2017 Sea Youth Rise Up Video Competition

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 24th, 2017

The Sea Youth Rise Up Campaign will bring seven youth leaders to New York City for the World Ocean Festival to gain skills to expand their ocean conservation work, network with world leaders in the ocean conservation field, and highlight the importance of youth leadership in the ocean conservation field by speaking at the Youth Rally for the Ocean at the World Ocean Festival on June 4th, which will be live broadcast to a global audience through Facebook Live.

The Sea Youth Rise Up is calling passionate young people ages 14-21 to submit a 90 second video highlighting their innovative ideas about how young people can help improve the health of our blue planet. One video contest winner will be selected to join the youth delegation in New York City for World Oceans Day Festival Sunday June 4th 2017!

 

 

SUBMISSION FORM

Name *
Name
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Parent or Legal Guardian (if under 18 years old)*
Parent or Legal Guardian (if under 18 years old)*
 
 
 

Official Rules: 

HOW TO ENTER

Create a video of no more than 90 seconds in length and upload it to your own YouTube account/channel. Then copy and paste your video hyperlink to your submission form (above) on seayouthriseup.org/video-contest

The video must answer the following questions:

  1. Why is it important for young people to have leadership roles in ocean conservation?

  2. What do you believe is the most pressing issue threatening the survival of our ocean today?

  3. How do you think youth can help solve this issue facing our ocean?

To apply, submit the application video to Sea Youth Rise Up webpage (seayouthriseup.org) and include your YouTube video link. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their answers, visual creativity of their video, and social media engagement on their video applications.

The contest starts at 12:01 A.M. EST Monday, May 15th, 2017 and closes at 11:59 P.M. PST Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. The winner will be announced on Sea Youth Rise Up’s Facebook page on Friday, May 26th, 2017 by 11:59 P.M.

By submitting a video to Sea Youth Rise Up's Facebook Page, you give Sea Youth Rise Up and affiliated entities the right to include your video in future media and for promotional purposes.

This contest is not sponsored by Facebook or YouTube.

ELIGIBILITY

To participate, student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be above the age of 14-21 on or before June 4th, 2017.

  • Be in good physical health. 

  • Be a legal resident within the fifty United States.

  • Be enrolled at a learning institution.

JUDGING GUIDELINES

Videos will be given a score out of 100 total points:

  • Question 1: 25/25 Points

  • Question 2: 25/25 Points

  • Question 3: 25/25 Points

  • Social Score (Video Views/Likes/Comments + Creativity + On Camera Presence): 25/25 Points

RULES AND RESTRICTIONS

PRIZE DETAILS

The winner will be flown to New York City and stay two nights at the Wyndam Garden Long Island City Manhattan View Hotel in Queens, New York.  The chosen delegate will then be given the opportunity to attend and contribute to the World Ocean Festival programing held on June 4th, 2017. At this event they’ll be given the opportunity to host a live Facebook broadcast initiating the “Rally for the Our Ocean” during World Ocean Festival to share ideas and inspire future ocean leaders. This will give the contestant an opportunity to speak to a global audience and inspire their peers to take action for the ocean.  This winner will be given the chance to meet and work with other young ocean leaders. Submissions must be primarily in English, as determined by the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization.

  1. Submissions must be primarily in English, as determined by the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization.

  2. If entrant is a minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, she must have the consent of her parent or legal guardian to enter the Contest.

  3. The one (1) natural person whose full name is listed with the Submission will be deemed the entrant (“Entrant”).

  4. Each individual Entrant is allowed a total of one (1) Submission during the Contest Period.

  5. Entrant must be an individual. No group or team submissions permitted.

  6. If a Video Submission includes the image/likeness of any identifiable persons other than Entrant, Entrant agrees to obtain the consent of all such identifiable persons who appear in the Video Submission before entering the Video Submission and shall provide evidence of such consent to the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization upon request.

  7. Each Submission, including any Video Submissions:

  8. • must be the original work of the Entrant produced for this Contest, and should not be the result of any material creative collaboration with any other individual or third party;

  9. • must not have been published previously in any medium; it must not infringe on any party’s intellectual property, including but not limited to copyright, trademark or right of privacy or publicity or any other rights;

  10. • must be suitable for display and publication, including for display and publication online (e.g. it may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity or profanity); it must not contain obscene or pornographic material, it must not contain defamatory statements or messages (including but not limited to words, images, or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic or other group), it must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace, it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate or depict a violation of applicable laws and regulations;

  11. • must not include any infringing depictions (as determined in the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization’s sole discretion) of any third party trademarks or logos; including but not limited to on clothing such as T-shirts, hats, etc.;

  12. • must not feature alcohol products, tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and snuff), contraceptives, fireworks, firearms and ammunitions, prescription drugs, illegal drugs and related drug paraphernalia, nutritional supplements, lotteries and gambling (including horse or dog racing and products or services related to gambling);

  13. • must not contain any copyrighted works. You may not include any music in your Submission other than original music created and legally owned by the Entrant. Use of any music in your Submission created or owned by any third party may result in disqualification of Submission by the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization’s sole discretion.

