Space Games Federation® (SGF) & Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance (EIPMA)
… are partnering with member organizations, like the Vaughan International Film Festival, AVID, Claremont High School, Harman, SMPTE, and volunteers, for the #NOBEL4ISS Equal Space Challenge.
The Challenge where YOU compete to create a public service announcement for a grassroots campaign to foster public support to see The Nobel Peace Prize finally awarded to the International Space Station (ISS).
Participation is global - open to students, young professionals, enthusiasts, and all those interested in careers in media and entertainment. Entrants may work alone or in teams.
Registered participants will have access to previously recorded sound and video material, including on-camera interviews with astronauts and celebrities, not to mention incredible public domain footage from the ISS.* However, YOU are encouraged to be creative with new content.
As part of the SGF/EIPMA #Nobel4ISS Equal Space Challenge, participants will be invited to take part in virtual Panels with Experts and Mentors from EIPMA and its member organizations, including the American Cinema Editors (ACE), Cinema Audio Society (CAS), Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), AVID Technologies, Harman, The Recording Academy, SoundGirls, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles (AES-LA), Ashe Academy, Vaughan International Film Festival and KMD Productions to name a few.
You can sign-up for the panels here: https://cusd-claremont-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bVxP88tGSdGA6c9xCuW7dQ
The objective of the Challenge is to create a Public/Passion Service Announcement, “Why the International Space Station Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize #Nobel4ISS.” This PSA will be shown as part of a grassroots campaign to foster public support for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the ISS, which has united people across countries, languages and cultures.
By registering on this website, you accept all of the Rules & Terms listed below.
You may register as an individual or as a team.
By entering and/or participating in the Challenge, each Contestant agrees to abide by these Official Rules & Terms and by the decisions of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation with respect to the interpretation and application hereof, all of which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Challenge.
HOW TO REGISTER
1. Sign up for a FilmFreeway account.
2. Create a new project profile (Include a title and runtime of 2 minutes - this can be changed later on).
3. Save project.
4. Click "Submit Now" on our FilmFreeway page.
5. Fill in the required information and agree to the Rules & Terms.
6. Submit your new (but currently unfinished) project.
Notice: Your submission will remain an "OPEN submission" until you upload your completed PSA.
Once your order has been submitted, you are considered registered for the Challenge. You will receive a confirmation e-mail shortly after.
* Please note that you must register in order to gain access to the previously recorded material.
Round 1: All submissions will be viewed by a selected group of post-secondary students and Entertainment Professionals to choose 10 finalists. Judging will be based on overall impression of message, creativity, and skill as determined by the judges.
Round 2: The 10 finalists will be viewed and judged by Entertainment Professionals selected from the Member Organizations of EIPMA, and selected award-winning, veteran professionals. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 9, 2021, three weeks after the close of the Equal Space Challenge submissions.
NOTICE & ACCEPTANCE:
Following the final submission of the entrant’s video and the close of the Challenge, Contestants will be notified by e-mail that they have successfully entered the evaluation process and their submission is being reviewed in Round 1 as described above, which lasts for approximately 2 weeks.
All Contestants who have entered the evaluation process and their submission is being reviewed in Round 1 will be required to: (1) provide his or her full mailing address; (2) sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and/or, where lawful, a publicity release permitting the Federation and its affiliates to use his or her name, voice and likeness for advertising and promotion (without further compensation), in the Equal Space Challenge’s sole discretion; (3) sign an assignment that transfers all rights in and to his or her Submission to the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation or its designee; and (4) verify his or her Social Security Number or other taxpayer identification number. If any Round 1 Contestant does not respond within the required time period or is not willing, or is unable, to comply with the foregoing terms or these Official Rules & Terms, that Contestant will forfeit his or her right to advance to the next Round of the Challenge.
Contestants who have been selected as the 10 finalists, will then be notified by e-mail that they have successfully entered the evaluation for Round as described above, which lasts for approximately 1 week.
Winner's rewards include:
- $1000 cash
- Avid Software (TBA)
- AKG K612 Headphones, Lexicon Plug-in, AKG earbuds, AKG Gear Backpack (valued at $1197.00 USD)
Top 9 finalist's rewards each include:
- AVID Software (TBA)
- AKG earbuds and AKG Gear Backpacks (valued at $75.00 USD)
(Rewards are one per submission)
Thank you to James Lebenthal and Linda Rheinstein for their generous cash donations, along with Avid and Harman for the merchandise.
