Oct 17 2012
Introducing the “Broadcast Your Love of Human Services” Video Contest!
Posted by: Kevin B. Gilnack, Campaign Manager
I am so excited to let you in on something big we’ve been putting together at The Caring Force: the Broadcast Your Love of Human Services video contest!
Anyone – human service workers, clients/consumers, family members, or other supporters – can participate. Here’s how it works:
- Record a short (30 – 120 seconds) video with a smartphone, flipcam, or other device and share why human services and/or The Caring Force is important in your life
- Upload the video to YouTube
- Complete our contest form: http://TheCaringForce.org/broadcast
- Stay tuned for your chance to encourage people to vote for your video once it’s up on our site
All finalists will receive free admission to go to New England's premier human services convention, and we have some great prizes: the first place winner will get an Amazon Kindle Fire, the second place winner will win a $100 VISA giftcard, and the third place will win a $50 VISA giftcard!
We’ve even put together some possible video topics to help get you started. Check out all of the details below!
BROADCAST YOUR LOVE OF HUMAN SERVICESS
Submit a short (30 second – 2 minute) video for your chance to win a free Kindle Fire or a $100 or $50 VISA gift card!
How to win
- Use your smartphone, digital camera, or other recording device to make a unique video telling the story of why you love human services and The Caring Force
- Upload your video to YouTube
- Fill out our contest form at www.TheCaringForce.org/broadcast
- Stay tuned and encourage people to vote for your video when it’s up!
To get you started here are a few ideas for your video
- Take us on a tour of your program and/or introduce us to your colleagues or consumers at your program
- Talk about the difference that human services makes in the lives of the people we serve
- Share what our victory securing the Salary Reserve means to you – how will you spend the extra money that you should be getting around the holidays?
- What is it like to participate in advocacy – did you come to the April rally? Get a reply from or meeting with your legislator? Feel like you personally made a difference?
- Why do you think it’s important that human service supporters come together to rally for our shared goals?
* All videos should be discussed with your organization’s managers prior to recording. If you record clients, consumers, or program participants, please secure appropriate consent and releases first.
Videos submitted through our online form will be reviewed by The Caring Force to ensure they meet our video requirements (see reverse) and posted on TheCaringForce.org/videos on Nov. 5 where visitors can vote for their favorite videos until Nov. 16.
A panel of judgest will consider the vote count as well as the following criteria in determining three finalists:
- Originality and creativity
- Use of The Caring Force logo and human services imagery
- Appeal to human service professionals and supporters
The three finalists will be shown at New England’s largest human service convention – the Providers’ Council’s 37th Annual Convention & Expo: Caring It Forward – where attendees will vote to determine our first, second, and third prize winners. All finalists will receive free convention registrations and must be present or have a designee present to accept the award on their behalf.
- Videos submitted by human service workers must be reviewed and approved by your organization’s managers prior to submission.
- Video must be 30 to 120 seconds in length.
- Avoid profane language, violence, sexual themes or personal attacks on people or organizations.
- Avoid violating copyright laws or using brand names or logos other than those with whom you are associated and The Caring Force's in your video. You agree to indemnify The Caring Force and the Providers’ Council for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from your possible violation of someone's trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in your video. All contest submitters agree not to make any commercial use of those portions of their submissions which use The Caring Force trademarks (including TheCaringForce.org) without prior written approval from The Caring Force.
- Your video may not contain any endorsement, solicitation, commercial, or similar content advocating for or against candidates for office, political issues, or commercial products.
- Contest sponsor reserves right not to include any videos it deems offensive or inappropriate in contest.
- You can collaborate with friends or colleagues and receive assistance from human service provider staff, but your video may not be professionally produced and must be original content for this contest. Do not submit a video that has been submitted elsewhere.
- Videos must be QuickTime/MOV, WMV, MPEG or AVI and submitted to the contest group on YouTube.
- Secure the proper legal consents and waivers for all individuals appearing in your film, after receiving your agency’s permission, and ensure the address of the location is protected where appropriate based on EOHHS or other regulatory or funding entities’ policies. Participants must follow any laws, regulations, and/or rules related to securing waivers from or prohibitions against recording any individuals you serve or others who may appear in your videos.
- Be able to provide The Caring Force with an original video file if you are selected as a finalist.
- Videos that are not submitted through the entry form will not be judged.
By entering the contest, you grant The Caring Force a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media, for standard non-commercial purposes. You grant The Caring Force permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video for The Caring Force's purposes at The Caring Force's sole discretion. Except for the Amazon Kindle and gift card prizes awarded to the winners, no other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission to The Caring Force or The Caring Force's future use of the video in any manner. If you want to remove your video from the competition, you may do so by requesting The Caring Force delete your video from its competition prior to the announcement of the winner on or about November 28, 2012. There is no limit on the number of videos someone may submit, but only the most recently submitted video will be available for judging. Submission of subsequent videos will void all previously earned votes.
To be eligible you must be a member of The Caring Force or become a member by submitting an entry through our form, and reside in New England. Children 13 years or younger must have their parents approval. Employees of The Caring Force or the Providers’ Council, their relatives, and The Caring Force or Providers' Council contractors are not eligible to enter the contest.