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19.05.2017

1. Description of Contest

 

1.1. Contest Organizer (hereinafter the "Organizer"):

 

STAR MEDIA DISTRIBUTION, LLC

Organizer address: Office 32, Floor 4, Suite VI, 60 Dmitrovskoye Road, Moscow, Russia, 127474

Postal address: Building 1, 31 Nizhniye Polia Str., Moscow, Russia, 109382

OGRN (Primary State Registration No.) 1077762005090,

INN (Taxpayer Identification No.) 7723633907, 

KPP (Taxpayer Record Validity Code) 771301001

 

Organizer’s contact e-mail for correspondence with Contestants:

konkurs@starmediafilm.com

 

1.2. Contest Period:

15:01, 19 May 2017 through 23: 59, 01 November 2017, Moscow Time.

 

1.3. Contest type: Open.

 

1.4. Contest Purpose: promoting creative development.

 

1.5. Contest Venue:

The Contest is held online on the Internet on the Organizer’s official channel on the YouTube video hosting (hereinafter - the “Star Media YouTube Channel”), URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/starmedia/, subject to no territorial restrictions, however in the territories that support the YouTube video hosting platform.

 

1.6. Six (6) Contest Phases:

Phases 1, 2 and 3 are "conditionally" competitive. At these phases, the evaluation and selection of the Entries submitted by Contestants is made.

Phase 4Deciding on the Winner. Organizer will award the Contest Prize to only one Contestant recognized as Winner.

Phase 5 - Publication of the Contest results.

Phase 6 - Presentation of the Prize.

 

1.7. Organizer conducts the Contest independently.

 

1.8. The Contest is not a lottery or other risk-based event.

 

1.9. There is no fee charged for participation in the Contest.

 

1.10. The Prize will be awarded from the Prize Fund monies.

The Contest’s Prize Fund is formed at the expense of Organizer.

 

2. Contestants

 

2.1. Capable citizens of any country who have reached the age of eighteen (18) years and are subscribers to the Star Media YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/starmedia are eligible to participate in the Contest.

 

2.2. Persons who do not meet the requirements specified in Clause 2.1 of these Rules may not be eligible as Contestants.

 

2.3. Each Contestant guarantees that he/she is the author and the owner of rights in and to the Entry (all components thereof) he/she submits to Organizer for participation in the Contest.

Any violation of this guarantee may constitute the grounds for declining by the Contest Organizer the Entry from participation in the Contest and/or passing of the Entry to another phase of the Contest.

 

2.4. By submitting the Entry for participation in the Contest subject to the procedure established in these Rules, Contestant grants to Organizer the right to exploit the Entry by placing it on the Internet on the Star Media YouTube channel as follows:

2.4.1. Contestant grants to Organizer the exclusive license to exploit his/her Entry within twelve (12) calendar months commencing on the date of delivery the Entry to Organizer; at the same time, no right to exploit such Entry, including for non-commercial purposes (placement in social networks, participation in other Contests, etc.) shall be reserved with Contestant.

2.4.2. Contestant shall grant to Organizer a non-exclusive license to exploit the Entry during the period commencing on the day following the last day of the period referred to in Clause 2.4.1 of these Rules and for the entire duration the exclusive rights to such Entry.

2.4.3. The Contest Organizer shall be entitled to integrate the Contest's sponsor information into any of the components of the Entry, however, subject to not distorting the meaning of such components of the Entry.

2.4.4. The Contest Organizer shall be entitled to post any Entry online on the Star Media YouTube channel employing the Pre-Roll, Post-Roll, Mid-Roll, Overlay, Pause-Roll functions, as well as all other methods of advertising, both now knowт and devised hereafter.

 

2.5. If Organizer considers Contestant "Prize Hunter" (as defined below in this clause of the Rules), Organizer shall be entitled to refuse such Participant from participation in the Contest and/or receiving the Prize.

A "Prize Hunter" means a person who commits (including, but not limited to) one or more of the following actions:

2.5.1. Registers several accounts from the same IP address (registers as several Contestants under different or identical names/surnames);

2.5.2. Is suspected of cheating views of or comments to another competing Contestant’s Entry;

2.5.3. Is suspected of cheating views of his/her Entry;

2.4.4. Is suspected of cheating comments to his/her Entry.

 

3. Requirements for Entries

 

3.1. Each Contestant may send at least one Entry to participate in the Contest directly to Organizer's e-mail: konkurs@starmediafilm.com or by sending to Organizer's e-mail a link to the place on any file hosting service having storage period at least 1 month where the Entry is stored.

