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  1. Video Storytelling Competition Rules

    A. CONTEST SPONSOR

    This competition is being organised and managed by The Wheel (charity no. CHY 13288, company no. 302282). The project partners and sponsors are listed on www.bettertogether.ie.

    B. NO OBLIGATION TO USE:

    You acknowledge and agree that The Wheel and its partners is not required to host, display, accept, consider, or broadcast any video entered or submitted in to the Better Together competition, and you further agree that if The Wheel determines that your entry does not meet eligibility requirements for any reason, The Wheel may, at its sole discretion, remove your submission from the contest by declining to host it on www.bettertogether.ie.

    You understand and agree that once you submit or attempt to submit your video by uploading it on www.bettertogether.ie, it is an entry into the Better Together competition. You shall have no right to prohibit, restrict, revoke or terminate any of the rights granted to The Wheel hereunder. Moreover, you understand and acknowledge that you are not entitled to any compensation or other consideration for your video once submitted into the contest.

    C. RIGHTS AND DISTRIBUTION:

    By submitting your video into this competition, you hereby grant to The Wheel the royalty-free nonexclusive right to publish, broadcast, transmit and distribute content of the video, elements embodied within the video, in whole or in part. The Wheel is not assuming any obligation hereunder to broadcast or distribute any video uploaded to ww.bettertogether.ie.

    D. AGREE TO BE BOUND

    By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these official rules and to comply with laws and regulations as well as all rules and terms of use posted on www.bettertogether.ie.

    Further, The Wheel reserves the right to (a) modify the Terms & Conditions / Rules of the campaign at any time during the Better Together Video Competition and (b) cancel, terminate or modify any transmission or other activity not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort.

    E. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

    The Wheel and those working for or on its behalf will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, submissions or attempted submissions, or for e-mail, internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays that may prevent you from uploading your video into the competition, or interfere with your compliance of the rules of this competition. All responsibilities related to submitting a qualifying entry fall on you, the entrant or potential entrant.

    F. ENTRY COMPLIANCE AND ENTRY DISPUTES

    1. Entry is open to recognised community and voluntary organisations, clubs or associations on the island of Ireland. Volunteers can also enter if they have the express permission of the organisation, club or association promoted in their entry. The Better Together Business Award is open to Irish-based businesses / companies.

    2. The Wheel will validate all entries and will determine, at its sole discretion, whether each video meets the entry criteria detailed herein for acceptance as an entry into the contest. If there is any doubt as to which category of the video competition the submitting organisation fits in to, The Wheel reserves the right to change the category and information the submitting organisation that it has done so.

    3. The Wheel also reserves the unqualified right to investigate the bone fides of any organisation, club or association, or of any private business or individual that are mentioned or featured in an entry. We reserve the right not to accept, or to disqualify an entry, if we are not fully satisfied with the authenticity and validity of the credentials of either the entrant or any associated entity. You understand that The Wheel is under no obligation to disclose its reasons for not accepting an entry.

    4. The opening and closing date and time for entries (in all categories) are as indicated on www.bettertogether.ie. Any entries received after 5pm (GMT) on 7th November 2016 will be disregarded, and will not appear on the website.

    5. Entries which are longer than two minutes (Epics) or 1 minutes (Shorts), deemed offensive, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules are void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorised holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

    6. Automated entries of any kind, including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or contest service, and third party entries are not permitted and will be disqualified.

    7. The Wheel will validate all entries and will determine, at its sole discretion, whether each Video meets the entry criteria detailed herein for acceptance as an entry into the contest.

    8. Once the voting closes at 5pm, 7th December, the 5 most-voted-for videos in each video competition category will be shortlisted and a judging panel will select a single winner in each category. The Wheel is under no obligation to detail the short-listing or the judging process.

    Note: you may not enter the same video into more than one category throughout the duration of the campaign. Duplicate videos may be deleted from www.bettertogether.ie.

    The panel of independent judges will score the shortlisted entries according to the following criteria:

    1. Creativity: How unique & creative was the concept of the video?
    2. Clarity: How well did the video communicate what your cause does?
    3. Theme: How well did the video reflect the theme “Better Together”?
    4. Call to Action: Does the video explain how the public can support your cause?

    Based on these scores, the judges will select a single winner in each category.

