Overview and guidelines
- The content of the video must relate to climate change and not to the support of or opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.
- Videos must be 30 OR 60 seconds in length.
- All videos can be uploaded through vimeo.com and must be tagged "climatematters."
- Videos must be submitted between7/31-9/22.
- Ten videos with the most views per day are eligible to enter final round and be viewed by judges who choose top three videos for prizes; Contestants are encouraged to promote their video to increase views.
- Judges will select winning videos based primarily on the following criteria: (1) creativity, (2) coherence of message, (3) potential impact of message on political leaders and, (4) inspiring message.
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Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President Video Contest
No Purchase Necessary
1. Description of the contest
The Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President Video Contest (the “Contest”), sponsored by Brighter Planet, Inc., having its headquarters in Middlebury, Vermont, U.S.A., and 1Sky, having its headquarters in Tacoma Park, Maryland, U.S.A. (“Sponsors”), is designed to provide a forum for compelling commentary on climate change and the related political process. Eligible entrants will have a chance to inspire political action on the issue of climate change by submitting originally designed, 30 or 60 second videos which address the issue of climate change (the “Video”). Up to ten (10) finalists will be eligible to have their Video judged by a review panel for selection of first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$3,000 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. The second place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$1,000 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. The third place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$500 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. In addition, entrants’ submissions may be showcased in various media at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
2. Eligibility Criteria
The Contest is open to U.S. Citizens who satisfy the following criteria ("Eligibility Criteria"): (a) those who are, as of the date of entry, at least 18 years of age and have attained the age of majority in their state of residence; (b) those who are not employees of Sponsors and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, participating vendors, promotion or advertising agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest (all of the above, together with Sponsors, collectively referred to as "Promotion Entities"); and (c) those who are not an employee's immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), regardless of where they live, or an employee's Household Member. "Household Member" shall mean people who share the same residence at least 3 months a year (whether related or not). All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. In addition to meeting the Eligibility Criteria, entrants must also satisfy the Conditions of Participation set out in clause 8 below in order to remain eligible to participate in the Contest.
3. How to Enter
The Contest begins at 9:00:01 A.M. EDT on July 31, 2008 and ends at 5:00:01 P.M. EDT on September 22, 2008 (the “Submission Period”). To participate in the Contest, entrants must design and create an original 30 or 60 second Video that addresses the issue of climate change and upload the Video at www.vimeo.com (the “Web site”). In order to comply with federal law regulating 1Sky as a 501c3 tax exempt charity, the content of the video must relate to climate change, and not to the support of or opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party. Entries will be disqualified if they directly or indirectly refer to any presidential candidate or political party. Videos should be framed as messages to the leadership of this country including all political parties regarding the need for bold action to tackle the climate challenge.
Videos must be in .mov, .wmv, .mp4, .3g2, or .3gp compressed video at 320x240. Mobile phone video may be uploaded in its original, smaller dimensions. Videos may not exceed 250 megabytes in size. In the event of broadcast, all finalists must have a high-resolution, broadcast-quality version readily available and submit all relevant paperwork in regards to clearance of all elements included in the Video submission(s). All entries must either be in English or contain English subtitles. By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to these Official Rules. Entries must be received by Sponsors no later than 5:00:01 P.M. EDT on September 22, 2008. Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail, for incomplete entries or for entries not properly uploaded. Entries may only be submitted in the name of one individual. Entrants are permitted to submit multiple Videos.
The Web site will not take Video submissions after 5:00:01 P.M. EDT on September 22, 2008. Immediately following the end of the Submission Period, ten (10) finalist’s Videos will be identified. The 10 finalists will be those eligible entrants whose Videos receive the most unique views in a single day in combination with an analysis of entries by Brighter Planet and 1Sky. Sponsors reserve the right to name fewer than 10 finalists and/or not to name any finalists at all if, in its sole discretion, an insufficient number of qualified Videos are received.
On or about September 23, 2008, the finalists’ Videos will enter review by a panel of media and climate change experts according to the following criteria (“Contest Judging Criteria”): (1) potential to inspire (25%); (2) coherence of message (25%); (3) potential political impact (25%); and (4) creativity (25%). A first, second and third place winner will be selected as follows: (a) the judges will select the best videos from the pool of 10 finalists, based on the foregoing criteria; and (b) sponsors will name the eligible entrants responsible for designing and creating those Videos as winners, subject to verification of eligibility, continued participation and compliance with these Official Rules. Winners will be notified by phone, email or mail, at Sponsors’ discretion. Decisions of the judges are final and binding. Finalists must execute and return all documentation required by Sponsors in order to remain eligible as a finalist.
One (1) First Prize. The first place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$3,000 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. One (1) Second Prize. The second place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$1,000 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. One (1) Third Prize. The Third place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$500 on a Brighter Planet™ Visa® Gift Card. In addition, all 10 finalists’ submissions may be showcased on the Web site as well as in various media in Sponsors’ sole discretion. Total approximate retail vale of all prizes is US$4,500. All fees, expenses and administration not listed above are the sole responsibility of the winners.