 

3.2. Each Entry must include:

3.2.1. A Video containing a complete story of socially significant (non-political) orientation, of no more than 12 minutes duration.

The content of the Video must meet the following requirements:

(1) the requirements of the YouTube video hosting service to be found on the Internet at https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802167?hl=en&ref_topic=2803138.

The requirements are on open access on the above link.

(2) The Video must not contain obscene language and insults;

(3) The Video must not contain signs of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred;

(4) The Video must not have comparisons, discussion, etc. of prices for any product;

(5) The Video must not contain advertising or commercial information;

(6) The Video must not contain any propaganda of use of unlicensed goods, including counterfeit software;

(7) Video’s content must not duplicate that of the Videos already selected for the Contest.

The Video must meet the following specifications:

Container: mp4, encoder: x264, codec: h264, bit rate: at least 6 Mbit/s CBR, resolution: 1280x720 or 1920x1080, aspect ratio: 16x9, frame rate: 25, duration: 12-15 minutes, audio codec: AAC-LC, audio bits: 16 bit, audio bit rate: at least 160 Kbit/s, audio sample rate: 48 kHz.

The Video may contain music created by Contestant himself or borrowed by Contestant from the YouTube Audio Library.

3.2.2. Banner to design Video.

The Banner should be vivid, clearly reflecting the essence of the Video.

The Banner must be unique (original), never used previously.

Dimensions of the Banner: 1000x562 pixels, .JPEG and .PSD formats.

3.2.3. Logline - a brief description of the story plot of the Video.

The Logline (a verbal reflection of the essence of the story plot) should contain a maximum of 80 words.

 

3.3. The Video, the Banner, and the Logline are integral parts of the Entry.

 

4. Phase 1 of Contest

 

4.1. Period of Phase 1 of the Contest:

15:01, 19 May 2017 through 15:00, 19 July 2017, Moscow Time.

 

4.2. At this phase, Contestants will submit their Entries to the Contest Organizer.

The Entries will be accepted from the Contestants until 14:59, 19 July 2017.

 

4.3. The Entries must obligatorily comply with the requirements referred to in Section 3 of these Rules.

 

5. Phase 2 of Contest

 

5.1. Period of Phase 2 of the Contest:

15:00, 19 July 2017 through 15:00, 22 July, 2017, Moscow Time.

 

5.2. At this phase, Organizer will moderate the Entries by checking the Entries for compliance with the requirements referred to in Section 3 of these Rules.

The Contest Organizer will check an Entry within 36 hours from the moment of sending to Contestant a written notice confirming the receipt of the e-mail containing the Entry from Organizer's e-mail.

 

5.3. Organizer reserves the right to refuse the Contestant from accepting the Entry for participation in the Contest in the event that the Entry does not comply with the requirements referred to in Section 3 of these Rules.

 

5.4. The Contest Organizer will place the Entries simultaneously on the Star Media YouTube channel, URL: https://www.youtube.com//starmedia/, and on the Contest playlist on the Star Media YouTube channel.

 

5.5. The Contest Organizer will place all Entries that comply with the requirements referred to in Section 3 of these Rules.

 

5.6. The Contest Organizer shall have right to change the sequence and order of the placed Entries.

 

5.7. After placing on the Star Media YouTube channel, a unique URL that may be used to promote viewing this Entry will be attached to each Entry.

 

6. Phase 3 of Contest

 

6.1. Period of Phase 3 of the Contest:

15:01, 22 July 2017 through 15:00, 22 August 2017, Moscow Time.

 

6.2. At this phase, the viewing by Internet users of the Entries placed on the Star Media YouTube channel and transcending by the Entries of the threshold of 10,000 views will take place.

 

6.3. The Contestants shall be entitled to encourage Internet users to view their Entry on the Star Media YouTube channel.

 

6.4. The Contestants shall be entitled to post links to their Entries with the unique URL attached thereto on their pages in social networks, forums, blogs and other venues, however, subject to not using the promotion methods referred to in Clause 2.5 of these Rules.

 

6.5. An Entry will be allowed to participate at the next Phase 4 of the Contest if it has transcended the threshold of 10,000 views on the Star Media YouTube channel during Phase 3 (Clause 6.1 of these Rules), which will be shown on the YouTube counter on the respective Entry’s page.

 

7. Phase 4 of Contest. Deciding on Winner

 

7.1. Period of Phase 4 of the Contest:

15:01, 22 August 2017 through 17:00, 29 August 2017, Moscow Time.

 

7.2. At this phase, the Contest Jury will decide on the Contest Winner based the Contestants’ Entries that has had 10,001 or more views at the Phase 3 of the Contest.

