Rules and Regulations

ENTRY SUBMISSION:

The entrant must submit all required materials, including the video file, student verification document and photo release form/s (if needed) on the “Submit Your Entry” page no later than August 15, 2017.

Entrant must comply with all terms, conditions, and registration requirements of the video contest. The Student status of each Entrant must be verified by a faculty member or teacher through a letter of qualification or an official school transcript (see Submit Your Entry for more details).

Winners will be notified and must execute final releases and information requests prior to payment of the prizes. Failure to do so will void the award.

All entries become the property of ARTBA and will not be returned.

JUDGING:

Judges: Judges of the competition shall be no fewer than five (5) ARTBA members. The judges will be the sole arbiters deciding which video maker(s) are selected as award winners. No one will be allowed to be a judge if he/she has a conflict of interest with respect to any of the contest entrants, as determined by ARTBA in its sole discretion. A maximum of four (4) videos will be selected and the video makers will be notified of the awards. An announcement of the winners will be made by September 30, 2017.

Criteria: Entries will be judged on creativity, technical merit, adherence to contest requirements, and on how well they manage to convey the themes of the topic. These are clearly subjective categories and will be treated as such. The final awards will be selected based solely on the judges’ consensus.

Online Distribution: No videos may be posted with public access anywhere prior to the contest. If judges find that your video was produced before the contest, you will be ineligible for the competition. After the judging, video makers are free to post their video anywhere they desire.

Disqualification: The judges reserve the right to disqualify any team, contributor, entrant, or entered video that does not comply with the Official Rules and other Contest requirements communicated by the organizer. They also reserve the right to disqualify videos submitted by or promoting for-profit entities at the sole discretion of ARTBA.

Eligibility: All Entrants must be students currently enrolled at a university (graduate and undergraduate), college, high school, middle school or elementary school in any discipline. Teachers/directors of elementary, middle, or high school students are eligible to participate with their class/program; however, the video must primarily be the work of the students.

ADDITIONAL TERMS – BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY:

Entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to ARTBA all rights, ownership, title, interest and claim (including without limitation all copyrights), which it now has or may have in the future, to entries (including, without limitation, the submitted video), whether or not acceptable to ARTBA and regardless of the form they take, or any element(s) thereof and further grants to ARTBA the right to use, publish, exploit and/or modify any entry and/or video submitted in connection herewith in any manner it wishes, regardless if the media is now existing or hereafter created.

ARTBA reserves the right to edit and/or modify any video content or video titles and publish or advertise the video without Entrant’s approval, acknowledgement or compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, Entrant agrees to defend, release and hold harmless ARTBA and its agents from and against any claims, action and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from Entrant’s participation herein (including in connection with the use and/or exploitation of the submitted video) or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. ARTBA reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of the winner. US law governs these contest rules.

ARTBA has the right to modify, use, assign or dispose of your entry however it sees fit without approval of entrant or any third party. Entrants grants ARTBA the right to use their names, images, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographi- cal materials, and video submissions, for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes including posting the videos or screen names online for any purpose or on a winner’s list and other online announcements, and for sharing the videos with the media for viewing, whether TV or print, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Neither entrants nor winner shall receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that disclosed in these rules. Entrants agree that if selected as a winner, they grant ARTBA and its designees the right to film and later publish foot- age of the winner.

ARTBA is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation herein, or for any injury to person or property, including but not limited to video equipment, arising from the entrant’s participation herein or for the use or misuse of any prize won. ARTBA is not responsible for lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries or mail.

Entrant warrants that their submission is original, that publication of the submission will not infringe on the rights of others, and Entrant has full power to grant ownership to ARTBA as stated herein.

ARTBA has no obligation of any nature to publish, promote, display or otherwise use any information provided by Entrants, including but not limited to biographical or video content.

All taxes are the responsibility of the winners.

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