My Piece of the Peace Corps Video Contest
By Erica Burman on Monday, June 28th, 2010
Video Rules and Requirements
- Videos must be no longer than 120 seconds, which includes the title and credits.
- Video submissions must be uploaded to the YouTube contest site beginning 12:00:01 am GMT July 1, 2010 at http://www.youtube.com/group/pieceofthepeacecorps and no later than 11:45:00 p.m. GMT (6:45:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) September 30, 2010. See uploading instructions below.
- Your video must be original content for this contest. Do not submit a video that has been submitted elsewhere.
- Video submissions must be in English or have English subtitles.
- Avoid violating copyright laws or using brand names, or logos other than the National Peace Corps Association’s (NPCA’s) in your video. You agree to indemnify NPCA for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from your possible violation of someone’s trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in your video. All contest submitters agree not to make any commercial use of those portions of their submissions that use NPCA trademarks.
- Your video may not contain any endorsement, solicitation, commercial, or similar content against the Peace Corps or its values.
- Your video may not contain profane language, violence, sex, or personal attacks on people or organizations.
- Videos must be in QuickTime/MOV, WMV, MPEG or AVI format and submitted to the NPCA’s contest group on YouTube.
- Videos must be no larger than 50 MB.
- You must obtain verbal or written release for all of the people featured in your video.
- You will need to provide NPCA with an original video file if you win.
- Videos that are submitted without an entry form will not be judged.
- Video submissions that do not comply with the YouTube Terms of Service or these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content as determined by the NPCA, in their sole and absolute discretion, will be disqualified, removed from the contest site and not considered for a prize.
- Video submissions may contain content created by the contestant and content in the public domain. Video submissions must not contain any elements including music, audio, speech/voiceovers, stills, video, supers, or other audiovisual materials that are protected by someone else’s copyright or trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, except as provided below.
- Contestants may include music in their video submissions only as follows:
- Contestants may include music that they have personally composed and performed. In such cases, contestants must submit a written affirmation that they composed and performed such music to: firstname.lastname@example.org This email should contain your YouTube user name, your video’s name (in English), video URL, and country.
- Contestants may include music they jointly composed and performed with relatives and close friends if the relevant parties give written permission to the contestant to include the music in the video submission for use in the contest. In such cases, contestants must submit documentation to email@example.com stating in detail who composed and performed the music, and the circumstances in which permission was given for inclusion in the video submission and use in the contest. This email should contain your YouTube user name, your video’s name (in English), video URL, and country. Decisions on the sufficiency of the documentation are within the sole and absolute discretion of the contest sponsors.
- Contest sponsors reserve the right to request further documentation, at their sole and absolute discretion, to verify eligibility and compliance with these official rules.
By entering the contest, you grant NPCA a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media or online format. No other organization or group, including those connected to the Peace Corps, may use/appropriate/embed this video without express permission of the NPCA. Linking to the YouTube video is permitted. You grant NPCA permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video for NPCA’s purposes at NPCA’s sole discretion. Except for the $2,500 prize awarded to the winner of the video contest, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place, no other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission to NPCA or NPCA’s future use of the video in any manner. If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by requesting NPCA to delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winners in October 2010. Only one video per person may be submitted.
To be eligible you must be 18 years or older. Employees of NPCA, their relatives, and NPCA contractors are not eligible to enter the contest.
After the contest closes, videos will be judged to see if they present accurate information and comply with the requirements of the contest. Those videos that do not comply will be disqualified. All other videos will advance to round two where the videos will be rated by a panel of judges selected by NPCA based on message, accuracy, and appropriateness of theme, creativity, and entertainment value. A winner will be selected and notified by email on or about October 7, 2010.
The winners will receive the prizes as written below:
- Grand Prize: $2,500
- Second prize: $1,000
- Third prize: $500
The winning video will also be posted on http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org.
The personal information you submit on the entry form will only be used to contact you in the event you win the contest or if there is a question or issue regarding your video and/or its content. We will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute. As your video will be made available to the public, you should not include personal information about yourself or anyone else. All information collected on the entry form will be deleted at the conclusion of the contest. NPCA is using YouTube to host the videos for this contest. You are subject to YouTube’s use, privacy, cookie, and security provisions also. Those provisions can be viewed at http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/t/privacy.
Questions About the Contest
For questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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