1. To be eligible, your video must be no longer than 2 minutes in length. Videos that exceed 2 minutes in length will be disqualified.
2. Each contestant must complete and submit an official contest entry form.
3. Contestants must indicate on the entry form that the video submission is an entirely original work by the contestant or his/her team and must grant contest organizers* unrestricted use and reproduction rights for any purposes.
* In these Rules, "contest organizers" refers to, provincial ministries and departments of labour, La Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec (CSST), the Labour Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and participating provincial workers' compensation boards.
4. The 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. Contestants must obtain all necessary permissions, licenses, 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, licenses, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and approvals must be attached to the video submission.
5. All video submissions must be respectful and courteous, and in English or French or both. You are fully responsible for everything that 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 the videos.
Contest organizers will not accept videos that are offensive to an individual or an organization, rude in tone, or abusive. Contest organizers reserve the right to refuse, edit or remove any of the following:
Anyone acting contrary to these rules may be temporarily or permanently excluded from the contest's spaces, accounts and channels, where applicable.
6. 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. If you portray dangerous tasks in your video, you must follow all safety rules and take all precautions to prevent injuries. If you are filming on a real work site, get permission from the site owner, take all appropriate health and safety precautions including following all applicable health and safety policies and regulations. You will need to consult with the employer, a supervisor or other competent individual when on the site to advise them about what you're doing, who will be on their site, their ages and ensure you are aware of and follow all site safety requirements.
7. Category #2 (Canadian residents at least 18 years old but less than 25, who are not in secondary school):
The first place video will be automatically entered to represent Canada in a 2014 international workplace video contest. Details will be provided to the winner.
A selection of top videos from this category as well as from Category #1 (secondary school students) will be posted on the You Tube - It's Your Job video contest page from Saturday May 4th to Sunday May 12th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m., local time, where they will be viewed and voted on by the public. The videos that receive the most votes in each category will each receive an additional prize of $1000.
8. For team entries, the contest coordinator will issue the cheque to the team leader designated on the contest entry form.
9. The chances of winning a prize depend on the total number and quality of eligible entries received before the closing date.
10. No entries will be returned. All entries become the property of the contest organizers.
11. Each contestant must consent to the use, reproduction, publication, transmission and/or broadcasting of his/her name, address, likeness, age, 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 contest organizers for the same purposes, without further compensation. Each contestant irrevocably and in perpetuity grants the contest organizers 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.
12. Entries will be judged by a panel of Celebrity -judges chosen by the contest organizers. The decisions of the judges on all matters relating to the contest are final, conclusive and not open to dispute.
13. Entries that meet all eligibility requirements will be judged on:
14. Each individual or, in the case of a team entry, team leader who submitted a winning entry will be notified by telephone or email that his/her entry has won by May 17, 2013 and the procedure to follow to claim the applicable prize. If an individual or team leader declines the prize, it will be forfeited and awarded to another entry in accordance with these contest rules. Only the winning entries will be notified. Selected winning videos will be posted on a designated YouTube Channel in late May 2013.
15. If the contest organizers, in their sole discretion, deem that an insufficient quantity or quality of entries has been received, the contest organizers reserve the right not to award any prizes.
16. Before collecting a prize, each individual or team member involved in the creation of a winning entry will be required to sign a declaration and release form confirming compliance with the contest rules, and acceptance of the prize as awarded and assigning all rights, titles and interests in the entry to the contest organizers within seven (7) days of being notified that his/her entry has been selected.
17. The contest organizers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest for any reason, without any prior notice to any contestant.
18. These rules may be changed without notice or reason including, if necessary, to comply with any applicable law. By entering this contest, contestants agree to abide by these rules and acknowledge that the contest 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 contest.
19. This contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of each Province and any applicable federal laws. These rules govern all aspects of the contest and are binding on all contestants and all other participants including parents, legal guardians and team members who sign the official entry form.
20. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
Reminders before you send it in:
Be sure that you have carefully read all the rules and have completed all appropriate sections of the official entry form including all required signatures and that any applicable copyright permissions are obtained and attached to your entry.
Video submissions must be labeled as described below and accompanied by a fully completed official entry form to be considered a valid entry.
The contest organizers are not responsible for entries which are delayed, lost, misdirected, incomplete, damaged or destroyed. Any entry that is tampered with, unreadable or mutilated will be disqualified.
In the case where contestants provide the contest with a link to their video submission on a publicly accessed site, contestants are solely responsible for ensuring the link is a valid link that takes the contest organizers directly to their submission, the link remains valid for the duration of the contest and that the contest organizers can download the video from where the contestants have posted their video. Entries not meeting these criteria will be disqualified.
Official contest entry forms must accompany each video. Contestants can submit their video and entry forms in one of two ways. It is the sole responsibility of the contestant to ensure it is received between February 1, 2013 and the contest closing date, Friday April 5, 2013 at 11:59 p.m., local time.
Entries can be submitted in one of two ways. Please do not use both or a combination (e.g. do not email your entry form and mail your video). Every video entry must be accompanied by the official contest entry form.
Electronically: Complete the form and get all of the necessary signatures. Scan the completed form and any permissions you have received to use copyrighted audio or visual material. Send the form, permissions (if applicable) and the direct link to your video on a publicly accessed site and by e-mail to:
By mail: The video entry must be clearly labeled with your video's title, your (or team leader's) name, mailing address and telephone number and be accompanied by the fully completed and signed video contest entry form.
It's Your Job Canada Video Contest
c/o Communications and Marketing Branch
400 University Avenue, 7th floor
The contest organizers will not be responsible for damage to videos resulting from shipping or handling. The contest organizers are not responsible for telephone, computer or network malfunction or error, whether technical or human in nature, communication disruption, or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the contest organizers. The contest organizers reserve the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors.
Reminder: Attach permissions received to use audio or visual copyrighted materials