The #Uniting4Climate VR/360-video pitch competition is part of a communications campaign in the lead up to and through COP23 that highlights unity in support of climate solutions; countries, cities, regions, businesses, civil society and individuals are “Uniting for Climate Action“.

(World Bank Group)―This competition invites everyone (18+) who is committed to coming together to reduce the threats to our Planet and intent on creating or multiplying solutions for immediate climate action to send a traditional illustrative video concept together with a written description explaining in detail their plans for the production of a 360-video (Virtual Reality) on how we are “Uniting for Climate Action.”

The video pitch submissions could highlight solutions to overcoming climate threats for vulnerable and coastal communities, supporting ocean and environmental protection, addressing rising and warming oceans, managing fresh water resources, preventing pollution and waste, building smarter and more resilient cities and making the linkages with other climate actions.

The submissions should describe simple, but ingenious ideas that will enable relatively low cost VR production with the focus primarily on the subject matter rather than the technique. The potential cost vis-à-vis the creativity envisaged will be taken into account in the judging process.

The pitch should emphasize the core message: “Uniting for Climate Action”.

As Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, has emphasized: “We will never end poverty if we don’t tackle climate change.”

Click here for application to the competition

#Uniting4Climate VR/360-video pitch competition


The winning entry will be given the opportunity to work with Connect4Climate and their production partners to transform the concept into a 360-video (Virtual Reality) production.


Other special prizes or Highly Commended Acknowledgements may be awarded depending on the submissions received and the opinions of the jury.


The Judging Panel will select the winner or winners (individuals or teams of up to 5) based on the following equally weighted criteria:

□ Content
□ Innovation and originality
□ Overall impact of the project

In the event of a tie for the main prize, the winner will be selected based on the criteria described in (1), then (2), and (3). If there is still a tie, the winner will be selected based on the vote by the Judging Panel President.

The winner or winners will be presented in November, in Bonn, Germany during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP23.

The winning entry or entries will also receive special recognition at relevant Connect4Climate events, and be prominently featured and promoted through the social media channels of Connect4Climate and Partners.

The winners of the #Uniting4Climate competition will be selected by a distinguished jury of preeminent directors, artists, activists and political leaders. Click here to see the list in the distinguished jury.

Click here for application to the competition

Need more information? Contact Maleele Coongo on her Facebook or Twitter.

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