Our brand is built on a legacy of boldness.
From the moment Elisha Otis cut the cord on his new invention at the World’s Fair, we have dared to change the world in bold new ways.
We are looking for artists to help us capture the “Story of Otis” … the history, present and future of this unique company and legacy, which has been critical to the development of American cities, modern architecture and the built environment.
We exist to move people, not machines.
We’re looking for sophisticated, striking and sensitive photography and videography, capturing surprising and wholly engaging images of real people doing real things in real buildings and real cities – the connections and intersections between people, places, locations, and emotions. Small, intimate stories in the middle of huge urban environments.
The goal of the contest is to reward great image-making and to help build a library of visuals to illustrate the Otis story in print, media, and presentation. The inspiration comes from the Otis brand theme: “Made to move you”.
This is a free contest and here are prizes in multiple categories, that include two grand prizes: $3,000 for videography and $2,000 for photography.
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways - a constant, reliable name for more than 160 years
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: The selection process will commence on May 7 and conclude on May 18 (the "Selection Period"). There will be a total of (2) Grand Prize(s) and eight (8) Specialty Prizes available to be won at the end of the Selection Period as detailed below.
Grand Prizes: One (1) video and one (1) photography Entry that best capture "The Story of Otis" as judged by the Selection Committee (see below) will win a cash Grand Prize. The Cash Prizes for each Grand Prize are as follows:
Grand Prize Cash Prize Amount
Video Grand Prize $3,000 USD
Photo Grand Prize $2,000 USD
Category Prizes: There will be one (1) Video and one (1) Photography Cash Prize awarded in each of the four "Made to Move You" categories. There will also be five (5) Video and five (5) Photography Cash Prizes awarded to Honorary Mentions. The Cash Prize amounts for each Category Prizes are as follows:
Category Prize Cash Prize Amount
Moving Spaces - Video Prize $1,000 USD
Moving Spaces - Photo Prize $750 USD
Moving People - Video Prize $1,000 USD
Moving People - Photo Prize $750 USD
Otis Icons - Video Prize $1,000 USD
Otis Icons - Photo Prize $750 USD
Around the World - Video Prize $1,000 USD
Around the World - Photo Prize $750 USD
Honorary Mentions - Video Prize $200 USD
Honorary Mentions - Photo Prize $150 USD
The total value of all Prizes to be awarded is $13,750 USD. Prizes will be distributed in the form of a certified check payable in the names of confirmed winners and as it appears on his/her Entry. The winner will be selected based on the quality and suitability of the photographic and video submissions, as determined solely by the Selection Committee, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.
The Entrant will be selected by May 18, 2018 and notified (by the contact information provided on the Contest entry page) by May 25, 2018. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the selected Entrant. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the Prize permitted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Selected Entrant may be required to complete and return a local, state, and/or federal income tax forms including but not limited to Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. The Prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Only one winner per household is permitted.
Entrants will be judged by Administrator and the Sponsor team, led by the Otis Vice President of Communications (the "Selection Committee"). Each potential winner will be selected based on (in equal parts) creativity, originality, composition, logistics, and Made to Move You brand alignment of the Entry, as determined solely by the Selection Committee, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. In the event of a tie, the Entry with the highest score for the "Made to Move You" brand alignment will be judged as the potential winner. Each potential winner must be confirmed a winner (see "Winner Confirmation" below) to receive a Prize.
Odds of your Entry being selected depend on the number and quality of Entries received. If your Entry is not selected as a potential winner, you have no recourse, regardless of whether your Submission is similar in content or likeness to a Winner.
This Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry ("Entrant"). You need not be present to win. Employees (and members of their immediate families or those living in the same household) of Otis Elevator Company ("Sponsor" or "Otis"), Image Media, Inc. ("Administrator"), and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies are not eligible to enter or win. For these rules "immediate families" mean mother, father, siblings, children, and spouse, including common law spouse.
The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on February 01, 2018 and ends at 12:59 p.m. EST on May 4, 2018 ("Contest Period"). Entries will be accepted during the Contest Period. Once your Entry has been received by the Sponsor you will receive a response confirming receipt. You may enter this Contest by following the instructions located on Sponsor's website at http://brand.otis.com. Please submit using the work flow on the website, an original photograph or original video or both,)("Entry").
