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Stop the Drop Video Contest Rules 2014

  1. All entries must be produced as video public service announcement (PSA).
  2. Each entry must focus on how to improve the high school graduation rate in Georgia.
  3. The length of each PSA should be 30 seconds.
  4. Entrants must be currently enrolled in a Georgia High School.
  5. Each PSA must have one Lead Producer. While several students may work together on the project, it must be submitted under only one name and any prizes will be awarded to the named Lead Producer only. Participants can choose to divide the prize on their own terms if they choose.
  6. There is no entry fee.
  7. Videos may be submitted for consideration one (1) time only. Once a video is submitted to Georgia Public Broadcasting, that video becomes ineligible for submission into future Stop the Drop Video Contests.
  8. Entries may be submitted through our website starting on August 29, 2014. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday November 16, 2014. Voting for finalists is open Friday November 21, 2014 through Sunday December 7, 2014. Winners will be contacted on December 9, 2014 and will be publicly announced during the second day of the GHSA High School Football Championships on December 13, 2014.
  9. All entries must be submitted in digital format. These files must be posted online via YouTube, and the link will be listed on the entry form.
  10. No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  11. No professional assistance is allowed. Adults may assist with production but are limited to verbal guidance only. Adults are allowed to be actors or cameramen but not content contributors.
  12. Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; or 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by Georgia Public Broadcasting in its sole and conclusive determination.
  13. Georgia Public Broadcasting will choose ten (10) finalists from the pool of entries. These finalists alone will move on to the round of voting.
  14. The judges’ decision is final. Finalists will be judged by number of likes on YouTube.com, and the video with the most likes by the end of Sunday, December 7, 2014 wins.
  15. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Georgia Public Broadcasting will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  16. Awards will be presented as follows: One (1) First Place: The piece will be aired in the broadcast of the 2014 GHSA High School Football Championships, and the winner will receive $2500, plus any other prizes donated before the end date; Two (2) Second Place: The piece will be aired in the broadcast of the 2014 GHSA High School Football Championships, and the winner will receive $500, plus any other prizes donated before the end date.
  17. Students should keep at least one copy of their PSA. Georgia Public Broadcasting is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  18. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions: Entrants grant Georgia Public Broadcasting the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation. Entrants also grant Georgia Public Broadcasting the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant. Georgia Public Broadcasting maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
  19. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Georgia Public Broadcasting and all Georgia Public Broadcasting 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.
  20. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules.