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The Education Youth Video Challenge Rules

Eligibility

  • Entrants to the Education Video Challenge must be between the ages of 13 and 30 years old. Participants will be asked to certify their age when entering, and the Education Commission reserves the right to verify the age of any participant, including potential winners.
  • Video submissions must be created by and owned by the entrant.
  • Videos should reflect the entrant’s views on global education around the themes of passion, ideas, action, and equality.
  • People appearing in the video do not have to be youth, but the videos should reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections on global education.
  • Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are between the ages of 13 to 30.
  • Users may submit more than one video to the competition.
  • Immediate family members of the jurors of the Education Youth Video Challenge are not eligible to enter the video contest.

Format

  • Preferably all videos should be submitted through the competition page on the Education Commission’s website or Facebook page.
  • Video entries may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged.
  • All videos must be 30 seconds maximum, including title and end credits.

Consent and Copyright

  • If the entrant is a minor in his/her country of residence then the entrant must get the consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to enter.
  • The Education Commission will seek written consent of the parents or legal guardians of the makers of the winning videos.
  • Entrants must get the consent of everyone appearing in their videos if their faces are recognizable.
  • Entrants must get the consent of everyone whose music is used in their videos unless consent is not needed (due to lack of copyright etc.).
  • Entrants must get the consent of everyone whose copyrighted, patented or trademarked material appears in their videos.

Subject

  • No video may contain vulgarity, violence, defamatory language or any other subject deemed by the Education Youth Video Challenge organizers to be inappropriate for the themes of the competition.
  • Videos may be of whatever type, style or genre that the entrant wishes – animated, documentary, drama, music video, comedy, personal testimonial, etc.
  • Videos should show the youth’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions, ideas and suggestions that help answer one or both of the following questions :
    • How can education best prepare you for your future?
    • What would your ideal school of the future look like?

Use of the Video

  • The makers of the video entries will continue to own the rights of their videos, but when they submit a video to the Education Video Challenge they agree that The Education Commission and its affiliates have unlimited use of the video.
  • The Education Commission and its associated partners reserve the right to show any submitted videos a limitless, noncommercial, number of times in whatever format they deem fit in order to further the educational aims of The Education Commission.
  • The Education Commission and its associated partners reserve the right to use the video and the video makers’ names or likenesses in any of The Education Commission’s related promotional or advertising venture without compensation to the entrant.
  • The makers of the video agree to the possibility of wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including broadcast, satellite, internet, film festivals and DVD.

Submission Deadline

  • Video entries must be received by the Education Commission by 11:59pm EST (New York City Time/GMC -5hours) on June 30, 2016.
  • Entries received after this time will not be considered by the Education Commission.

Prizes and Awards

  • The top three winning videos will be selected by the Youth Panel and selected jurors of the Education Commission. 
The Grand Prizewinner (must be over 18 years old) will receive an invitation to New York to see his/her video screened at the Commission’s report launch in September; the Second Prizewinner will receive an iPad mini (16GB, wifi); and the Third Prizewinner will receive an HP Chromebook (11-inch laptop computer, 4GB RAM).
  • People’s Choice Award: One winner, determined by the greatest number of public votes, will be given the People’s Choice Award and receive a GoPro Hero4 Session waterproof video camera.
  • Winning videos will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work through our partners and networks.
  • Winning entrants will be notified no later than August 15, 2016.

Judging Criteria

  • Video entries will be judged by the Youth Panel of the Education Commission on the following three criteria:
  • Power of the video and its message (includes creativity and the story and ideas expressed in the video related to global education and the challenge questions) (33.33%);
  • Potential impact on the competition objectives of raising awareness about global education issues and addressing one or both of the video challenge questions (33.33%); and
  • Originality (33.33%)

Decisions of the Education Video Challenge jury are final and not subject to negotiations or appeal.

People’s Choice Winner

  • The Contestant whose Entry receives the highest number of votes before the deadline, based soley on the public voting of registered visitors on the competition application site will receive a GoPro Hero4 Session camera.
  • Use of an automated process or similar device to submit an electronic vote is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to use automated vote process will subject all votes for the person to disqualification. If a Contestant receives irregular vote, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or source, the Education Commission reserves the right to disqualify the Contestant in their sole discretion. If the voting process for the People’s Choice Award fails to operate properly or appears tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, the Education Commission in its sole discretion reserves the right to use another means to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Aware, i.e. random selection or appointing a panel of judges. Contestants may not pay people or provide any type of consideration in exhange for votes. Any Contestant who violates the ban on paying or providing consideration in exchange for votes will be disqualified. Public votes may be displayed on the competition website, on a real-time basis, before being verified for integrity. These unverified votes do not necessarily reflect accurately the winner of the People’s Choice Award. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be the entrant who is contacted directly by the Education Commission after votes have been verified. The Education Commission reserves the right to modify the voting period at any time for any reason.

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) is a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).

The Education Youth Video Challenge Terms And Conditions

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission) is a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).

Competition Terms

By submitting and Entry, every Participant agrees and accepts that:

  • The contest is open for nationals of ALL countries of the world. Participants must be over the age of 13 when entering. Minors are responsible for ensuring their submission is in compliance with the legal requirements of their country.
  • Content from sources other than Participant must be clearly marked throughout the submission and properly cited.
  • All Entries must be original. Any form of plagiarism or copyright infringement will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Video entries must be thirty (30) seconds or less. Submitted videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged.
  • Participant retains ownership and all rights to use his/her video entry, but Participant gives Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors a license to use the entry for non-commercial purposes, including for promotion, public display, informational, educational, or awareness purposes, with attribution credit given to the Participant who submitted the Entry.

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  • Anonymous Entries: Participants may submit Entries anonymously, and those Entries may be adjudged winners, and receive votes for People’s Choice, but anonymous Entries are not eligible for prizes
  • Conduct: Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the contest. Participant agrees to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this contest. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors may update and/or modify these Rules in its sole discretion.
  • Affirmation of Ownership and Eligibility: By entering this contest, Participant declares, represents and warrants that Participant is the rightful owner of the Entry, and of the patents, copyrights, and/or trademarks associated with the Entry. By entering this contest, Participant further declares, represents and warrants that he/she has not 1) infringed on any third party rights, including copyrights, trademarks, industrial property, trade secrets confidentiality obligations and rights of privacy and publicity, or 2) violated any applicable law(s) in any countries in the world. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors assumes no responsibility for verifying the ownership and originality of Entries. However, if at any time Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors chooses, in its sole discretion to verify the ownership and originality of Entries, by entering this contest Participant agrees that Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has the right to verify the ownership and originality of any Entry and that upon request, Participant shall submit a written copy of any release or permission Participant has received from a third party granting Participant the right to use such property. Participant understands that in the event a submission is selected as a winning Entry, and Participant’s ownership rights and the originality of Participant ‘s Entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors or is in any other way ineligible, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors may select an alternate winner based on the same judging criteria.

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  • No Recourse to Judicial Procedures: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to any other recourse to judicial procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this contest are hereby excluded, and Participant expressly waives any and all such rights.
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