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Working Group on New TB Drugs

Stop TB Partnership

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of entries does InTB accept?

What information should an e-mail entry include?

How can we submit our entry to the InTB contest?

Can you submit an entry that has been used or published before?

What are the size and format guidelines for videos we submit?

What are the size and format guidelines for photo series we submit?

What are the size and format guidelines for written accounts we submit?

Who can submit an entry?

How many entries can come from one group or individual?

What is the deadline for entries to the InTB contest?

Who will be on the expert panel of judges?

 

What types of entries does InTB accept?

The contest accepts 3 types of entries—1) 2 min video 2) photo series with captions of 3-5 photos, and 3) writings which can be prose or poetry.

What information should an e-mail entry include?

All entries should include the following:

  • Name of submitter
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail
  • Affiliated organization
  • Type of entry
  • Entry link (if available)

How can we submit our entry to the InTB contest?

For each type of entry, you can use the following methods to submit:

Video—the preferred method for submitting videos is to upload the video file to a free online service like YouTube or Vimeo and then send the link to w...@newtbdrugs.org.  Please use our Submit an entry form to enter. When you select Video as your entry type, it will give you a place to fill in the YouTube or Vimeo URL. If the file is less than 3MB, it can be sent directly to w...@newtbdrugs.org.

Photo Series—the preferred method is to upload the photos and include detail captions describing the innovation being portrayed on a public album using a free online service like Picasa or Flickr and send the link to us using the Submit an entry form or by emailing w...@newtbdrugs.org.  If the files in total are less than 3MB, they can be zipped together and uploaded using the entry form or sent directly to w...@newtbdrugs.org with a description of each photo included.

Written accounts—written accounts can be in a document (Microsoft Word) or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file and uploaded using our Submit an entry form or attached to an e-mail to w...@newtbdrugs.org.  The text can also be directly pasted into an email and sent to w...@newtbdrugs.org.

Can you submit an entry that has been used or published before?

Definitely!  inTB welcomes the submission of content that you may already have created for whatever purpose.  The only stipulation is that is must fit the theme and portray an innovative tool, procedure, or program whose chief aim is to combat TB.

What are the size and format guidelines for videos we submit?

Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes. Videos can be created using a cell phone, a video camera, digital camera, or any other video capture equipment.  While production value is always appreciated, our emphasis is on the content.

What are the size and format guidelines for photo series we submit?

A photo series should be 3 to 5 photos and are required to include a description/caption for each photo. Photos should be in .jpg format. Total size of all photos should not exceed 3MB.

What are the size and format guidelines for written accounts we submit?

All written accounts should be no more than 500 words.

Who can submit an entry?

Any individual or organization who has permission to submit or ownership of content (video, photos, writings) on an innovation to combat TB.

How many entries can come from one group or individual?

There is no limit, so submit as many entries that fit the theme as your heart desires!

What is the deadline for entries to the inTB contest?

Saturday, May 26, 2012, midnight Eastern Time (UTC -5)

Who will be on the expert panel of judges?

The names of the judges will be announced during the 2-month entry period and will be a representative group from innovateTB’s stakeholders:

  • Patients
  • Affected communities
  • Community engagement efforts including community advisory boards
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Product Development Partnerships (PDPs)
  • Pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies
  • National Health Programs
  • Multilaterals