OFFICIAL RULES / CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
NO PURCHASE NEEDED TO ENTER.
Videos must be submitted by upload at www.moproject.com
Youth must be legal residents of California. All Youth 13-17 must have an Adult Ally in order to enter. A specific type of relationship between an Adult Ally and Youth is not required - for example, they could be teachers, mentors, family members, case managers, or other. Adult Allies are responsible for verifying the age, CA residence, and name of the Youth. Youth must also have permission of his or her parent or legal guardian. By entering, Youth represents that he or she has such permission. Contest organizers will contact parents or legal guardians of Finalists. Youth who do not have permission from their parent or legal guardian may be disqualified and their work removed from the website.
Youth are encouraged to submit their videos as individuals. We want the world to see ALL the youth that are doing great work to improve the health of their community. Your work and ideas will be shared with state and local representatives to help shape future funding and laws. Youth can also work in teams, but one Youth must be designated as "Team Leader." Teams can create and enter more than one project so that each team member can apply as a 'Team Leader'. Team Leaders will upload/enter the videos on the site. All prizes will be given to the Team Leader - it is up to Team Leaders to share prizes (other than travel) with team members as they see fit.
Upon starting the registration process through the Website, the Team Leader will be required to provide his or her first name, a unique username, a password, an email address, and his or her date of birth. Team Leaders should also list all Team Members who helped on the project or appeared in the project, their emails, and dates of birth. As a condition of eligibility, all Team Leaders must complete all aspects of this registration process and are responsible for correctly identifying all members of the team. Team Leaders who fail to credit substantial collaborations or contributions by others may be disqualified for plagiarism and have their work removed from the website and/or be asked to return their prizes or cash equivalent to the Contest Organizers.
The entry MUST have been conceived by the Youth or Team and the entry must be the sole and original work of the Team or Youth. Participants are permitted to seek input from others prior to submitting their entry or the Team's entry.
Video can be shot on a variety of formats - ranging from high end, high def camera to cell phones or consumer cameras but cannot be larger than 100 MB and must be one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2. Entrants can edit video using software on a computer at school, a community center, or at home. (Note: most PC's have a free copy of either Movie Maker or iMovie already installed.) Or, entrants can use an online tool like one of these:
Posters must be submitted in .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg format and may not exceed 5 MB.
Videos can be in any language. Youth are encouraged to show the diversity of the state of California. However, videos submitted in languages other than English must contain subtitles (this includes videos submitted in ASL-American Sign Language).
Youth are encouraged to submit work at the highest resolution possible. Time of entry is determined by Contest Organizers in their sole discretion. Any late submissions will be automatically disqualified.
Videos may also be disqualified for inappropriate language or behavior, which Contest Organizers shall determine in their sole discretion. We would like to be able to show your videos on television, so broadcast "decency" standards apply.
Once an entry is submitted, it cannot be changed, altered or modified. Entry documents, including any written documents, illustrations, video clips, or other materials, become the property of the Contest Organizers and will not be returned.
By submitting an entry, each Youth (and the parent or legal guardian of any Team Members) warrants and represents that the entry, and his or her Team's submission:
Judging & Awards
Videos and Posters will be pre-screened by Contest Organizers and then posted online for public voting.
Finalists or Team Leaders will also be contacted by the Contest Organizers and may be required to submit proof of age, proof of residency, and other materials, including full resolution copies (DVD or video, Photoshop or illustrator files, etc). Finalists who do not submit these materials within one week of contact may be disqualified.
Finalists' work will be reviewed by a panel of judges based on the Awards Criteria below. The judges will each rank the finalists. Judge rankings will determine a "Winner" and 2 Runners-up". Winners will be announced in or about November 2011.
4 Winners will receive a prize and may be invited to accept their award at an event in a location TBA. Otherwise the prize will be delivered or mailed to them no later than 3 months after the contest is completed. Only one prize will be awarded for each of the 3 winners. ARV of each prize $ 300.
In addition to the awards determined by the Judges, one "People's Choice Winner" will be determined by the public voting. This will be the VIDEO that has received the most votes during the public voting. This video will be disqualified from winning any other category. One PRIZE will be awarded to the "People's Choice Winner" and may be invited to accept their award at an event in a location TBA. Only one PRIZE will be awarded.
Additional Contest/Legal Details
Winners/Runner's Up recipients cannot substitute or transfer prizes, although Contest Organizers reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
Before being declared a winner, all Team Leaders (and each Team Leader's parent or legal guardian) will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, a Travel Release, and where lawful a Publicity Release within the time stated in the notification. Team Leaders are also responsible for returning applicable releases for other Team Members including Release of Liability and Publicity Releases for all Team Members and Talent Releases for any persons who appear on camera.
CONTEST ORGANIZERS RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, TO SUSPEND, TERMINATE, OR CANCEL THE CONTEST OR ALTER THE RULES FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IF AT ANY TIME A COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, SUSPECTED OR ACTUAL EVIDENCE OF ELECTRONIC OR NON-ELECTRONIC TAMPERING WITH ANY PORTION OF THE CONTEST, OR OTHER EVENT ALTERS OR CORRUPTS THE ADMINISTRATION OR INTEGRITY OF THE CONTEST.
Release: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS CONTEST ORGANIZERS AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY OR DEFAMATION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH:
The Contest and the rights and obligations of Contest Organizers and Entrants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of California, USA, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions.
Any dispute or matter pertaining to or arising out of the Contest or the Official Rules shall be resolved via binding arbitration through Judicial and Mediation Services ("JAMS") in its San Francisco office. The arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to JAMS rules and policies for binding arbitration, including selection of an arbitrator, and the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover damages and other relief to the same extent allowed had an action for breach or violation of this Agreement been brought in state or federal court in California. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred in bringing or defending the claim, as determined by the arbitrator.
The federal and state courts within the County of Alameda in the State of California shall be the exclusive venue and shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate (1) any dispute as to the enforceability of the arbitration provision included above and (2), in the event that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that such arbitration provision is not binding on the parties, all actions, litigation or disputes pertaining to or arising out of the Contest or the Official Rules.
The names of the winners will be announced and posted online at www.moproject.com in or about October 2011.
The Contest Organizers are