    G - VOTING PROCEDURE

    The voting procedure for the Video Competition will work as follows:

    You may vote once a day, every day for your favourite video(s) throughout the duration of the voting competition. If the number of votes does not visibly increase after attempting to vote, please ensure that javascript is enabled in your browser. You can find instructions on how to do this here. Remember: we will only accept videos that meet the entry criteria. The Wheel is not responsible for votes not registered due to technical issues or circumstances beyond our control.

    The organisers are not responsible for any technical issues or failures resulting in the loss or miscounting of votes. The organisers are under no obligation to reveal any information relating to the voting or counting procedures, including the number of votes received by nominees. Voting closes at 5pm (GMT) on 7th December 2016. No votes will be counted after this time.

    H. PROMOTION/PUBLICITY

    By submitting an entry, you grant The Wheel and its partners the right to use information and content provided by you for publicity and institutional promotional purposes to the extent permitted by law. You understand and agree that The Wheel may request more information from you for such purposes, should your video become a finalist or a prize-winner. The finalists agree to participate in such reasonable publicity as may be requested by The Wheel and their partners.

    You also agree not to claim or imply for any reason that The Wheel and its partners are not the producers or co-producers of your video.

    I. RELEASE FROM LIABILITY

    Entrants agree that The Wheel and related individuals or entities as well as our sponsors shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance of prize(s), participation in the contest, individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules.

    Furthermore, you also agree that The Wheel and its partners are not liable in any way for any false claims, inaccuracies or illegal content contained in your video or in associated information links or external websites.

    J. PRIZES

    Specifics of prizes are the organisers sole discretion. There will be six prizes in the main video competition - one in each of six categories: small short, small epic, medium short, medium epic, large short, and large epic. Prizes will be issued in the name of the organisation, club or association featured in the winning videos. Prizes are not transferable; no substitutions are permitted, except by the sponsor at their sole discretion. Any costs (such as tax) related to this prize not specifically stated within these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winner.

    The Adobe Software prizes supplied by Enclude can only be Awarded to registered charities. 

    K. PRIVACY

    By submitting an entry each entrant confirms in respect of any content submitted that:

    a) the entrant and any identifiable person in the video have waived their rights to privacy;

    b) any identifiable person in the video has consented to the entry of the video in this competition on the terms and conditions set out herein;

    c) the entrant is the sole author and owner of the video copyright;

    d.) express permission has been obtained from the legal guardian of any minor appearing in the video or involved in the production of the video.

    L. DATA PROTECTION

    The data, which is provided by entrants when they enter the competition, will be held by The Wheel. Entrants’ data will be shared with the judging panel, but it will not be shared with, or sold to, any external parties or commercial entities.

    M. DISQUALIFICATION

    Any organisation that attempts to distort or manipulate the results of the competition will be disqualified. The judge’s decision on this will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

    N. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY ENTRANTS

    The organisers are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by entrants.

    O. OTHER The Wheel reserves the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time.
     


     

  2. Community Hero Awards Rules

    A. CONTEST SPONSOR

    The Community Hero Award is organised and managed by The Wheel (charity no. 13288, company no. 302282) and Volunteer Ireland (charity no. 15474, company no. 362625) – hereafter referred to as “the organisers”.

    B. NO OBLIGATION TO USE:

    You acknowledge and agree that the organisers and their partners are not required to display, accept or consider any information, and you further agree that if the organisers determine that your nomination does not meet eligibility requirements for any reason, the organisers may, at their sole discretion, remove your nomination by declining to display it on www.bettertogether.ie or www.volunteer.ie.

    Moreover, you understand and acknowledge that you are not entitled to any compensation or other consideration for a nomination.

    C. AGREE TO BE BOUND

    By making or accepting nominations, entrants agree to be bound by the rules of the Volunteer Ireland Awards and Community Hero Award. As well as the decisions of the judges and these official rules and to comply with laws and regulations and any rules and terms of use posted on www.bettertogether.ie and Volunteer.ie.

    The organisers reserve the right to (a) modify the Terms & Conditions / Rules of the Award and schedule at any time and (b) cancel, terminate or modify any transmission or other activity not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort.

    D. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

    The Wheel and those working for or on its behalf will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries, or for e-mail, internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays that may prevent you from submitting an entry into the Better Together Community Hero Award competition, or interfere with your compliance of the rules of this competition. All responsibilities related to submitting a qualifying entry fall on you, the entrant or potential entrant.

