Samsung Electronics America launches new contest
About the of Creators Awards Contest
One winner from each of the 10 categories will receive:
- - A ticket to the exclusive Creators Awards ceremony
- - Round-trip airfare to NYC during ceremony weekend for winner & guest
- - A cash prize of $10,000
- - An invitation-only masterclass with VR filmmaking pros
Create what you love
Submit your content to one of the categories below:
Show us how you get in the game
Capture every adventure
Immerse yourself in other worlds
Go backstage and on stage
Find your culinary expression
Look beyond the runway and the rack
Take on the open road
Expose the issues that matter
- Science & tech
Discover the next big thing
- 4D experience
- Break the fourth wall
Official Rules: Creators Awards Contest
THIS IS A PROMOTIONAL CONTEST. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE PROMOTION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. Winners are responsible for any taxes, customs, duties, costs, expenses and similar amounts connected with entering the Contest and accepting any Prizes.
1. Overview of Contest
The Creators Awards (“Contest”) is sponsored and presented by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Sponsor”). Thirty (30) entrants, three (3) from ten (10) individual genres (each, a “Shortlisted Entrant”), will be selected for a shortlist ( “Shortlist”) and will receive a Shortlist Prize (as defined below), which includes an invitation to attend the Contest awards ceremony in New York, NY as well as the opportunity to take part in a 1 day educational masterclass on the techniques and concepts within the VR medium, hosted by a leading authority within VR. From the Shortlist, ten (10) grand prize winners (each, a “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected, one from each of the competition genres. The Grand Prize Winner in each genre will receive a grand prize of Ten Thousand United States Dollars ($10,000) (each a “Grand Prize” and together with the Shortlist Prizes, the “Prizes”).
The competition genres (each, a “Genre”) are: Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, 4D Experience and Causes.
2. Contest Period
The submission period for the Contest for the following genres begins on June 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM ET and ends on September 30, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET (“Contest Period 1”): Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, and 4D Experience.
The submission period for the Contest for the following genre begins on June 22, 2016, at 9:00 AM ET and ends on August 31, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET (“ Contest Period 2”): Causes.
All times stated by Sponsor are in Eastern Time (local to New York, NY). Entries received before or after Contest Period 1 or Contest Period 2, as applicable, will not be accepted or be eligible to win a Prize. Sponsor’s clock is the official clock of the Contest.
Eligibility to participate in the Contest or to win Prizes is limited to individual persons who are
(i) eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority or older in the jurisdiction in which they reside, whichever is greater, at the beginning of Contest Period 1 or Contest Period 2, as applicable, and
(ii) who are legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. Participants who violate these Official Rules or disregard the decisions of Sponsor are not eligible to participate or win. Directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents (and their immediate families and household members) of the Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest are not eligible to enter or win a Prize. The Sponsor's determination of eligibility, in its sole discretion, shall be final.
4. How to Enter
To enter, participant must complete the following steps (an “Entry”): during either Contest Period 1 or Contest Period 2 depending on the genre in which they are entering:
(a) Contact Samsung at firstname.lastname@example.org from the link on www.samsungcreators.com expressing your interest in participating and providing a link to any social or video content you may have created already (e.g. your YouTube or Vimeo channel, Instagram and Twitter).
(b) Capture and create a wholly original 360 degree video in one of the following ten (10) genres (the “Video”): Sport, Travel, Gaming, Music, Culinary, Fashion, Auto, Science & Tech, 4D Experience and Causes. Create your Video using a Samsung Gear 360 Camera or another device capable of capturing and creating 360 degree video, with video capture set to high-quality.
(c) Transfer and convert the Video to your smartphone or computer using the Samsung Gear 360 Manager smartphone app or the Samsung Gear 360 Action Director desktop app if you created the Video using Samsung’s Gear 360. If you create the Video using another device, follow the instructions accompany that device regarding transfer and conversion.
