Entries will be accepted from March 23 – May 7, 2018 .
Please read through the submission process and video production rules (below) carefully before applying.
Choose whether you are participating in the video story contest or social media contest.
If you have any queries, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and +92-331-2444651
After all submissions are received, our jury will evaluate entries and pick winners.
Announcement of winners
Winners will be announced on the contest website and on Dawn.com’s platforms by end of May, 2018 .
Video structure and duration
Every video must follow the structure outlined below in the same order:
The video content can be in English or Urdu.
English subtitles will be added to ALL videos at the bottom of the screen by the organisers .
All rights to the films made as part of the project will belong to the organisers of 'It Happens Only in Pakistan', and a disclaimer stating so will be added to all videos received for this contest by the organisers. The organisers will share worldwide rights to the finished videos. The videos will not be used for any commercial purposes.
Filmmakers will have complete rights to show and exhibit their videos.
Stills and images
Participants may use still photographs. If any photographs are sourced from a third party, the source should be clearly mentioned on the credit list.
Additional images, graphics or material used to enhance the film should be royalty free content. All creative commons material must be credited.
Animation and special effects are allowed only if they have been created during the dates of the competition.
Audio and music
Participants must only use royalty free music /original background score for the film to avoid any copyright issues.
Take part in the
Social Media contest to compete for two prizes worth Rs50,000 each.
Shoot a video or snap a photo that captures something unique to Pakistan
Post the video/photo on your PERSONAL ACCOUNT on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ItHappensOnlyInPakistan
Make sure you set the video/photo to public and post between March 23 and May 7, 2018.
Encourage your family, friends and social network to like, heart, retweet, share and comment on your video/photo! Each heart, retweet, share and comment counts as 1 point: a minimum of 100 points are needed to be eligible for the prizes.
Be patient! The jury will review eligible submissions from March 23 to
May 7, 2018 and two winners will be announced in the end of May.
NOTE: By submitting a video/photo to the #ItHappensOnlyInPakistan Social Media Contest, you agree to giving the organisers all rights to the submission, including uploading the content to their websites/other platforms.
The content will not be used for commercial purposes. The participant will be given credit if their content is uploaded.
The jury from Dawn and DW will decide the winner for the social media contest and the final decision will be up to their discretion. The points calculated through likes/comments/retweets will only be used to shortlist the most popular entries across all mediums.
All entries should be original and the sole intellectual property of the participant(s). Any entry found otherwise will be automatically disqualified from the contest.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's international broadcaster. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. DW is available online in 30 languages including Urdu. Visit DW at dw.com/urdu.
Dawn.com is the largest English news website in Pakistan. Being Pakistan’s oldest media group, the platform offers a rich, dynamic and diversified digital front to audiences all over the world.