Explain the Brain 2020: Neurodiversity - Rules & Guidelines

Competition Rules & Guidelines

‘Explain the Brain’ is a competition for secondary school students to promote awareness and knowledge about learning, brain function and health. The competition is an initiative of the Genazzano Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences supported by Education Perfect and Untapped Group.

All entrants to the Explain the Brain undertake to comply unconditionally with all Explain the Brain Video/Infographic Competition rules and guidelines. Any entry which does not comply will not be eligible for participation. Genazzano Institute has the right, but not the duty, to determine compliance with the competition rules. Any video that is considered in part or whole to be offensive, unlawful or ineligible will be removed/disqualified.

Entry Guidelines

  1. There is no fee to enter
  2. Entries are open to any secondary student (Years 7-12)
  3. The aim of the entry is to highlight information around aspects of the brain, with a focus on neurodiversity. Videos must be a maximum of 90 second but may be shorter
  4. Entries must be submitted via the Explain the Brain 2020 EP Lesson no later than 9pm AEST on Friday, June 26th
  5. The Prize winners will be announced shortly after closing date through the Education Perfect Website and also on the Genazzano Institute Website.
  6. Prizes will be distributed to the lead entrant of the winning entries.
  7. The entry must be of original and unpublished works that is not available on any public site until after the competition concludes and winners are announced.
  8. Format: Upload your video as an MP4 file in 649x448 resolution. Maximum 100MB.
  9. Entrants may also submit additional written information and/or transcript to support the video. This is optional. Maximum 1 A4 pages.
  10. If the video is not in English, subtitles must be included.
  11. Entries must not contain inappropriate content including, but not limited to: offensive, sexually explicit, disturbing or defamatory language or images, racism, harm or discrimination to any group, infringement on the rights of others, inciting or depicting inappropriate or illegal acts.
  12. Entries must not contain images, likeness or recording of third parties including friends, relatives, celebrities, public figures, minors etc who have not provided express written permission for their image, likeness or voice recording to be used. Such permission must be submitted in accordance with the competition guidelines.
  13. Entries must not contain advertising or promotion of a product or service including logos, signs etc.
  14. Any music used in the video must be original – written, produced and recorded by the entrant (unless express written permission has been granted). There are many copyright free music sources available online.
  15. Any videos submitted may be selected to be featured on the Genazzano Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences website to promote the competition and learning/brain awareness. Entrants grant the Genazzano Institute royalty-free perpetual rights and licence to use the material.
  16. Entrants undertake that they own, have rights or permissions to use all content in the video. Resources, content and/or sources must be appropriately referenced or credited. Entrants must obtain explicit written permission to use material that they do not have ownership or rights to use.
  17. Submission of an entry denotes understanding of, and, agreement to these conditions.
  18. Group submissions: A lead entrant must be nominated and co-entrants listed. Details cannot be changed after submission. Multiple copies of a video/infographic may not be submitted as separate entries. In this instance, the first eligible one received will be accepted with the entrant as lead entrant and subsequent versions will not be eligible.
  19. Entrants must not interfere with or otherwise modify or distribute content submitted by another contestant.
  20. Written permission (or parental/guardian permission for anyone under 18) is required for any person whose images and or/voices are featured in the video. This must be provided along with the video entry.

Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

Third Party Proprietary Rights & Permissions

Videos submitted must be original work by the entrants and must not infringe upon proprietary rights of any person or entity, including rights of publicity or privacy, copyright, trademarks. Permissions or releases may be required if the video features footage of locations, voice, images or any other materials/content (audio/visual/ props and so forth) used that is not entirely owned by the entrants/participants. Appropriate permissions must be obtained prior to any disclosure of personal information pertaining to health or individual circumstance.

If the video does contain any material not wholly owned by the entrants and/or is subject to third party rights, the entrant will provide a warranty that the third party has provided express consent and perpetual rights for the material contained in the video to be used, edited, reproduced, published and distributed royalty-free (in whole or in part) worldwide. In order to promote the Explain the Brain competition, brain awareness and the goals of the Genazzano Institute, the material may be incorporated in other works in any form, media, or technology currently in existence or developed in the future for the full term of any copyright related to the material.

