Rules? What rules?! We don’t need no rules…..
Unfortunately there are just a few. Have a quick glance below just to make sure you’re on track;
1. An applicant is a student at one of the eligible schools. You can have any amount of friends in your clip but at least 50% of them need to be from eligible schools. The ones that don’t go to one of the participating schools are called “non-applicants”. Non-applicants are not eligible to receive cash prizes..
2. Video clips should be between 2 to 5 minutes and can be a solo performance or a group. This competition is all about creativity. It is about showing the world how talented your band is, or what a beautiful voice you have, how well you can dance, make people laugh, make a movie or animation or paint. You can make a video clip of anything that shows off your creative talents, no matter what they are.
3. Due to copyright laws and the fact that all video clips will be posted on the internet for public viewing, if you are doing covers or sampling, you must make sure it is ok to use other people’s songs or music.. There are a couple of websites below where you can get further information about this. All applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that all necessary copyright and other relevant rights and authorisations have been obtained prior to submitting an entry. INVCF or Bendigo Bank takes no responsibility for any failure by an entrant to obtain the necessary authorisations.
4. Applicants warrant that their productions (and any material comprising their productions, including not limited to any Clip) do not infringe the intellectual property or any rights of any person. Applicants will fully indemnify INVCF and Bendigo Bank against any loss, costs, expenses, demands or liability, whether direct or indirect, arising out of a claim by a third-party or another party.
5. The competition is open to primary & secondary school students of eligible schools (see below for a list of schools).You can have any amount of friends in your video but at least 50% of them must be from the listed schools. No funds will be matched to schools of students from non-eligible schools.
6. Each student can only be eligible for one application and possible shortlist prize. You can appear in as many clips as you like, but a single appearance must be nominated as your primary application video clip.
7. Your video clip cannot include any swearing, nudity, drug references – keep it clean guys. Kids are watching!
8. The competition launches on Monday 8th August 2011. All participating videos must be uploaded by 8pm Sunday 9th October 2011. We suggest you don’t leave it to the last-minute to avoid possible disappointment. You will be asked on submission of your video clip whether you have your parents’ permission for you to appear in the competition as your video will be available for viewing on our website. Make sure you ask!
9. Once your video has been received, it will be checked for PG status, bank account, eligibility and parental permission. If you have submitted a qualifying video, it will appear on the website within 48 hrs.
10. All qualifying videos then go to the first round of judging to select the top 15 video clips from the primary and secondary school categories that will then be shortlisted for the finals. Judges will be looking for talent, performance and entertainment value. These first stage winners will be announced on the website on Monday 10th October 2011. The top 15 video clips in each category will receive a cash prize. Primary school entrants will receive $100 (per video) to be shared amongst applicants and secondary school entrants will receive $200 (per video) to be shared with their fellow applicants. Your school will also receive a cash prize for each qualifying video that makes the top 15 from your school. To be able to claim your prize, all applicants appearing in your video clip will need a current bank account at the Bendigo Community Bank – Clifton Hill (101/103 Queens Parade Clifton Hill VIC 3068). All prizes will be paid into your bank account. You do not need to open a bank account if you do not want to. It is not compulsory but you cannot access prize money without one.
11. Once the top 15 video clips have been announced in each category, there are two ways that you can get shortlisted for the finals.
a)Online voting will open from 12.00pm – Monday 10th October 2011 to 8pm Sunday 30th October 2011 and everyone will get three votes (per email address). You can vote for the same video three times or for three different ones. The top three videos in the primary and secondary categories as voted by the general public will go straight through to the finals. The INVCF organisers and Bendigo Community Bank will not use any email address provided during the voting process for any other purpose other than to manage the 3 vote criteria.
b)The organising committee (with external assistance) will then choose another four videos from each primary & secondary category. That means you have 7 chances of getting through to the finals and the major cash prize. The organising committee is made up of four parents with children at the following schools:
- Nic Frances (Fitzroy High & Merri Primary)
- Ashlee James (Northcote High)
- Nick Thorpe (Merri Primary)
- Robyn Lyons (Collingwood College)
12. No parent of students entering or Bendigo Bank Board Members and bank staff are permitted to be on the final judging panel. The organising committee responsible for selecting the four video clips to go through to the finals are parents from participating schools. Should their children participate in the competition, they will not have a vote for their child’s video but receive a mean score of other committee members vote scores.
13. On Monday 31st October 2011 the shortlisted finalists will appear on the INVCF website and notified by email.
14. In mid-November 2011, there will be a gala evening with a panel of celebrity judges who are going to vote for the winning video clips in both the primary & secondary category. If that happens to be yours – you/your group will win the major prize of $1,000 for primary school kids and $2,000 for secondary kids, which will be paid into your bank account (split between members). Your school also gets a cash award. There will be a runner-up in each category and you/your group could win $500 (primary) or $750 (secondary) paid into your bank accounts with an amount also going to your school. Date & venue information to be advised on our website as soon as details are finalised.
15. Students are able to get adults to assist but you must take responsibility for as much as possible. This is your project.
16. Teachers at schools are more than welcome to get involved in this project with their students as an educational activity and the organising committee has structured the event so as not to place any “administrative barriers” on the schools that have students participating.
17. Students, teachers and parents grant permission for the INVCF organising committee and the Bendigo Bank (Clifroy Ltd) to transmit the entered clip and to use it for whatever promotional purposes that might be required. This is why you need to get your parents’ permission.
18. Eligible Primary Schools
Clifton Hill Primary
Collingwood College (Prep – 6)
Fitzroy Community School
Fitzroy North Primary
Merri Creek Primary
Spensley Street Primary
St Johns Primary
19. Eligible High Schools
Collingwood Alternative School (CAS)
20. So – what are you waiting for? All you budding filmmakers, dancers, musicians, singers and creative geniuses – get your friends on board and show us what you can do. Good luck!