The “EF Summer Song 2011” Dance Video Competition is a video competition initiated by EF Education First Ltd, a Switzerland-based company located at: Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Luzern. The competition is endorsed by Ke$ha’s record company Sony Music Entertainment. Ke$ha’s song ‘Blow’ is the official ‘EF Summer Song 2011’.
The competition period starts on 15 April 2011 and ends on 23 May 2011.
The winning individual/ dance team will be announced by 26 May 2011.
GUIDELINES FOR THE VIDEO & HOW TO SUBMIT IT
The submitted video should be a dance video to the song ‘Blow’ by Ke$ha. The video should:
- Be a dance video to the song ‘Blow’ by Ke$ha. Be creative and make a dance video, with your own best dance moves. You can use the whole song or a part of the song. Dance alone or with friends!
- Include creative, original choreography (created by the participants).
- Reflect the positive vibe of ‘EF Summer Song 2011’ – a great song to dance away the summer nights on an EF summer course.
- Contain only your own video footage (see below).
How to submit your video:
- Upload your video to YouTube (or Vimeo / YouKu). Name your video in a creative way but include something to make it clear it’s a video for this competition, for example “Ke$ha’s Biggest Fans – EF Summer Song 2011”. Please also include the link www.ef.com/summersong in the description on YouTube.
- Register for the competition at www.ef.com/summersong. Enter the link to your video, and the names of everybody on your team (max 6 people).
- Tell all your friends to vote for you at www.ef.com/summersong.
EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE
The competition is open to both EF students and the general public, from any country in the world, without any need to buy an EF language course.
Both individuals and teams of up to max 6 people may participate (5 dancers and 1 person filming). One person considered the team leader registers the team for the competition, but if the team wins, all team participants win the same prize.
There is no special age restriction, but underage participants should ask their parents for permission to participate. The winners are selected by a jury using criteria that may benefit younger participants (see ‘jury selection of winners’ below).
EF staff and their families are not eligible to win any prizes. However they may submit a dance video into the competition just for fun.
The winner(s) will get to record the official ‘EF Summer Song 2011’ video with a professional music video team and a choreographer. Professional dancers may also participate in the video together with the winners. The official video will be played online to the whole EF world, and all students will learn your dance moves this summer. The winners will be VIP guests at the EF Summeranza party at Thorpe Park outside London on July 14, 2011. Ke$ha herself will be there to perform her dance hits at the party. If the winners want to, they may also perform their winning dance in front of thousands of people. EF reserves the right to modify the exact date and location of the EF Summeranza party.
Every participant on the top ten teams selected by the jury will get a Ke$ha long sleeve T-shirt.
All participants get:
All participants successfully entered into the contest will get a Ke$ha pin. These prizes have to be picked up at your local EF office after the competition ends.
MUSIC FOR THE VIDEO
Competition participants may, and should, use the song ‘Blow’ by Ke$ha to create their dance video for the competition. The song will be available for download for free for registered participants on the official competition website at www.ef.com/summersong (available for the first 3,000 registered participants downloading it). Some EF offices also have a limited stock of ‘Blow’ CDs to give out for free. If a participant already has the Ke$ha album at home, they can simply use the CD they have.
Participants may use the song ‘Blow’ by Ke$ha for their ‘EF Summer Song 2011’ dance video. The usage of the song has been agreed by the artist, her management company and her record company for this song only for the context of the ‘EF Summer Song 2011’ competition, and not for any other context. Copyright of the music remains the property of its owners. The competition website, using a streamed excerpt from the song ‘Blow’, is registered with SUISA.
VIDEO FOOTAGE RIGHTS
Participants should record their own video footage, not edit together footage made by others (such as official Ke$ha videos). Participants may only include footage they have created themselves, or have the rights to use freely, in the video they submit.
The participant agrees that he or she will not submit material that is copyrighted or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights. EF does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights, so EF will remove a video if properly notified by the owner (or his or her representatives), that it infringes on somebody’s intellectual property rights.
By submitting a video, the participant grants EF the right to publish and reproduce their footage on the competition website at www.ef.com/summersong, on EF’s general website, on Facebook and on other websites in order to promote the video competition, without any financial compensation to the participant or to the persons appearing in the video. The participant acknowledges that he/she has sufficient written permission of any persons appearing in the video to be able to grant EF the rights to use his/her video in this way. However, copyright of the video footage remains the property of the creator.
EF reserves the right to reject entries that EF deems to be off the given video competition theme and guidelines. EF will also reject entries containing unsuitable content such as violent or sexually explicit images, illegal activities including the use of drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, or other content that EF deems unsuitable in the context of this competition. EF will remove such videos without prior notice. Videos rejected by EF will not be able to compete for any prizes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the contest or website, please contact us by email at email@example.com or write to us at EF Education First Ltd., Haldenstrasse 4, 6006 Lucerne, Switzerland. Last modified: April 2011