Future Makers Challenge “अब हाम्रो पालो” in Nepal (call closed)

Available in: :gb: English / :ne: Nepali

:gb: English version

(Nepali language version: Future Makers Challenge “अब हाम्रो पालो”)

Future Makers Nepal team has had an amazing experience organizing our past events, the Unconference and the Writer’s Workshop: Narratives of the Quake. If you’ve missed them, don’t worry.

We have another exciting journey for you, the Future Makers Challenge “अब हाम्रो पालो”. Until 20 July, we’re looking to reward the best input on organizing ourselves for progress in Nepal.

##Who should participate? And how can you?

If expressing yourself in writing or any other medium is what you are passionate about, this is a perfect platform for you. Unleash your thoughts, share your imaginations and discuss your ideas with a community which takes them seriously!

We want you to express yourself in whichever form, length and language you feel you can do it best. We welcome anything from articles and poems to photographs and videos etc… The more diverse the ideas and submissions we get, the more invigorating will it be to discuss them together!

##What’s in it for you?

We have designed this challenge as an experience that rewards you for your ideas and creativity:

  • Everyone will post their submission on the edgeryders.eu platform, and then we will care to raise publicity for each submission.

  • Edgeryders is a great online community where you will meet like-minded people from all over the world. Your submissions will boost discussions with them, and this way your idea can be improved, or attract skilled collaborators with whom to make your idea happen. We saw it happen there already!

  • The best 20 submissions will be included in a digital & print magazine. This magazine will also take part in Nepal’s national dialogue, because we will care to get it into the hands of influential figures and passionate readers.

  • And we also have cash prizes of course – six prizes of Rs. 5000 each for the best submissions, and two prizes of Rs. 5000 each for “Great Debate Awards” which go to those authors who stir the richest dialogue in the comments to their submissions. So make sure your friends know of your contribution :wink:

##What’s the topic?

Let’s be creative together about how to make a bright future happen for Nepal! The volunteers did a great job after the earthquake, but there is a lot left to do for all of us :wink: So we invite you to submit your thoughts about How can we organize ourselves for progress in Nepal? This is a broad topic, so you can focus on one or some aspects. Feel inspired – but not limited – by the following questions:

  • Who are the people who get good things done in Nepal (our “leaders”)?

  • How can we build and support new social movements in Nepal? Aspects to discuss include gender, youth, tech, education, arts, politics, economy etc…

  • How can Nepal’s post-earthquake volunteer movement stick together and work on other issues? How can it organize itself to not be compromised by struggles over money and power?

  • How can we continue to practice the unity that many showed after the earthquake, helping without regard for gender, religion, race or caste?

##How to submit your contribution?

  • Create an account on edgeryders.eu.

  • Go to the edgeryders.eu Future Makers Nepal page and click “Create a Post”.

  • Copy in your content, and add your title. Careful: Don’t lose your content just because Internet fails you when you submit :wink: So better write and save your content on your computer first, then copy & paste it into the form.

  • Add the challenge tag #futuremakers-nepal-challenge to your topic, to let us know this is a submission for the challenge.

  • Click “Save” at the bottom.

See our users manual on how to add photos and how to add videos. You can edit your entry after submitting it. We will only consider the version that will be online when the deadline passes.

##Which conditions apply for submitting? Which criteria apply for judging?

Most of this is self-evident, but here are all the details:

  • Submit your own work!. The content you submit must be your own work, and must not have been published in the form you submit it. Of course you can reuse ideas, photos and video snippets you made and published before, if you create something new from them.

  • But you can integrate content by others. You can integrate work by others if you have the permission and clearly mark third-party content by giving credits to the original authors. For example, Creative Commons licensed sound clips, photos or quotes.

  • Group submissions are welcome. Of course, all contributing authors must agree to participate.

  • International submissions are welcome, too! If by chance somebody outside Nepal sees the challenge and has ideas to share about Nepal, welcome :slight_smile: It will be an interesting contribution to the dialogue.