    E. ENTRY COMPLIANCE AND ENTRY DISPUTES

    1. Thirty people will be shortlisted across 10 categories for the Volunteer Ireland Awards (see www.volunteer.ie). From this group, ten long serving volunteers will be shortlisted for Community Hero Award.

    2. Between 2nd November and 7th December the public will be invited to vote for their favourite Community Hero Award nominees at www.bettertogether.ie according to a specific criteria clearly outlined on the www.bettertogether.ie website.

    3. The independent Better Together judging panel will then select a single winner

    4. The recipient of Community Hero Award will be announced at the Better Together Awards on Wednesday, 14th December 2016.

    5. The person being nominated cannot be a paid employee of the organisation that they are associated with for the purposes of this Award. Their charity work is only eligible for this competition if performed on a voluntary, unpaid basis.

    6. The organisers reserve the unqualified right to investigate the bone fides of any person nominated as a Community Hero. We reserve the right not to accept, or to disqualify an entry, if we are not fully satisfied with the authenticity and validity of the credentials of either the entrant or the person being nominated. You understand that The Wheel and Volunteer Ireland are under no obligation to disclose its reasons for not accepting an entry.

    7. Nominations that are incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules are void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorised holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

    F - VOTING PROCEDURE

    The voting procedure for Community Hero Award will work as follows: you may vote once a day, every day for your favourite Community Hero (es) nominees throughout the duration of the voting period. If the number of votes does not visibly increase after attempting to vote, please ensure that javascript is enabled in your browser.

    The organisers accept that voters may encourage their friends, families and colleagues to get involved by voting for Community Hero(es). However, any attempts to unfairly tamper / influence with the voting process will potentially lead to the removal of the associated Community Hero nomination(s).

    The organisers are not responsible for any technical issues or failures resulting in the loss or miscounting of votes. The organisers are under no obligation to reveal any information relating to the voting or counting procedures, including the number of votes received by nominees. Voting closes at 5pm (GMT) on 7th December 2016. No votes will be counted after this time.

    G. PROMOTION/PUBLICITY

    By consenting to be a nominee in the Community Hero Award, nominees grant the organisers and their partners the right to use information and content provided by the nominator for publicity and institutional promotional purposes to the extent permitted by law. The nominee understands and agrees that the organisers may request more information from them for such purposes, and may request that they take part in a publicity photo-call and media interviews, should they become a Community Hero Award finalist or a prize-winner.

    The winning entry will be publicly announced once the judges have reached their decision and after the public prize-giving ceremony on 14th December 2016. The winner will be notified first.

    H. RELEASE FROM LIABILITY

    All entrants (both nominators and nominees) agree that the organisers and related individuals or entities as well as our sponsors shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance of prize(s), participation in the Awards, individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules.

    Furthermore, you also agree that the organisers and their partners are not liable in any way for any false claims, inaccuracies or illegal content contained in Community Hero Award entries or in associated information links or external websites.

    I. PRIZES

    Specifics of prizes are the organisers sole discretion. Any prize with a monetary value will be issued directly to the charity, club or association detailed in the winning Community Hero Award entry. The winning Community Hero Award nominee will be invited to attend a special Award Ceremony in Dublin on 14th December 2016. The organisers will not compensate you for attending the awards ceremony.

    The prize is not transferable; no substitutions are permitted, except by the sponsor at their sole discretion. All taxes and any other costs related to this prize not specifically stated within these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes must be awarded to the associated charity / non-profit, and may not be used for personal reasons / costs in any way.

    J. DATA PROTECTION

    Data which is provided by nominators when they submit an entry to the Volunteer Ireland Awards, and which nominees must subsequently approve, will be held by the organisers.

    Nominees’ data will be shared with the judging panel, but it will not be shared with, or sold to, any external parties or commercial entities apart from the organisers.

    K. DISQUALIFICATION

    Any nominator / nominee that attempts to distort or manipulate the results of Community Hero Award will be disqualified. The judge’s decision on this will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

    L. OTHER

    The organisers reserve the right to modify or vary the terms and conditions at any time. By making or accepting a nomination you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Get involved today and help make Ireland better together!