Rules, Information & Legal Stuff
- All Central Okanagan Public School students from grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the competition.
- Once students have registered, students must have a parent/guardian complete the field trip form and return it to their schools career center.
- Parents will be emailed the Freedom of Information and Protectin of Privacy (FOIPOP) agreement link to complete.
- Pick your Team or enter Individually. Teams may include up to 4 students.
Make Your Video
- Create a video no longer than two (2) minutes in length, including credits, that presents your product, service or invention idea.
- All videos exceeding two (2) minutes will not be considered.
- Videos must address the following questions:
* What problems will it solve?
* Why will your business succeed?
4. Your idea must be well presented and reasonable, and have the potential of being implemented.
5. Click here to watch a sample video pitch.
Developing Your Video
- Your video must be entirely your original work and you must grant the competition organizers unrestricted use and reproduction rights for any purposes.
- Types of videos can include:
* Screen casts
* Motion graphics/animation
* Slideshows with voiceover
3. It is important to remember that the submissions will be judged on the quality of the pitch and not the quality of the video.
Submit your Video
- Teams create a 1-2 minute video pitch and upload it to Youtube by March 15, 2019 at 9:00am the Video Submission Deadline.
- Email the video pitch Youtube website address link to CareerLife.Programs@sd23.bc.ca
Promote Your Video
- Promote your video through any social media platform using the #iGen23 hashtag or by word of mouth to your peers.
- Public voting will officially open at 9 a.m. on March 15, 2019 and close at 9 a.m. on April 1, 2019.
Judging Your Video
- Your video will be judged through a combination of online public voting (Youtube Subscriptions to your video pitch) and a panel of community business members.
- The top 10 teams will be determined by a combination of video subscriptions (40%) and community business panel evaluation (60%) and will be identified on the competition website by April 5, 2019.
- Judges will score your video based on the Video Judging Criteria below.
Video Judging Criteria
Viability of Product, Service or Invention - 30%
- Clear and realistic description and purpose
- Meets a specific need, fills a gap, or solves a problem
- Target market clearly identified
Creativity - 30%
- Creative and interesting message and use of branding (e.g., company name, logo, tag lines)
- Effective use of video techniques
Persuasiveness - 30%
- Clarity and tone of message
- Supported by evidence
- Effective sales pitch
Marketing - 10%
- Effective closing (call to action)
- All entries become the property of the competition organizers.
- Your video must not infringe upon or violate any laws or any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and must not lead to any cause of action, including libel, defamation, privacy violation, contract breach or tort.
- If necessary you must obtain all necessary permissions, licences, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and other approvals from third parties (including, but not limited to, all copyright holders and all individuals appearing in the video submission), necessary to use the video submission, in whole or in part, in any way, including without limitation, to reproduce, make derivatives, edit, modify, translate, distribute, transmit, publish, license and broadcast the video submission worldwide, by any means. Any and all such permissions, licences, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and approvals must be attached to the video submission.
- Your own personal safety and the safety of your cast, crew and others involved with the production of the video submission must be maintained. Do not endanger anyone during the making of your video.
- Each contestant (and, in the case of minors, a parent or legal guardian) must consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and/or broadcasting of his/her name, address, likeness, school, age, grade and/or prize information, without compensation, in any advertisement, publication or promotion, for general news or other information purposes. Winners must also consent to their photographs being taken by the competition organizers for the same purposes, without further compensation.
- Each contestant (and his/her parent or legal guardian, if applicable) irrevocably and in perpetuity grants the competition organizers, without compensation, the right to use the video submission, in whole or in part, in any way, including without limitation, to reproduce, make derivatives, edit, modify, translate, distribute, transmit, publish, license and broadcast the video submission worldwide, by any means.
- All video submissions must be respectful and courteous. You are fully responsible for everything you submit, and all videos are intended for the general public. Therefore, to protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, do not include personal information such as phone numbers, social insurance numbers, banking information, resumes or email addresses in your video. Competition organizers will not accept videos that are offensive to an individual or an organization, rude in tone, or abusive.
- Competition organizers reserve the right to refuse any video submission containing:
- Racist, hateful, sexist, homophobic, slanderous, insulting or life-threatening content
- Serious, unproven, unsupported, or inaccurate accusations against individuals or organizations
- Abusive, aggressive, coarse, explicit, vulgar, violent, obscene, or pornographic content
- Content that encourages or suggests illegal activity
- Announcements, solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any organizations and agencies
- Attempts to defame or defraud any individual, group or agency
- Anyone acting contrary to these rules may be temporarily or permanently excluded from the competition's spaces, accounts and channels, where applicable.
- The competition organizers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition for any reason, without any prior notice to any contestant.
- The competition organizers are not responsible for, computer or network malfunction or error, whether technical or human in nature, communication disruption, or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the competition organizers.
- These rules may be changed without notice or reason including, if necessary, to comply with any applicable law. By entering this competition, contestants agree to abide by these rules and acknowledge that the competition organizers shall not be responsible for any damages, costs, demands, claims or losses of any kind, incurred by any contestant as a result of participation in this competition.
- The above information and rules govern all aspects of the competition and are binding on all contestants and all other participants including parents, legal guardians and team members who submit a video.
- School District 23, its partners and/or Sponsors shall not be held responsible or liable for any past, present or future debts or activities undertaken by any student or team through participation in the iGen challenge.