In addition, winning entries from the SGF/EIPMA #NOBEL4ISS Equal Space Challenge will be made available to media outlets worldwide.
To enter, each Contestant must satisfy the following requirements:
• Register and agree to Rules of the Challenge
• Form a team or do it yourself
• Create a 1 to 5 minute public/ passion service announcement as to why the International Space Station deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
• Films submitted must be produced in accord with this Challenge, from March 16, 2021 to July 16, 2021.
• All Submissions must be completed by July 16, 2021
• Registered entrant is able to use of Existing Copy-written Content created for the #ISS4Nobel 2020 PSA and combine or create your own copyright free original content.
• The use of original music or royalty-free music is strongly recommended but not mandatory for submissions. Please ensure that you have all necessary releases on file, including actors’ releases.
• All rights to the created content is reserved by Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation for the purposes of this Challenge and for future educational uses. This content will not be used for commercial profit.
• Applicant hereby grants Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation the rights to use all or part(s) of the film for promotional purposes; to use stills, biographical material, names and likeness from the video for promotional purposes and in any Equal Space Challenge program, to provide copies of the video for journalists to review, to show the video at press screenings and to exhibit the video during the time period of the Equal Space Challenge and at any time before and after the Equal Space Challenge.
• The Equal Space Challenge will use its best efforts to ensure the correct title and credits are listed in any program content but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors or omissions.
• The Challenge will use a panel of industry experts, selected by Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation, in its sole discretion, to evaluate those Submissions that advance far enough in the Challenge. The members of the panel will be announced by the Challenge at an appropriate time.
• The Equal Space Challenge programmers and judges shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion.
• The Equal Space Challenge reserves the right to change the composition of the panel from time to time.
• The Equal Space Challenge reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the Terms and Conditions.
• The Equal Space Challenge reserves the right to adjust dates and times of the Challenge timeline, including dates and times of Panel Sessions. The Equal Space Challenge shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, or upload/download issues.
• Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation reserves the right to use accepted video footage for promotional use and/or screenings pertaining to this Challenge and future educational purposes outside the Equal Space Challenge time period.
The Challenge is open to any natural person who is 13 years or older at the time of entry, or any group comprised of more than one person who otherwise qualifies under this paragraph. Any Contestant who is under the age of 18 (19 in AL, DE or NE, 21 in MS) may participate in the Challenge with verified written permission from a parent or guardian or verification that they are an emancipated minor. Each Contestant or team can submit only one (1) entry. Officers, directors, and employees of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation and/or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions or agents (including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion and production agencies) and members of their immediate families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws), or anyone else living in the same household as the Contestant, are not eligible. The Challenge is also not open to anyone who lives in a country or other jurisdiction where the Challenge or any of its rules or requirements, or any of the obligations of the Contestant, are or would be illegal or unenforceable. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by the Contestant’s online service provider may apply. In addition, any registration and/or Submission that is incomplete, or that has been tampered with or altered in any way, is not eligible and is void. In the event of a dispute, a potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the person who submitted the Submission in question. It is the sole responsibility of each Contestant to notify the Equal Space Challenge in the event of a change in e-mail address or other contact information. By entering the Challenge, each Contestant certifies that he, she or they meet the eligibility requirements as set forth in these Official Rules & Terms.
The Challenge is not open to anyone under the age of 13, nor is it intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. By participating in the Challenge, each Contestant affirms that he or she is at least 18 (19 in AL, DE or NE, 21 in MS) years old, or an emancipated minor, or possesses written legal parental or guardian consent, and is fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Official Rules & Terms.
Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Contestant that the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation determines: (1) has tampered with the registration process or the operation of the Challenge or the Website; (2) has acted in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy or harass the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation or any other person or entity; (3) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the Challenge; or (4) to be otherwise ineligible under, or in violation of, these Official Rules & Terms. Any attempt by a Contestant to commit any of the above-listed acts of misconduct may be a violation of civil or criminal law and the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation reserves the right to seek damages from such Contestant to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Any Submission or portion thereof that is, in the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may violate or infringe) any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any person, living or deceased (including, but not limited to, rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, in the Equal Space Challenge’s sole discretion, will not be considered and may disqualify the Contestant and his or her Submission.