(d) Upload the video to Samsung VR by creating an account and agreeing to all accompanying terms and conditions and privacy policies or logging in to your account at https://samsungvr.com/portal or through the Samsung Gear VR App.
i. The Video must comply with the content specifications available at https://samsungvr.com/portal/content/content_specs
ii. When uploading the Video, you must include:
1. A title of the Video
2. A description of the Video
a. Giving as much detail on your entry as possible
b. Including the tag #CreatorsAwards01 within the description
c. Also including one single genre tag within the description as follows:
For Sport, use the tag #Sport
For Travel, use the tag #Travel
For Sport, use the tag #Gaming
For Music, use the tag #Music
For Culinary, use the tag #Culinary
For Fashion, use the tag #Fashion
For Auto, use the tag #Auto
For Science & Tech, use the tag #Science
For 4D Experience, use the tag #4D
For Causes, use the tag #Causes
3. Set Stereoscopic type to None
4. Set Audio options as appropriate
5. Set Video to public.
Complying with Sponsor’s instructions and these Official Rules will generate one (1) entry into the Contest (an “Entry”). Any participant who submits after the close of Contest Period1 or Contest Period2, depending on the applicable genre, or who submits content that is not in compliance with these Official Rules, will not be given an Entry into the Contest. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address or other account by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses or the account for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry. Any effort by a participant to misrepresent himself or herself through the use of aliases or multiple email addresses will disqualify that participant. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are void. A participant may submit any number of Entries in one or more Genres, but may only be selected for the Shortlist in one Genre, and may only win one (1) Shortlist Prize and/or Grand Prize for the entire Contest, if any.
5. Video Requirements
Only Videos that meet the requirements and restrictions set forth below will be considered valid.
Videos may not:
● Contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright or trademark rights;
● Disparage Sponsor or any other party affiliated with the Contest or contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other legally prohibited basis;
● Contain brand names or trademarks other than those that belong to Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use solely to incorporate in the Video in this Contest and for no other purpose;
● Contain any material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, threatening, abusive, pornographic, hateful, or is otherwise objectionable;
● Contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the video is created;
● Include any personal or private information about yourself or anyone else without prior written consent; or
● Be intended for advertising, marketing, or any commercial use.
From all entrants, thirty (30) individuals, three from each Genre, will be selected for the Shortlist. From the Shortlist Entrants, ten (10) Grand Prize Winners, one from each Genre, will be selected. The Shortlisted Entrants and the Grand Prize Winners will be determined by a suitable judge or panel of judges, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, who will review and score all eligible Entries and make their selections based solely on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
1. Genre Suitability (1/4)
2. Creativity (1/4)
2. Technical Quality (1/4)
3. Storytelling (1/4)
In the event of a tie, the Entrants who have the highest scores in category (1) will be selected.
7. Panel of Judges
The panel of judges has been selected to offer expert opinion within the judging criteria and will score all valid entries within the contest.
Each participant hereby releases, and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, agencies, service providers, those working on its behalf, and each of their respective officers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, designees, licensees, successors and assigns (the “Samsung Entities”), from any damage, injury, death, loss or other liability, either at law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or non-asserted, that may arise from or in any way relate to participation in this Contest, the use of the Video by Sponsor, or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize or any other substitute prizes.
Entrants acknowledge that each Prize is provided by Sponsor on an “as is” basis with no warranty of any kind. SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ALL GUARANTEES AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ALL PRIZES AND THIS CONTEST.
14. Release of Liability
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF PARTICIPANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO PARTICIPANT.
PARTICIPANT FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF PARTICIPANT IS A RESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA, ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS: “ CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR .” IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA, YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS UNDER ANY LAW SIMILAR TO SECTION 1542 THAT MAY EXIST IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE.
15. Dispute Resolution
Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, regardless of conflicts of laws principles. Any action or litigation concerning this Contest shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in New York County, New York, and EACH PARTICIPANT EXPRESSLY CONSENTS TO THE JURISDICTION OF AND VENUE IN SUCH COURTS AND WAIVES ALL DEFENSES OF LACK OF JURISDICTION AND INCONVENIENT FORUM WITH RESPECT TO SUCH COURTS. Each participant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST AND MUST NEVER INCLUDE CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO PARTICIPANT.
16 . Use of Information
The Sponsor of this Contest is Samsung Electronics America, Inc. with a principal place of business at 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660.
The Administrator of this Contest is Samsung Electronics America, Inc. with a principal place of business at 85 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
For more detailed information please click on "Further Official Information" below.