.

Regards Pinstripe

Pinstripe
about 4 years ago

Hi there Vitiz, well, sometimes it's pretty wise to make sure that one knows and understands the rules, specs and fine print before making a decision .-)

Hi Pinstripe,

Thanks for pointing this out, we had a chat with Transparency International and our lawyers to figure out how to best address your concern. We have now updated the brief and here's what we added:

**_"The attention drawn to corruption shall not lead to harm or damage of those who participate in the campaign. For this reason please do not submit any ideas that obviously contravene the provisions of the German criminal code and/or to risk their health and/or security by joining the campaign.

Since the idea will be used internationally make sure that it is culturally appropriate and widely understood. I addition, we refer to section 9 (Impermissible Content) of the Terms of Use of jovoto GmbH."_**

Only suggest actions which are peaceful and do not harm anyone. Do not call for aggression or physical action against the individual or institution you chose, do not glorify violence or illegal matters.

As long as you stick to these guidelines, you are not putting yourself in any danger. And if you don't feel like your idea meets this guidelines, don't submit it.

I hope that answers all your questions.

All the best, Dora

Pinstripe
almost 4 years ago

Hi there Dora, thanks for checking and then providing and sharing all this additional information.

Regards Pinstripe

Delicious irony; incorrupt the in corrupt-able

Pinstripe
about 4 years ago

;-)

Dear all, thanks for your input so far!

I wanted to give you a heads-up that we will have a pretty early feedback talk with Transparency International this time: it will take place this Friday, 18th December as it can be seen in the timeline. So please, if you have any ideas until then (they do not need to be fully ready to be implemented yet) if you could draft the basis of your idea until then, it would be great to get more feedback!

Also, TI would like to encourage you to explore beyond the two most popular cases on the site. The reason for that: The respective communities are very active and are already mobilising social actions.

Thanks a lot, really looking forward to see all your ideas!

Best, Dora

Dear Dora, I have a general question: What determines which ideas of a contest are shown in the category "Popular ideas"? In the TI contest, only one idea appears in that category. This is also the only one of the 4 ideas that appears in the category "Top 100". Is the number of comments or the nuber of ratings the determining factor?

Hey Una :) Thanks for your questions. Here are the answers:

  • The voting process determines the ranking of the ideas in all projects. We have an algorythm that is pretty complicated but yes, only the ratings count, the comments do not influence a rank. They help you to develop your ideas!

  • The ranking of an idea only gets visible after it has received a couple of votes (5) - as anything below that wouldn't really be representetive enough. Also: the system refreshes every 2 hours.

  • So in this perticular case so far only 1 of the ideas has "collected" enough votes for the rank to be displyed so far. This is also why the others don't show up (yet) in any of the categories you have mentioned.

I hope this answers your questions?

Best, Dora

Thank you very much for clarifying!

Dear All,

thanks a lot to those of you who already uploaded an idea - even if it’s not entirely developed yet, it was good to have them online today for our feedback talk with Transparency International.

Here’s the summary of what was pointed out by TI :

  • It’s great that you guys have different approaches! What works best for Transparency International are case specific ideas that target one of the 15 individuals / organizations listed on the campaign page. You have already submitted some interesting approaches that raise awareness more in general - now you can take these further, think about how they could work for one of the cases!

  • Whatever your approach, please make sure that you develop it into a full campaign that can reach people all over the world. You have some good ideas, it would be great if they could be worked over more in detail. For example: How will it reach people globally?

  • Talking about reaching people: think about online solutions (social media) - and offline ones too, that can be replicated in all countries.

  • It is very important that people realize that they CAN ACTUALLY TAKE ACTION and DO SOMETHING ABOUT grand corruption - it can be fought and ended if we all go hand in hand! This message should also come across in your campaign.

  • Last but not least: a reminder that your idea should not be violent, agressive or discriminative in any way. Since the idea will be used internationally, make sure that it is culturally appropriate and widely understood.

