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RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!

1. General Provisions

1.1. The FOLLOW UP SIBERIA! international program announces the start of the similarly-named international contest.

1.2. The contest is not intended to receive any profits or other income and is conducted in accordance with these rules (hereinafter referred to as the Rules). The contest is not a promotional lottery.

1.3. The contest is a list of actions published in the Rules performance of which entitles the Participant obtain a Prize.

1.4. The Prize is a tour to one of the Siberia cities which includes arranging the international flight and paying for the tickets, transfer, hotel accommodation, meals and cultural programme.

1.5. The contest is organized by the Organization Committee of the FOLLOW UP SIBERIA! international project which includes representatives of the Nornikel company and Euronews channel.

1.6. The Organizer has right to make amendments to these Rules with mandatory publication of the latter on the project's official website www.followupsiberia.com.

1.7. The rules of the contest, provisions of the contest, contact information for provision of contest works and legally important messages of the Organizer including information about the Winners of the contest are published on the project's website www.followupsiberia.com and in its official pages on FB and VK:
English language page https://www.facebook.com/FollowUpSiberia/

Russian language page https://vk.com/followupsiberia

2. Procedure and Provisions of Participation in the Contest

2.1. Only legally capable adult person (depending on legislation of the country of residence) may become the Participant of the Contest via personal social media account.

2.2. To take part in the Contest, the Participant from any country, except Russia, should:

  • Shoot a short video or take a series of photographs on the topic of "Part of Siberia in My City" which will reflect the Participant's perception of Siberia.
  • Post the materials on one or several of the following social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram with hashtag #FOLLOWUPSIBERIA and geolocation point.
  • For Weibo should be used the FOLLOWUPSIB tag.

2.3. To take part in the Contest, the Participant from Russia should:

  • Shoot a short video or a series of photographs on the topic "Siberia is My Love" which reflects the love to Siberia and knowledge of its sights.
  • Post the materials on one or several of the following social media: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, VKontakte with hashtag #СИБИРЬЛЮБОВЬМОЯ and geolocation point.

2.4. All the works should comply with the following format:

  • Photo story (1 to 5 photos).
  • Short video up to 3 minutes long.

2.5. All works (posts) should be available for public access.

2.6. The Participant of the Contest should not delete or limit access to the works (posts) until March 12, 2019.

2.7. Publishing own works (posts) with the #FOLLOWUPSIBERIA hashtag, the author grants the Organizers permission for non-repayable usage of the provided works for purposes related to the Contest.

2.8. In case of using the Participant's works (posts), the Organizer commits to specify the author of the works (posts).

2.9. By submitting the works (posts) to the Contest, the Participant agrees with provisions of these Rules. In case of non-compliance of the works (posts) with any of the Rules’ requirements, the Organizer is entitled either to expulse the submitted works (posts) from the contest program or to deny the Prizeto the Participant.

2.10. Submittal of the works (posts) to the Contest does not imply any commitments or limitations related to the usage of the works (posts) by the Participant.

2.11. The works (posts) taking part in the Contest should not violate the international legislation or legislation of the Russian Federation.

3. Terms of the Contest

3.1. The Contest is being held from April 2018 through February 2019.

3.2. The winners of the Contest are defined in accordance with the following schedule:

  • Acceptance of contest works (posts) and defining the Winner before May 1, 2018.
  • Acceptance of contest works (posts) and defining the Winner before July 15, 2018.
  • Acceptance of contest works (posts) and defining the Winner before September 15, 2018.
  • Acceptance of contest works (posts) and defining the Winner before December 15, 2018.

3.3. Dates of tours (Prize) will be announced by the Organizer on the official website of the project www.followupsiberia.com the day after defining the Winners in accordance with Clause 3.2.

4. Defining of Winners of the Contest

4.1. The Organizer is committed to organize the tours (Prize).

4.2. On each stage of the schedule (Clause 3.2), 10 (ten) Participants are selected as the Winne in accordance with the following principle:

  • Quantitative indicators: 5 (five) Winners will be selected from the overall number of Participants with the highest number of marks ("likes").
  •  Qualitative indicators: 5 (five) winners will be selected by the Organizer's decision on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Originality of the work (post).
  • Depth of content.

