We welcome video submissions from any member of the IU community, however, only IU Bloomington students are eligible for the scholarship prizes.
Submissions made by Nov. 1, 2021 from eligible participants will be considered for one of our prizes.
A panel of judges will evaluate each video based on the impact of the message, the potential to engage others, and the use of creative storytelling.
Winners will be contacted after the contest closes via their IU email address. Prizes will be deposited directly into students’ bursar accounts. Prizes are considered a scholarship and could impact eligibility for other aid.
Videos should be around a minute and must be shot in horizontal orientation. Video submissions should be no longer than 2 minutes and must be formatted as an .mp4 file.
The content of the video should address how the individual is responding to climate change and why.
Each video, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, the entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted video is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the video does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the video. The video must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. The Environmental Resilience Institute retains the right to disqualify from the competition submissions that are considered in violation of this rule.
If the video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the video, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the video in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation.
If any person appearing in any video is under the age of 18 and is not the child of the person submitting the video, the entrant submitting the video is responsible for obtaining proper permission and contact information from the parent or guardian of the child.
By entering the contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to ERI to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit), in any media now or hereafter. Entrants consent to ERI doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on ERI’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. ERI will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to ERI the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the contest, and pictures or likenesses of contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. ERI will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.
By entering this contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless ERI and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest or any contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder. ERI assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. ERI is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading, or downloading of any materials related to in this contest.