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CHANGE in Wood Culture - Short 1-minute Video
Total awards: $10K
1 st Place: $5000
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I would like to highlight with this video the importance of wood, not only in the past, where it played a key role but also today. Precisely nowadays, in a world in constant evolution full of new technology and polluting materials, wood is key to the sustainability of the planet. Wood is renewable and ecological. Taking care of our forests and using wood is possible. With a responsible use, and a sustainable forestry management, using wood is opting for the environment. That is why I believe that a change must be made around the value of wood, promoting and raising the culture of wood, and not labeling it as a material of the past. Using wood is moving towards a sustainable future.

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Info & Rules

Contest info



We’re living in a rapidly changing world, people make changes to improve their life, to inherit and preserve their culture, to enhance their living environment and nature.  That being said, ​the contest is looking for videos that can best represent what has been changed to people’s perception of wood use and how the change is affecting the world today​.

Short Video Category - less than 1 minute

Every entry must have an end frame which you can download from here: https://www.voubs.com/download/wood_life.jpg

This is a contest with a "elite license" at VOUBS. All the prize awards are guaranteed and witheld from the organizer by VOUBS!



  •     1st Place - 5000$
  •     2nd Place - 2500$
  •     3rd Place - 1500$
  •     Honorable Mention - 500$
  •     Honorable Mention - 500$
  •     Special award for the highest public vote received (Most views+most votes+best rating) - 500$


The winning videos will be rewarded with a  cash prize.
The winning videos will be shown at the 2019 World Wood Day Event.



World Wood Day is on March 21st, the vernal equinox, to highlight wood as an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial and to raise awareness on the key role wood plays in a sustainable world through biodiversity and forest conservation. The day serves as a reminder of the importance and true value of wood and its responsible uses.


A major event is organized annually on March 21, usually week-long, to celebrate wood across disciplines. Artists, educators, hobbyists, and industries come together from different lands, languages and cultures to share experiences, skills and passions for wood. The event centralizes various uses of wood which allows extrapolation and eventual application to individual lifestyles. Satellite events are organized in different regions throughout the year to continue the exploration and experiences.

International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of wood enthusiasts, dedicated to the research, education and promotion of wood culture.

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Raise awareness




Short Films

Target community



186 Days

Registration period

1 September 2018  -  28 February 2019

Public voting

1 September 2018  -  6 March 2019

Jury voting

1 September 2018  -  6 March 2019

Winners announced

6 March 2019

General rules

These General rules (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL RULES) for participation in VOUBS contests, settle the terms and conditions for participation in any contest organized through VOUBS. If there are any additional rules specified by the Organizer of the contest they are written in the field "Additional rules" and they are valid first and with an advantage to the General rules.
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Submission rules



  1. 1. Allowed video files: .mp4 and .mov.  

  2. 2. Allowed video codecs: h.264, Ratio: 16:9 (2.35, 2.40 letterboxed is also allowed).  

  3. 3. Video max length:  

  4. - less than 1 minute

  5. 4. Codec: H.264 File type: MP4. Bitrate: 60 mbps preferred (no greater than 80 mbps) Frame rate: no limitation.

  6. 5. At least Full HD (1920 x 1080), or 4K



  1. Entrants must be 18 years old or older, can be either as an individual, or on behalf of a group.  (All group members must meet the age restriction.)

  2. A “title” and “description” must be provided along with the video submitted.  The description (preferable 150 words) must be ​written in English only​, complete, accurate, and sufficient to convey the circumstances in the video and the entrant’s conception and interpretation of the theme, “CHANGE.”

  3. The video can be in any genre, such as documentary, animation, or fiction etc.

  4. The video must not have any inappropriate content, language, or imagery.  (no violence, racist comments, pornographic etc.)

  5. Non-English videos are compulsory to have English subtitles.  

  6. Winning entries will be requested for ​at least three (3) pictures for online promotional purposes​.  Pictures must be at least 1,600 pixels in length, JEPG or JPG format.

  7. No identifiable mark, signature, or stamp is allowed anywhere in the video.

  8. The video is compulsory to include “end frame” provided by the contest organzier.



  1. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

    1. Capturing Core Concept          25 %

    2. Engaging Story-telling              25 %

    3. Insight                                       25 %

    4. Production Quality                    25 %


* There will be 1st place winners, 2nd place winners for both video lengths, and

one (1) most popular award winner



  1. By entering this contest, all entrants agree to permit the use of their name, nationality, and other personal information for publicity by the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and the World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF).

  2. By completing the submission, all entrants agree to the contest rules, terms and conditions, and shall not withdraw submission for any reason.

  3. All entrants must be the original author/creator and right holder of the video submitted to the contest.

  4. All entrants must comply with all rules to be eligible for the prize.

  5. All entrants agree to permit IWCS/ WWDF to embed and display their videos on IWCS and WWD websites and related social media platforms as contributors to the contest.

  6. Entrants of winning entries agree to authorize IWCS/ WWDF the copyright of the videos to perpetually:  

    1. store, use and re-use the video, in whole or in part;  

    2. distribute copies and cause the distribution of the video for promotional purposes;  

    3. display and broadcast the video publicly;  

    4. integrate and incorporate the video into any existing or future work of the World Wood Day events for promotional purposes;

    5. transfer to another environment (hardware, software, computer electronic, Web, multimedia or other);  

  7. Entrants declare that the video submitted is an original work and does not infringe any third party’s rights such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets including musical composition or performance rights, video rights or image rights.

  8. Any music or images used must be in the ​Public Domain​, licensed under the ​Creative Commons License​ or be original musical work created by the entrant.  ​Documentation of Creative Commons License or statement must be submitted with entry materials​.

  9. Everyone who appears in the video has acknowledged the present terms and conditions and consented to the video being displayed and broadcasted publicly.  In case minors appear in the video, their parents must have acknowledged the present terms and conditions and agreed to their children appearing in the video.  

  10. IWCS/ WWDF reserve the right to ​modify or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time and for any reason if deemed necessary in its opinion.

  11. Entrants waive all claims against IWCS/ WWDF, arising out of any oral or written publication or republication of any statement made in connection with the present contest, your person or your video entry.  

  12. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold IWCS/ WWDF, harmless from any third party claims for loss, damage, prejudice, liability or expense suffered as a result of or in any manner in connection with their video entries, any other of their acts or omissions or any information which they provided.  

  13. Any awardee fails to claim the prize within the given time period (7 days) will be considered as giving up the prize, the next video in line will automatically be rewarded with the prize.

Alowed media type

  • file

  • Txt

  • file

  • file




Region: Not specified

Gender: All

Max participants: 1000

No watermarks or recognizing signs are allowed.

Allowed media per user: 5+

You must be the sole owner of the copyrights.