All taxes on prizes (including, without limitation, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes may not be substituted or transferred, except that Sponsors may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in their sole discretion. The prizes referred above are personal and cannot be transferred to third parties. The opportunity to have Videos reviewed by media and climate change experts for the Contest constitutes consideration for the activity carried out by entrants in designing and creating the video and performing any activity relating to the Contest.
6. Ownership of Material
All Videos must be entirely the entrant's original work and must not infringe the intellectual property, industrial property or other rights of any third party, without regard to the entrant's country of residence. Entrants agree that a condition of entry into the Contest is the assignment and transfer to Sponsors of all rights, title and interest in and to their Video and design (including, without limitation, all intellectual property and industrial rights now in force or that come into force in the future in any part of the world, whether or not registered or registerable) and all applications and rights to apply for the registration of such rights (including, without limitation, copyright, designs, inventions, patents, trade secrets, trade marks, trade dress and all other rights of a similar or corresponding character or nature) subsisting in the Video, design and all documents, drawings, models and preparatory materials relating to the Video (“Intellectual Property Rights” or “IPR”). In entering a Video in the Contest, entrants agree to assign, and to the extent permitted by law hereby assign, all IPR to Sponsor.
In entering a Video in the Contest, entrants also agree to waive, and to the extent permitted by law, hereby waive, all moral rights conferred upon them or arising in respect of their Video anywhere in the world. Without prejudice to the foregoing, entrants hereby consent without recourse to any use of the Video by Sponsors which would infringe, anywhere in the world, any of their moral rights in the Video.
Entrants agree to execute any documents that Sponsors deem necessary to effect or record the assignment and transfer of IPR and/or the waiver of moral rights contemplated above, including, without limitation, any documents that may be required under the laws of the entrant’s country of residence.
Videos entered in the Contest will not be returned to entrants. Sponsors reserve the right at any time to disqualify any Video that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not original and/or does not meet the requirements of these Officials Rules.
Entrants grant permission to Promotion Entities to use, publish and display their name, likeness and/or entry, as well as any footage, stills, recordings and/or photographs of them recorded or taken during or for the purposes of the Contest (or any reproduction or modification thereof), in any manner and medium throughout the world for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrant agrees to execute and sign additional publicity release documents if necessary.
8. Conditions of Participation
As a condition of entering the Contest, entrants will be required to indicate and affirm their agreement with these Official Rules. Entrants must also abide by the decisions of the judges and Sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest and agree that no correspondence will be entered into.
Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification from the Contest and selection of an alternate winner. Any winner who cannot be contacted within ten days of first attempted notification will forfeit their prize. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a publicity release within ten days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Alternate winners will be selected according to the Contest Judging Criteria.
To the extent permitted by law, the entrants agree to hold Sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and assigns harmless from any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or use or acceptance of any prize won. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the advertising or administration of the Contest or in the announcement of a prize.
An entrant may be prohibited or disqualified from participating in the Contest, or may be required to forfeit any prize awarded to them in the Contest if, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, (a) Sponsors believe that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, engaging in deception, not adhering to the content requirement or otherwise violating these Official Rules, (b) Sponsors believe that the entrant does not satisfy the Eligibility Criteria, (c) the entrant does not satisfy any other criteria or agreement in these Official Rules (including, without limitation, executing and returning any documentation required by Sponsors), or (d) the entrant is convicted of, or pleads guilty or no contest to, any felony or any crime of moral turpitude, fraud or misrepresentation.
In entering the Contest, entrants will be required to provide Sponsors with, or Sponsors will need to collect, certain personally identifying information ("Personal Information"). Entrants agree and consent to Sponsors using and processing such Personal Information for the promotion and administration of the Contest, to claim or defend its rights in any disputes arising in connection with the Contest, and to comply with any requests received from public authorities (“Permitted Purposes”). Entrants also agree that Sponsors may provide their Personal Information to third parties, including Sponsors’ agents and contractors, for the Permitted Purposes. Sponsors will delete all Personal Information within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the Contest. The processing of all Personal Information will take place by electronic and manual means in compliance with all security measures required by applicable laws. Personal Information will be accessible within Sponsors’ organization only by those persons who are responsible for using and processing of the Personal Information for the Permitted Purposes.
Entrants acknowledge that their Personal Information may be transferred outside their jurisdiction of residence for the Permitted Purposes.
Entrants acknowledge that the use and processing of their Personal Information is necessary for the administration of the Contest. The failure by entrants to provide all requested Personal Information will result in ineligibility to participate in the Contest.
