Unilever Video Contest – $8,000 and trip – Over 16 yo – Due May 28, 2012

Posted on 9:05 am in May 2012, Over $5000, Over 16 by Lynnie

Cannes is one of the most exciting events in the calendar, taking place in late June, the awards ceremony at a beach front restaurant is one of the most sought after invites during the annual Cannes Lions Festival. You could be there too if you take part in this great contest from Unilever

Unilever wants films that make people realize sustainable living is both achievable and desirable, the brief contains a list of products and the impact they can have – it’s up to you to bring the how that could happen to life.


We accept avi, mpg, mov, wmv, mp4 and m4v extensions. Neither height nor width can be odd numerically (eg dimensions of 1023 x 768 should not be used because 1023 is an odd number). Do not export any black borders and we prefer 16:9 aspect ratio but will accept other ratios. The video frame rate (fps) is not important but bear in mind the intended use – if the brand intends to display on TV then they will prefer 30fps.
Due May 28, 2012


Over the age of 16 at the date of entry. (All Users of the age 16 to 18 must have permission of an adult who will receive any prizes or remuneration on their behalf)

Judging Criteria

The judges will review all approved videos and will use their own pre-arranged system to rate the videos according to how well they meet the brief, their originality and how well the message is communicated. There may also be additional criteria.

Judging will be fair and all approved videos will be considered.

For Ad competitions video submissions that do not meet the brief entirely but which show creative thinking, good production values and which impress the judges will be accepted.


Grand Prize
• $8,000
• Round trip travel for two people to Cannes with three nights hotel accommodation
2nd Prize
• $4,000
3rd Prize
• $2,000
4th Prize
• $1,000
5th Prize
• $1,000

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comments below.