We really hope that these points will help you to work further on your campaigns, we can’t wait to see them!

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me - or just leave a comment under the Brief.

Thanks a lot, Yours, Dora

Happy New Year everyone!

Great to see a few new ideas in this project. We are having another feedback round with TI tomorrow morning, so please make sure if you have anything in the pocket that's not up yet, that you upload it by then. It would be great to discuss a diverse pool of ideas!

Thank you & keep them coming!

All the Best, Dora

Hey Dora,

Wish you a great 2016 too!!! I tried writting you a PM a few times but doesn't work , the send button doesn't send the message!!! I also had that bug for comments I tried to write in the project :S Maybe the maintenance can check that out !!!

Will check out this project's task :)

Thanks a lot Kakel! Oooops we will definitely look into this asap then. Thanks for the heads up, looking forward to see your ideas as always!

Thanks a lot again: we have looked into this and the issue should be solved now!

Dear all!

As announced yesterday, we sat down this morning again with Transparency International to talk about your ideas. You get two times feedback in this project which is great! Let me sum up the most important points that were discussed:

  • TI is really enjoying the diversity of your ideas. What is really to their liking are simple visuals / symbols that can be easily recreated by anyone. Even better if this symbol is taken as a basis for developing a whole campaign around it AND it is an element implemented in every stage, coming back again and again.

  • Having said that, it is important that you focus on turning your idea into a full campaign with all the steps you think necessary to reach and inspire people all over the world to take action. These could be online and offline stages with a call to action, guerilla marketing, social media, giveaways, etc.

You might find it helpful to check out some blogs on this for inspiration. Here are 2 Links for you for the start (they don’t come from TI, I just picked them for you): LINK 1LINK 2

  • Interaction is a great keyword for you to keep in mind. Think about how to interact with people and how your idea transfers the specfic points of a corruption case.

It’s great to see that the ideas are picking up again after the holiday season - keep it up and keep them coming! If you have any questions, please let me know here or in a private message. Thank you!

Yours, Dora

Hi everyone!

As we are just about to enter the final 48 hour period of the submission phase, I wanted to give you a heads up: This is your final chance to come up with a campaign idea to Unmask the Corrupt, to make people's voices heard and change world politics for the better! It's also your final days to update your existing submissions, upload new slides, new ideas, finish descriptions - for everything except voting!

Please make sure you use it :) Thanks a lot!

Yours, Dora

*UPDATE*

I have good news for you: We have just extended the deadline for submissions: now you have time until the 21st January to upload your ideas!

Keep them coming, I am looking forward to see what else you have in your pockets for this last week!

Best, Dora

Sounds good, maybe a few more are in my closet.

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!! I WAS DREAMING ABOUT THIS EXTENDING TIME!!! LET'S UNMASK THEM!!! THANKS A LOT!!! :)

Show the world what you've got! :D

Great to see your enthusiasm dear Xavier :)) Now I am super curious and can't wait to see your ideas!

I am still excited about seeing your idea, Xavier! ;)

Last day for submissions!

Dear all, thanks for participating so far! Please keep in mind that the countdown has begun. Please make sure you upload absolutely EVERYTHING you have within the next 26 hours - any ideas that are still in your head, any updates... Looking forward to see what this last day brings!

Yours, Dora

Thanks a lot for everyone who participated, it's really nice to see that quite some ideas came in last minute too :)

Now it's time to have a look at each of them and make use of the rating phase! Don't miss out on giving some *** - as many as each ideas is worth in your opinion. Your fair votes in the next 7 days (and before) are going to determine the final community ranking!

Best, Dora

Wow, I'm quite surprised by the qualifications in this contest, like a rollercoaster

Dear all,

A quick note. If you notice that your submission is suddenly winning or losing places, then remember that on jovoto the votes & ranks are refreshed every 2 hours. This means that if you or someone else gets new votes, these votes will accumulate over the 2 hours timeframe, and will affect your ranking all at once, after those hours have passed.