  • You submit under a Creative Commons licence. Like all content on edgeryders.eu, your submission are made using a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. This means we and others can publish and share your work if we give proper credits to you as the author. See here for the details.

  • Judging criteria. We value both the content you treat in your submission (significance of your topic, depth and quality of your ideas) and the way you treat that content (Is it expressive, engaging, clear and creative content?). For the “Great Debate Award” category, we value number and length of third-party comments and the quality of thoughts they express.

  • Jury. The jury is comprised of the Future Makers Nepal team (Anubhuti, Dipti, Matthias, Meena, Natalia). Jury decisions are of course fair and final :wink:

  • More questions? For further Information and questions, you are welcome to write to the team (natalia@edgeryders.eu or matthias@edgeryders.eu). Or drop us a message on the Future Makers Nepal Facebook page.

##Quick Facts Summary

  • Challenge opens for submissions. 1 July 2015

  • Challenge closes for submissions. 20 July 2015 at 12pm (midnight, Nepal time UTC+5:45)

  • Announcement of winners. 23 July 2015 by e-mail

  • Final Event and prize distribution. 25 July 2015, from 10am to 4pm

  • Cash prizes. 6 x Rs. 5000 prizes for the best submissions. 2 x Rs. 5000 prizes for the submissions generating the best discussion.

##:ne: Nepali version

Future Makers Nepal समुहले गएको हफ्ताहरुमा आयोजना गरेका कार्यक्रमकाे सफलतापछी तपाईहरुको सामु एउटा प्रतियोगिता ल्याएको छ - Future Makers Challenge “अब हाम्रो पालो” ।

###यस प्रतियोगितामा क-कसले भाग लिन सक्छन् ?

तपाईले कुनै पनि माध्यमबाट आफ्नो भावना ब्यक्त गर्नु चाहनु हुन्छ भने यो प्रतियोगिता तपाईको लागी हो । भिडियो, लेख, कबिता अथवा अरु कुनै सृजनात्मक माध्यमबाट आफ्नो बिचार ब्यक्त गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ ।

###बहस को विषय के छ ?

हाम्रो रचनात्मक अभिव्यक्तिले धेरैको मन छुन सक्छ । तपाईले पठाउनु हुने रचनाको मुख्य बिषय "नेपालको प्रगतिको लागी हामी कसरी संघठित भएर अगाडि बढ्न सक्छौँ?” हुनु पर्ने छ।

यस बिषयलाई बुझ्नको लागी तलका केहि प्रश्नहरुलाई आधार मान्न सकिन्छ तर यसमा नै सिमित रहेर लेख्नु पर्छ भन्ने छैन।

  • हाम्रो देशको वास्तविक नेताहरु को हुन ?
  • हामीले नेपालमा सामाजिक अभियान चलाउनका लागी के गर्न सक्छौ ? तपाईले लिङ्ग, युवावर्ग, प्रविधि, कला, राजनीति, अर्थव्यवस्था आदी कुनै पनि क्षेत्र छान्न सक्नु हुन्छ ।
  • भूकम्प पछी बनेका स्वयम्सेवकको समुहहरु शक्ति र पैसाजस्ता कुराहरुमा नअल्झिकन कसरी एकिकृत रुपमा अगाडी बढ्न सक्छन्?
  • भूकम्पको आपत्कालिन अवस्थामा जुटेका समुहहरु जसले कुनै किसिमको भेदभाव नराखी समजसेवा गरे, ती समुहलाई देशको अन्य बिकास कार्यमा कसरी अगाडी ल्याउन सकिन्छ ?, आदि

###यो प्रतियोगितामा भाग किन लिने ?

