FOX 50’s Lip Dub Project 2014 Rules & Guidelines
The Project is open to ALL public and private HIGH SCHOOL students, grades 9-12, located in one of these North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne or Wilson. (Employees of FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) and their immediate families or members of the same household are not eligible…see, your chances just got better!)
The SUBMISSION PERIOD starts Monday, February 24 at 7AM (ET) and ends Friday, March 28 at 6PM (ET). As much as we like seeing your videos, there are no exceptions to this.
Limit ONE Lip Dub video entry per High School.
What to do:
Video your fellow High School students lip-syncing a song in one continuous take.
Have an adult – 21 years or older, employed as a faculty or staff member of your school – submit the video AND entry form at the same time on www.FOX50.com/lipdub. (NOTE: By submitting the form and video, the High School’s faculty or staff member agrees to ALL the rules, approves of the song and gives permission for ALL students in the video to be in the video.)
About your video:
Video must be one, continuous take either in the High School or on the High School campus.
The only editing allowed is adding the final music to the video.
Graphics and text are allowed only before and after the music video.
Use only ONE song during the video. Oh yeah, no mash-ups.
Video file size can’t be any bigger than one (1) GB.
Please upload a .JPG photo of either your group or a screenshot from your video at the same time you upload your video and registration form.
The only place to submit your video is on www.FOX50.com/lipdub. (Format can be .mov, .wmv, .mp4 or .mpeg.)
The video must be produced entirely by students of the submitting High School. (Here’s your chance to show up the adults!)
PLEASE make sure there is NO profanity, graphic images, obscene or offensive images or conduct, inappropriate behavior, expressions of hate or abuse. Also, be sure you’re not violating any third party’s copyrights or other rights (trademark, privacy, etc.) FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) reserves the right to disqualify any entry/participant in our sole discretion.
After you enter:
A FOX 50 creative type person will get in touch with the High School adult who submitted the entry to verify all the contact info within TWO business days of entering. Then we’ll look at the video to make sure it complies with the rules – we don’t edit, we just watch. Once everything is approved, we’ll post the videos on www.FOX50.com/lipdub for the entire World Wide Web to see!
The VOTING PERIOD starts Monday, April 7 at 7AM (ET) and ends Friday, April 11 at 11:59PM (ET). Yep, that’s one week, so make sure you get the word out to vote!
Voting can be done on www.FOX50.com/lipdub and/or the Lip Dub app (available on the App Store℠ and Google Play™). Voting is open to EVERYONE!
With all due respect to Charlie Sheen, the High School with the most votes will win the Grand Prize of $10,000. The school with the 2nd most votes will be the 1st place runner-up and win $5,000.
The school with the 3rd most votes will be the 2nd place runner-up and win $2,500.
(Any High School that has previously won the Lip Dub Project Grand Prize is not eligible to win the Grand Prize again. Plus, there’s no substitution of prizes…we’re assuming you want the money!)
If there’s a tie, we’ll do a random drawing from among the tied videos.
We’ll announce the winners during the WRAL 10PM News on FOX 50 like this:
- 2nd place runner up winner (3rd most votes) – announced Tuesday, April 15
- 1st place runner up winner (2nd most votes) – announced Wednesday, April 16
- Grand prize winner (most votes) – announced Thursday, April 17
How to get your money:
Checks will be made payable to the High School listed on the entry form and given to the Principal (or Principal-type) of the winning schools. If any school does not claim the prize by Friday, May 30, they will forfeit the money and an alternate school won’t be chosen.
And now, the legal stuff our lawyers really like:
By submitting a video entry (“Video”) online, (a) you grant to www.FOX50.com and FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc. a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, print, display, reproduce, modify, publish, post, transmit and distribute (“Use”) the Video entry and consent to such Use on the Internet, on television, and in, on, or through all other media; and (b) you certify that any participants featured in the submitted Video authorize FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc. to Use the video and consents to such Use on the Internet, on television, and in, on, or through all other media; (c) you agree to indemnify www.FOX50.com and FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc. and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from Use of the Video and/or your failure to comply with these rules; and (d) you represent and warrant that your video meets all submission guidelines described above.
Entries or votes generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. reserves the right to disqualify any Video or vote if the guidelines are not followed. All materials submitted will become the property of FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and will not be returned. Any expenses you incur during the application process are solely your responsibility. Eligible entries will be posted and available for viewing on www.FOX50.com. Videos may be disqualified from voting and removed from website based on applicable law or regulations.
Winners and participants, by acceptance of a prize and/or participation in the Project, agree to release FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., its sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies from any and all liability for claims, actions or proceedings for injuries or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any Project-related or prize-related activity. Except where prohibited, by participating in the Project, or by winning, participants have awarded FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., the right to publicize and/or broadcast their name, photograph or likeness, voice and details and have accepted and agreed to be bound by these rules.
FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., are not responsible for problems associated with television transmission, radio transmission, cable transmission, satellite transmission, phone lines, Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, or other Internet interruptions or malfunctions or for any technical or other difficulties which may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the transmission of television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the Project or which may interfere with a participant's ability to login or register or submit an entry online, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God that are beyond the control of FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. FOX 50 (WRAZ)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., disclaim any warranty of merchantability, warranty of fitness, and any other implied warranty. FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV)/Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., are not responsible for cancellations, postponements, or delays.
If for any reason, the Project cannot be run as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, and unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of FOX 50 which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Project, FOX 50 reserves its right in its discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process, and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. FOX 50 and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees (i) assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alternation of, entries: (ii) are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any email to be received by FOX 50, on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to the participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Project.
All decisions relating to the Project and interpretation of these rules are made by the management of FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) in its sole discretion and are final. FOX 50 (WRAZ-TV) reserves the right to change the rules at any time to ensure the fair administration of the Project and compliance with applicable laws.
Official rules available at www.FOX50.com and supersede all other published editions. For a list of the winning schools, send a SASE to FOX 50 Lip Dub Project 2014 Contest List, 2619 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC, 27606 no later than 5/30/14.
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Apple Inc. is not a sponsor nor involved with the Project in any way. No Apple products will be offered as prizes.
That’s it! Good luck!