One day left to vote. So exciting! Be fair and leave me no work to do during the Monitoring phase.

Best, Dora

Thats good! Because I've noticed, that always 1 or 2 hours before closing a project there are some unfair voters at work. I guess they will go through all submissions and give the high ranked bad votes very short before the project closes... My idea falled 4 ranks now from 15 o'clock to now... I also guess sometimes they also give a 10 and write a comment and after that they turn the 10 into a 4... Strange things happen...

only 4 ranks? what do you say about 7 ranks here?

nothing change here :D

@DENKdifferent Watching your two ideas I've noticed that several members voted for your ideas. Only for your ideas: additio / sidata / omar_rivas / monstro / xavier

These old members did not leave comments in other ideas. it is clear that they did not vote for all ideas. Right? They only vote and support friends like you for being an old member in the platform. And the rest of us?

What is more weird is that you know how to vote and how to manipulate votes. Strange things happen... Good luck to the best ideas!

Hi Massiel, thank you for your honest comment!!! To also be honest - I did not know, that the members you mention, only voted for my ideas. Maybe you think, they did, because they leave a comment and my idea appear on your dashboard because of a 9 or 10 vote. But the votes between 1 and 8 do not appear on the dashboard. So you do not know, if they voted also for other ideas, right? Maybe they only give a vote but did not leave comments? I do not know. And I have NEVER send a private message to members to ask if they can vote for my idea! I want fair votes. I also give fair votes so I want the same for my ideas. Maybe jovoto should also delete the view of "new favourite ideas"... Because of bashing... It is easier to bash an high ranked idea, because you can see, which one gets high votes... But - thank you again for your comment! And if I where you, I would also think the same and as you said - thats weird! Good luck to all!

only 7? Mine falled suddenly almost 20 ranks :S

@DENKdifferent Watching your two ideas I've noticed that several members voted for your ideas. Only for your ideas: additio / sidata / omar_rivas / monstro / xavier

These old members did not leave comments in other ideas. it is clear that they did not vote for all ideas. Right? They only vote and support friends like you for being an old member in the platform. And the rest of us?

What is more weird is that you know how to vote and how to manipulate votes. Strange things happen... Good luck to the best ideas!

I have noticed the same thing a long time ago. Nothing never change you can be sure :D

Hi Massiel, thank you for your honest comment!!! To also be honest - I did not know, that the members you mention, only voted for my ideas. Maybe you think, they did, because they leave a comment and my idea appear on your dashboard because of a 9 or 10 vote. But the votes between 1 and 8 do not appear on the dashboard. So you do not know, if they voted also for other ideas, right? Maybe they only give a vote but did not leave comments? I do not know. And I have NEVER send a private message to members to ask if they can vote for my idea! I want fair votes. I also give fair votes so I want the same for my ideas. Maybe jovoto should also delete the view of "new favourite ideas"... Because of bashing... It is easier to bash an high ranked idea, because you can see, which one gets high votes... But - thank you again for your comment! And if I where you, I would also think the same and as you said - thats weird! Good luck to all!

@ massiel welcome to Jovoto =))) public contest =)))) it is impossible to keep track of all manipulations when using Facebook in order to vote. real manipulators are well aware of how to vote ... ... =))) more than that, people can put you 10 at the beginning of the competition and then change at the end of 5. I've already talked about this manipulation. Relax guys.

In my opinion knowing who is high ranked will always contribute to bad voting. So there are few things that should be deleted in order to avoid this: - The "New Favorite Ideas" post. Why would we need to know this? - Also, there is no need for "congratulations a jovotan gave you a high vote". If this followed by a comment, you can still know if that person give you a high rate, and therefore, the trading is still there. - And the comments. Easy: the ideas with the most number of comments, are the most popular and the high ranked ones. It is so obvious! You say deleting the comments would avoid conversation? Do you guys read all the comments if the idea has like 30 or 40?! Leave them visible for the idea owner, or leave the last one posted.

