GEF showcases the transformative opportunities of esports, for health, wellness and mental health, and equality at Pan American Esports Championships
In conjunction with the highly anticipated inaugural Pan American Esports Championships (November 2-4, 2023), staged with the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, the Global Esports Federation is proud to announce its ‘Fit for Life Day’ initiative. GEF’s tangible support for UNESCO's ‘Fit for Life’ campaign is designed to address modern challenges, including physical inactivity, mental health, and societal inequality, while simultaneously fostering peace, inclusivity, and resilience within our global communities.
The Fit for Life Day, supported by UNESCO, is structured around five key objectives, with a primary focus on enhancing grassroots participation in esports and the promotion of quality physical education. By doing so, we aim to confront the rising rates of inactivity and chronic diseases, highlighting the potential of esports and physical well-being to drive positive change.
As an integral component of this initiative, the GEF is excited to unveil a vibrant campaign that celebrates and raises awareness for ‘Fit for Life Day’. We invite individuals to create and share their own video clips, with a maximum duration of one (1) minute, employing the hashtag #FitforLifeDay. These videos will serve as a powerful testament to the transformative influence of esports and physical activity in fostering equality, empowerment, and inclusion.
Participation is open to individuals aged 18 years and above, with a shared passion for esports and a deep appreciation for its positive impact on their lives or those within their communities. The deadline for video submissions is October 31, 2023.
We are thrilled to announce that your creative content will take center stage during the ‘Fit for Life Day’ as part of the #PEC23 on November 2-4. Furthermore, they will be prominently featured across the GEF’s social media platforms and communication channels. For additional details on video submissions, please refer to the information below.
Join us in championing the cause of physical activity, mental well-being, and equality as we stand together in solidarity on ‘Fit for Life Day’. Together, we can inspire change and build a brighter, more inclusive future #worldconnected.
FIT FOR LIFE DAY Video Submission – Participation Guidelines
1. Eligibility and Submission Process
Global Esports Federation (hereinafter "the Organizer") is hosting a free video project to promote equality, empowerment, and inclusion through the celebration of Fit for Life Day during the Pan American Esports Championships in Santiago, Chile, on November 2-4, 2023. This video project takes place exclusively online, and participants are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions outlined below.
Deadline: All video submissions must be received by 2359 hours, October 31, 2023 (GMT+3).
Eligibility: Participation is open to individuals aged 18 and above, regardless of their country of residence.
Submission Methods: To confirm participation, each participant is required to submit a video with a maximum duration of one (1) minute showcasing sports and esports as catalysts for equality, empowerment, and inclusion. Videos can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or shared on Instagram, Facebook, X, or TikTok, tag Global Esports Federation and hashtag #FitforLifeDay:
Video Composition and Format: Your video should convey dynamism and movement. It should be in high resolution. Dimensions can be either portrait (preferred) or landscape, and the format can be portrait, video journalism, street videos, or sports videos.
2. Validity of Videos
Content of Video: Videos must vividly portray sports and esports as vehicles for equality, empowerment, and inclusion. Minor modifications such as color balance, cropping, and aperture adjustments are acceptable. Videos should not include personal information that identifies individuals, and the following will not be accepted: (i) blurry, low-resolution, or unclear videos, (ii) videos with watermarks, dates, stamps, or any extraneous information not part of the original video, (iii) stretched videos. The Organizer reserves the right to remove videos that do not meet these criteria.
Intellectual Property Rights: Each participant certifies that they are the sole copyright holder of the submitted video and that it is original. Participants grant the Organizer worldwide, non-exclusive rights for the entire term of copyright to use, edit, alter, copy, exhibit, reproduce, adapt, publish, or distribute the videos in full or in part, for the purpose of promoting the Organizer's programs or any other lawful purpose, and to communicate to the public worldwide in any language and format. The participant acknowledges that submitted materials become the property of the Organizer and waives rights to inspect or approve finished products. No royalties or payment will be due to participants related to video usage.
Indemnification: Participants agree to indemnify the Global Esports Federation against third-party claims for loss, injury, damage, legal costs, or other expenses incurred due to the entry, acts or omissions, or any information provided, including claims of copyright violations. Participants also grant the Organizer the right to use their name, photograph, image, or likeness in any context related to the video submission campaign.
Respect and Content Standards: Videos should not feature elements that infringe on privacy or image rights of others. Participants must obtain necessary permissions when showing individuals in their videos. Content must not be defamatory, offensive, pornographic, racist, insulting, unlawful, or contrary to good morals.
3. Selection and Usage of Videos
Videos will be selected based on their originality, creativity, quality, and relevance to the theme. Selected videos may be featured on the Organization's website, social media platforms, publications, and as part of Fit for Life advocacy campaigns. They may also be promoted online on the Organization's website, social media channels, and those of other stakeholders and partners.
4. Data Protection and Reimbursement
Data Protection: Participant information may be used for data processing, excluding commercial or political use.
Reimbursement: Participation in the video contest is entirely free of charge. Participants are responsible for any expenses related to the creation and submission of their videos.
5. Responsibility of the Organizer
The Organizer reserves the right to modify, extend, shorten, suspend, or cancel the video project without notice and without liability incurred thereby. No compensation will be awarded to the participants. The Organizer will not be responsible for any Internet malfunctions preventing access to the contest.