Video-contest “reformation for me means…”

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “reformation”?
Probably that incident roughly 500 years ago that made its way into the history books and is still celebrated every year on October 31st by the Protestant church. The reformation day in 1517 when Martin Luther put his theorems on the door of Wittenberg’s Schlosskirche is of great importance for protestants worldwide.

But reformation can hold various meanings.

During the last weeks people from all over the world used video-clips to tell us their own meaning of the word “reformation“. And now it’s your turn! Tell us what comes to your mind when you hear the word reformation and create your own short video-clip about the topic “reformation for me means…”

You can make a video-clip for example with a video camera, a DSLR camera or your cellphone. The video shouldn’t have a duration of more than 1:30 minutes. When you’ve finished your video-clip, load it up to YouTube or Facebook and send the link, together with your name, age, country and the subject line Videowettbewerb Reformation to the following email address:

It would be great if you could send in your video until March 31st 2016, so the judges can choose the most interesting and beautiful clips.

You can find technical information here:

The top three entries will be rewarded with:

1st 300€
2nd 200€
3rd 100€

An independent committee of judges will choose the best videos. The evaluation made by the judges is not part of the contest and will therefore not be handed out to the contestants. If you win a prize you will be notified via email.

… and now good luck and lots of fun!

Marion Roth, Benjamin Simon & Samuel Pfeffer

If you have any questions regarding the contest you can reach us via Twitter or Facebook.

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Before you decide to participate here are a few general rules to go by:

Conditions of participation
1.0 Organizer
The contest „Reformation ist für mich…“ (Reformation means for me…) is organized by the Landeskirche Baden.
Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat Karlsruhe
Religionspädagogisches Institut
Blumenstraße 1 – 7
76133 Karlsruhe / Germany
Tel.: 0721 / 9175-415
Fax: 0721 / 9175-25415
Mobil: 0162 – 10 12 104
E-Mail: Marion.Roth(at)

2.0 Who is allowed to participate?
Everyone interested in the topic reformation is eligible for participation. Minors (every person under the age of 18 years) need their parent’s permission in order to participate. By submitting a video-clip you automatically accept the participation requirements. Recourse to the courts is not permitted.

3.0 Copyright
With the submission of a video-clip the participant confirms that
3.1 he/she is the only author of the submitted work
3.2 the submitted video-clip is free from content (both audio and video) originally created by a third party.
3.2.1 does not apply if the author of the submitted work has been granted the right to use third party content by its rightful author.
3.3 the submitted video-clip is free from any rights of third parties
3.4 no personal rights are violated by the depiction of third parties in the submitted video-clip

So please be sure that every person other than yourself, which can be seen in your video-clip is okay with their image being used. Also don’t use anything, like music or pictures, where you do not own the copyright. With your submission you grant that you have been granted the right to use material originally made by others, if necessary.
4.0 The participants of the contest „Reformation ist für mich…“
(Reformation means for me…) grant the organizer Evangelische Landeskirche Baden (see 1.0) and the Samuel Pfeffer Media Produktion the non-exclusive rights of use, unlimited in time and without any geographic restrictions of their video-clip, for every known and unknown form of use. The oragnizer (Evangelische Landeskirche Baden) reserves the right to exclude submissions that violate applicable law or that contain discriminatory, offensive, racist, defamatory or pornographic content.
In the case that a contestant violates the above mentioned rules (1.0-4.0), they indemnify the organizer (Evangelische Landeskirche Baden) against all claims of third parties in respect and especially of copyright regarding one’s own image and any copyright, patent, trade mark, registered design or other intellectual property right.
In the event that individual parts of the conditions of participation should be ineffective, the effectiveness of the overall contract remains intact. The organizer reserves the right to change the conditions of participation if deemed necessary.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the contest, if, due to the occurence of unforeseen events, the execution of the contest be made impossible. Any claims made by contestants shall be considered void. The contest „Reformation ist für mich…“ (Reformation means for me…) is in no possible way connected to Facebook and/or Youtube nor receives it sponsoring in any kind or form from the aforementioned companies. The organizer is the Evangelische Landeskirche Baden.