The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation announces the 2017 Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest. Entries are due by April 1, 2017.
2017 Contest: The Most Dangerous Period in Human History
The world’s nine nuclear-armed nations still possess nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons. Donald Trump, as a Presidential candidate, showed impulsiveness, irrational behavior and a lack of understanding of nuclear weapons. Now he has control of the United States’ vast nuclear arsenal. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved its “Doomsday Clock” to 2 ½ minutes to midnight.
Make a video of 2 ½ minutes or less about why this is the most dangerous period in human history, and what can be done to take civilization back from the brink.
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
All entries must be received electronically by 5:00 pm Pacific Time on April 1, 2017. There are no exceptions to this deadline. The winning videos will be announced on April 17, 2017.
A submission that does not adhere to all of the contest rules will not be considered for a cash award.
1. Contest begins on February 1, 2017.
2. Submission must be in English (if language is used).
3. Submission must not exceed 2 ½ minutes in length.
4. Submission must be on topic.
5. Submission must not contain foul language or slander.
6. Employees or paid consultants of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, or their immediate family members, are not eligible for a prize.
7. Video can be any type (traditional video, animation, flash, etc.).
8. Winners will be responsible for providing NAPF with a high-resolution copy of their video before prize money is distributed.
9. By submitting your video, you are promising that you own all rights to all material in your video, including the music, images, script, and rights to include all persons, places or organizations included or depicted (see below for information on Creative Commons footage). The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will have distribution rights for non-commercial use, and video makers will have co-distribution rights for either public or commercial use. You also agree to allow the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation to use your name, identification, and likeness to use, promote or publicize your video in any manner, without limitation, and without further compensation. You agree to indemnify the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, including for legal costs, against any challenges to the ownership, use of, or rights to material in your video.
10. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By submitting your video, you agree to release Facebook of any and all liability associated with this contest.
There are no fees to enter the contest. There are three different ways to enter:
1. Upload directly to Facebook.
a. Go to the contest’s Facebook page and “Like” it.
b. Upload your video directly to the contest’s Facebook page.
c. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your video’s title, your name and your preferred email address (for communication in case you are selected as a winner).
d. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.
2. Link from YouTube
a. Upload your video to your personal YouTube account.
b. Go to the contest’s Facebook page and “Like” it.
c. Post the URL of your YouTube video to the contest’s Facebook page.
d. Send an email to email@example.com with your video’s title, your name and your preferred email address (for communication in case you are selected as a winner).
e. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.
3. Email the video to us (for those without a Facebook account)
a. Go to www.wetransfer.com.
b. Click on “Add Files” (your file must be less than 2GB in size).
c. In the “Friend’s Email” field, enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
d. In the “Your Email” field, enter the email address where you would like to receive confirmation from us.
e. In the “Message” field, enter your full name and the video title.
f. The contest administrator will post your video to the contest’s Facebook page. We will send you a confirmation email within one business day.
There is a significant amount of video and audio available online that falls under Creative Commons licensing. It is permissible to use Creative Commons video and/or audio in your entry as long as you meet the requirements of the particular license. Click here for more information on Creative Commons. Entries that violate copyright are not eligible for a prize.
A committee of filmmakers and educators selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will judge entries on the basis of originality of ideas, creativity and clarity of expression.
All products resulting from the winning proposals become the property of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to publish or broadcast all submissions to the contest.
Contest administered by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation — 1622 Anacapa Street — Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 965-3443.
Congratulations to everyone who entered the 2016 Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest. Click here to view the winning videos from 2016.
Here are a few resources that you might look at as you think about the content of your video:
1. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Facebook page.
2. New York Times op-ed about the Doomsday Clock.
3. “The Most Dangerous Period in Human History,” an article by NAPF President David Krieger.
4. “Trillion Dollar Trainwreck” — a report by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.
5. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Sunflower newsletter, which contains many of each month’s top nuclear-related stories.