Entrants may submit no more than five (5) unique photographs per Campaign Category (see below) and no more than one (1) video submission per Campaign Category. Submissions should be shot at the highest resolution possible. Photograph submission must be in .jpg format with a minimum resolution of 8MB Videos must be between one (1) to three (3) minutes in length. Acceptable video formats are: .mov or 1080p MPEG-4 files. Submission of cropped images will be accepted, but Entrants submitting photographs or video Entries that have been digitally enhanced or altered may be disqualified or deemed ineligible at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. Each Entry must comply with these Official Rules.
Contest Period: The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on February 1, 2018 and ends at 12:59 p.m. EST on May 4, 2018.
Selection Period: The Selection begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on May 7, 2018 and ends at 12:59 p.m. EST on May 18, 2018. Winners will be notified by EOD May 25, 2018
All Entries must be received by 12:59 p.m. EST of the last date of the Contest, i.e. May 4, 2018. The sole determinant of time will be Sponsor's computer servers.
At the sole and absolute discretion of Selection Committee and/or Sponsor, any individual who is found to have participated in contravention of these Official Rules may be disqualified, along with some or all Entries from such person during the Contest Period. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, duplicate, contain false information, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular, that have been submitted through illicit means, or that are generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed to any other automated means, or do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions these Official Rules, including Terms and Conditions for Entries, as decided by Selection Committee and/or Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted from post office boxes. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Submitted entries received will not be returned.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ENTRIES:
(1) must be your original work, to which you have all rights. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation;
(2) must not violate the rights of any third party, or have been created in a manner that violates the rights of any third party. For example, your Entry must not infringe upon any person's, entity's or organization's personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or otherwise defame, infringe or violate publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, and you must not create your submission using unlicensed software;
(3) must not have been previously published or commercially used in the Elevator Industry.
(4) must be in "good taste" and in keeping with Sponsor's brand image and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by the Selection Committee and/or Sponsor, in its or their sole and absolute discretion;
(5) must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than those offered by Sponsor;
(6) must not include any of Sponsor's Content or content owned by Sponsor's affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies.
Your right to submit an Entry must not be restricted in any way. You must be able to provide legal releases for unrestricted use of any Entry or any element of the Entry that includes a third party's name, likenesses, or work ("Third Party Elements") in a form satisfactory to Sponsor at the time of notification.
RIGHTS TO ENTRY:
By submitting an Entry, you:
(1) represent and warrant that the Entry:
a. complies with these Official Rules
b. does not contravene or infringe on anyone else's copyright or other intellectual property rights, is not false, inaccurate or misleading and does not violate any law or regulation;
c. is not libelous, threatening or harassing;
d. does not instigate others to commit illegal activities;
e. does not put any individual or animal in danger;
f. does not contain obscene, sexually explicit, nude, violent or other offensive, inappropriate or illicit content;
g. does not contain any viruses, worms, Trojans, or other form of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the proper conduct of the Contest; and
h. was created legally, using licensed software or other tools;
(2) understand that your Entry may be made public; and
(3) agree to not upload, download, distribute, disseminate, copy, reproduce your Entry or otherwise cause your Entry to be on any public website; and
(4) should your entry be selected for an awarded prize pursuant to the terms of this Contest hereby grant to Sponsor, Administrator and their affiliates, licensees, assignees, and authorized users, a five-year worldwide, exclusive to the elevator industry, fully-paid and royalty-free, freely sublicensable and transferable (in whole or in part) right (including any moral rights) and license to reproduce, use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations based upon, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, sublicense, broadcast and distribute such User Content, and to use in connection your name, voice, likeness, signature, or attributes (and/or any other attributes of you or information about you to the extent that such is contained in Entry), anywhere, in any form and on and through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, promotional, marketing, trade or any non-commercial or commercial purposes. Additionally, Sponsor is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained within such Entries for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, marketing and providing commercial products and services. Sponsor's use of such Entries shall not require any further notice to you or consent of you and such use shall be without the requirement of any payment or compensation to you or any other person or entity. You hereby appoint Sponsor as your agent with full authority to execute any document or take any action Sponsor may consider appropriate in order to confirm the rights granted by you to Sponsor or Administrator in these Official Rules.
