Awards for artists and content creators building solidarity and informing the public about COVID-19!
Recognizing the profound need to address misinformation and to reinforce social cohesion during this pandemic, i4Policy partnered with UNESCO to launch the #DontGoViral campaign to work with creatives across Africa.
We are seeking musicians, designers, cultural entrepreneurs and other creatives to develop and openly license content to inform communities and bring people together. In the first prize pool (worth US$20,000), awards will be given for content submitted by 23:59 (CAT) on April 15th. i4Policy will be awarding the best audio and the best visual content submitted by April 15th with US$5,000 each. We will also award the best dissemination campaign with US$5,000 and the next five runner-ups with US$1,000 each.
Follow these steps to participate:
1. Create music, animation, offline sticker campaigns, or whatever content your community needs most. Or, translate existing content, such as Bobi Wine’s hit song that has been released open source under the campaign.
2. Share or re-share your content on one or more social media platforms tagging #DontGoViral
3. Upload your raw content to http://bit.lydontgoviral in a format that others can adapt, remix, and translate.
4. Involve your friends and your community.
You can get information more information at http://dontgoviral.wiki.
The first round of awards is open until 23:58 (CAT) on April 15th, please submit your content by then! #StaySafe and #DontGoViral.