The Better Story
Awards

2018 deadline for submissions: Nov 15
2018 deadline for voting: Dec 14

The stories we love the most are those that change the world.

The stories we love the most are those that change the world.

The 'Better Story Awards' is an initiative of Zedem Media. They aim to honor the organizations that are creating a positive change in our world. The awards are open to any registered non-profit or business organisation engaged in CSR activities. The winner will receive a high quality animated film that will help amplify its voice.

All applicants will receive a separate reward for their submission.

Who can apply?

Any registered non-profit or business organisation that is engaged in CSR activities can apply.

Non-profit organizations can apply for their ongoing / lifetime contributions or for specific projects that have been completed during the course of 2018 or during the past 2 calendar years.

Business organisations can apply by highlighting a specific CSR initiative that took place during the course of 2018 or during the past 2 calendar years. An initiative is defined as a specific project or a group of actions / contributions under a common theme.

Why to participate

Although good deeds don’t seek a reward, we believe that good stories need to be told and organisations that create a positive change deserve to be noticed for their ethos. These stories can help to recruit people to your cause and even inspire others to take on other initiatives.

We want to help you share your story with the world. Animation is one of the most creative, engaging and effective ways to tell a story. The prizes on offer, will amplify your voice.

Prizes & Rewards

The Better Story Awards Winner - Free 60-90’ Animation by Zedem Media

A high quality, custom made animation helps non-profits communicate their story across the world and possibly attract donations and recruit like-minded individuals; for businesses with CSR initiatives, not only does it strengthen the brand positioning and marketing communication but more importantly it can help highlight the impact and results of a specific activity or even talk about the overall contribution and the motives behind the initiative itself. (Valid until July 2019)

All Applicants - Special Discounts

Any organisation that submits an application will receive a 20% discount on one custom-made animation by Zedem Media. The discount can apply to any style or pricing category indicated on our website. (Valid until May 2019)

How to nominate your organization

1. Your Story

Tell us your story in 120 words. Introduce your organization and outline your activities.

2. Photos

Submit 2-3 photos, to compliment your story.

3. A Video

Submit a 60-90 second video to highlight your story. Talk to us about your vision, the motivation behind your work and the impact that you have created through your activities. ?

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Tell us who you are

Please choose if you’re a corporate or non-profit organisation and register with the company’s name an email address and a phone number.

Show us what you've done

Submit 2-3 photos, to compliment your story.

to help us get to know the company/organization and amplify its visual presence in the competition.

A 60-90 second video to highlight your story. Talk to us about your vision, the motivation behind your work and the impact that you have created through your activities.

*The video needs to be an unlisted video created for the purpose of these awards

You can have a professionally made video or simply film it with your phone. You can also choose to to include photos and related footage on top of the person talking in the video to make it more visually engaging. This will help to make your story stand out.

Tell us Your Story

A brief paragraph of up to 120 words

Explaining the cause being supported by the company or organization, the actions taken to help the cause, what impact that has created and how the community has benefited.

Social Media Links

Submit your social media links so we can get to know you better.

Meet the 2018 winner!

Congratulations to
Be My Eyes
for winning the 2018 Better Story Awards.

Deciding the Winners

Stage 1 : Nominations

Sep 15 -
Nov 15
Organizations submit their stories for one of two categories.

Stage 2: Public Voting

The nominated stories are displayed on the awards website and are available for public voting.
Nov 15 -
Dec 15

Stage 3 : Jury Selection

The jury committee will review the top up-voted stories in order to select the winner of the grand prize.
Dec 15 -
Jan 15

Jan 15
2019
Announcement of winners

Jury Committee

Michael Kalopedis

Founder, Zedem Media

Theo Coyne

UP and Head,
of Marketing and Events

Kalia Patsia

Public Affairs & Communications Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Cyprus

Paris Thomas

Managing Director,
Open Box Communication
Co-Founder, ChrysalisLEAP

Eleni Simeou

Policy and Partnerships Advisor, JA Norway

Who is Zedem Media?

Zedem Media was founded in 2008. We are specialized in the creation of animated films and while based in Cyprus, we are collaborating with organizations from all around the world. From large multinationals to non-profits and startups. We are best known for the work that we have produced for TED Education and 'The School of Life'.

At our core we want to work with organizations that want to have positive impact in our world and in turn, help create a positive social change through the art of animation.

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For general information about the competition and enquires contact Zedem Animations atinfo@zedem.net

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