The length of the video should be approximately 100 seconds (one minute and 40 seconds). Extra points will be awarded the closer to 100 seconds the video is.
There is no entry fee for applicants.
Entries may be submitted through our website starting on July 21, 2014. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm (eastern time, US) on Friday, September 12, 2014. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations in October 2014.
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.
All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible.
Each entrant can submit as many videos as they would like, but are encouraged to submit only their best work.
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 the Council on Foundations.
The judges’ decision is final. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: content, creativity, memorability, and production quality. For more information on judging, see the full judging criteria.
The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. The Council on Foundations will pay filmmakers no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
Awards will be presented as follows:
First place (1 winner) = $15,000 grant
Second place (1 winner) = $7,500 grant
Third place (1 winner) = $2,500 grant
Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:
Entrants grant the Council on Foundations 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 the Council on Foundations the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
Council on Foundations 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.
By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold the Council on Foundations and all Council on Foundations 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.
Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.