4.3. Information of the winner of the Contest (name of the social media account and link to it) who won the Prize is published on the official website of the FOLLOW UP SIBERIA! project (www.followupsiberia.com) and in social media of the program.

4.4. The most active winners of the previous 4 (four) rounds of the Contest will be selected to participate in the final round. The selection criterion is as follows: the most active publication of creative works (posts) about the tour on social media. The Prize of the final round is a tour to Krasnoyarsk during the 29 th Winter Universiade. Number of participants of the final round is from (four) to 8 (eight) persons.

5. Procedure of Prize Distribution

5.1. The Organizer announces the Winner on winning of the Prize and procedure of its receipt via the message message on the social media platforms where the Contest works (posts) have been published as well as by publication on the official website www.followupsiberia.com.

5.2. The Organizer does not bear any responsibility in case any other person responds via the Winner's account on social media instead of the Winner.

5.3. In case the Participant is announced as the Winner by procedure specified in Clause 4 of the Rules, the Participant should submit the data required for receipt of the Prize within 2 (two) days by the request of the Organizer including the following information: full name, passport data and residence data.

5.4. In case the Winner does not reply to the messages of the Organizer or the Organizer’s representatives' within 2 (two) days, or refuses to receive the Prize by sending the relevant notice to the Organizer's e-mail: info@followupsiberia.com, the right of the Winner to receive the Prize is no longer in force.

   
   

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The basis of the “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” program

The basis of “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” is an international creative online competition that will start one year before the beginning of the Winter Universiade and will last until its closing.

Any person can join the online contest by doing the following: find a “Part of Siberia” in your city, i.e. something related to Siberia or similar to its key cultural and historical objects; then shoot a video and/or take from 1 to 3 photos of the object and post them to social media accounts with the #FOLLOWUPSIBERIA hashtag.
Thus, a wholesome image of Siberia will be formed by the participants from other countries, which combines factual information with existing stereotypes.

Tours to Siberian cities
Winners of the online contest will have a unique chance to visit the Arctic Circle and see the midnight sun for the first time in their life, as well as to study the traditions of the natives and appreciate their hospitality.
The staff of the Euronews channel will follow up the participants and document the way their perception of Siberia changes. As a result, TV segments covering the trip will be aired to the audience of 163 countries.
The well-trained English-speaking students of Russian regional universities will have an opportunity help guests and introduce them to the native land.

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The basis of the “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” program.

The basis of “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” is an international creative online competition that will start one year before the beginning of the Winter Universiade and will last until its closing.

Any person can join the online contest by doing the following: find a “Part of Siberia” in your city, i.e. something related to Siberia or similar to its key cultural and historical objects; then shoot a video and/or take from 1 to 3 photos of the object and post them to social media accounts with the #FOLLOWUPSIBERIA hashtag.
Thus, a wholesome image of Siberia will be formed by the participants from other countries, which combines factual information with existing stereotypes.

Tours to Siberian cities
Winners of the online contest will have a unique chance to visit the Arctic Circle and see the midnight sun for the first time in their life, as well as to study the traditions of the natives and appreciate their hospitality.
The staff of the Euronews channel will follow up the participants and document the way their perception of Siberia changes. As a result, TV segments covering the trip will be aired to the audience of 163 countries.
The well-trained English-speaking students of Russian regional universities will have an opportunity help guests and introduce them to the native land.

   
   
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«FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!» erases the barriers

«FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!» represents a special type of humanitarian events that promote cross-cultural interaction on the premise of international sports projects. The program goes beyond sports and stays out of politics, helping to overcome the artificial barriers between people of different cultural background while drawing attention to the remote region of the planet.

The aim of «FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!» is to let foreign guests explore the real Siberia which will open up to the world during several rounds of the project when multicultural teams will visit this place. All the participants of the program will become the Ambassadors of Siberia who upon returning home will tell their family, friends and followers about this fascinating region.