I still think THE CLIENT HIMSELF should decide who will get his money. This will be a little timeconsuming, but it will be the better way. Not all community members are voting fair. For me it is more important to know, what the client think about my idea. I submit my idea to convince the CLIENT and not to convince the community. Ok - I feel happy about nice comments (which are true!) and I am also happy, if my idea is in a top ranking. :) And what I think about payment... I think everybody who work, should be paid. :)

I 100% agree with Ramona !!!=)))

I also agree with Ramona. I found out pretty late that the price-money was handed out/determined by community-votes. This community-prize-money should be a lot lower than the amount of money the client rewards the winners with. Although I think it has to do with the marketing model Jovoto uses, attracting creatives. Although I agree on the "everyone who work should be paid"-motto, that is hard to realize when 50 people join in. That's the problem with contest-pitches, there are much more 'losers' than 'winners' in this game. Thus possibly harming the creative sector on the long run. But I would love to hear other opinions on this matter.

If we let the client to decide totally, then the Crowdsourcing concept is lost. That is why clients aproach to this working model, because they want to know what the people want. What the comunity finds good and what they find bad. And how people express this? By voting.

Totally agree with Ramona! Unfair community voting only confuse customers I think

I understand the view of Oxelot. And maybe he is right in that. Because what I like on jovoto is the communication between the creatives. They can help each other, they can push ideas and bring it up into a higher level. They can work together. Other platforms are much more anonym. I think one big point should change: The client have to see the creatives as human beings and not only our ideas itself. The client has only contact with jovoto and not with all of us. So he only talk to jovoto about the ideas. It is like jovoto is the agency and presents the ideas, which their employees made for them. So the client do not see a reason to comment our ideas. But we are not only numbers. We are creatives! And I would really apprechiate, if that issue will change in future - we are not creative idea machines and happy to work free. We are also humans - people with creative ideas - and this is our work to earn money and pay our bills. So this would be a really big change in crowdworking - to not only see a big crowd which produce many ideas, but see every single creative as a important member and individual. :)

@Caja: Not the comment itself was meant with "bashing" - after her comment our idea went down for 10 ranks. I really appreciate good and helpful comments and suggestions, but not after a competition - than its too late to change something. And to come up with a critique whats all wrong with the idea, and than giving a low vote is not fair, don't you think? But as I can see on your profile, you participated only in 4 projects so far... So lets wait and see, how you will be thinking when you worked on 80 projects like me ;) Have a nice day and thanks for your thoughts :)

Since 7 years I'm a community member (maybe the longest one) , but my desire to participate actively tends towards 0. It just takes too much energy. Sorry to say but Jovoto fails since 7 years to ensure a fair and professional rating. The temptation and the opportunity to cheat is just too big. Jovoto has lost many good professionals in this way. But I did not get the impression that it really regrets someone. Too bad.

A big thank you to everyone who's shared their insights and suggestions regarding a better rating system on jovoto. If you've got something to add, NOW is the time. Here is the link to the forum.

You guys rock! Diana

Hey there,

As Olof said below, there was some tough love in this discussion, but we're happy that you keep reminding us of our responsibilities and upkeep for this platform. You see, it wasn't until very recently though, that we had a large enough team with the resources to take on the change that we all wanted to see.

Now we are finally able to start moving along on the journey of improving our rating system and the prize structure. We are happy to announce our first milestone, where we are testing two new prizes along with a different distribution in prize structure. To read more about it, read this blog post.

We would be happy to hear your feedback in the discussion board found in the post.

All the best, Jess

And what about the identity of the authors of an idea remains hidden while this competition is active and during the voting? In this way they prevent favoritism by friendship and more. No one would know who did it, nor could we know who talks about the ideas, so it would not make sense to write false "i like it". I think it would be more constructive and fair. Only after the close of voting identities are revealed. Maybe we surprise us the results!