The entrant bears full responsibility and burden in determining whether material is protected by copyright rights of privacy, copyright or any other proprietary rights. Any damages or harm arising from such an infringement of rights will be the sole liability of the entrant.

Minors

Entrants must obtain written permission (original signature) of a parent or legal guardian for any person under the age of 18 whose voice or images are used in the video, prior to submitting the entry.

Disqualification & Competition Suspension/Cancellation

The Genazzano Institute reserves the right to disqualify any entrant, deem any video ineligible or cancel or suspend the competition at its sole discretion at any time if there are concerns of the video or conduct of entrants does not comply with the spirit or all competition rules and guidelines in relation, but not limited, to:

  • Content suitability
  • Permissions, rights and appropriate use of material
  • Fraudulent activities relating to the competition

Rights of Use

The entrant provides perpetual rights for the material contained in the video/entry to be used, edited, reproduced, published and distributed royalty-free (in whole or in part) worldwide. In order to promote the Explain the Brain competition, brain awareness and the goals of the Genazzano Institute, the material may be incorporated in other works in any form, media, or technology currently in existence or developed in the future for the full term of any copyright related to the material.

Should the video/entry be used, entrants will be acknowledged for any use of material and there will be no further compensation for use of the submitted material. Use of submitted material is at the discretion of The Genazzano Institute and there is no obligation for The Genazzano Institute to use or display any material submitted.

Warranty

The entrant warrants that the video/entry and all contents is the sole property of the entrant (or used with express written permission) and that the video was created for the purposes of the Explain the Brain. The entrant warrants that use, promotion or displaying the video will not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity.

Disclaimer of Liability

By submitting a video/entry and agreeing to terms and conditions, entrants agree that the Genazzano Institute, affiliated/ partner organizations, representatives and employees are released and not responsible for any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to costs, liabilities, infringements, harm, fraud, illegalities or claims or consequences of any sort that relate to the creation and/or submission of material, participation in the video creation or process of entry, awarding, acceptance and use of prizes and use of content for the Explain the Brain competition.

The Genazzano Institute, and affiliated/ partner organizations, representatives and employees are not responsible for issues arising from technology, website issues, entry failure to upload, or run or any other display, administrative errors or process errors in relation to the Explain the Brain competition.

Entrants to the competition acknowledge that The Genazzano Institute is not liable for comments or conduct by other entrants or members of the public in relation to the posting of the video online. Should the entrant choose to upload the video to another source following the completion of the competition, the entrant accepts associated risks and responsibilities and waives rights to seek any compensation or make any claim against The Genazzano Institute, partner or affiliate organizations and employees.

Privacy

Any personal information collected in relation to this competition including email address and contact details shall be used only for the purposes of administration and prize fulfilment related to this competition and shall remain private and not be passed or sold to any third party. With exception, the names, age and school of winners will be published on the Education Perfect and Genazzano Institute websites, as per these terms and conditions.

Changes to Rules & Guidelines

The Genazzano Institute shall have the right at any time and without prior notice to modify, suspend, or terminate the Explain the Brain Competition, or any part of the Rules and Guidelines, and/or impose new rules or guidelines as it considers appropriate.

Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the Genazzano Institute or Education Perfect website, sending email to the entrants, or by any other means by which the entrants obtain notice thereof.

IN ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE GENAZZANO INSTITUTE AND ASSOCIATED PARTNERS (RELEASED PARTIES) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY AND SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE BY ENTRANTS OR THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING IN WHOLE OR PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, DISTRIBUTION OR USE OF THE ENTRY, SUBMISSION, CREATION OF SUBMISSION, PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS COMPETITION. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFRINGEMENT, DEFAMATION, ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE SUBMISSION OF VIDEO OR CONTENT.

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