Win cash, swag, exposure, bragging rights, and support a great nonprofit cause
Because so many ProCon.org readers are students, we decided to hold our first ever student video contest. We want you to show us in 1-2 minutes why you love ProCon.org. The deadline is Monday December 31, 2012.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
Currently enrolled middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), and college/university students (undergraduate and graduate students) who attend schools (including home schools) in the United States and who love ProCon.org.
Deadline is Monday Dec. 31, 2012 at midnight (PT). Winners announced by Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013. (Complete your entry before Dec. 1, 2012 and get automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift card. )
Create a video, no less than one minute and no more than two minutes, about why you love ProCon.org. Make it personal. Did it change your mind on an issue? Help you understand someone else’s point of view? Save you from getting a bad grade? Help your parent decide how to vote? Help your class with a successful debate? All we really want to see is WHY DO YOU LOVE PROCON.ORG?
The contest will be judged by ProCon.org staff and select ProCon.org fans including accomplished film and television producers and actors. Judging is based on five categories: creativity, passion, video production quality, familiarity with ProCon.org, and following our rules.
Remember this is a video contest so you’ll need to do more than just sit in front a web cam and talk. Show us don’t just tell us why you love ProCon.org.
We’ll select six winners total: a first and second prize winner for middle school (grades 6-8), a first and second prize winner for high school (grades 9-12), and a first and second prize winner for college/university (undergraduate or graduate students).
1STPRIZE - $400 for you and ProCon.org merchandise for your school.
2NDPRIZE - $200 for you and ProCon.org merchandise for your school.
It’s easy. There are three steps:
Make a 1-2 minute video about why you love ProCon.org.
Post your video to YouTube.com (one video per contestant).
If you want, you can also post a link to your video on the ProCon.org Facebook page and see which eligible videos have already been submitted on your ProCon.org National Student Video Contest channel on YouTube (updated weekly).
SWAG – Win ProCon.org gear (shirts, hats, stickers) for your school
BRAGGING RIGHTS – Earn the title "First Place Winner, ProCon.org National Student Video Contest”
EXPOSURE – Have your video:
• viewed by film/TV professionals
• highlighted on ProCon.org’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages
• linked from the ProCon.org website
• featured in a national press release announcing the winners
GOOD CAUSE – ProCon.org is a nonprofit public charity. Your video will help raise awareness of our work to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.
UNDERSTANDING OF PUBLICATION
By submitting your video, you confirm that you understand that your video, whether a winning entry or not, may be used by ProCon.org in whole or in part, royalty free, in any printed or electronic media and in promotional materials, including fundraising and online publications.
All videos submitted must be free of any inappropriate language and images, sexual content, illegal activity, and blatant commercial advertising.
Videos must have no copyright violations (slogans, music, images, etc.).
Videos submitted after the Dec. 31, 2012 deadline will not be accepted.
All cash prize winners will be required to complete a W9 form prior to payment for proper IRS reporting.
ProCon.org will not be responsible for failed good faith efforts to reach the winners.
By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold ProCon.org and its employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.