Hi everyone,

Some tough love here. It breaks my heart to read these things, believe me. We know very well that this is a hot topic and have been for a while now. Know this: We will address this issue this year and make updates and changes to make the rating process better and more fair. You may not notice it yet but we are already in the process. We are speaking with creatives and gathering input from different sides.

On the 9th of February we will have an internal meeting including different stakeholders to discuss how to improve the rating system and your input shared here will be discussed then, be sure of that.

Keep on sharing your ideas on how it could be improved and have a bit of patience, it takes a bit of time these things. But I promise you, changes will be made this year.

All the best, Olof

Thanks Olaf !! This really great news we all wait these changes!!!

Hi Olof: Will you open a thread where we can explain our ideas about the rating process? Or may be you can run a contest about the topic ; D

Good luck Olof (and the rest)! And no Flegido, you will probably down-vote my ideas on the rating process ;)

It could be contest run without money prizes like the Breaking Barrriers one or some others that the platform launched a few years ago and worked pretty well. No money involved, no need to bash anyone but it could be a good way to check the creative´s ideas about the topic in both ways by the ideas summited and by the voting.

Hi Flegido,

Good idea! Here you can add your suggestions and ideas for how the rating process could be improved. We also want to gather what about the current rating system you find frustrating. All your suggestions and feedback will brought up in the meeting we have on the 9th of February next week.

Let''s be proactive and solve this. Thanks!

Best, Olof

If you have missed it, we are currently reviewing and rethinking our rating system. Here's an update from the blog on what's going on and what's next: http://www.jovoto.com/blog/2016/02/future-plans-for-the-rating-system/

Best, Olof

I am worried about hese conversations here. Worried and little angry. I was going to let it pass and keep on working on the other projects because that is what I like to do. But then I read some accusations towards me that made me spill my beer and nobody mess with my beer (yes I drink while I work :P) So here is my specific answer :

@Caja and all the others agreeing with her/his thoughts: Yes we have been in jovoto for long and we know how to win. We have learned this over the years of working hard (550 submitted ideas tell you something?) But IT'S NOT by "clan behaviour" because guess what, not only other comunity members like our things, but CLIENTS too! (have a look, we actually own some client's choice) And plus, if there would be clan behaviour I would expect at least half of my submissions being winners. So I really recomend you that instead of blaming us for your NON-success and frustration, you should try to come up with things that the comunity and the clients like. Oh wait, you wrote that this is a wrong attitude and you are above that, I forgot. Regarding your words: "Crowdstorming concept is OK but I can't see it working" then, why are you still here? ;-) Besos to all.

There is also one profile with almost 30 community prizes and only one of those is also customer selection. This is a result of clan voting and bad monitoring I think! and I am speaking about public contest. What you think about this oxelot?

Hey hot guys =)))))) with all my love to you, I think we are all interested to make this work place better. Almost all designers extend this period of frustration here. We were all like that. Let's be tolerant and friendly .. ((((( PEACE)))) Let's just try to improve it. We are intelligent, we have so many brilliant ideas in our heads. Let's try to find a harmonious ideas for that exclude manipulation and give an opportunity to get a fair vote. Love you all =)))

Thanks Elina. Great attitude, keep on spreading it!

No single individual is the reason why there's frustrations around the rating process, it's the system that needs to be improved. So be positive and respectful and we will figure out a way to solve this issue. Here you can add your suggestions and ideas for how the rating process could be improved. We also want to gather what about the current rating system you find frustrating. All your suggestions and feedback will brought up in the meeting we have on the 9th of February next week.

Let''s be proactive and solve this. Thanks!

Best, Olof

Good suggestion Olof.

Why do you think that is only single individual? Your last two public projects were not very big success. I think people are not so stupid!

I think it will be most good solution - we need to give to the client the definition of all the prizes. and leave for us the audience award and for Jovoto - the best comment. it will closed topic manipulation... small awards from audience and for best comments

Absolutely 100% agree with Elina!

