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  • When does the submission period end?

    All submissions must be received by October 31st, 2012 24:00 h.

    Submissions up to 10 MB:

    Submissions larger than 10 MB on CD-ROM by mail to

    Am Leinekanal 4
    37073 Göttingen

  • When does the submission period start?

    You can submit projects right away.

  • What languages can be used for submission?

    Submissions can be made only in English.

  • What do you have to send when submitting a project?

    Make sure you send the following materials when submitting a project:

    Completed submission sheet in English as well as a presentation of your project as a PowerPoint, Word or similar file in English. Use digital images, photographs, charts or videos to explain your project.

    Our advice: Let pictures do the talking!

    Digital photograph of all team members

    Make sure you send a digital photograph of your project group. We want to see everyone who took part in the project.

  • How do you submit?

    You can submit by e-mail to:

    Make sure that your submission materials are no larger than 10 MB (you can also zip your files).

    E-mails larger than 10 MB cannot be received and can therefore not be judged by the jury.

    If your submission materials (zipped or unzipped) are larger than 10 MB, save them on a CD-ROM and send it to:

    CLIMES 2012
    Am Leinekanal 4
    37073 Göttingen

    Submission materials received by mail will not be returned to sender.

  • What is the difference between registration and submission?

    Registration: By registering, you state your intent to take part in the CLIMES competition. You should register when you are planning your project.

    Submission means that you send your submission sheet, the digital presentation of your project and digital photos of your team members. If your project meets all the criteria, it is presented to a jury, and you stand a chance of winning the award.

  • When and why should you register a project for CLIMES?

    As soon as you have planned your project, register on the homepage with the registration sheet. This means you are registered as a contestant for the award.

    We will send all future information on the CLIMES award to the person listed as contact person.

    This gives us as the organisers of the CLIMES award an overview of which teams in Europe are working on climate change relevant projects.

  • What do we expect of your projects?

    - Content and presentation of your work in written form (photo documentation, video, CD-ROM and other to clarify your texts are desired)

    - Innovation and your own initiative

    - Projects must be logical and sustainable, practical value

    - Projects must directly deal with climate change

    - Results must be documented by graphs, statistics, charts, pictures, videos etc.

    - Work on the project should promote understanding for climate friendly behaviour (public effect, multiplier effect)

  • Can adults, such as teachers, be members of the team?

    Adults, e.g. teachers, can supervise the projects.

    In addition, the team can and should of course work with adults of all ages and social groups.

    However, these adults are not members, but partners of the team.

  • Who can compete for the youth award CLIMES?

    Participation is open to pupils between 14 and 19 years old as individuals or a group or class who live in one of the following countries:

    27 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Turkey.

  • Who or what is CLIMES?

    CLIMES is a Comenius project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme and stands for Climate-friendly Management in European Schools.


  • What can you win at the CLIMES competition?

    You can win

    A three-day trip to Stockholm (12 to 15 December 2012) to discover Stockholm and to meet European students

    Up to three representatives per nominated project (students and teachers/supervisors) will be invited to Stockholm.

    The prize can neither be consumed at a later point in time nor redeemed in cash.

  • Who will be invited to Stockholm?

    A jury will determine the ten best projects. Representatives of the ten best projects will be invited to Stockholm. Up to three persons per project (students and teachers/supervisors) will be invited.

  • Who determines the winners?

    From among the submissions received complete and in time, a pre-selection of nominated projects will be submitted to a jury. This independent jury, appointed by CLIMES, will determine the projects that will receive the award. The jury will choose the best projects and decide on the winner. No appeal is admissible against the jury's decision.

  • How do you know you’ve won?

    We will get in touch with the contact persons of the nominated projects by 15th of November 2012. These projects stand a good chance of winning.

    The teams and their supervisors can make a note of the dates for the trip to Stockholm, and will be informed of the jury's decision as soon as possible.

  • When will the award ceremony for the CLIMES take place?

    The award ceremony will take place between 13 and 15 December 2012 in Stockholm.

  • What conditions do you accept by submitting a project?

    By submitting a project, you accept that CLIMES is entitled to publish the submitted materials on the Internet or in other media also in modified form, and that your data can be electronically processed and published.

    All submissions must be in line with European copyright laws. Short quotes may be used if the source is clearly listed. Images, film, sound and other multimedia sources can be used if they were produced by your school, if the author has given his/her explicit consent, or if they are freely accessible sources such as ClipArt.

    Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes which are hurtful to or disparaging of individuals or groups. Your submissions shall contain no statements, facts, information or quotes on the basis of which people can be persecuted due to the colour of their skin, their opinions, nationality, gender, profession or conviction. Your submissions shall not encourage others to commit crimes or violate laws.

  • Who are the organisers of the competition?

    The CLIMES award is organised by:

    The project partnership CLIMES consisting of

    District Kassel – Klimaanpassungakademie, Kassel, Germany

    BUPNET GmbH, Göttingen, Germany

    University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany

    die Berater, Vienna, Austria

    IIS Duca degli Abruzzi, Elmas, Italy

    Kossuth Zsuzsanna School, Dabas, Hungary

    Värmdö Gymnasium, Stockholm, Sweden

    Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Any further questions?

    Please write in English to: