Contest Rules & Entry Portal

[title size=”2″]Success Not Wasted– A Video Contest Celebrating Smart Choices[/title]

What inspires you? What motivates you? What keeps you in control of your SUCCESS, your life? Show us why there’s no space for binge or underage drinking in your life. This is NOT about the past; it’s about right now and creating your future. From little things making us smile, to goals driving us forward, we all have special moments, big plans, we don’t want WASTED.

Create a short video showing us what makes you tick, and why you don’t engage in underage or binge drinking. There’s no reason too small, no dreams too big — just your success, not wasted.

The Shared Future Coalition is currently working on the 2016 contest details and will post information later this fall. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at the 2015 details.

 

[title size=”2″]2015 Video Contest Details[/title]


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Video Contest - 18 - 25 year olds

Contest Eligibility

  • Must be 18-25 years old to enter.
  • Must be a Deschutes County resident.
  • Videos must be NO LONGER than 60 seconds.
  • Videos must adhere to content requirements.
  • Collect a signed “Talent Release Form” from each individual appearing in the video.

Deschutes County encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. For more information, please call (541) 388-6619 or email julie.spackman@deschutes.org.

Video Contest Timeline

Contest Timeline

  • Enter between January 7, 2015 and February 4, 2015.
  • Top five video producers required to attend awards ceremony February 24, 2015 in Bend, Oregon.
  • Winners will be announced to the public no later than February 26, 2015.

Video Contest Prizes

Video Contest Prize - Apple Ipad Air

Nike Logo

Hydro Flask

Evation Logo

AudioWerks

Picky Bars


Prizes

  • Awards will be presented as follows:
    1. The first one hundred (100) entries will receive:
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card
    2. The top five (5) videos receiving the most votes (Fan Favorites) will receive:
      • One (1) free Hydro Flask
      • One (1) free custom 12-pack of Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods (oatmeal and muesli)
      • Nike sports gear (such as socks, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. Gear varies each year.)
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card (not to duplicate gift card if winners are in the first 100 entries)
    3. The winning entry, as determined by the Judges’ Choice will receive (not to duplicate prizes listed above):
      • One (1) free Apple iPad Air
      • One (1) free Hydro Flask
      • Nike sports gear (such as socks, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. Gear varies each year.)
      • One (1) free custom 12-pack of Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods (oatmeal and muesli)
      • One (1) 6-pack of Picky Bars
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card

Additional support provided by the following community partners:

Video Contest - How to enter

How to Enter the Contest

  1. Review all contest rules and eligibility requirements.
  2. Create an original video, 60 seconds or less in high-resolution format.
  3. Collect a signed “Talent Release Form” from each individual appearing in the video.
  4. Upload a web link to your video to the Facebook contest web portal (below) or via the contest tab on the Shared Future Coalition Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sharedfuturecoalition
  5. Submissions will be accepted starting at 6:00 a.m. (Pacific Time, US) on January 7, 2015.
  6. The deadline to submit videos is 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time, US) on February 4, 2015.
  7. Proof of eligibility for the contest will be verified in person when contestants and winners collect their awards.
  8. Questions can be submitted using the Contact Us page on the Shared Future Coalition.
Video Contest - Judging

Judging

  • All videos will be posted on Facebook no later than February 11, 2015.
  • Facebook public invited to vote for favorite videos. Top five (5) Facebook Fan videos will move to the final judging round.
  • The Shared Future Coalition members will select the winning video based on the following criteria:
    • Content is relevant to the contest theme, “Success Not Wasted”
    • Content is inspiring and positive
    • Creative means of delivering the message
Video Contest FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us (contact information is listed at the bottom of this page).



[title size=”3″]Contest Entries and Eligibility Questions:[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”What are the age requirements for this contest?” open=”yes”]You must be between 18-25 years of age by January 7, 2015 to submit a video. Proof of age must be provided before you collect your prize.

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[toggle title=”Do you have to be a Deschutes County resident to participate?” open=”no”]Yes, you must be a Deschutes County resident to participate in the contest. This contest is offered only in the Deschutes County and is governed by the laws of the State of Oregon. Proof of residency must be provided before you collect your prize.

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[toggle title=”Can entries be disqualified?” open=”no”]Yes. If there you are not 18-25 years old, not a Deschutes County resident, if there is inappropriate content, use of copyrighted materials (logos, brand images, music, images, etc.), the video is longer than 60 seconds, or the online form was not completed in its entirety, we will have to disqualify your entry. If you are unsure whether an item is copyrighted or inappropriate, just don’t use it. Better safe than sorry! See CONTENT FAQs for more information.

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[toggle title=”How long is the entry period?” open=”no”]All video entries must be posted on the contest page between January 7, 2015 and no later than February 4, 2015 11:59 p.m. PST. Please allow up to 48 hours for approval of your video. Once approved, your video will be uploaded to the Shared Future Coalition’s Facebook video contest page and people can vote on your video between 6:00 a.m. on February 11, 2015 and 9:00 a.m. on February 17, 2015.

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[toggle title=”How many videos can I submit?” open=”no”]Only one submission per person will be considered. No multiple submissions allowed.

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[toggle title=”What happens if I submit a video late?” open=”no”]Shared Future Coalition is not liable for any late, misrouted, lost or damaged entries. Upload it as soon as possible.

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[toggle title=”How many people can work on one video?” open=”no”]There is no limit to the number of people who can work on a video. However, the video must be entered under one name ONLY (the Lead Producer) and there will only be one prize awarded for the winning video. The prizes will be awarded to the person who submitted the video (The Lead Producer.) Participants can choose to divide the prize on their own as they would like.

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[toggle title=”What forms do I need to fill out, and where should I send them?” open=”no”]You will need to fill out the online entry form when you upload your video (you’ll be prompted to complete the form after you click the “Upload” button). This online permission form must be completed in its entirety to qualify the video for submission.

In addition, the Lead Producer is responsible for obtaining “Talent Release Forms” for ALL individuals who appear in the video. These forms, with original signatures, must be turned into the Shared Future Coalition office when collecting contest prizes and showing proof of eligibility.

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[title size=”3″]Technical Questions:[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”How long can my video be?” open=”no”]All entries can be no longer than 60 seconds for story content plus five seconds for the title screen.

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[toggle title=”Where do I go to submit my video?” open=”no”]To enter, go the Shared Future Coalition’s Facebook Page, click on the “SUCCESS NOT WASTED” contest tab at the top of the page and follow the directions to upload your video: www.facebook.com/sharedfuturecoalition

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[toggle title=”What file formats are acceptable to use?” open=”no”]File formats to be used: All entries must be submitted in a digital, high resolution format which is accepted by YouTube.com (.MOV; .MPEG4; .AVI; .WMV; .MPEGPS; .FLV; 3GPP; WebM).

Winners of the Top 5 Fan Favorite award and the overall contest winner must provide the best quality file format of their video to the Shared Future Coalition prior to receiving their awards. Files will be accepted on a DVD or USB drive.

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[toggle title=”Who holds the copyright?” open=”no”]The entrant holds the copyright to the video submitted, but the Shared Future Coalition retains the unlimited right to use submitted video for non-profit public information purposes at no cost, in perpetuity.

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[toggle title=”What happens to my video entry when the contest is over?” open=”no”]The Shared Future Coalition retains the right to use any winning and non-winning entries for promotional/marketing purposes. The Shared Future Coalition also retains the right to use the participant’s name(s), and image(s). Note that we will not use any data from Facebook for marketing purposes.

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[title size=”3″]Content Questions:[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”What should my video be about?” open=”no”]Your video should be relevant to the theme “Success Not Wasted”. It should be positive, creative and inspiring. The theme is self-explanatory and we want you to express yourselves independently. However, please take into account that videos must comply with all local and national laws of the United States. (See contest rules for further information regarding compliance laws.)

The goal of the contest is to celebrate the smart choices young adults make instead of underage and/or binge drinking and the successes which motivate those smart choices. Videos do not have to specifically reference abstinence from alcohol or responsible alcohol use. The best videos will creatively show a positive, compelling, and inspiring story.

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[toggle title=”Who is the target audience for my video?” open=”no”]18-25 year olds in Deschutes County.

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[toggle title=”Do all videos have to reference Shared Future Coalition?” open=”no”]No, videos are not required to reference the Shared Future Coalition in their video submissions. However, we welcome you to reference the Shared Future Coalition if you desire.

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[toggle title=”Can I use copyrighted materials?” open=”no”]No copyrighted materials (music, images, brand logos, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials. You may write your own music or use “stock” music that is included in some editing software.

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[toggle title=”Can I use music in my video?” open=”no”]It is the contestant’s responsibility to ensure that copyrights are not violated by the inclusion of music in videos submitted to the “Success Not Wasted” video contest. Some of the sources listed below may have music that can be used in your video. Read the legal details on any of these sites before including music in your video so that you make sure that you are adhering to copyright law governing that selection. When in doubt, don’t use that selection.

Free Music Archive – http://freemusicarchive.org/

Jamendo – http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Audio Jungle – www.audiojungle.net

ccMixter – http://ccmixter.org/

Magnatune – http://magnatune.com/

Opsound – http://opsound.org/

AudioFarm – http://audiofarm.org/

Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection – https://archive.org/details/netlabels

Royalty Free Music – http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/

Stock Music Site – http://www.stockmusicsite.com/

You are also welcome to submit videos with no music in them at all.

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[title size=”3″]Prize Questions:[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”What is the prize for the winners and how many winners are there?” open=”no”]

  • Awards will be presented as follows:
    1. The first one hundred (100) entries will receive:
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card
    2. The top five (5) videos receiving the most votes (Fan Favorites) will receive:
      • One (1) free Hydro Flask
      • One (1) free custom 12-pack of Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods (oatmeal and muesli)
      • Nike sports gear (such as socks, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. Gear varies each year.)
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card (not to duplicate gift card if winners are in the first 100 entries)
    3. The winning entry, as determined by the Judges’ Choice will receive (not to duplicate prizes listed above):
      • One (1) free Apple iPad Air
      • One (1) free Hydro Flask
      • Nike sports gear (such as socks, t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc. Gear varies each year.)
      • One (1) free custom 12-pack of Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods (oatmeal and muesli)
      • One (1) 6-pack of Picky Bars
      • One (1) free Dutch Brothers gift card

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[toggle title=”If I/we win, how do we collect our prize?” open=”no”]The first 100 contestants may pick up their Dutch Brothers gift cards at the Shared Future Coalition office after the contest is complete (after February 24, 2015). Cards will not be mailed and contestants must come in person and show proof of eligibility when picking up their prize.

The top five finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony on the evening of February 24, 2015. Finalists must be present at the ceremony or send a designee if they are unable to attend. Prizes will only be released to the finalists. If a finalist’s designee attends the awards ceremony in his/her place, then the finalist must pick up his/her prizes in person at the Shared Future Coalition office after February 24, 2015.

The Shared Future Coalition office is located in the Deschutes County Mike Maier Services Building, 1130 NW Harriman, Suite A, Bend, OR 97701.

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[title size=”3″]Voting and Judging Questions:[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”How are the top 5 videos selected?” open=”no”]Valid, online votes by friends, family, Shared Future Coalition supporters and the public will determine the top 5 winners of the ‘Success Not Wasted’ video contest.

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[toggle title=”What is a valid, online vote?” open=”no”]Voting will be conducted through the Shared Future Coalition’s Facebook contest voting page. “Likes” and “Views” on the video on other social media will not affect the voting.

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[toggle title=”When does voting begin? When does it end?” open=”no”]Voting will take place starting at 9:00 a.m.. on February 10, 2015 PST and ending at 8:00 a.m. on February 17, 2015.

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[toggle title=”How will the ‘Fan Favorite’ voting work?” open=”no”]Voting will take place on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sharedfuturecoalition. There will only be one vote per person as regulated by the contest page.

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[toggle title=”How and on what criteria will the videos be judged?” open=”no”]The top five finalists will be selected by public votes on the “Success Not Wasted” Facebook contest page. The five eligible videos which receive the most Facebook Fan Favorite votes by February 17, 2015 by 9:00 a.m. PST will be eligible for the grand prize judging portion of the contest. These top five videos will be scored by a panel of Shared Future Coalition members on the following criteria:

  1. Content is relevant to the contest theme, “Success Not Wasted”
  2. Content is positive and inspiring
  3. Creative means of delivering the message

The first place winner will be selected based on an overall score. All judging is at Shared Future Coalition’s sole discretion and all decisions are final.

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[title size=”3″]Results Announcements[/title]

[accordian][toggle title=”When will the finalists be announced?” open=”no”]No later than February 18, 2015, the top five (5) finalists will be announced on Facebook. Voting from friends, family and supporters will cease on February 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PST

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[toggle title=”When will the first place winner be announced?” open=”no”]On February 24, 2015, the first place winner will be announced at an invitation-only event. A complete list of winners, along with the winning videos, will be posted no later than February 26, 2015 at www.SharedFutureCoalition.org/contest

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Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Contact info@sharedfuturecoalition.org if you have any additional questions.


[title size=”3″]Contest Entry Portal[/title]

Below is a portal directly to the contest entry page on Facebook. Please feel free to enter here or via our Facebook page.

 

[title size=”2″]2014 Contest Winners[/title]

Congratulations to the 2014 TOP FIVE video contestants and to all of our contest participants!

Click on the video title to watch each one.

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