World Food Day Video Challenge

Any registered undergraduate and/or graduate student of the University of California (“UC”) is eligible to submit an entry into the World Food Day Video Challenge (“Challenge”). Such students must show proof of Fall quarter or semester 2016 enrollment at a UC school.

Beginning 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time on August 7, 2016 and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on September 7, 2016 (“Submission Period”), you can enter the Challenge by following the instructions on the World Food Day Video Challenge webpage, available at:

Submissions must be in English only. Limit one (1) submission per person for the entire Submission Period. Any attempt by any person to submit more than one submission will void all entries by that person, and that person will be disqualified.

By submitting a submission, each entrant (i) warrants that the submission is an original one created by the entrant, and (ii) grants the World Food Center at UC Davis and its designees the perpetual, unlimited, nonexclusive, transferable, worldwide and irrevocable right to modify, create derivative works of, edit, post, publish and/or otherwise use the submission and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses, in any manner and in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, without further compensation, notification or permission.

A submission must:

  1. be entrant’s own original work that has not been submitted to any other third party, including any other contest;
  2. be available for viewing on a social media platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  3. be no more than 3 minutes in total runtime;
  4. be owned by entrant;
  5. be nonconfidential; and
  6. have been legally created.

If the video includes other individuals or was filmed by an individual other than entrant, they (or, if minors, their parents or legal guardians) must provide permission to the entrant to submit the submission in the Challenge. UC’s World Food Center reserves the right to require proof of permissions in a form acceptable to the World Food Center. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification.

Submissions that do not meet the submission criteria set forth above, contain prohibited content, or are otherwise deemed by the World Food Center, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate, obscene, or not in keeping with the World Food Center’s image will be disqualified.

Following the end of the Submission Period, all eligible submissions received by the World Food Center will be judged by a panel of qualified judges based on the following judging criteria and percentages:

  • Originality (20%)
  • Creativity (20%)
  • Quality of audio and video production (20%)
  • Scientific accuracy (20%)
  • Overall presentation (20%)

The submission with the highest score, as determined by the judging panel, will be deemed the First Place Winner subject to compliance with these Terms and Conditions. In the event of a tie, the submission with the highest score in the scientific accuracy and overall presentation of the judging criteria from among the tying submissions will be deemed the First Place Winner. If there is still a tie, the score received for creativity, and finally quality of the audio and video production will be used to break the tie. The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of submissions received, and the quality of an entrant’s submission as compared to other submissions submitted in the relevant Submission Period as determined by the judging panel.

The First Place Winner submission will receive the following:

  • Registration, hotel accommodation, and air travel to attend the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 12-14) for the annual World Food Prize conference for up to three (3) team members and up to two (2) nights of accommodation
  • A monetary prize of $1,000 USD to be provided to the winning individual or team lead
  • Promotion of video, including a blog entry in the Huffington Post and other publications highlighting the research/program of video focus
  • Public viewing of the video at the World Food Day lecture at UC Davis (in-person & livestream)

The honorable mention submission will receive the following:

  • A monetary prize of $500 USD
  • Public viewing of the video at the World Food Day lecture at UC Davis (in-person & livestream)
  • Promotion of video

The top scoring 5 videos (including first place and honorable mention)

  • Be considered a Challenge Finalist
  • Promotion of video
  • Inclusion in winner announcement

The World Food Center reserves the right not to award all prizes for any prize level if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and/or qualified submissions for a prize level or otherwise. The World Food Center also reserves the right to increase the amount of prizes. All prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Terms and Conditions. The decisions of the World Food Center and judges are final and binding in all matters. Limit one (1) prize per person/team.

Potential prize winners will be notified by email and required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, within three (3) business days of the date of notification. A potential prize winner’s eligibility may be forfeited, at the World Food Center’s discretion, if: (i) the potential prize winner does not timely return the completed Affidavit of Eligibility, (ii) the prize notification is returned as nondeliverable and the potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, (iii) the potential prize winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions. A prize that has been forfeited may be awarded to a runner-up, if time permits.

By participating in the Challenge, finalists to the Challenge authorize The Regents of the University of California (the “University”) and its officers, agents and employees to photograph, film, videotape or record them and use their name, voice, likeness and biographical information in such photograph, film, video or other recording taken or made by the University or provided by the finalists.

Finalists agree that any photograph, sound recording, motion picture or video or other recording taken of or provided by a finalist under this agreement (“Materials”) can be used by the University for any purpose, including serving the University’s mission of research, education and public service and for promoting the public good.

Finalists assign to the University all rights, title and interest—including copyright and rights of publicity—that they may have in and to any and all such Materials. Finalists irrevocably authorize the University, its officers, agents and employees, without limitation, to reproduce, copy, sell, exhibit, publish or distribute any and all such Materials in perpetuity. Finalists understand and agree that they will not receive monetary payment for any use of the Materials by University.

Finalists release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless the University, its officers, agents and employees from any and all claims and demands—including but not limited to any and all claims for violation of rights of publicity, invasion of privacy, libel, defamation or copyright infringement—arising from the Challenge, the submissions, or from the use of any Materials.

Winning a prize may be considered a taxable event, as required by law. The prize winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes.

The sponsors of this Challenge will make commercially reasonable efforts to comply with mandated legal guidelines regarding privacy. Any information or other data collected may be used in its aggregate (non-personal) form for research purposes. Other information collected will be used for administration of the Challenge only.

All entrants and other participants to the Challenge agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or related to this Challenge shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (b) all claims, judgments and awards against the sponsors of the Challenge will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Challenge but in no event attorneys’ fees, and (c) under no circumstances will any participant to this Challenge be permitted to obtain an award for—and you hereby waive all rights to claim—punitive, incidental, exemplary, indirect, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and sponsors in connection with this Challenge, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

The sponsors to the Challenge reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Challenge, or any part of it, for any reason or no reason including, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairing the integrity of the Challenge, as determined by sponsors in their sole discretion. The sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

These Terms and Conditions are binding upon all submissions and finalists as well as their heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If the finalist is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must expressly consent to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

For a copy of these Terms and Conditions or of the winners, send your request in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: World Food Center, UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616. Requests must be received within 90 days after the end of the promotion.