UNFCCC CDM African Radio Contest 2013 (USD 2,000 for Winners)

UNFCCC CDM African Radio Contest 2013

Deadline: 31 October 2013

The  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of CDM African Radio Contest 2013. This year, the competition’s sponsors have generously offered a $2,000 prize for the winners of the contest.

Under the theme “Changing Lives“, the contest aims to spread the word about the benefits of the CDM in Africa and especially in under-represented regions of the continent. Broadcasters and freelancers from Africa are invited to grab their microphone and recording device and create a compelling radio story that answers the following question: “How can my community/city/country benefit from the CDM?”

Radio stories will be judged on originality, technical excellence, clarity of message, thoroughness of investigation, level of professionalism and presentation skills. The stories can fall into two categories:

(1) Those that relate to a specific, “registered” CDM project (see information below on how to locate registered projects); and


(2) Those that do not relate to a specific registered project, but which explore the potential benefits of CDM for a community/city/country (see information below on how to locate the offices of CDM designated national authorities).

Entry criteria
 All radio stories should be no more than 5 minutes in length
 All radio stories should be free of copyright material (including copyrighted background
 Radio stories must be in English or translated into English using voice-over production
 Radio stories must be the submitter’s original creation
 By submitting the audio piece for consideration, the submitter attests that the work has
not been previously broadcast
 Entrants must have obtained any necessary third-party releases

 Submitters are responsible for ensuring that their radio stories are in compliance with the legal and copyright laws of their country

 The contest is open to professional radio broadcasters and freelancers in Africa

 Each submitter may submit up to two radio stories

The deadline to submit your stories is 31 October 2013

How to submit your radio story

If you have not registered yet with the CDM Radio Club for Africa please do so by following the
link below:

Once you have produced your radio story, please send it to : [email protected] 

Contest Focal Point
Ms. Irini Roumboglou
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat
Martin-Luther-King-Strasse 8
53175, Bonn, Germany

For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the UNFCCC CDM African Radio Contest 


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