Entrants may access or request the correction of their Personal Information by sending a written request to the following address:
Brighter Planet, Inc., c/o Robert Adler
Climate Matters Contest
36 Main Street
Middlebury VT, 05753
10. Recourse to Judicial or other Procedures
These Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules, their subject matter or the Contest, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont, U.S.A. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes of claims resulting from or in connection with the Contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. In the event that the foregoing waiver is unenforceable or prohibited by law, the parties agree, for the sole benefit of Sponsors, that the Delaware Court of Chancery or the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware U.S. shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or matter arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules or the Contest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this clause shall limit the right of Sponsor to take proceedings against any entrant in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.
11. Warranty and Indemnity
In entering the Contest, entrants certify that they satisfy the Eligibility Criteria, that their Video is original to them alone, that they are the sole and exclusive owner of all IPR and that they have the right to submit the Video in the Contest and to transfer the ownership of the Video and of all IPR to Sponsor. Entrants agree and warrant that they shall comply with all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and that they shall not enter any Video that infringes any third party IPR. To the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants agree to keep Sponsor indemnified at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any of the entrant's acts or omissions in connection with their participation in the Contest and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein.
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
13. Winners List
For the names of the Finalists and the grand prize winner, log onto www.vimeo.com/climatematters on or about October 1, 2008, which information will be available for a period of up to 60 days.
By entering this Contest, all entrants acknowledge that they have read and fully understand these Official Rules of the Contest and will be bound in accordance thereof.
BRIGHTER PLANET, INC. & 1SKY
CLIMATE MATTERS: INSPIRE YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT
ELIGIBILITY: The Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President Viewer Drawing (the “Drawing”) is only open to non-participants in the Climate Matters: Inspire Your Next President Video Contest (the “Contest”). Brighter Planet, Inc. and 1Sky are the co-sponsors of the Drawing (“Sponsors”). Entries are limited to individuals who are legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Identification must be produced upon request. Employees of Sponsors, and their affiliates, vendors, licensees, agents, promotion or advertising agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Drawing (all of the above, together with Sponsors, collectively referred to as “Promotion Entities”), and the employees' immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), regardless of where they live, and household members (who share the same residence at least 3 months during the year), are ineligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Persons who meet the eligibility requirements and who have read and accepted these Official Rules may enter by visiting www.vimeo.com/climatematters (the “Web site”) between 9:00 A.M. EDT on July 23, 2008 and 5:00:01 P.M. EDT on October 22, 2008 and by following the link provided. Entry shall be made by providing the entrant’s name and email address to Sponsors. Entrants are encouraged but not required to view the video submissions related to the Contest. Sponsors are not responsible for misspelled or otherwise incorrect entries.
Limit one (1) entry per person. Should more than one (1) entry per person be received, Sponsors reserve the right to void all such entries. Sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, scrambled or damaged entries. Incomplete or illegible entries will not be accepted. By participating, entrants agree that the decisions of Sponsors will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Drawing and release the Promotion Entities from all liability concerning the Drawing. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Viewing the submissions related to the Contest will not increase the chance of winning.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: One (1) Winner will be selected by random drawing to take place 10/29/08. Entrants need not be present to win. Sponsors’ decisions are final on all matters relating to this Drawing. Winner will be notified via electronic mail (e-mail) by 10/30/08. Winner’s name will also be posted at the Web site on 10/30/08. The Prize will be sent by overnight delivery service to Winner and must be claimed within thirty (30) days of first attempted delivery or will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected by random drawing. The Prize will be awarded. For a copy of the winner list, send a self addressed stamped envelope with your request to: Brighter Planet Inc. 36 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753.
By entering this Drawing or accepting any prize, entrants release and hold harmless each of the Promotion Entities and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities arising out of this Drawing or use or misuse of the prize awarded hereunder. Sponsors assume no liability or responsibility for damages, losses or injury resulting from this Drawing or the acceptance or use of any prize. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries or death arising from or relating to this Drawing, or the winner’s use of any prize, they will indemnify each of the Promotion Entities and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. By accepting a prize, winner agrees, where lawful, that Sponsors may use winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, voice, winning entry and statements attributed to winner, for publication, advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration. Winner agrees to promptly sign such further affidavits and releases as Sponsors may request to carry out the intent and purposes of these Official Rules.
PRIZES AND ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize: a Canon VIXIA HV30 HDV camcorder. For more information, please visit www.canon.com. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $800 (U.S.). Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All federal, state and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded. Prize is not transferable, with no substitutions in cash or otherwise, except in Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADMINISTRATION OF DRAWING: By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Promotion Entities from any and all liability, claims, actions or proceedings arising out of and/or for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the Drawing, or acceptance or use of this prize. Sponsors reserve the right to modify, withdraw or terminate this Drawing at any time without prior notice.
SPONSORS: Brighter Planet, Inc., 36 Main St Middlebury VT 05753; 1Sky, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 1000 Takoma Park, MD 20912