Upload a video and we'll send you an INFORMS t-shirt!
What are you excited about? What do you love about INFORMS Conferences? What sets us apart?
We are very excited about our Annual conference in Phoenix this year and we hope you are too! Take a short one to three minute video telling or showing us why you are excited to attend the meeting and we'll send you one of our fun INFORMS t-shirts! If we like your video we may even upload it to our YouTube channel. Supplies are limited so submit your video before we run out. Be sure to read the Official Rules below before you submit a video to make sure it meets our criteria.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY VIDEO?
Video entries must be under four minutes long, and submitted in avi, mov, mpg or mp4 format.
WHAT TYPE OF VIDEOS SHOULD I ENTER?
Show or tell us what you are excited about at the upcoming Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ or what you love about INFORMS Conferences.
WHERE SHOULD I SEND MY VIDEOS TO ENTER THE CONTEST?
Submit entries by uploading them at http://contest.informs.org/informs2012.
WHAT DO I GET?
All entrants submitting relevant content will receive their choice of four t-shirt designs (while supplies last).
HOW WILL THE VIDEOS BE JUDGED?
Videos will be judged based on content relevancy to the theme: "What are you excited about at the INFORMS Annual Meeting?"
WHERE WILL THE VIDEOS BE POSTED?
HOW LONG CAN THE VIDEOS BE?
Video entries should be under four minutes long.
WHEN DOES THE CONTEST BEGIN AND END?
Contest begins August 16, 2012 and ends October 17, 2012, 5:00 pm EST.
WHO IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST?
The Sponsor of this contest is INFORMS, 7240 Parkway Drive, Suite 300, Hanover, Maryland 21076.
HOW DO I GET MY T-SHIRT?
Attendees of the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ can pick up their t-shirts at the INFORMS booth. Entrants not attending the meeting will have thier t-shirts mailed to them.
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
All entries become the property of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and will not be returned. INFORMS may use entered videos for future promotional purposes
The video must not have been previously submitted, distributed, aired or have won any other award in any other competition. All entrants will be required to sign an affidavit verifying the originality of the video and compliance with contest rules. Entry cannot defame or invade the rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party personal or proprietary rights. Entry must be in keeping with INFORMS’ image and may not be offensive, as determined by judges in their sole discretion.
Judging will be conducted under the supervision of INFORMS Marketing Department, whose decisions are final and binding on matters relating to this contest. Judges reserve the right not to distribute the prize ('Your choice of four t-shirt designs') if it determines that an entry is unqualified. Winners will be notified by phone, mail or email.
Contest open to the public. Employees, and their immediate families and household members, of INFORMS are not eligible. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entrants who have been employed as professional videographers are ineligible. Entries received prior to or after Entry Period are void. By accepting the prize, winners consent to the use of their name, video entry, biographical information, photographs and or likenesses for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation (except where prohibited) by INFORMS.
INFORMS reserves the right to modify video or video titles and publish or advertise the video without approval, acknowledgement or compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, entrants agree to defend, release and hold harmless INFORMS and their agents from and against any claims, action and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion (including in connection with the use and/or exploitation of the submitted video) or from the acceptance or use of prize awarded. U.S. law governs these contest rules.
Neither INFORMS, their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively “Releasees”), or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest, or for any injury to person or property, including but not limited to video equipment, arising from the entrant’s participation in this Contest or for the use or misuse of any prize won. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries or mail. One entry per individual.
Caution: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site, tamper with the judging process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, INFORMS reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of INFORMS, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, INFORMS reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the termination, as INFORMS determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. No correspondence regarding entries will be entered into with entrants other than the potential Grand Prize winner. By entering, each entrant licenses all rights to the content of his/her entry and the ideas/concepts embodied therein. INFORMS shall have the right to modify, use, assign or dispose of such entries however they see fit without approval of entrants or any third party. Entrants grant INFORMS the right to use their names, images, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographical materials, and video submissions, for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes including posting the videos, photos or screen names online for any purpose or on a winner’s list and other online announcements, and for sharing the videos and photos with the media for viewing, whether TV, web or print, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Neither entrants nor winner shall receive any compensation or credit for use of entries, other than that disclosed in these rules.
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