I do not agree with that.

If there is something different Jovoto over other platforms it is precisely this deal, which involves much more than just money. It is also the recognition of designers to good design, and that's very important, besides that if this is done well, this helps the client.

The problem here seems to be mainly on the fact that a public contest. I participated in a few, but I have time to have seen a lot and in general there is no problem in private contest (and if something happens, it is resolved in monitoring without having this bad feeling ).

Jovoto in fact, seems to me of the best platforms in behavior of designers and honesty, and quality. (You should see what is in other countries ...). Remove community awards, it is a step back to the very concept of crowdsourcing, in my view.

no worry Inkice!the newest public contest (wodka bottle) they chosed to give again more prize money to community vote :D

That is just my opinion, I am not concerned about the money itself, or awards. Jovoto brings me more than that, but do not be hypocritical, without money we do not live in our society and these awards also reward the hours we have spent working on a project. They can be good, but they are not the first choice of the client.

And again, the solution of a rotten leaf is not cut the tree trunk.

A big thank you to everyone who's shared their insights and suggestions regarding a better rating system on jovoto. If you've got something to add, NOW is the time. Here is the link to the forum.

You guys rock! Diana

And the winners?

Dear Massiel,

The community winners will be announced very soon. Stay tight.

Cheers, Diana

Hey Massiel,

All the winners, except the Client's Choice Award, have just been announced. The Client's Choice takes a longer time because it is a big decision and, also, the process is more complex.

You don't need to check this page everyday to see if you won. We'll notify you if so.

Hugs, Diana

Do we get an email-update when the winners are being announced? Then I won't have to check Jovoto a couple of times a day and will save me some time :)

Dear ChasingChange,

If you've won a prize in a Crowdstorm, you will always get an email.

If the winners are announced and you haven't won a prize, you will still, by default, get an email about it. However, make sure that you haven't unchecked "New and updated ideas from projects and creatives you follow" in the Settings of your profile.

Cheers, Diana

Will have customer choices?

Where are the community winners? Good luck.

Dear Creatives,

Thank you for participating in this powerful Crowdstorm. We've seen powerful thoughts, work and involvement. And now it's time to announce the first winners.

The Community Awards go to:

6) Kick by LKK1511

5) #comeclean by Footprint

4) #timeforjustice by Una

3) True Light 2.0 by DENKdifferent

2) LILLIPUTIANS by voinealex

1) Put them in evidence! by team María Gálvez and ValentinaMDCMaría Gálvez and Ivetttake homeThe Best Collaboration Awardwith the submission Unmask them!.

There has been a lot of great feedback in this Crowdstorm. And, as usual, we've picked the winner out of the top 5 creatives which have received the highest number of upvotes. So, we are happy to announce that this Crowdstorm'sBest Feedback Awardgoes to ChasingChange. Thank you for the ongoing, helpful and positive presence.

In this Crowdstorm we are also giving away aSocial Awardto the idea with the most shares, likes and comments on Twitter and Facebook. We've checked there for the #timeforjustice and #jovoto hashtags, and the winner isdesignmeagainand his idea Get Loud and Say #Timeforjustice with an impressive 758 likes, 11 shares and 3 comments on Facebook only. Well done!

Thank you all for submitting, commenting, voting and upvoting! Let's see soon what the Client's Choice will be. :)

Until then, see you on jovoto.

Hugs,

Diana

Congratulations to all! :) But Diana I thought the social award was about the amount of shares? "The idea that gets the most shares & retweets on social media will be awarded the brand new Social Award." That's why I focused on these (I got 28) and reached 2518 people overall.. Too bad the briefing wasn't complete, I planned on donating a big chunk of that money to charities ;)

And how come my rank 6 went to rank 8? It either lost top-votes or others lost 1-star votes and rose up? Looking forward to your reply! Thanks

Hi Diana! The best Collaboration Award should be "Put them in evidence!" by team María Gálvez and ValentinaMDC or not? :) BTW: Congrats to all participants!