About the Project

Full name: “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” international cross-cultural digital project
Framework: the project includes 5 tours of international teams to Siberian cities
Duration: April 2018 – March 2019
Organizer: Nornickel
Media partner: Euronews

“FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” was launched by Nornickel to provide an opportunity for people from all around the world to visit Siberia and get to know the cultural, educational and sporting traditions of this region prior to the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk (2019).

“FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” increases the recognition of this territory in the world via nature, sports and friendship.

The basis of the program is an international online contest.

 

Join the contest!

Siberia is much closer than you think. It is just 3 simple steps away:

  • Step 1. Find “Siberia in Your City” – something that reminds you of Siberia or evokes associations with it.
  • Step 2. Shoot a video or take up to 3 photos of this place or object.
  • Step 3. Post these photos or videos to one or more of the following social networks: Facebook, YouTube or Instagram with the #FOLLOWUPSIBERIA hashtag.

The winners of the online contest will form the international teams coming to Siberia during the 4 rounds of the project. The best and most active of those will also visit the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk in March 2019.

The Euronews staff will follow up the participants closely, and TV segments covering the trip will be aired in 163 countries.

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1st round

The first “Follow Up Siberia!” tour organized by Nornickel took place on May 25-28, 2018, in the Siberian cities of Norilsk and Dudinka. It was a success in terms of fulfilling the aim of the project which is based on cross-cultural communication and exchange.


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Partners

Nornickel is a Russian mining and smelting company, which pays much attention to sport and social programs that contribute to the development of Siberia.
The company is the prime sponsor of the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk (2019) and partner of many major sports federations, clubs and teams.
The 29th Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 is an international sports event, which will be held in Krasnoyarsk (Russia) from March 2 to 12, 2019 This is the first Winter Universiade in the history of Russia. It is expected, that 3050 NUSFs delegates from 50 countries will come for a student analogue of the Olympics.
Euronews is one of the biggest international news TV channel, which offers a unique perspective on world events focusing on delivering trusted news and information to TV audiences and digital users across the world in their native language. Euronews offers a unique perspective on world events and empowers people to make up their own mind by promoting a diversity of viewpoints.

FAQ

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/What is “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” program about?
The “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” is a cross-cultural program that precedes the 29th Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk (2019). This program gives all people from around the world a chance to visit various Siberian cities, connect with each other and meet hospitable natives. The FOLLOW UP SIBERIA! international program announces the start of the similarly-named international contest. The Prize is a tour to one of the cities of Siberia.
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/What are the dates of the contest?
The contest is being held from April, 2018 through February, 2019. It will be divide into several rounds.
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/What are the dates of the first tour of the program?
1st tour of the “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” project will pass on May 25-28, 2018.
4
/Give me more trip details with the cities we will be visiting in the first tour of the program?
The main destinations are the Siberian cities of Norilsk and Dudinka. During the journey, you will visit the World Curling Tour – «Arctic Cup 2018». It is the most northern of all curling competitions under the auspices of Curling Champions Tour. Besides witnessing the highlights of this major sporting event, you will meet Olympic curling athletes and have a unique opportunity to interview them.
5
/Will you cover the costs of my Visa,plane tickets, accommodation?
Sure, we will do all the necessary preparations including Visa, arranging the flight, buying tickets, accommodation, cultural program etc.
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/Do I need to be at a certain level of athleticism for any of the activities?
No, not at all for tour. But it will be good for your health :)
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/What I should do to became part of the “FOLLOW UP SIBERIA!” program?
1) shoot a video and/or take up to three photos covering the “Part of Siberia in My City” topic, i.e. something connected with Siberia or reminding of its key cultural and historical objects but situated in your local community;
2) post these photos and/or videos on your accounts on any of the following social networks (oneor more): Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Weibo with the#FOLLOWUPSIBERIAhashtag. The posts should be accessible online until March 12, 2019.

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