Project StagesStage 1
February 2009 - Choose your topics and research your campaign issues
You should find the resources section very helpful in terms of getting up-to-date and accurate information on the environmental and health impacts of excessive meat consumption.Stage 2
February-April 2009 - Be a campaigner!
Build awareness for your campaign amongst your student community the general public in innovative and exciting ways. If you need any help at all just contact us by phone or email.Stage 3
Throughout your campaign keep a record of your activities – materials, websites, pictures, videos etc, and send them into us by May 1, 2009.
For further information about keeping records and collecting information to submit, just contact us by phone or email.
Occasionally news updates will appear on the website homepage with topics relating to the competition that might benefit your campaign, so keep an eye out. The resources section will also be updated as new relevant articles come to our attention.
As new relevant articles come to our attention, they will be entered into our new Green2Cool social networking site (coming soon to the website).
A panel of judges including experts in climate change, public relations and marketing will review all entries and select overall winners and category winners based on the following criteria:
* How well you got your message across
* How far-reaching was your campaign
* The creativity and inventiveness of your campaign
* How well your team embraced the theme
* How much research went into the campaign
* How your understanding of the issues then translated into a PR and marketing campaign
* How you conducted yourself during the campaign
Competition Rules and RegulationsParticipation in the Competition
1. Team members submitting an entry must be over 18 years of age before January 19th 2009 and be registered third level students. The organisers reserve the right to seek verification from the relevant third level institution of the registration of any students who have entered the competition.
2. Each team can have a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 campaign directors.
3. Entries must be anchored in any Eco Eating concept or combination of concepts.
4. The closing date for receipt of entries is May 1st or such later date as may be advised on website.
5. Please keep a record of all creative pieces on an electronic/or digital format. The organisers request that all audio pieces can be electronically transferred.
6. Real Events cannot accept responsibility for lost, damaged or delayed entries. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt. Entries cannot be returned to entrants.
7. Employees, contractors or persons directly or professionally associated with employees of Real Events or Supreme Master Television may not enter this competition.
8. All entrants agree to be bound by the rules of the competition; failure on the part of any entrant to adhere to any or all of these rules will render the entry in question invalid.
9. Prize winners may be required to participate in publicity (photographs, interviews, quotations etc).
10. Cash Prizes will be distributed evenly among the prizewinning teams’ Campaign Directors as detailed in the entry form.
11. Canvassing of adjudicators will result in automatic disqualification.
12. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the judging process and the decision of the judges in all categories will be final.
13. Copyright of all original material entered in this competition is retained by the author. By submitting a project for entry, the entrants grant to Real Events the right to reproduce the entry (in full or in part) on the radio, on the website at www.GreenPlanetAwards.org or in such other publication as Real Events nominate, without payment by Real Events. Real Events reserves the right to amend, withdraw or terminate the competition or alter the specification of the competition without prior notice should that specified be unavailable for reasons beyond their control.
14. Notwithstanding that the winners may have been declared, if the organisers discover before the distribution of prizes that for any reason under these rules a winner should have been ineligible to enter the competition or if the entry should have been declared invalid, the organisers reserve the right to determine that a winning team is disqualified.
15. Competition entries must be sent to The Green Planet Awards, Real Events, Cathedral Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8 no later than May 1st 2009.
Finalists will be contacted on or before May 31, 2009.
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Price of Meat
Meat The Facts
Friends of the Earth
United Nations FAO
Diet, Energy, & Global Warming
Answering the sceptics
Sea Shepard Conservation Society
UN News Centre
Science Daily: Poison ice
Time: Health and Science
Green Peace Reports
Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus
The Food Revolution by John Robbins
Healthy at 100 by John Robbins
A Delicate Balance (film)
Meat The Truth (film)
The 11th Hour - Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio (film)