 

7.3. The Jurors of the Contest to be selected by the Contest Organizer on its own discretion will evaluate each Entry according to their inner conviction based on the following criteria:

  • The covering of the chosen topic;
  • Creative approach;
  • Artistic presentation;
  • The story plot of the Entry’s script;
  • Actor performance.

 

The Jury of the Contest will be selected among the public and show business representatives. The names of the Jurors of the Contest will be announced by the Contest Organizer separately.

 

7.4. The Contestant whose Entry meets fully the requirements for the Entries (Section 3 of these Rules) and is recognized by the Jury prize winning will be awarded the Prize in accordance with the terms and conditions of these Rules.

 

7.5. The Jury of the Contest will sign the Winner Selection Protocol. The Contest Organizer will send a copy of the Protocol to the Winner Contestant in a free form if he/she requests Organized to do so.

 

7.6. The Contest Winner will be determined by the Contest Jury no later than at 16:59, 29 August 2017, Moscow Time.

 

7.7. The results of the Contest shall be final and not subject to revision, except for the following cases:

(a) detecting by Organizer, after the announcement of such results, violations of the procedure and the Rules for participation in the Contest committed during the Contest by Winner;

(b) refusal of Winner to perform the actions required in order to receive the Contest Prize in accordance with these Rules.

 

8. Phase 5 of Contest. Publication of Contest Results

 

8.1. Period of Phase 5 of the Contest:

15:01, 30 August 2017 through 23:59, 30August 2017, Moscow Time.

 

8.2. At this phase, the results of the Contest and information on the Winner of the Contest will be published on the Contest Organizer’s website at http://www.starmediafilm.com/ .

 

8.3. Informing the Contest Winner about the Prize by posting the information about Winner in the news post at the Contest Organizer’s website at www.starmediafilm.com and in the video on the Contest Organizer’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/starmedia to be posted from 15:01, 30 August 2017, to 23:59, 30 August 2017, Moscow Time.

 

9. Phase 6 of Contest. Presentation of Prize

 

9.1. Period of Phase 6 of the Contest:

00:00, 31 August 2017 through 23:59, 01 November 2017, Moscow Time.

 

9.2. At this phase, the Contest Winner will be awarded the Prize from the monies of the Prize Fund in accordance with Section 10 of these Rules.

 

9.3. To receive the Prize, the Winner shall be obliged:

9.3.1. In pursuance of performing by the Contest Organizer of its functions as tax agent, to provide Organizer’s authorized representatives with the following information and documents by e-mail prior to 01 October 2017:

- a photocopy / scanned copy of his/her passport containing the Winner’s passport details: the full name, the date of birth, as well as the number and series of the passport, the date and information on the passport issuing body; the Winner’s residence postal address containing the postal code, telephone number, Tax Identification No. (if any);

- the Contest Prize Winner’s written consent to receive the Prize and to processing his/her personal data to be additionally provided by the Contest Organizer;

- bank account details.

9.3.2. The amount of the monetary Prize shall be subject to personal income tax in accordance with the current tax laws of the Russian Federation.

9.3.3. Organizer undertakes to provide Winner and the Tax Authority with information (in the form of 2-NDFL Certificate (форма 2-НДФЛ)) on the income received by Winner in connection with the transfer thereto of the Contest Prize.

9.3.4. If a foreign citizen (or a stateless person) is recognized Winner, the said person shall be obliged to provide the entire package of permits in order to receive the non-monetary part of the Prize.

 

9.4. In case Organizer does not receive from Winner, prior to 01 October 2017, information and documents referred to in Clause 9.3 of these Rules and necessary to receive the Prize, or receives incorrect or knowingly false information, including the contact details specified by Contestant when filling in the electronic form on the network/networks, the Prize will be considered unclaimed by such Winner. The Prize will also be considered unclaimed if Organizer is unable to contact Winner at his/her e-mail address within two (2) calendar days after the announcement of Winner. Such unclaimed Prize, as well as the Prize rejected by Winner, may not be repeatedly claimed by Winner and will come to the disposal of Organizer who shall have the right to dispose of it at his own discretion. No claims with respect the unclaimed Prize shall be accepted.

