Terms and Conditions for “We Stand as One” – OPSOC 2021 Video Challenge
The One Public Service Observance Ceremony (OPSOC) 2021 organising committee (hereafter termed as “the Committee”) is pleased to invite all interested public officers to participate in the OPSOC 2021 Video Challenge titled “We Stand as One”. The challenge will be held from 21 May 2021 to 9 July 2021.
The key objectives of OPSOC 2021 are as follows:
Pay tribute to public officers for their hard work and sacrifices, and motivate all to keep up the fight amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reinforce pride in public officers and emphasize the importance of their work to Singapore.
Promote building our Future Public Service, despite the ongoing pandemic.
In line with Public Service Week (PSW) 2021’s theme of “Emerging Stronger as One Public Service”, the video challenge seeks participants to submit video entries which rally public officers to stand in solidarity as One. Video entries can showcase the cooperation, cohesion and unity of public officers, or encourage public officers to be resilient and steadfast despite the challenging times.
Participants are encouraged to be creative in their video entries. The concept of the video entries can be in the form of (but not limited to) a song, dance, cheer, drama sketch, etc.
All participants must be from Singapore public agencies.
Only the first 50 registrants will be considered for the challenge.
Participants must adhere to the latest Safe Management Measures (SMM) and restrictions announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) (see next section).
Each video entry must be between 20 and 30 seconds in duration. Each video entry must not exceed 30 seconds in duration.
The orientation of videos submitted should be landscape only.
The video resolution for each video submitted must be at least 1080p (most smartphones will suffice) with a maximum size of 20MB.
Video entries should be submitted in MPEG, MPG, MOV, MP4 or WMV format.
Video entries must be recorded/put together from 21 May 2021 to 18 June 2021.
Participants may choose to work alone or form groups from his/her own public agency or other public agencies.
Participants may submit as many video entries as they wish and are not limited to 1 entry per person or group.
Video entries should contain a “credits” section to recognize all members who have contributed to each video entry. The “credits” section will not be considered in the duration of the video entry.
Comply with the Latest Safe Management Measures
Participants are required to comply with the prevailing SMM at all stages of filming, production and editing of the videos. The Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures and restrictions were announced on 14 May 2021 by the MTF and will take effect from 16 May 2021 to 13 June 2021. As a result, participants are required to adhere to the guidelines of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, including but not limited to:
Participants from the same work segregation unit should be masked at all times and keep to a group of maximum 2 persons with safe distancing measures in place.
Participants from different work segregation units or agencies could employ alternative filming methods that do not require members to meet physically e.g. virtual filming, in line with the prevailing safe management measures.
Only participants from the same household may be unmasked if they are filming at home.
Where there are further updates on the Safe Management Measures, this section will be updated accordingly. Where participants have already registered for the challenge, the committee will reach out to the team leader via email for further clarification of SMM if required.
How to Participate
Participants must complete an online registration form on Forms.sg by 18 June 2021, 6.00pm to indicate their interest in participating in the video challenge. The link for the registration form will be sent to all public officers on 21 May 2021 in an official publicity email from PSD.
Only the first 50 registrants will be eligible to enter the challenge. Any registration of an individual or team after the first 50 may not be eligible to be included in the challenge.
The Committee will liaise with the team leader via official Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) email for correspondence as SCDF is the co-organiser for OPSOC 2021.
The committee will then email the team leader a link to upload their video entry. The team must upload their video entry by 18 June 2021, 6.00pm; failing to do so will result in immediate disqualification.
Video entries must not contain any inappropriate or offensive content such as nudity, expletives, religious or race insensitivities. Video entries will be vetted by the Committee to disqualify entries with content deemed inappropriate.
On 24 June 2021, the Committee will upload the submitted video entries onto the “[WOG] FYI” Workplace by Facebook page for voting.
Public officers can then vote for their favorite video entry by “liking” the entry. Only “likes” on the posts uploaded onto the “[WOG] FYI” Workplace by Facebook page will be counted.
Voting will close on 9 July 2021 at 9.00am. The top 5 entries will be showcased in the live pre-event segment of the OPSOC 2021 at approximately 2.15pm on 9 July 2021. The winning entry will be announced during the live pre-event segment.
The respective team leaders of the top 5 entries will be notified via email during the OPSOC event on 9 July 2021. The winning entries will entitle the team to receive e-vouchers as follows:
1st Prize (Winner)
2nd Prize (1st runner up)
3rd Prize (2nd runner up)
4th Prize (3rd runner up)
5th Prize (4th runner up)
Team leaders must reply to the email to acknowledge receipt of their prize by 14 July 2021, 12pm. If they do not, the prize will be forfeited.
Acknowledgement and Responsibilities of Participants
Only the top 5 entries will be notified via email.
By submitting their entries, participants grant the OPSOC 2021 Committee the rights to use the video entries for any promotional purposes without prior consent or remuneration to the participants or team leaders. The OPSOC 2021 Committee reserves the right to crop or edit the video entries for such usage. Credits will be attributed to the participants in such cases.
It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure that the video entries are their original work and no copyright and/or trademark infringement rights have been violated.
Participants are required to adhere to the prevailing SMM measures by the MTF during all stages of planning, production and editing of the video entries. Any entries found in contravention of the MTF’s rules will be disqualified from the video challenge.
It is the responsibility of participants to seek internal clearance with their respective agencies for the video content, if there is a need, prior to the submission of the videos.
Participants accept all risks of personal injury, property damage or loss of any nature whatsoever that may arise from his/her participation in the video challenge and will not in any way hold the OPSOC 2021 Committee responsible for any loss, liability, damage, expense and cost which he/she may sustain or incur as a result of his/her participation, except for liability which cannot be excluded by the laws.
The OPSOC 2021 Committee reserves the right to change, amend or remove any of the Terms and Conditions of the video challenge without prior notice.