CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
Entry in the injuredGo.com Personal Injury Scholarship Contest constitutes your acceptance of these official rules. InjuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC is offering college students the opportunity to apply for a video-based scholarship contest by creating a 60-second-to-21⁄2 -minute video (or 1,000-1,500 word essay) describing why civil justice through personal injury litigation has made society a better and safer place.
Rules: The Video Scholarship Contest will begin on January 2 of each year and and end on August 14, of each year. All video entries must be submitted by August 14, CST of each year. Selection of the winners will be made thereafter and the winners will be announced on January 1 of each year.
Eligibility: Applicant must be 17 years or older and be or in the process of enrolling in a college or vocational technical school at the time of the award – January 1, of each year.
How to Enter: All contest entrants must record a 1 – 2 1/2 minute video explaining the role personal injury and civil justice plays in making our society safer and in minimizing hazards, helping those injured, and encouraging people everywhere to think about consumer safety. The video does not have to be elaborate or complicated, just honest. The video must be published to the entrant’s YouTube channel. The entrant must title the video InjuredGo.com Personal Injury Scholarship Contest and Include this link http://www.injuredGo.com/injuredGo-com-Personal-Injury-Scholarship-Contest in the description. Each contestant must share their video on our Facebook Page and on your own Facebook page. In lieu of a video, a contestant may submit a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay explaining how the role personal injury and civil justice plays in making our society safer and in minimizing hazards, helping those injured, and encouraging people everywhere to think about consumer safety to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contest entries must be submitted as described . All scholarship videos will need to be uploaded by December 14 of each year, in that the winners are selected on January 1 of each year. When filming video, Entrants are to obtain written permission of third parties if filming on property other than that of the Entrant’s. If music is incorporated into the Entrant’s video, the Entrant is responsible for submitting a complete list of production credits. Music must be original or written permission by the music’s composer/author must be provided. If the individual uploading the video is a minor he or she must sign a release form which needs to be signed by the Parent or their legal guardian.
One video scholarship submission per Entrant. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. The video submission must meet the following criteria: • Video entries must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, and libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, slanderous, and discriminatory in any way. • It must not contain content, material, or any element that displays any third-party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party. • It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate, or otherwise use any content, music, material, or element that is owned by a third party or entity. Failing to provide proper documentation of permission to use such materials will result in the entry being disqualified. • It cannot be longer than 21⁄2 minutes. If it is longer than this, only the first 21⁄2 minutes will be evaluated. • It must be in a format compatible with YouTube, such as .WMV, .AVI, .MOV, or .MPG, and must be successfully uploaded on www.youtube.com as described, shared on Facebook as described.
Awards: The winners of the injuredGo.com Personal Injury Scholarship will receive scholarship awards of $500. Two awards will be made. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the scholarship winner. The winners will be announced on January 1 of each year.
Scholarship Judging: Two videos with the highest number of votes by judges selected by injuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC will be selected. The eligible video submissions will be judged on the following criteria: • Originality/creativity • Ability to deliver a message in a clear, cohesive, and impactful way • Effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question • Accuracy of information presented Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each Video based upon the criteria listed above. In the event of a tie, the Video that received the higher score from the judges and highest votes from online voting will be selected as the winner. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Video that received the next highest score will be chosen as the potential winner. The scholarship winner will be notified by phone and/or email. All funds will be made payable to the winner.
General Conditions: All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. InjuredGo.com Law Firm LLC reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the scholarship, if it reasonably believes that the entrant did not follow the guidelines set forth, such as by submitting video content that is inappropriate, or if the entrant provides false information within the context of the scholarship concerning identity, age, eligibility, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. InjuredGo.com also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the scholarship by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses other entrants, viewers, or the judges. Intellectual Property Rights As a condition of entry, entrant grants InjuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC or its assigns, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, and publicly display a Video (1) for the purposes of allowing injuredGo.com and the judges to evaluate the Video for purposes of the scholarship, and (2) in connection with advertising and promotion via communication to the public. Once submitted, video entries become the sole property of injuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC and will not be returned. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law, not available to contestants in all states. InjuredGO.com Law Firm, LLC is not responsible for errors, fraud or other events affecting the Contest which are beyond the control of InjuredGo.com. InjuredGo.com reserves the right to terminate or modify the Contest at any time in its sole discretion. Consult your tax advisor for tax consequences of winning the Contest.
Publicity: As a condition of entry, entrant agrees to permit injuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC to use his or her name and/or likeness and Video for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. As a condition of entry each contestant agrees to and voluntarily consents to InjuredGo.com permission to use my photograph(s), name, story and/or voice, for communication purposes, including without limitation in publications, on the Web, and release injuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC or its members from any liability that may result from a use consistent with said release.
Warranty: By entering, Entrant represents and warrants to injuredGo.com that the submitted video is the participant’s own original work; that the participant is the sole owner of the video and all of the rights associated with it; that the video does not violate any rights of others; and that the video does not display any inappropriate material. In addition, participants release and hold harmless injuredGo.com Law Firm, LLC, their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from participation in the injuredGo.com Personal Injury Scholarship. These rule are subject to change without notice. Contest may end at any time.