 

9.5. The Prize may not be exchanged or returned, and will not be transferred by installments.

 

9.6. The liability of Organizer for presenting the Prize to the Contestants is limited solely to the Prize Fund.

 

9.7. Organizer reserves the right to increase the number of the Prizes and prize-winning places at its own discretion, of which it will further inform the Contestants in messages to be posted on social networks at https://vk.com/starmediafilm, https://www.facebook.com/starmediacompany, http://ok.ru/starmedia, and a corresponding video to be placed on the Star Media YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/starmedia

 

9.8. The results of the Contest shall be final and not subject to revision, except for the cases as follows:

(a) detecting by Organizer, after the announcement of such results, violations of the procedure and Rules for participation in the Contest, committed by Winner in the course of the Contest. If Organizer detects violations of the procedure and the Rules of participation in the Contest committed in the course of the Contest by the person declared Winner, Organizer shall be entitled to refuse the respective Contestant from receiving the Contest Prize and declare another Contestant Winner;

(b) refusal of Winner to perform the actions necessary to receive the Contest Prize in accordance with these Rules.

 

10. Prize Fund of Contest

 

10.1. One Winner will receive one (1) Prize.

 

10.2. The Prize includes:

(a) monetary funds

The currency of monetary funds will be determined depending on the Winner’s citizenship.

Winner, being a citizen of the Russian Federation, will receive the money in the amount of two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000.00) Russian rubles, including the personal income tax in the amount of ninety four thousand and five hundred (94,500.00) Russian roubles.

Total: the amount of the monetary part of the Prize (after the deduction of the tax calculated and retained by the Contest Organizer as tax agent) will be one hundred seventy five thousand and five hundred (175,500.00) Russian roubles, which is equivalent to three thousand (3,000) US dollars based on the RUR/USD exchange rate fixed by Organizer for the period of the Contest in the amount of 58.5 RUR per 1 USD.

Winner, being a foreign citizen or a stateless person, will receive the money in the amount of four thousand six hundred and fifteen US dollars and 38 cents (USD 4,615.38), including the personal income tax in the amount of one thousand six hundred and fifteen US dollars  and 38 cents (USD 1,615.38).

Total: the amount of the monetary part of the Prize (after the deduction of the tax calculated and retained by the Contest Organizer as tax agent) will be three thousand (3,000.00) US dollars.

 

(b) the right to conclude a contract of rendering paid services with the Contest Organizer for the duration of one calendar month (with the possibility of further cooperation at the discretion of the Organizer, depending on the performance achieved by the Winner) in the status of the producer of Internet projects, director, editor or otherwise as agreed by and between Organizer and Winner.

 

10.3. Organizer shall not compensate Winner for the expenses for travel, food, accommodation for the period of the contract of rendering the paid services by the Contest Winner concluded with the Contest Organizer; Winner shall bear all such costs at his own expense.

 

10.4. The Contest Prize will be allocated from the Contest Organizer’s Prize Fund and will be used exclusively for the purposes of presentation of the Contest Prize to its Winner.

 

10.5. Organizer shall not use the money of the Contest Prize Fund in any manner other than for the purposes of providing the Prize.

 

10.6. The Prize money will be paid into the Winner’s bank account.

 

11. Miscellaneous

 

11.1. The fact of participation in the Contest shall mean that Contestant has read and understood these Rules and expresses his/her full consent to these Rules.

 

11.2. The Contest Winner shall have the right to refuse to receive the Prize. In this case, Organizer shall be entitled to dispose of the Prize at his own discretion. A message received by Organizer from Winner through a personal message on Organizer’s website at http://www.starmediafilm.com/, on social networks or by e-mail will be deemed Contestant’s refusal.

 

11.3. Contestants guarantee that the information submitted by them for the Contest is true.

 

11.4. Organizer undertakes:

11.4.1. To conduct the Contest in the procedure defined in these Rules.

11.4.2. To present the Prize to Contestant recognized the Contest Winner in the procedure envisaged in these Rules.

 

11.5. Organizer reserves the right to suspend or refuse to present the Prize to Winner in case of violation by him/her of the terms and conditions of these Rules, as well as in other cases as envisaged in the current laws of the Russian Federation.

 

11.6. Organizer shall be entitled to amend any conditions of the Contest in accordance with the current laws of the Russian Federation, reflecting therewith all amendments in the Contest Rules.

 

11.7. Organizer reserves the right not to enter into correspondence with Contestants, except for the messages objectively necessary for the parties to perform their respective obligations within this Contest envisaged in these Rules.

 

11.8. In all matters not covered in these Rules, Organizer and the Contestants shall be governed by the current laws of the Russian Federation.