  14. Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or blur or to ask the applicable Entrant to remove or blur any non-material elements (e.g. small logos on clothing, artwork hanging in the background, etc.) rather than disqualify an otherwise compliant Submission.

  15. • Submissions that do not comply in all material respects with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited, or inappropriate content as determined by the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be considered for prizes. Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization makes the final determination as to which Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest and be considered for a prize.

By entering this Contest and uploading your Submission, you (or your parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) irrevocably license and grant to the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization and their agents, to the extent permissible by law, the unconditional and perpetual right to post, display, broadcast, publish, use, adapt, edit, translate, dub, and/or modify such Submission in any way, in any and all media, throughout the world, for any purpose, without limitation, and without notice or consideration to you. By entering this Contest and uploading your Submission, you (or your parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), where legally permissible, waive all moral rights in the Submission for use in relation to the Contest and/or allowing Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization to modify the Submission as described in these Official Rules and in promotion (including but, not limited to print, digital, social, or other medias) of Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization. Entrant also consents to the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or their agents doing (or omitting to do) any acts in respect of the Submission which may otherwise constitute an infringement of the Entrant’s moral rights. All Contest Entrants further agree to release and indemnify and hold harmless the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization from any and all claims that may arise in connection with any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of the Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization of Entrant’s work as contained in any Submission.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All Entrants must have a valid email address. Where applicable and except where prohibited by law, the prize winner is solely responsible for any taxes on their prize. No substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization. Prizes are non-transferable. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded or will otherwise be dealt with according to law. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest.

Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization may, to the maximum extent permissible by law, sanction any individual that compromises the integrity of the Contest. The nature and extent of such sanction shall be in Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization’s sole and absolute discretion.

This Contest is offered only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and including District of Columbia), and is governed by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. To the extent permitted by law, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Philadelphia, PA. If any provision of the these Official Rules or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance shall be declared to be invalid, unenforceable or void, such decision shall not have the effect of invalidating or voiding the remainder of these Official Rules, it being the intent and agreement of the parties that these Official Rules shall be deemed amended by modifying such provision to the extent necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable while preserving its intent or, if such modification is not possible, by substituting therefore another provision that is valid, legal and enforceable so as to materially effectuate Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization’s intent.

Except where prohibited by law, all Entrants grant (and agrees to confirm this grant in writing, if requested) permission for Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation.

In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and the privacy policy, these Official Rules shall govern.

Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to Entrants. By accepting a prize, winner agrees, and agrees in writing if requested, that the Submission will be deemed a Work Made For Hire under the Copyright laws of the United States, but if it cannot be so deemed, then the winner agrees, to the extent permissible by law, to execute a release irrevocably assigning and transferring to Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entityall of his/her right, title and interest in and to his/her Submission, if any, including, but not limited to, all copyright and trademark rights which he or she may have, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: To the maximum extent permitted by law, no liability or responsibility is assumed by Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity or organization resulting from any user's participation in or attempt to participate in the Contest or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with participating in the Contest. No responsibility or liability is assumed by Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Contest: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; traffic congestion on the Internet or the contest site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the contest website. Use of the contest website is at user’s own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity is not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to users or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the contest website or the download of any information from the contest website. By participating in the Contest, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrants and Winner agree to release and hold harmless Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity, from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to or participation in the Contest, or possession, acceptance, use and/or misuse of prize or participation in any Contest-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. Sea Youth Rise Up, the Ocean Foundation, Big Blue & You, Inc., the Ocean Project, or any affiliated entity is not liable in the event that any portion of the Contest, event or the event broadcast is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control (a “Force Majeure Event”).

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SEA YOUTH RISE UP, THE OCEAN FOUNDATION, BIG BLUE & YOU, INC., THE OCEAN PROJECT, OR ANY AFFILIATED ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE CONTEST SITE AND/OR THE CONTEST, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES OR APPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS CONTEST AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

This contest is not sponsored by Facebook or YouTube.