Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation is pleased to announce the IP Video Contest. The competition is open to individuals who reside in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia, and territories and possession of the United States, ages 13 and older.
IPOEF’s video contest provides a cash or scholarship prize to the contest winners. Through the IPO Education Foundation IP Video Contest, they want your video to go viral! Get creative. Be unique. Teach the world something interesting about patents, trademarks, or copyrights!
Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to educational and charitable activities designed to improve intellectual property rights.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Individuals who reside in the fifty United States, including the District of Columbia, and territories and possession of the United States, ages 13 and older.
- Entrants who are between the ages of 13 and 18 must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited secondary, college level or trade school.
- Entrants enrolled in homeschool programs are eligible to participate.
- The contest is void where prohibited.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: https://www.ipoef.org/ip-video-contest-enter/
- Note: Before completing the online form, be sure to download, complete, and upload the Assignment of Copyright and Talent Release Forms.
- Create a video (or music video) that shows why you think the patent system is important. Choose one question to answer:
- How has a recently patented invention improved the quality of your life? Has anyone in your family or community built a business on a patented invention? If so, how has it affected you?
- How has a patented invention created new jobs and new industries in your community?
- How has a patented invention saved or improved the quality of someone’s life, enhanced their education, improved their connectivity, etc.?
- Applicants may use their creativity to create a video, or music video, about the patent system.
- Entrants must not use pre-recorded or copyrighted music in their videos unless they have a Master Use and Synchronization license.
- Entrants may use royalty-free music or their own original score.
- Entrants must save a master copy of their video.
- Do not use copyrighted material
- Videos must be no more than 60 seconds in length.
- Videos must be compressed into a digital file of no more than 100 MB in order to submit them online.
- Videos can be in .wmv, .avi; .mov, .mp4, and .mpg file formats.
- MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format
- The minimum 720p resolution, optimally 1080HD
- MP3 audio
- 30 frames per second
Here are some ideas to help inspire you and get you started on your 60-second video:
- Why do people say “I wish I had a patent on that!”?
- Show a passion you have and why it would be impossible without intellectual property.
- How would you explain to your friends the importance of IP?
- Tell the story of a patented, trademarked, or copyrighted item that has helped your community.
- What would the world look like today without patents?
- The invention that changed your life, or someone’s life you know.
- 13-15 years-old – 1 winner receives a $3,000 cash prize
- 16-18 years-old – 1 winner receives a $7,500 scholarship
- 19+ years old – 1 winner receives a $7,500 cash prize
- Enter for Charity – 1 winner receives a $5,000 donation to a charity of his/her choice
- All finalists qualify for a $2,000 cash prize for the most likes on Facebook!
The application must be submitted by July 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
If you have any questions about the application or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.