Eligibility Criteria - Entries closed February 3, 2013
• The competition is open to persons 18-27 years old who are residents of the United States.
• Employees of NAE and their immediate families or those living in the same household as an NAE employee are not eligible to enter this competition.
• There is no limit to the number of videos an entrant may submit; each video requires a separate submission.
• Short videos (“Submissions”) must be based on the following theme: The role of engineering in tackling global grand challenges. The duration of the video must not exceed 2 minutes (including titles and credits).
• Submissions may consist of all production techniques and genres (e.g., animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist video, and hybrid work), but must be in a format uploadable to You Tube or Vimeo.
• Non-English language entries or any sections containing non-English dialogue must include English subtitles.
• Entrants are solely responsible for the information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials included in their Submission(s), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. A Submission must be original and the entrant must (1) hold all necessary rights to all the materials, images, videos, graphics and information in the Submission or (2) have permission from the holder of such rights, or (3) the materials, images, videos, graphics and information in the Submission must be in the public domain. A Submission may not contain offensive, libelous, sexually explicit, disparaging or other inappropriate content and may not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party. A Submission may not contain any advertising material (e.g., to promote a product or service).
• Entrants are reminded that by uploading their Submission to any third-party site, including without limitation YouTube or Vimeo, they are subject to the specific Terms of Service and Privacy policies of that third-party website. When uploading Submissions to the third-party site entrants must select privacy/sharing settings that enable NAE and the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) to link to or embed Submissions to the NAE or Royal Academy of Engineering websites or other media in connection with the Global Grand Challenges Summit.
• The Competition opens December 4, 2012, and will close midnight February 3, 2013, EST. All entries must be received prior to this date and time in order to be considered.
• Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Entrants must select options on YouTube/Vimeo that will give NAE permission to use the Submission via YouTube’s or Vimeo’s Embeddable Player.
• To submit a video, entrants must complete the online submission form.
• Once a video is submitted, entrants may not make any changes or alterations to the Submission.
• By completing the online submission form, entrants are representing to NAE that their entry is in compliance with the rules of the competition.
• Submissions will be judged by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and professionals from the engineering, film and media industries, who will constitute the judging panel. Members of the judging panel will consider the following criteria:
1. The video message is accurate, focusing on the designated topic of the Grand Challenges for Engineering
2. The video message is clear and understandable
3. The video demonstrates critical thinking about the topic
4. The video engages the audience
5. The video identifies ways that engineers can collaborate with other professions to solve a Grand Challenge
6. The video makes a compelling argument or case for how a Grand Challenge could be solved
7. Use of data to support points made and/or clear depiction of solutions that involve the use of data.
• The decisions of the judges are final and incontestable.
• By entering this competition, entrants agree that NAE may use (or allow to be used by others) entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and Submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without compensation.
• By entering this competition, entrants are granting permission to NAE and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering to link to or to embed Submissions, or portions thereof, on the NAE’s or UK Royal Academy of Engineering’s and the Global Grant Challenge Summit’s websites or other media in connection with the Global Grant Challenge Summit. NAE reserves its right in its sole discretion to select all or part of any Submission to link to, or embed on, the NAE or Global Grand Challenges Summit website.
• Submitting a video to this competition does not guarantee that the Submission will be displayed or used by NAE or the Global Grand Challenges Summit.
• Use by NAE of a Submission does not necessarily reflect the views of the NAE, and in no event shall NAE assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Submission, in whole or in part, or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of any Submission or the contents thereof.
• NAE reserves the right to refuse any Submission in its sole discretion. NAE also reserves the right at any time during the competition to remove or disqualify any Submission when it believes in its sole discretion that the entrant has: (i) infringed any third party's copyright; (ii) failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions; or (iii) failed to obtain the necessary consents as set out in these terms and conditions.
• YouTube and Vimeo are not affiliated in any way with NAE or the Global Grand Challenges Summit and NAE does not assume any responsibility or liability for an entrant’s participation in or use of any third-party website.
• The winning entrant will be informed no later than February 15, 2013.
• The winner will be announced publicly and the winning entrant’s Submission will be shown at the Global Grand Challenges Summit in London, UK, March 12-13, 2013.
• The winning entrant will receive for up to two people (1) roundtrip coach airfare to London, (2) hotel accommodations from March 9-14, 2013, and (3) admission to the Global Grand Challenges Summit. Arrangements must be made through the National Academy of Engineering and cannot exceed a total of US $10,000.
• NAE shall not be liable for any claims, costs, liabilities, damages, expenses, and losses arising out of (i) NAE's use of the video; (ii) the entrant's participation in the competition; (iii) technical failures of any kind including but not limited to problems or delays arising from software or equipment malfunctions or computer viruses; (iv) any events outside NAE's reasonable control.
• This competition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with US law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the District of Columbia.