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The call for entries will be regulated by the following terms:


First - The purpose of the prize is to encourage experimentation in the design and production of digital contents.

Second - In this first edition the call for entries is searching for proposals for the redesign of the website, a wiki platform that aims to encourage ethical consumption of goods and services and transparency in commodity chains, providing to anyone with the opportunity of publishing texts, audiovisual contents or sound material on any commodity chain. Wikichains is a charity registered by the OSCR (charity number SC04155).

Uploading of information shall be under the creative freedom and responsibility of the user and all of it shall be of free access. The ultimate purpose is to achieve a body of data sufficient for citizens to find information on mass production commodity chains. does not support any specific political, ethic or environmental perspective. It rather expects to facilitate a free flow of information in order to overcome time and space barriers; the project will help consumers to be better informed about their economic decisions and their economic, social, political and environmental impacts.

The Universidad Internacional de Andalucía is not responsible for the contents published in the website

Third - One single prize of 1500 € shall be awarded to the redesign proposal that the jury considers to be most innovative, as well as feasible to be implemented. The prize money shall be subject to any tax withdrawals established by law. The winning prototype shall be published under a Creative Commons licence to enable its reproduction and use for non-commercial purposes, provided that the names of the author/s of the proposal, the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía and WikiChains are included in a visible legend.

Moreover, WikiChains undertakes to contract the services of the author of the winning redesign proposal - or whoever he/she may designate - for an amount not exceeding 1500 €. Contracting conditions shall be subject to the provisions of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, and the UNIA shall not intervene in any of the stages of such process.

Fourth - This call is open to any person.

Fifth - Content of the proposals. The redesign proposals shall include a prototype showing an approximate image of the final product in case such proposal is implemented.

The redesign must be based on the use of the MediaWiki content management system, on which the current version of is based. In addition to innovative character, visual attractive and compliance with the current MediaWiki template standards, the jury will also value positively proposals including solutions for:

  • access to the site by means of mobile devices,
  • connections with UPC codes and bar codes,
  • integration of other external services that may be useful for the aims of the project,
  • facilitating visualization of commodity chains.

The proposals submitted shall be free of any rights by third parties and the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía shall be exempted of any liability in case of any litigation or conflict that may arise resulting from this issue.

Sixth - Registration and documentation to be submitted

The following documentation shall be submitted at registration:

  • a. Registration bulletin, duly completed
  • b. Photocopy of Identity Card or Passport
  • c. Dossier of the proposal
  • d. Dossier with previous projects and curriculum vitae (optional).

Seventh - The term for registration and submission of documentation will start on 1st December 2010 and shall end the 31st January 2011 at 11 pm. Please send your proposal to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra los robots de spam, necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla

Eighth - The Jury’s Decision will be published in the week between 6th and 10th February 2011. The Jury’s Decision will be final. The Jury may declare the prize without winner, if it considers that the quality of the submitted proposals is not sufficient, and shall be also entitled to solve any issue that may occur that does not infringe these terms. 

Ninth - The jury of the contest shall be made up by two members of the UNIA Digital Practices and Cultures programme and two persons designated by WikiChains.

Tenth - Participation in this contest implies the full acceptation of these terms.


The Universidad Internacional de Andalucía calls the 1st Digital Prize for Digital Projects for the year 2010. This call falls within the programme of activities of the UNIA Digital Practices and Cultures programme and in this first edition the call is made in collaboration with the non-profit organisation WikiChains, and thanks to the support of Nominet Trust and UnLtd.

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