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Official Rules: The Dream Reborn Story Contest

The Dream Reborn Story Contest

Official Rules

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1. Description of the contest
The Dream Reborn Story Contest (the “contest”), sponsored by Green For All ("sponsor"), having its headquarters in Oakland, California U.S.A., is designed to provide a forum for compelling commentary on the need for and creation of an inclusive green economy. Eligible entrants will have a chance to tell their story, the story of their community and/or organization as it pertains to developing an inclusive green economy by submitting originally designed, video, audio, or visual content (the “content”). Up to twenty (20) finalists will be eligible to have their content voted on by the general public to decide first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$1,000 on a Visa® Gift Card. The second place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$500 on a Visa® Gift Card. The third place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$250 on a Visa® Gift Card. In addition, entrants’ submissions may be showcased in various media at Sponsor's sole discretion.

2. Eligibility Criteria
The Contest is open to U.S. Citizens who satisfy the following criteria ("Eligibility Criteria"): (a) those who are not employees of Sponsor and their participating vendors, promotion or advertising agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest (all of the above, together with Sponsor, collectively referred to as "Promotion Entities"); and (b) those who are not an employee's immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, and spouse), regardless of where they live, or an employee's Household Member. "Household Member" shall mean people who share the same residence at least 3 months a year (whether related or not). All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. In addition to meeting the Eligibility Criteria, entrants must also satisfy the Conditions of Participation set out in clause 8 below in order to remain eligible to participate in the Contest.

3. How to Enter
The Contest begins at 9:00:01 A.M. EST on January 18, 2010 and ends at 5:00:01 P.M. EST on February 8, 2010 (the “Submission Period”). To participate in the Contest, entrants must design and create an original video (no more than 5 min.), song, poem, or visual art piece that communicates the story of their community and how green jobs are making or will make a difference. Entrants must upload video submissions to Then submit YouTube links and audio and visual files to In order to comply with federal law regulating Green For All as a 501c3 tax exempt charity, the content of the video must relate to green jobs, and not to the support of or opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party. Entries will be disqualified if they directly or indirectly refer to any presidential candidate or political party.

Videos must be in a format compatible with YouTube and meet YouTube file size limitations. In the event of broadcast, all finalists must have a high-resolution, broadcast-quality version readily available and submit all relevant paperwork in regards to clearance of all elements included in the content submission(s). All entries must either be in English or contain English subtitles. By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to these Official Rules. Entries must be received by the Sponsor no later than 5:00:01 P.M. EST on February 8, 2010. The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail, for incomplete entries or for entries not properly uploaded. Entries may only be submitted in the name of one individual. Entrants are permitted to submit multiple pieces of content.

4. Judging
The Web site will not take content submissions after 5:00:01 P.M. EST on February 8, 2010. Immediately following the end of the Submission Period, twenty (20) finalist’s Videos will be identified by Green For All Staff. The Sponsor reserves the right to name fewer than 20 finalists and/or not to name any finalists at all if, in its sole discretion, an insufficient number of qualified Videos are received.

On February 8, 2010, the finalists’ content will be made available for viewing on  The general public will have the opportunity to vote on content between the dates of February8, 2010 and February 24, 2010.  Only one vote will be accepted for a confirmed email.  A first, second and third place winner will be selected based on the highest number of confirmed votes received during the voting period stated above. Finalists must execute and return all documentation required by the Sponsor in order to remain eligible as a finalist.

5. Prizes
One (1) First Prize. The first place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$1,000 on a Visa® Gift Card. They will also have the opportunity to have Green For All's in house Video Producer shoot their story for the winners use as well as Green For Alls.  The content of the video shot by Green For All is subject to review and approval by Green For All. One (1) Second Prize. The second place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$500 on a Visa® Gift Card. One (1) Third Prize. The Third place winner will receive a monetary prize of US$250 on a Visa® Gift Card. In addition, all 20 finalists’ submissions may be showcased on the Web site as well as in various media in Sponsor's sole discretion. All fees, expenses and administration not listed above are the sole responsibility of the winners.

All taxes on prizes (including, without limitation, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes may not be substituted or transferred, except that the Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in their sole discretion. The prizes referred above are personal and cannot be transferred to third parties. The opportunity to have content reviewed by media and green jobs experts for the Contest constitutes consideration for the activity carried out by entrants in designing and creating the video and performing any activity relating to the Contest.

6. Ownership of Material
All content must be entirely the entrant's original work and must not infringe the intellectual property, industrial property or other rights of any third party, without regard to the entrant's country of residence. Entrants agree that a condition of entry into the Contest is the assignment and transfer to the Sponsor of all rights, title and interest in and to their Video and design (including, without limitation, all intellectual property and industrial rights now in force or that come into force in the future in any part of the world, whether or not registered or registerable) and all applications and rights to apply for the registration of such rights (including, without limitation, copyright, designs, inventions, patents, trade secrets, trade marks, trade dress and all other rights of a similar or corresponding character or nature) subsisting in the content, design and all documents, drawings, models and preparatory materials relating to the content (“Intellectual Property Rights” or “IPR”). In entering content in the Contest, entrants agree to assign, and to the extent permitted by law hereby assign, all IPR to Sponsor.