Dear DENKdifferent,

Congratulations on your prize. :)

The Best Collaboration award is correct. From the FAQ: "The Best Collaboration Award goes to a team of two or more creatives who collaborate on an idea by using the "Invite Collaborator" tool on the platform. The collaborative ideas with the highest overall rank in the project will be reviewed by the project guide and a winner will be selected. Each participant is eligible to win once per 3 months and is required to have a verified ID."

This means that the Project Guide has the freedom to decide whether to give the award to the highest ranking team or to the next one and so on. On jovoto we want to try and have a most possible fair share of awards. So, since the first team has already won #1 and the second team nothing, on place 7, we went for "Unmask them!" as the best team idea. It is a great idea indeed. :)

I hope this makes sense to you as well.

Hugs, Diana

Aaah :) OK! I did not read that. But good to know ;) And thank you for your congrats ;) Have a nice day all in Berlin and the world :D

Dear ChasingChange,

Congratulations on your Best Feedback. And thank you for your dedication. About the Social Award, the few words in the brief are a bit unclear indeed, however the FAQ link that the brief sends you to reads the following text: "This award goes to the community member that creates the biggest social impact by sharing their unique ideas on social media and gain the most shares, retweets, likes and comments. How it works: 1) Share your idea on facebook or twitter with the Crowdstorm hashtags announced in the brief. 2) Make sure your post is set to public (on facebook) so others can re-share. 3) The idea-owner with the most shares, re-tweets, likes and comments when the project is closed will win the prize."

Regarding you losing some places, that's unfortunately the result of the monitoring phase.

Sending you much love from Berlin,

Diana

Hi Diana, Is the client still picking their choices or did they not find what they were looking for? Looking forward to the last results. Take care!

Dear ChasingChange,

Thank you for your question. In all projects, the client has up to 6 months to decide the winner. We hope for a shorter time, of course, but we don't have an news on that yet.

We will get back to you when we know more. We too are curious. ;)

Cheers, Diana

Dear Creatives,

The Client Choice Winners are here – not two, but four licensed ideas. Congratulations to you – maidse & Ansku, Una, voinealex and Maria Galvez & ValentinaMDC.

Don't miss the short and sweet 'Thank you' video from Transparency International.

We cannot wait to see the upcoming campaigns against corruptions created here, on jovoto.

Have a great start in the week! Diana

Congratulations to all Client's Choices! It was really great pick. Hopefully, the ideas picked can make a huge impact and bringing public attention in the campaign against corruption. Congratulation again!

Dear all, it's been a while since this great project with Transparency International. You had so many strong ideas on how to address the issue of grand corruption and designed very strong visuals for the cause.
This time your creativity is asked to make a difference once again: Power to the people is looking for communication concepts for an initiative to make people heard and therefore strengthen democracy (starting in Austria).
Let's make a difference together again, it would be great to see you on board for this new crowdstorm! Check out the Brief here - as well as the weekly Client's Shortlist Awards, that's a nice chance for a reward already early on.
Thanks & See you there! Yours, Dora

Project terms

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

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea (for example, you may publish and share your idea on other websites or social media but ensure it is clear it is a submission created on jovoto).

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client (for example, that the client is allowed to evaluate or review your ideas in order to help them make their decision). From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the project 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 copy rights and clearly marking all third party material in your submission).

Project Terms for the "Unmask the Corrupt" Public Project

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 the 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 the 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 the 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 individual project (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.

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 the 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.

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. Deliverables

For the case that your idea gets licensed and contains visuals, you must submit a document compiling the following:

  • Graphics preferably in vector format, although AI or EPS formats or Photoshop in 300dpi actual size can also be considered.
  • List of all fonts used, with links to sources where they can be downloaded
  • Description of exact PMS/Pantone colours used for graphics and text.