Who Can Enter
Open to ASN members only: undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, medical interns, residents, or fellows, and early career professionals (employed for 10 years or less).
Videos may be created by individuals or teams of up to three individuals, all ASN members. (“Team members” do not include people who appear in the video but don’t make any other substantive contributions to the submission).
How to Enter
1. Create a video that is 30 seconds up to 2 minutes long that communicates how to scientifically evaluate nutrition information and determine if it is fact or fiction. The Harvard/IFIC Improving Public Understanding Guidelines are a good reference for tips to include!
2. Post your video online on to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video sharing website (and comply with all rules and regulations of YouTube, Vimeo, etc. including permission to use any music included in the video, as well as rights to show the individuals depicted in the video).
3. Submit the contest submission form by February 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).
All entries must be received during the entry period to be eligible (through February 28, 2018). ASN is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries that are not received in a timely manner, or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error, or due to inaccessibility of the Internet or portions thereof. Video submissions must be approximately 30 seconds to two minutes long and must be accompanied by a video title, text description of the video, as well as a transcript of the video audio using language that can be understood by the general public, and a link to the video.
An ASN selection panel will vote on the top three finalists. The top three videos will be shown at Nutrition 2018 (Boston, Mass., June 9-12, 2018), where the First Prize Winner will also be announced.
> The First Place individual/ team will receive free registration for Nutrition 2018.
> The Second Place individual/ team will receive ASN on Demand for Nutrition 2018.
> The Third Place individual/ team will receive complementary ASN membership for one year.
All finalists must provide the original video file to ASN, and sign releases that allow ASN to use the video for publicity on ASN’s website, YouTube channel, social media, and more. By submitting any video to the competition, entrants hereby grant ASN and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted video in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to ASN include but are not limited to the right to censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted video. By submitting any video to the competition, the entrant acknowledges and agrees that any content submitted may be made available for viewing, voting and comment on by the public, and understands that comments with which the entrant disagrees or is unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any submitted video. Entrants hereby waive any privacy expectations that they may have with respect to any video submitted to the competition.
Acceptance of a prize constitutes the prize winner’s permission for ASN to use prize winner’s name and likeness for advertising and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. Potential winners will be required to execute prize claim documents. Prizes are not transferable and not assignable. No substitutions of prizes will be allowed.
All submissions will be evaluated by an internal panel of ASN members, primarily from ASN’s Public Information Committee. All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria and selected based on the aggregate of scores:
> Adherence to Understanding Nutritional Science theme (50%)
> Creativity/ Originality (20%)
> Clarity (20%)
> Production quality (10%)
Eligibility and Rules
To be eligible to win, an individual or team entrant —
- must comply with all the requirements set forth herein, including that all entrants must be willing to cover the travel/lodging and registration costs for at least one team member to attend Nutrition18 if their video is selected as a finalist;
- must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry;
- must be an ASN member in good standing (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, medical interns, residents, or fellows, and early career professional members); and
All individual members of a team must meet the eligibility requirements. (Note: “Team members” do not include people whose only contribution is appearing in the video. Minors can appear in the video, as long as the necessary consents have been given. By submitting an entry, individuals or teams confirm that they have the right, including any required permission of individuals depicted in the video, to publicly display the video.)
The video competition is subject to all applicable federal laws and regulations. By participating in the video competition, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these video competition guidelines and the decisions of the American Society for Nutrition (“ASN”) which shall be final and binding in all respects. By submitting any video to the competition, entrants hereby represent and warrant that the submitted video or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright or other right of any third party, and entrant has the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to ASN herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances. ASN may, but shall have no obligation to, post, display or otherwise make publicly available any content submitted, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any portion of the video or information that you submit to the competition.