I am so excited to announce that Just Us Girls Summit, a networking and empowering platform for girls, will be having her first Virtual conference in celebration of the International Day of the Girl-Child on Sunday, 11th October, 2020.
We are celebrating girls’ right to education and highlighting the need to eliminate all forms of discrimination against girls.
Girls face multiple challenges purely because of their age and gender. In many of the world’s poorest places, the odds are stacked against them when factors like ethnicity and disability heighten the existing disadvantages that they face. From being denied an education to being forced into child marriage, girls face a myriad of obstacles that prevent them from realising their full potential.
This is why this year, Just Us Girls Summit will be running a competition to support girls and their families. Under the theme, “My voice, our equal future”, I encourage you to take part in the summit competition and seize the opportunity to reimagine a better world inspired by adolescent girls.
(See posters to find out how we’re making a difference to girls’ lives around the world).
The competition is for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 has been tailored separately for boys and girls, and also for teachers.
Tagged the #HeForShe #JUGS20 competition, young men between the ages of 10 to 18 are encouraged to send in as entries, videos of themselves not longer than 60 seconds explaining the importance of male voices in the call for girls’ empowerment, and what commitments they will be making in their own capacity to the cause.
For girls (10 -18), the #GirlChampion #JUGS20 competition is aimed at showcasing the ambition of bright talented girls across the country by asking them to send in videos talking about how they are empowering themselves to be unstoppable.
For teachers, the #MeToo #JUGS20 competition is aimed at teachers showcasing the roles they are playing to make school spaces safe for girls.
The competition, which closes at midnight on October 4, will see six champions picked from both genders and teachers.
It was a deliberate decision to include young men in this campaign, because male allies are vital to the attainment of gender parity in the society, and we need to start including men in the conversation, as early and strongly as we do women.
From October 5 – 9, 2020, a panel of judges selected by JUGS, will vote for their favourite videos of the Finalists, as selected by JUGS. Judges will rate Submissions in each Category using the Completion which may include these factors:
All the videos will be posted on the convener’s Instagram account as soon as it is verified. 25% of the total score weightage will come from the number of likes on the respective photo on her Instagram account
Members of the jury will review all entries and judge the videos. 75% of the total score weightage will come from the judges’ scores taking the following into consideration:
Story: On a scale of 1 to 10, Judges will rate each Project Entry for its original, authentic, clear, and compelling storyline.
Quality: On a scale of 1 to 10, Judges will rate each Project Entry for its strong visuals that support the story, clear audio, and clean technical elements.
Heart: On a scale of 1 to 10, Judges will rate each Project Entry for its compelling emotional effect.
Judges’ Winner selections will be announced on October 11th, 2020, during the Virtual Summit.
PRIZES – AWARDING:
In each Category, three (3) Winners will be chosen, for a total of nine (9) Winners.
No transfer or substitution of prize is allowed except at the sole discretion of JUGS.
All eligible winners will be contacted by JUGS at the end of the contest. The Prize may be forfeited by an eligible Winner if that eligible Winner cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours after the announcement. None of the prizes awarded may be substituted and are not transferable.
Prizes Per Category
1. Grand Winner : JUGS Girl Child Champion Certificate + N15000
2. First Runner Up : Girl Child Champion Certificate + N10000
3. Second Runner Up : Girl Child Champion Certificate + N5000
*All participants with verified entries will be mailed a JUGS Girl Child Champion certificate acknowledging their contribution to the cause
By submitting their videos to the JUGS Girls Campaign for this Contest, all entrants agree to grant the convener copyright to the photograph(s) submitted, which includes the right to use the video in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media, even if they are not the winning entries.
Any usage of the videos will solely be for the purpose of bringing awareness to the cause of the JUGS Girls Campaign.
By entering the Contest, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Just Us Girls Summit Campaign, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
JUGS is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or incomplete submissions. JUGS has no obligation to acknowledge receipt of or to return any Submissions received.
We want to see your ideas for changing the world for the better.
If you have any questions about the submission process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dumebie.com
Remember, last date for entries to reach us: 4th October, 2020.