हामीले तपाईंको भावना र बिचार बुझ्नका लागि यो प्रतियोगिता को आयोजन गरेका हौ ।

  • तपाईंले Edgeryders - Future Makers Nepal मा राख्नु भएको आफ्नो प्रस्तुती हामी विभिन्न माध्यमबाट प्रचार प्रसार गर्ने छौ ।
  • यो एउटा अन्त्त्रक्रियात्मक कार्यक्रम हो जसमा तपाईंको प्रस्तुतीको विस्लेशण देशविदेशका प्रतियोगी लगायत का इच्छुक व्यक्ती हरुले गर्नेछन । यसरी तपाईंले आफ्नो प्रस्तुतिबारे प्रतिक्रिया पाउन सक्नुहुन्छ ।
  • Edgeryders - Future Makers Nepal मा राखिएको २० उत्कृष्ट प्रस्तुतीलाई हामी संचार माध्यम बाट प्रस्तुत गर्नेछौ । तपाईंको प्रस्तुती सकेसम्म धेरै दर्शक सामु पुर्याउन हामी सक्दो कोसिस गर्ने छौ।
  • ६ सर्वत्कृस्ट प्रस्तुत्तिलाई नगद रु ५००० पुरस्कारको रुपमा दिइनेछ । यस बहेक दुई प्रस्तुती जस्ले Edgeryders - Future Makers Nepal मा सबै रचनात्मक बहस ल्याउन सक्छ, सो प्रस्तुतिलाई हामी “Great Debate Category” को नाम दिएर पुरस्कृत गर्नेछौ ।

###तपाईको प्रस्तुती बुझाउने तरिका हरु :

  • Edgeryders मा आफ्नो अकाउन्ट खोल्नुहोस ।
  • Edgeryders- Future Makers Nepal मा जानुहोस र Create a Post मा थिच्नुहोस।
  • तपाईंको रचना त्यहाँ राख्नुहोस र शिर्षक दिनुहोस ।
  • “SAVE” लाई थिचेर आफ्नो रचना बुझाउनुहोस ।

###भाग लिने बेला ध्यान दिनु पर्नेः

  • रचना आफ्नै शब्दमा लेखेर बुझाउनुहोस् ।
  • सामुहिक रुपमा पनि यो प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिन सक्नुहुन्छ ।
  • नेपाल बाहिर भएका साथीभाइहरुले पनि यो प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिन सक्नु हुनेछ ।
  • Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 अन्तर्गत तपाईंका प्रस्तुतिहरु Edgeryders ले प्रस्तुतकर्ता को नाम उल्लेख गरी पुन: प्रयोग गर्न सक्नेछ ।

###निर्णय गर्ने मापदण्डहरु:

  • प्रस्तुती को विषय वस्तु, त्यसको गुण र प्रभाव पार्ने क्षमता ।
  • विषयलाई तपाईंले प्रस्तुत गर्ने तरिका, तपाइले व्यक्त गरेको भाव आदी । “Great Debate Awards” तपाईंको रचना सम्बन्धित तेश्रो पक्ष बाट भएको टिप्पणीबाट भएको बहसको आधार मा दिइनेछ ।
  • जुरी - Future Makers Nepal परिवार [Anubhuti, Dipti, Matthias, Meena, Natalia]
    तपाईंलाई अन्य प्रश्न भएमा कृपया ईमेल गर्नुहोस - natalia@edgeryders.eu or matthias@edgeryders.eu

###महत्वपुर्ण वुदाहरु:

  • प्रतियोगिता खुल्ने मिती : २ जुलाई, २०१५
  • प्रतियोगिता बन्द हुने मिति: २० जुलाई, २०१५
  • विजयता को नाम घोषणा: २३ जुलाई, २०१५ ईमेल बाट
  • अन्तिम कार्यक्रम र पुरस्कार वितरण कार्यक्रम: २५ जुलाई, २०१५ बिहान १० देखी ४ बजे सम्म
  • नगद रकम - ६ x ५००० उत्कृष्ट प्रस्तुति [6x NRs. 5000]
  • २ x ५००० - उत्कृष्ट बहस [2 x NRs. 5000]