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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Imagine+Nation is a national video contest showcasing creative videos
that convey messages of truth, beauty and goodness. Not a traditional ‘film festival,’ Imagine+Nation’s celebrity judges will focus on the message of
the video and the creativity and artistic integrity put into producing it.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Imagine+Nation Catholic Video Contest was first announced in January 2013 by Matthew Kelly and Curtis Martin - representing the Dynamic Catholic Institute and FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students respectively. Both organizations are answering the call of the New Evangelization, to bring the goodness, truth, and beauty of Jesus Christ and His Church to the United States and the world.
We are about impacting culture for good, transforming culture in the light of Christ. Media provides a unique opportunity to influence the culture, and this video contest aims to promote the art of video production and raise up talented individuals in this field . . . all for the glory of God and the building up of His Church on earth!
Cliff Shiepe; Jeremy Rivera (Contest Director); Shaun Garrison (Festival Registrar)
Each video must select one producer to represent each film. Producer must be between age 18-30 at the time of submission. By submitting this video, I certify that, as the main producer, I am between the ages of 18-30.
More than one submission may be made per producer, but each film requires its own separate entry/fee.
The entry fee schedule is as follows:
Earlybird: December 31, 2013 - $25
Regular: January 31, 2014 - $35
Late: February 15, 2014 - $45
WAB Extended: March 15, 2014 - $55
See full list of Terms & Conditions for more details.
Thank you for taking part in the Imagine+Nation Catholic Video Contest!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting video entries to the Imagine+Nation Catholic Video Contest ("the contest"), you hereby agree to all Terms and Conditions stated herein.
I. Producers (“entrants”) must be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of submission. Each film crew will be represented by one main producer, who will be the sole representative between their crew and the Imagine+Nation contest. The main producer will sign in to the Withoutabox website and manage their crew's submission(s). Producers must be residents of the United States of America or its legal territories. Each video submission will be accompanied by the appropriate fee, depending upon the date of submission. No refunds will be given once payments are received.
II. The prize for the first place entry will be $5,000 cash value (no substitutions). The prize for the second place entry will be $3,000 cash value (no substitutions). The prize for the third place entry will be $2,000 cash value (no substitutions). Prizes will be awarded by a check mailed to the signing producer. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries can be awarded from any category. All cash prizes are dependent upon a minimum of 25 video entries to the contest. Imagine+Nation will make the final determination as to which video submissions are eligible for judging and awards. Prizes will be awarded based on the final decisions of our celebrity judges in the third round of judging. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 through a press release and through social media outlets of the sponsoring organizations.
III. Producers may submit more than one video entry, but each film will be considered a separate entry requiring its own entry fee. Subsequent entries may be limited per the discretion of Imagine+Nation.
IV. Entrants are expected to adhere to the vision of the contest, to show forth the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Faith. Video submissions ought to be respectful towards God, the Roman Catholic Church and its representatives, Catholic Tradition, the Sacred Scriptures, the male and female genders, and the human person in general. Videos containing the following may not be accepted: swearing, using the name of God in a disrespectful manner, immodest or overly revealing clothing, sexually explicit scenes, or senseless violence and drug use. Videos that are morally ambiguous, disrespectful, joke about, or otherwise compromise people’s positive perception of the Catholic worldview may not be accepted. If filmmakers are showing elements of evil, it is encouraged to show the consequences of evil and some aspect of redemption. Imagine+Nation reserves the right to bar any individual or team from participating in the contest.
V. Video submissions must contain original material, unless various clips have been secured by the proper clearances. No more than 90 seconds of public domain or stock footage may be included in submissions. Films including real life people and events must secure appropriate clearances. Music included in video submissions must have the proper clearance for inclusion. All submissions must include proper credits to be considered for awards. Videos should avoid showing or referring to copyrighted images or trademarks (logos, trademarked images on signs or clothing) or vehicular license plates. Check this link for more clearance details: http://www.bzrights.com/101.htm
VI. Each film must be at least 2:00 minutes in duration and not exceeding 8:00 minutes, including credits. Anything below or above this range will not be considered for judging or awards.
VII. By making a submission to the contest, you agree to hold harmless the affiliated companies - FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, and the Dynamic Catholic Institute, Inc. – and all their staff and families. Video teams accept full responsibility for the safety of their cast and crew. Teams must follow all applicable city, state, and federal laws, as well as comply with all state and federal OSHA requirements. IMAGINE+NATION AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES THAT OCCUR BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER YOUR FILMING PROCESS.
VIII. Employees of FOCUS and Dynamic Catholic, and their spouses, are not eligible to submit films in this contest or to be on film crews for this contest. Neither are board members for either organization permitted to make video submissions in this contest.
IX. The producer agrees to allow rights to Imagine+Nation for the purpose of online viewing and judging, as well as public viewing during the People’s Choice voting period.