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#Hanumanji Music Video Contest • OFFICIAL RULES


Black Swan Sounds



Hanuman Festival



Mantra Yoga + Health

Dinkum Systems




Black Swan Sounds staff

Marti Nikko & DJ Drez


For the purposes of this document, “Main Sponsor,” “Sponsors” and “Judges” shall be taken collectively to mean “Sponsors” or “Authorized Parties.” 



#Hanumanji Music Video Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years or older by 31 March 2015. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsors of the Contest and their affiliates, as well as those individuals’ immediate family members and the residents of their households are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 



• All prize winners will be subject to meeting the Video and Eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

• No responsibility is assumed for lost, late or misdirected entries. Each entry must comply with the following requirements (the "Video Requirements"):

• The video, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant and set to the Marti Nikko & DJ Drez song, “Hanumanji.” By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted Video is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the Video does not infringe upon the copy rights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the Video.

•On-screen video credits must include the following:


• The Video must not, in the sole discretion of the Judges, contain obscene, provocative, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate material.

• Any entrant whose Video does not meet the Video Requirements may be disqualified in the sole discretion of the Judges. 



• With the sole exception of the Marti Nikko & DJ Drez song, “Hanumanji,” if the Video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties and/or if any persons appear in the Video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication and use of the Video in a manner set forth in the Official Rules without any additional compensation. If any person appearing in any Video is under the age of majority, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

• If feasible, each entrant should be prepared to provide a signed written personal release from all persons who appear in the Video submitted, and/or from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the Video entry, authorizing use of the Video in Sponsors and its licenses ("Authorized Parties") editorial publications, marketing and promotions in any and all media. 

•For the removal of all doubt, Entrant indemnifies and holds Sponsors harmless in relation to any claims, suits or actions related to copyrighted musical or other material in the submitted Video.



•In the event that Grand Prize Winner is unable to claim the Grand Prize, then Grand Prize Winner shall have first choice of remaining two prize packages.

•If Grand Prize Winner chooses a package other than the Grand Prize, then 1st Runner Up will have their choice of the two remaining prize packages.

•The 2nd Runner Up will then receive the remaining prize package.

•If for any reason whatsoever a winner does not take the prize (or any part of the prize) on the dates and times stipulated by the Sponsors, then the prize (or that part of the prize) will be forfeited by the Winner and neither cash nor kind will be awarded in lieu of the prize (or that part of the prize).


•Lodging shall be provided at Black Swan Sounds’ expense for three nights: Thursday through Saturday, 11-13 June 2015. Additional nights may be added at Winner’s expense. Additional nights to be arranged by Winner.

•Travel stipend shall be issued in the form of a check from made out to Grand Prize Winner by Black Swan Sounds.

•Spending money, transfers, meals, transport to and from airport, travel documentation, insurance, items of a personal nature and all other expenses are not included and are the responsibility of each Winner.

•Registration for Hanuman Festival classes is the sole responsibility of the Winner. Class selection is contingent upon space availability. Winner acknowledges that their preferred classes may not be available. 

•By accepting the Grand Prize, Winner represent that they understand that travel, whether by plane, automobile, or other conveyance, or by foot, on land or water, and in the air, contains some inherent element of risk of accident, illness, injury, loss or death, which may be caused by negligence, forces of nature, wild animals or other agencies, known or unknown. Winners represent that they recognize that such risks may be present at any time before, during and after the trip. In order to be considered a winner and partake of the enjoyment of this trip, potential winners must be willing to accept the risk, and to hold Sponsors free from any liability.

•At the Sponsor’s sole discretion, and except where prohibited by law, Winners shall be required to sign and return within seven (7) days following an attempted notification, an Affidavit, Declaration or Certificate of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and Warranty of Ownership and License in which entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the Video and grants Sponsors the right to use the Video in any and all media without any additional compensation. 

•Where applicable, prizes will be shipped to winners at Black Swan Sounds’ or prize provider’s expense.



The Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by the following:

• Contest consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation: a judged round, and a public round. 

• For the first round, a panel consisting of Marti Nikko, DJ Drez and Black Swan Sounds staff (“Judges") will evaluate all eligible entries based on the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"):

• (1) Creativity 50%

• (2) Video quality 25%

• (3) Composition 25%

At the close of the first round on 22 March 2015, the top five entries as determined by the Judging Criteria shall advance to the second round. In the event of a first round tie, the tied entries will be re-submitted to the Judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. In the event that a tie remains after the re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the creativity criteria will advance to the second round.

•For the second round (public round), the five finalists’ videos will be posted to Black Swan Sounds’ YouTube channel <like>, and the video with the most “Likes” (i.e., the highest YouTube “thumbs up” count) at the close of second round voting on 31 March 2015 shall be declared the Winner, with the next two highest vote getters being awarded the 1st and 2nd runner up places, respectively. (To be clear, final rankings shall be determined by the total number of YouTube “thumbs up” Likes, NOT the total number of YouTube views.) In the event of a second round tie, the tied videos will be re-submitted to the Judges for a re-judging between the tied entries alone. In the event that a tie remains after the re-judging, the entry with the highest score in the creativity criteria will be declared the winner. 

• Winner will be chosen on or about 1 April 2015 and notified by phone, Facebook message, email and/or in writing by overnight courier no later than Friday, 3 April 2015. If the Sponsor is unable to confirm the Winners within seven (7) days of notification being

sent, or if a Winner is disqualified, then the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entrant who would have won the prize had the original Winner not done so.


Selected entries and the entrants' names may be published by Sponsors through their social media, in their publications or on their websites, or in any other medium, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion. By entering the Contest, all entrants grant a royalty free irrevocable perpetual non-exclusive license in the entries to Authorized Parties, and acknowledge that Authorized Parties may use the entries and a name credit in any media now or hereafter known, without the restriction, and shared freely with the same kind of creative commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA). Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant's "moral rights" in their entry. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party's website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use or exploitation. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use or exploitation. 


By entering this Contest, entrants expressly acknowledge and agree that in no event will Sponsors, their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, Judges, or family members or residents of their households be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental,

consequential, statutory, or punitive damages. Without limiting the foregoing, with respect to the Contest and to the Prizes, Sponsors makes no warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Sponsors are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.


THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED to include all residences of Quebec. Entrants agree that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by and subject to the laws of Colorado and the forum for any dispute shall be in Colorado, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Contest are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if the Sponsors determine the Video to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft. Entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Judges are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Contest; and (c) if the entrant wins that Sponsors may use the winning Video and each Winner's name, Video, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial and local taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes), fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize Winners. In the event that the selected Winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may choose

whether to award the prize to another entrant. The Sponsors reserve the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant's identity and address) and to disqualify any entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any of their rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If Sponsors elect to cancel or

terminate the Contest, Sponsors will not retain any rights in the submitted Video. 


Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. Winners' names will be available online at after 15 April 2015. 

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