By entering the Challenge, each Contestant represents and warrants that he or she has the right to grant any and all rights provided herein, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances, without violating the rights of any other person or entity.
Each Contestant further represents to the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation that: (1) the Submission is original with the Contestant and was not copied from any other source; (2) neither the Submission nor any right, title or interest therein is subject to any lien, claim, license, royalty arrangement or dispute of any kind or nature; (3) the Submission does not and will not contain any matter that infringes upon or violates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary right of a third party, or that is libelous, injurious, violates any right of privacy or publicity, or that otherwise violates any law; and (4) to the best of the Contestant’s knowledge, no claim of any such infringement or violation has been threatened or asserted against the Contestant, directly or indirectly.
RELEASE; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Each Contestant (each, a “Releasor”) releases and holds harmless the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation, the sponsor(s) of the Challenge or any Reward, any other persons or entities involved in the Challenge, each of its and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, sponsors, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability for any losses, damages or costs of any kind whatsoever (“Losses”) arising out of or resulting from (1) his or her registration or inability to register for the Challenge; (2) lost or delayed data transmission; (3) his or her submission or inability to submit any entry; and/or (4) any other error in the administration of the Challenge, due to any cause, including, but not limited to, any technical malfunction, failure, interruption or defect of the Website or any network, equipment, or software, or due to human error, or any combination of the any of the foregoing.
Each Releasor further releases and holds harmless all Released Parties any from liability for any Losses arising out of (a) any determination by the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation to disqualify the Releasor for any reason, including, but not limited to, a violation of these Official Rules & Terms or applicable laws; (b) the acceptance, delivery, receipt, possession or use of a Reward; (c) any injury or damage to any computer or other device related to or resulting from Releasor’s participation in or downloading or uploading of any materials in connection with the Challenge; and/or (d) any conditions arising from events beyond the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation control.
Each Releasor understands and agrees that, as a condition of his or her participation in the Challenge, such Releasor is waiving any rights that he or she may have under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code. Section 1542 provides that: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” With full awareness and understanding of the above provision, and after having an opportunity to confer with legal counsel concerning the meaning and effect of Section 1542, each Releasor hereby waives all rights which may be provided by the above provision and intends, by accepting these Official Rules & Terms, to assume the risk of then-existing but as yet unknown claims.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE FEDERATION NOR ANY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CHALLENGE, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING BY STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE FEDERATION OR SUCH RELEASED PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.
Each Contestant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation and its directors, officers, employees, agents, sponsors, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, proceedings, liabilities, judgments, losses, damages, expenses, and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) assessed against it or incurred by it, directly or indirectly, with respect to or arising out of: (1) the Contestant’s failure to comply with these Official Rules & Terms or any other rules or instructions related to the Challenge and any events related to it; (2) the Contestant’s breach of his or her obligations under these Official Rules & Terms; and/or (3) the Contestant’s negligence, gross negligence or willful misconduct.
By entering the Challenge, each Contestant grants to the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation the right to publish such Contestant’s name, image, and city, state and country of residence, both online and in print, in connection with the administration, promotion and marketing of the Challenge, without additional compensation, except to the extent prohibited by law.
The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the Challenge at any time for any reason, including, but not limited to, any cause that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Challenge.
Any delay in the performance of any of the duties or obligations of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation caused by an event outside its control will not be considered a violation of these Official Rules & Terms, and the time required for performance will be extended for a period equal to the period of such delay. Such events will include, but will not be limited to, acts of God, acts of government or quasi-governmental organizations, acts of a public enemy, acts of terrorism, insurrections, riots, injunctions, embargoes, fires, explosions, floods, or any other unforeseeable causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation.
Nothing contained in these Official Rules & Terms or in any of the Challenge materials should be construed as an endorsement by the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation of any third party product or service.
The name of the Winner and all Reward recipients will be posted on the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation website within thirty (30) days of the completion of the Challenge.
The Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation reserves the right to change these Official Rules & Terms at any time and from time to time. If that should happen, the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance and Space Games Federation will post the changed Official Rules & Terms on the Website so that Contestants, potential Contestants and the public will always be able to understand the terms and conditions that apply to the Challenge.