Date: Jun 1, 2020

#TurnOnTheTap Competition

Share your water stories!

Send us a video showing the spirit of resilience in people living in communities where the government has not met all their water needs.


Entry details:

  • Entries sent via WhatsApp to 060 998 3311.
  • Videos must be sent along with name and surname, age, area, and one sentence describing the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds. 
  • The video can be sent in any of the 11 official languages 


Entry rules:

Terms and Conditions

This competition runs from Monday, 1 June 2020 to Friday, 31 July 2020 on Thetha FM.



  • R2000 (1st place); R1000 (2nd place); and R500 (3rd place); 
  • Human rights training plus;
  • Opportunity to join Amnesty International South Africa’s Volunteer Artist Network.


How to enter: 

  • Send a short video submission exposing the facts around the water crisis in South Africa as well as highlight the spirit of resilience by showing us how you manage to still thrive and survive without all your water needs being met by the government.


Entry details: 

  • Entrants must be above the age of 18. 
  • You have an opportunity to call/text/sms any questions you have around the competition during live interviews.
  • Each video will be judged on its creativity, and its ability to highlight the issue as well as the resilience of people. Videos must be no longer than 1 minute 30 seconds. If longer, the video will  not be considered. 
  • The judge’s decision is final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • The prize is not negotiable, and not transferable.
  • Amnesty International South Africa, Jozi FM and Thetha FM will not be held liable for entries not received for any reason whatsoever and will not be responsible for network connectivity or hardware issues experienced while participating.
  • If a winner chosen does not comply, their entry will be disqualified, and the runner up will take the winner’s place.
  • In the event that a winner cannot be successfully contacted after 24 hours or 2 days, is ineligible to accept the prize, or contravenes the terms and conditions of this competition, the prize will be forfeited.
  • Amnesty International South Africa reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to participants as soon as possible by the said radio stations.
  • Employees of Amnesty International South Africa, Jozi FM, Thetha FM and their immediate family and friends, are not permitted to enter the competition. 
  • By entering this competition, a participant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 
  • All queries can be sent to 060 998 3311 or


Judging Criteria

  • The videos will be judged in terms of creativity, originality, message content and technical organisation (sound and picture quality). The decisions of the judges will be final.
  • The competition closes at midnight on Friday, 31 July 2020 (CAT). The competition winners will be announced in August 2020 and notified by e-mail and phone as well as published on Amnesty International South Africa’s website.

Videos will be judged over a score of (90) points on the following criteria:


Creativity /Originality (30 pts):

  • Entries must be the residents’ own work, in their own words, and should include personal experiences and thoughtful observations. Videos must reflect that the resident has carefully examined and thought through the topic.


Message Content (40 pts):

  • Does the resident apply/address the theme of showing resilience when faced with water challenges? 
  • Is the video relevant?
  • How compelling is the video?
  • Is the video presented in a logical sequence?


Technical Organisation (20 pts):

  • How well is the video produced in regard to continuity, timing, camera operation, sound quality and adherence to time limit of 1 minute 30 seconds or (90 seconds).

If the video makes the top 10 and is shared on Amnesty International South Africa’s social media, then there would be an added 10 points.


People’s Choice – Most Likes (up to 10 points)

  • The 10 finalists’ videos will be posted on Amnesty International South Africa’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The videos will be ranked based on the number of ‘Likes’ and the corresponding points will be added to the final Judges’ score (see table below).


LIKES (from Most to least) Number Points Allotted
1 – Most Likes 10
2  8
3  6