 

11.9. The terms and definitions used in these Rules refer exclusively to this Contest.

 

11.10. The Contest Organizer shall not be liable for:

11.10.1. The impossibility of the Contestants to become acquainted with the results of the decision on the Contest Winners on the Contest Organizer’s website at http://www.starmediafilm.com/;

11.10.2. Non-receipt /untimely receipt/provision of information/documents required to receive the Prize through the fault of Winner, or on other reasons beyond the control of Organizer;

11.10.3. Non-performance (untimely performance) by the Contestants of their obligations envisaged in these Rules;

11.10.4. The correctness, accuracy and reliability of personal, contact and other information stated by the Contestants, as well as the impossibility, in this connection, to contact the Contest Winner at the addresses specified by him/her for reasons beyond the control of Organizer, as well as for, but not limited to, the reasons connected with the quality of work of communication operators;

11.10.5. Non-receipt by Winner of the Contest Prize in case of non-claiming or rejecting it;

11.10.6. Life, health, moral and/or mental trauma of Contestants in connection with their participation in the Contest.

 

11.11. By participating in the Contest, Contestant confirms that he/she is fully acquainted and completely agrees with these Rules, in particular, but not limited, confirms his/her consent:

11.11.1. To public availability of his/her Entry for viewing by any person visiting the Contest Organizer website at http://www.starmediafilm.com/ or the Contest Organizer YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/starmedia ;

11.11.2. To the procedure of deciding on the Contest Winner in the manner envisaged in these Rules.

 

11.12. By participating in the Contest, Contestant confirms that:

  • He/she has any and all the rights envisaged in the current laws of the Russian Federation necessary to Participate in the Contest in compliance with these Rules;
  • He/she is the author and the copyright holder of his/her Entry placed on the Organizer's YouTube channel for the purposes of the Contest;
  • When performing his/her obligations for the purpose of participation in the Contest in compliance with these Rules, no third party copyrights, related, patent and any other rights will be violated;
  • In case of any claims against Organizer from third parties and/or governmental bodies with respect to and/or arising from violation of the rights of third parties by Contestant in the course of participation in the Contest, Contestant shall be solely responsible for the resolution of such claims/disputes, without involving Organizer.

 

12. Procedure for Use of Personal Data

 

12.1. The fact of participation in the Contest shall be Contestant’s consent to provide his/her personal data for processing in connection with his/her participation in the Contest, including collection, recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, specifying (updating, modification), extraction, use for presenting the Prize, individual communication with Contestant for the purposes of the Contest.

 

12.2. Processing of personal data will be carried out solely for conducting the Contest. Organizer shall be entitled to disclose Contestant’s personal data connection with his/her participation in the Contest. The fact of participation in the Contest constitutes the Contestant’s consent to the transfer of personal data required for participation in the Contest and the receipt of the Prize in accordance with these Rules.

 

12.3. Personal data shall not be disseminated and provided to any  third parties for any purposes not related to this Contest without an additional Contestant’s consent and shall be used by Organizer and persons authorized by it solely for the organization of the Contest and the presentation of the Prize.

 

12.4. The Participant shall have the right to revoke his/her consent to use his/her personal data by sending to Organizer a scanned copy of a written notification of withdrawal signed by him/her to the address: Building 1, 31 Nizhniye Polia Str., Moscow, Russia, 109382. Therewith, such Contestant’s Entry, as well as Contestant him/herself shall not be entitled to further participate in the Contest.

 

12.5. In case of receipt the notice of revocation of the Contestant’s consent, Organizer and the persons authorized by it shall terminate the processing of such Contestant’s personal data and destroy the personal data within three (3) business days from the date of receipt of such refusal.

 

12.6. Organizer shall not be liable for failure to perform the actions connected with the Contest, if such failure occurs due to the destruction of the Contestant's personal data as a result of Contestantt's withdrawal of his/her consent to process the same.

ATTENTION!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PERSONS AGED 14 – 18 years old!!!

Notice of Amendment of Contest Terms.

 

We hereby inform you of the following amendments of the Contest Rules as posted on the website at http://www.starmediafilm.com/en/press-item/news/star_shorts_vpered:

 

  • In addition to the persons referred to in Clause 2.1 of the Contest Rules, capable citizens of any country aged fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) years old being subscribers of the Star Media YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/starmedia shall also be admitted to participate in the Contest. The said persons shall be recognized Contestants in the meaning of the Contest Rules. All the terms and conditions of the Contest shall apply to this category of Contestants, except for the provisions set out in Clauses 2.1 and 2.2, sub-clause (b) of Clause 10.2, and Clause 10.3 of the Rules.
  • If a 14 – 18 year-old Contestant is recognized the Contest Winner, such Contestant shall receive only the monetary part of the Prize as envisaged in sub-clause (a) of Clause 10.2 of the Rules. No contract for provision of pay services shall be concluded with such Winner.


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