SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette Viral Video Contest
Below are the official rules for the SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette Viral Video Contest (the “Contest”). Please. This Contest is sponsored by A S SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette Pvt Ltd (the “Sponsor”)
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow the exact Video Requirements may result in disqualification.
All videos must have the SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette (“Product”) as the subject/idea/theme of all submitted videos. This may include the product itself or use of the product. Any videos which are deemed to not be related to the Product in any way may be disqualified. Artistic interpretation is encouraged, but the end user must be able to interpret the video as being related to the Product in some way.
- Videos may be produced in any style i.e. a normal motion picture video or an animated video. The objective is to obtain as many views as possible and for the video to “go viral.”
- Try to keep the length of video under 2 Minutes.
- All elements of the video, including music (if any), must be original to the producer or must be properly licensed with proof of usage rights.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow the exact Video Guidelines may result in disqualification.
The contestant is 100% responsible for all production costs of their video.
The contestant is 100% responsible for the creation of a video that does not infringe on any copyright, right of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property rights or personal rights of any individual, and does not break any local, state, or federal laws, including but not limited to communication laws. The Sponsor and its affiliates, parents and related entities (the “Sponsor Parties”) will not be held responsible for any laws broken, violations, etc. and Contestant will fully indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor Parties.
All submissions will become the property of Sponsor. Contestant waives all rights, including any moral rights, in and to the submission.
Any submission deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.
The submission must be the original work of the Contestant.
The submission must be uploaded in accordance with the specifications set forth in the contest rules as displayed on the website
Any submission or portion thereof that is, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, contains any unauthorized third-party materials or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand other than the Product or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may be disqualified.
Any clothing worn in the submitted video should not contain any visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third- party intellectual property. No entry shall contain any content other than as described herein, including but not limited to a performance that has been broadcast or streamed, published or televised on television or as part of a recording of a motion picture film or television program.
Submitted videos may only include representations of celebrities, athletes, musicians, or other public figures if such material is portrayed as a parody. The Sponsor shall have sole discretion to determine if any entry shall be considered a parody and may disqualify any entry which it deems to be infringing (or potentially infringing).
Submitted videos may not under any circumstances include any anti-social subject matter, or reference any political or religious groups, or include any commercial solicitation or promotional materials or address, phone number, or URL address unless otherwise approved herein
Any entry not in compliance with the Contest Rules or which does not meet the Video Requirements or Video Guidelines will be disqualified.
If, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the entry (or any portion thereof) appears to have resulted in any injury or bodily harm, it will be disqualified. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or entry will be disqualified from the Contest.
You are personally responsible for your behavior while creating this video and agree to indemnify all Sponsor Parties, including the Sponsor’s, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense of any kind (including attorney fees and costs) that may be incurred in connection with a third party claim or a claim by you that may occur in the creation and submission of your video. Sponsor Parties shall have no liability to Contestant for any reason and disclaims all liability of any kind and all warranties of any kind.
Submission Guidelines/How to Enter the Contest:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to follow the exact Submission Guidelines may result in disqualification.
All submissions must be posted on the Contestant’s own YouTube account and must allow embedding. The account should be set to allow anyone to view the video.
Title: The words: “SMOKEFREE Viral Video” must appear at the beginning of the YouTube video title.
Example: “SMOKEFREE Viral Video: Kick the Butt”
Description: A description of the video in the Contestant’s own words. There is no limit on the length of the description.
Tags: The following YouTube video tags are required: viral, video, contest, SMOKEFREE.
Privacy: All contest entries should be placed on YouTube using the Public privacy setting.
A link to the YouTube page where the video resides should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Viral Video Contest in the email subject line. In the body of the email message the applicant will put the following:
- a. Video Title
- b. Contestant’s Name
- c. Contestant’s Address
- d. Contact Phone Number
- e. A link to the video on YouTube
All contest entries must be received no later than April 24th 2012, at 11:59pm Indian Time. Any entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.
- First Prize: Rs 2.5 Lacs
- Second Place: Apple Ipad
- Third Place: SMOKEFREE Deluxe Kit and 10*Cartridge Boxes
Top 3 contestants will receive a prize as set forth above. In order to claim any prize, the winning contestants will be required to provide a physical copy of the video as well as sign a waiver and release. Failure to submit the required physical copy or sign the waiver and release will be grounds for disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any contestant if it has reason to believe there has been any fraud in obtaining the results or if the contestant has violated any of the rules or guidelines.
By participating in the Contest, contestants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. The Sponsor shall act as the Judge and the Judge’s decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. If you do not agree to any term or condition in this document or any other rules or regulations that may apply, DO NOT participate in this contest or submit a video. By submitting a video you agree to the Official Rules and Guidelines.
By posting a video, you guarantee, represent and warrant that:
You have the legal right to post Content and it does not violate any law.
That you are over 18 at the time of the submission. if you are under 18 DO NOT participate as your entry will be disqualified.
You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your video submission to use the name or likeness of each and every identifiable person in the content.
That any personal information you provide may be provided to third parties and by participating in this contest you give the Sponsor permission to use that information in the promotion of this contest and in any way that advances the purposes of this contest.
All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit the video at the time of Entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
The Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the Contest.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest if any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Contest, Contest Website or any You Tube pages which contain contest videos; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and its agencies and each party’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Contest or the awarding of prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Contest or use or redemption of prize.
By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, and legal representatives the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on any websites). In addition, you hereby transfer and assign to the Sponsor all rights, titles, and interests that you may be deemed to have in any reproduction, product, or derivative work using or incorporating the Entry.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the Entry does not and shall not infringe on any copyright or trademark or any other third-party right, nor violate any applicable law or regulation, (ii) you have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright, trademark and other related rights to the Entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity. You waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Entry or to be compensated for any such uses. You hereby release Sponsor, its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of its employees (collectively, the “Sponsor Indemnities”), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Contest Indemnities due to or arising out of your participation in the Contest, or use of your name, likeness, Entry and/or voice, or any other rights granted to Sponsor, including any claims for including but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. You further agree to release and indemnify and hold harmless Contest Indemnities from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Contest Indemnities infringes on your rights as contained in the Entry submission.
You hereby represent and warrant you have read these Official Rules, are fully familiar with its contents and agree to be bound by them. The Contest and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New Delhi without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in New Delhi and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and courts of New Delhi.
Judging and Final Prizes:
Contestants will submit videos to you YouTube and will be chosen as finalists based on the views they get through personal promotion. The 3 users with the most views after a period of 1 Month will then be selected as finalists and the videos will be displayed on http://www.smokefree.in/viral-contest.The top 3 prize winners will be decided by the Management of A S SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette Pvt Ltd.
The Grand Prize Winner and Second and Third Place winners will be notified by phone/mail and will also be announced on the SMOKEFREE website.
Note: The use of robotic or automatic devices for voting is prohibited and Sponsor reserves the right to nullify all such votes and to disqualify the responsible individual from voting.