APA is launching a video contest and is inviting emerging planning professionals to submit original videos that explore the theme, "I'm planning for..."
The "I'm Planning For..." Video Contest for Emerging Professionals
Write, direct, and star in your own short film on planning! Submit an original video that explores the theme, "I'm planning for..." The top entries will be voted on through the APA website. One winner will be chosen.
Video submissions due: March 13, 2014
Rule #1: Be creative! This video contest is designed to encourage your passion for and knowledge of planning to inspire others. What do we mean by creative? Don't just be a talking head. Get out and film the places you're planning for — or striving to plan for. Interview the people you're planning for. Planning isn't always the easiest thing to explain to someone who doesn't know much about planning. Capture what planning is in the real world.
Rule #2: Tell a story. APA wants you to create a video that offers an inside look at what planning means to you; how it works; why it's important; who does it help; how has planning affected you personally; what you think planning will do in the future; or any number of other ways that tells the planning story you want to tell.
Rule #3: Fill in the blank: "I'm planning for..." It's up to you on how you finish the rest of that statement through the images and words in your film.
- Be a current member of APA over 18 years of age
- Be an emerging planning professional (i.e., a student, recent graduate, or anyone else in the early stages of his/her professional career), attending the 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta.
- One entry per person (no group entries).
- All submissions comply with the entry and video restrictions below.
The winner will receive the following prizes:
- Complimentary full registration to APA's 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta (includes the base cost of registration only, a refund will be offered if entrant has already registered).
- An iPad.
- The chance for a personal meet-and-greet with Candy Chang, APA's closing speaker. Check out her website to get to know her, her projects and her inspiration in the world of planning.
- The video will be featured before the closing keynote address.
How to Submit:
- You must upload your video to YouTube and send the link to email@example.com along with your name, APA ID#, phone number and e-mail address.
- Video shall be 2-4 minutes. Videos running less than 2 or more than 4 minutes will be disqualified.
- All submissions due by midnight (EST) on March 13, 2014. The winner will be notified in mid-April.
- This is a skill based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.
- If any videography assistance is used, you must provide a video release form signed by the videographer, each person appearing in the video, and any guardian if any person is a minor.
By sending the American Planning Association (APA) your video, you agree that your entry conforms to the Video Restrictions as defined below and that APA, in its sole discretion, may remove your entry and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your entry fails to conform to the Video Restrictions. All entries become the property of APA and will not be returned. APA is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, or mutilated entries. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. You must be at least 18 years old or of legal age of majority in your state or country of residence. You must NOT reside in any state and/or nation in which participation hereunder would not be allowed. You must NOT be an employee or contractor of the American Planning Association or any affiliate.
- Your video must not contain any individual other than yourself unless appropriate permissions are provided;
- Each eligible entrant must secure any and all permissions for use of copyrighted material, music, video, photographs, computer generated or digital material, etc.
- Your video cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion or contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.
- Your video must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- Your video must not disparage any person or party affiliated with APA;
- Your video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
- Your video must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- Your video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state or province where your video is created;
- The Contest and these Official Rules are void in states and countries where prohibited by law, and are subject to applicable laws;
- Competition is limited to only participants and locations where such activity is legal. All others will be disqualified;
- All rights reserved by APA;
- Entries will be judged by a panel determined by APA on the basis of creativity and originality, quality, and content of the message;
- APA reserves the right to not select a winner if none of the entries received are judged to be high quality based on the above criteria;
- If the submitted media violates the rights or laws of a third party, any and all liability will be on the individual or team who made the submission, including sound and graphic copyrights; and you agree to indemnify APA and its affiliates in connection therewith;
- All content of submitted media does not represent the position or opinions of APA. APA is not responsible for any submitted media content, legal or otherwise; and
- APA will not reimburse any costs incurred related to the development or submission of the video.