Tuesday 28 June 2022

The Cool Rail Project - Video Competition

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As part of the European Year of Youth, UIC is organising a video competition “The cool rail project” for young travellers aged between 15 and 29.

The aim of the competition is to better understand what are the elements that make trains attractive for you and to inspire others to hop on a train and get to know new places now that it is possible to travel again.

Travelling by train is cool, convenient and sustainable. Share your experience with us and be part of the challenge.

Participants have, until 2 October, to upload a short video to the PollUnit platform.
The winners will be invited to present their video and ideas to make rail even cooler in a special workshop to be held 28 October.

The videos with the most “likes” will be published on the UIC YouTube under the hashtags:

Who can participate?
This competition is open for travellers (including railway workers) between 15 and 29 years old.

How to enter the competition?

To take part in the competition, please provide the following information:

A good quality original short video (no more than 2 minutes)
Title of the video;
Contact details (email address);
Place where the video was taken with short description
The video must be in English or in other language with subtitles in English
Link to send the video: https://pollunit.com/fr/polls/coolproject
Deadline for submission: 2 October 2022

The survey
Because our challenge is to make trains even cooler we need your help. To join the challenge, the members of the team must complete the following survey


Please complete it and share it even with people that will not be part of the team. Your contribution is important and it will help us to improve rail services for all.

The award
The winning team will be invited to join the V Commuter and Regional Train Services Training to be held on 26-28 October.

The UIC (International Association of Railways) will invite the team that have submitted the best video to participate in the awards ceremony and workshop that which will take place on Friday 28 October.

The UIC will be responsible for the cost of economy class travel (if possible, by train and up to 500 euros per person), participation in the awards and a maximum of three night’s hotel accommodation for two persons. In addition, the UIC will cover the cost of meals not provided directly by the organizers up to a maximum of 25 euros per person per meal.

The jury may also decide, at its own discretion, to award a second and third place winners, respectively, if the quality of the videos justifies it.

Each team may submit only one video to the competition. The video must be an original work of the team, not copyrighted and not financed by any institutional or commercial funding.

Videos deemed inappropriate by the organisers will be deleted from the site and the submitters will be disqualified.

The best video will be selected by a special International Jury based on the following criteria:

  • content: demonstrated ability to carve clear messages and knowledge
  • communication skills: originality of the communications techniques used
  • entertainment value: educational merit and viewer friendliness

The video with the most “likes” will also receive a special price.

Vote period: until 2 October.

For further information please contact tcrp@uic.org

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