If you are confirmed a winner, in exchange for being awarded a Prize, and without further compensation, you:
(1) hereby grant and agree to grant Sponsor, its successors and assigns an irrevocable fully paid and royalty free license in and to your Entry to use in the Elevator Industry
(2) Grant Sponsor the right to use any or all elements of your Entry in marketing, advertising and promotional materials, in the Elevator Industry without notice or further compensation to you, or any other third party;
(3) waive any claim you may have in future in relation to the Entry against Sponsor, its successor or assigns, or any party acting under their respective authority;
(4) agree to sign a license agreement to perfect the foregoing ("Winner's License Agreement") to be confirmed a winner, and to otherwise, do all such things and to execute without further consideration such further assurances, applications, assignments, waivers and other instruments as may be requested by the Sponsor to vest all such rights in your Entry, in whole or in part, in the Sponsor, its successors or assigns.
WINNER CONFIRMATION: Each potential winner will be contacted by email or telephone provided by Entrant on or before May 25, 2018. To be confirmed a winner, you must: (i) reply to potential winner notification within the indicated time frame by email or telephone; (ii) be in full compliance with these Official Rules; and (iii) sign and return via registered mail, express mail or courier delivery within fifteen (15) days of issuance, Sponsor's Declaration of Compliance with these Contest Rules, Winner's License Agreement. You shall also be required to provide applicable tax information so that Otis may process payment, such as your Taxpayer Identification Number. ) (collectively, the "Prize Forms").
If any potential winner cannot be contacted and confirmed a winner as above, he/she may be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor and/or Selection Committee, his/her entitlement to receive a Prize will be forfeited, and awarded to an alternate eligible entrant, and in particular, the Entry with the next highest score determined by the Selection Committee will be notified and the above process will be repeated until all Category prizes have been awarded or there are no Entries remaining. Selected winner may refuse the Prize, in which case, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner. No correspondence will be entered into except with potential winners.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: No substitution for any prize will be permitted. If necessary due to unavailability of the Prize, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable or assignable.
CONSENT TO PUBLICITY: By entering this Contest and/or accepting the Prize, Winners and Entrants hereby consent (except where prohibited by law) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the winners' and entrants' name, age, photograph of the entrant, voice, likeness and/or image, hometown address, and contents of the entry form without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Contest.
CONDUCT OF PARTICIPATION: By entering the Contest, entrant affirms that he or she has read and agrees to abide by the Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Selection Committee. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant acting in violation of the Official Rules or found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Contest or the website. The Contest is governed by the laws of Connecticut, U.S.A. and, by entering, all winners and Entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. As a condition of entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that: (a) under no circumstances will the entrant be entitled or permitted to obtain awards for, and the entrant expressly waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than actual, out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, and in no event shall attorney's fees be recoverable by either party; and (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE RELATED TO SPONSOR OR THE CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND TO BAN OR DISQUALIFY AN ENTRANT FROM THIS AND FUTURE CONTESTS.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor, Administrator, and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, are not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; (ii) printing or other errors; (iii) any failure of any website connected to the Contest; (iv) any errors, omissions, incorrect or inaccurate information in any Contest-related materials, including, without limitation, printing or advertising errors or failure of, or problems with any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Contest howsoever caused; (v) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers" or otherwise; (vi) any claims regarding the accepting, arranging, awarding, use or misuse of any Prize; and (vii) any entries or mail which are late, lost, delayed, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, postage due or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Contest in the event that it becomes necessary due to circumstances beyond Sponsor's control. In the event the Contest is terminated early, a winner will be selected from all eligible entries received at the time of termination, subject to Winner Confirmation.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, winner and Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the winner, Entrants or any other third parties related in any way to the operation of this Contest, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses (whether alleged, threatened, or actual) to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.
OFFICIAL RULES GOVERN. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
DISPUTE REGARDING THE IDENTITY OF AN ENTRANT: An eligible winner will be the person who registered and who submitted the Entry. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the individual that corresponds with the full name on the Entry, and, if deemed necessary by Selection Committee and/or Sponsor, will be subject to verification, including with government-issued identification. If the identity cannot be verified and/or the eligible winner cannot provide government-issued identification, the Entry may be disqualified at the Selection Committee and/or Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion.
WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winners List (available after May 25, 2018) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Otis "Unexpected Stories" Photo & Video Contest - WINNERS - or - OFFICIAL RULES (please specify), c/o Image Media, Inc., 150 West 30th St. New York, New York 10001. Vermont residents may omit return postage if requesting a set of Official Rules. All requests must be received by July 31, 2018. Official Rules also available at http://brand.otis.com.
SPONSOR: Otis Elevator Company (U.S. operating entity).
THIS CONTEST IS VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
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