In entering content in the Contest, entrants also agree to waive, and to the extent permitted by law, hereby waive, all moral rights conferred upon them or arising in respect of their content anywhere in the world. Without prejudice to the foregoing, entrants hereby consent without recourse to any use of the content by the Sponsor which would infringe, anywhere in the world, any of their moral rights in the content.
Entrants agree to execute any documents that the Sponsor deem necessary to effect or record the assignment and transfer of IPR and/or the waiver of moral rights contemplated above, including, without limitation, any documents that may be required under the laws of the entrant’s country of residence.

Content entered in the Contest will not be returned to entrants. Sponsor reserves the right at any time to disqualify any content that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not original and/or does not meet the requirements of these Officials Rules.

7. Publicity
Entrants grant permission to Promotion Entities to use, publish and display their name, likeness and/or entry, as well as any footage, stills, recordings and/or photographs of them recorded or taken during or for the purposes of the Contest (or any reproduction or modification thereof), in any manner and medium throughout the world for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrant agrees to execute and sign additional publicity release documents if necessary.

8. Conditions of Participation
As a condition of entering the Contest, entrants will be required to indicate and affirm their agreement with these Official Rules. Entrants must also abide by the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest and agree that no correspondence will be entered into.

Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification from the Contest and selection of an alternate winner. Any winner who cannot be contacted within ten days of first attempted notification will forfeit their prize. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a publicity release within ten days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Alternate winners will be selected according to the remaining finalists with the highest vote totals.

To the extent permitted by law, the entrants agree to hold the Sponsor, their affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and assigns harmless from any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by the entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or use or acceptance of any prize won. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the advertising or administration of the Contest or in the announcement of a prize.

An entrant may be prohibited or disqualified from participating in the Contest, or may be required to forfeit any prize awarded to them in the Contest if, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, (a) The Sponsor believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, engaging in deception, not adhering to the content requirement or otherwise violating these Official Rules, (b) The Sponsor believe that the entrant does not satisfy the Eligibility Criteria, (c) the entrant does not satisfy any other criteria or agreement in these Official Rules (including, without limitation, executing and returning any documentation required by Sponsors).

9. Privacy
In entering the Contest, entrants will be required to provide the Sponsor with, or the Sponsor will need to collect, certain personally identifying information ("Personal Information"). Entrants agree and consent to the Sponsor using and processing such Personal Information for the promotion and administration of the Contest, to claim or defend its rights in any disputes arising in connection with the Contest, and to comply with any requests received from public authorities (“Permitted Purposes”). Entrants also agree that the Sponsor may provide their

Personal Information to third parties, including the Sponsor's agents and contractors, for the Permitted Purposes. The Sponsor will delete all Personal Information within a reasonable time after the conclusion of the Contest. The processing of all Personal Information will take place by electronic and manual means in compliance with all security measures required by applicable laws. Personal Information will be accessible within Sponsors’ organization only by those persons who are responsible for using and processing of the Personal Information for the Permitted Purposes.

Entrants acknowledge that their Personal Information may be transferred outside their jurisdiction of residence for the Permitted Purposes.
Entrants acknowledge that the use and processing of their Personal Information is necessary for the administration of the Contest. The failure by entrants to provide all requested Personal Information will result in ineligibility to participate in the Contest.
Entrants may access or request the correction of their Personal Information by sending a written request to the following address:

Green For All
1611 Telegraph Ave Suite 600
Oakland Ca. 94612

10. Recourse to Judicial or other Procedures
These Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules, their subject matter or the Contest, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes of claims resulting from or in connection with the Contest are hereby excluded, and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. In the event that the foregoing waiver is unenforceable or prohibited by law, the parties agree, for the sole benefit of Sponsors, that the California Civil Court  or the U.S. District Court for the District of California U.S. shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or matter arising out of or in connection with these Official Rules or the Contest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this clause shall limit the right of Sponsor to take proceedings against any entrant in any other court of competent jurisdiction, nor shall the taking of proceedings in any one or more jurisdictions preclude the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction.

11. Warranty and Indemnity
In entering the Contest, entrants certify that they satisfy the Eligibility Criteria, that their content is original to them alone, that they are the sole and exclusive owner of all IPR and that they have the right to submit the content in the Contest and to transfer the ownership of the content and of all IPR to Sponsor. Entrants agree and warrant that they shall comply with all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and that they shall not enter any Video that infringes any third party IPR. To the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants agree to keep Sponsor indemnified at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any of the entrant's acts or omissions in connection with their participation in the Contest and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein.

12. Severability
If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

13. Winners List
For the names of the Finalists and the grand prize winner, log onto on or about February 30, 2010, which information will be available for a period of up to 60 days.
By entering this Contest, all entrants acknowledge that they have read and fully understand these Official Rules of the Contest and will be bound in accordance thereof.

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