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By sending your video to [email protected] and complying with the rules and conditions of YouTube, as well as the terms and conditions as stated below, your video will become eligible to win a free Apple iPad. All eligible entries will be posted for public viewing on Connect Ohio's website, subject to the rules and conditions described below. Winning entries will be utilized in Connect Ohio's television and radio broadcast outreach campaign. Please read these rules carefully BEFORE sending your video.

Contest Guidelines: We will accept videos of 30 seconds or 60 seconds. We cannot accept submissions that feature children under the age of 18 without parental consent. A parent must submit an entry involving anyone under 18 years of age.

The prize: At least one, but as many as 2, entries will be selected as the winners. The creators of the winning videos will receive an Apple iPad valued at $499+. All winning entries may be utilized in Connect Ohio's television and radio broadcast outreach campaign. Eligible entries must be free of offensive language, copyright infringement or other inappropriate content to be exclusively determined by Connect Ohio. No employee of Connect Ohio nor any Sub-Recipients or contractors of Connect Ohio will be qualified to receive an Apple iPad.

Contest Dates: The contest will begin on February 1, 2011, and continue through March 21, 2011. The winning entries will be selected by the Connect Ohio Contest Committee. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

How to Enter: No purchase or fee is necessary. Eligible participants must provide full contact information as specified below and agree to the Eligibility and Release Form outlined below, providing true, accurate, current and complete information. Submissions must be received no later than March 21, 2011.

The entrant agrees to allow Connect Ohio to post and/or discuss the submission on the Connect Ohio website. In addition, the entrant agrees to allow Connect Ohio to utilize their video in Connect Ohio's television and/or radio advertisements. Entrant grants Connect Ohio a world-wide, exclusive, perpetual, and royalty-free license with full rights to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, display and create derivative works from your video. All submissions are property of Connect Ohio. We reserve the right to declare ineligible submissions submitted to Connect Ohio that include profanity or would be considered offensive. Any and all submissions submitted to Connect Ohio may be made public during or after the course of the contest.

Incomplete entries will not be accepted and Connect Ohio, its parent, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, or any telephone network or service providers are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected entries. Only one entry per individual is allowed.

Video Contest Selection Process: Winners will be chosen by Connect Ohio based on creativity and the overall message and quality of the video.

Eligibility: This contest is open only to entrants who are legal residents of the State of Ohio, and who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must submit the entry. Employees of Connect Ohio and their immediate families, Sub-Recipients or Contractors of Connect Ohio are not eligible to receive the prize.

General Restrictions: This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws as well as the rules for YouTube contest located at Void where prohibited. The winners agree that Connect Ohio and YouTube, their parent, affiliates and its agencies and their respective officers, employees, managers, agents, contractors, Sub-Recipients, successors or assignees shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this contest or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Connect Ohio reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. and Ohio law governs the contest.

If you have questions about the contest, e-mail [email protected] and put "Question" in the subject line.


Contest Release

I am submitting this Affidavit to Connect Ohio, LLC with the understanding that it will be relied upon in connection with my entry into the Connect Ohio Video Contest and selection of my video submission for posting on Connect Ohio's website and/or used in Television and/or Radio Advertisements.

I represent that I have complied with all of the rules and regulations of this contest, that I am a resident of the State of Ohio who, as of the start date of this contest, was eighteen years of age or older, and that I have perpetuated no fraud or deception in connection with my entry. I certify that my entry is my original work and does not infringe on any third party's intellectual property rights.

I understand that Connect Ohio may post and/or discuss my submission on Connect Ohio's website, a public website, and grant Connect Ohio a world-wide, exclusive, unrestricted, perpetual, and royalty-free license with full rights to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, perform, display and create derivative works from my video. All submissions are property of Connect Ohio.

I further represent that neither I, nor any member of my immediate family, is now or was at the time of my entering the contest, an employee, Sub-Recipient or contractor of Connect Ohio, or its parent, affiliate, subsidiaries, or divisions.

In the event I do not sign and return this Affidavit, I understand that my entry may be disqualified.

If selected as a winner of the Contest, I agree to hold Connect Ohio, its parent, employees, officers, contractors, Sub-Recipients, agents and their respective directors, partners, officers, employees, licensees, and assigns harmless from and against any claim that I may have, including any claim relating to injury or accident, reasonably beyond their control and resulting from winning this Contest.


Publicity Release and Privacy Notice

For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I do hereby grant to Connect Ohio, LLC, their employees, parent, affiliates, and agents, and their respective assigns, a world-wide, exclusive, perpetual, unrestricted and royalty-free license with full rights to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, display, modify, and create derivative works, in any manner without limitation as to manner, duration, frequency or territory, my contest entry, name, video, voice, statements, biographical information, photograph and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade or promotion, in each case in any medium now existing or hereafter developed. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or the advertising or other copy of the designated material. I also agree that I will not be compensated for any uses that Connect Ohio makes of the video. I hereby release Connect Ohio, LLC and YouTube, their employees, parent, affiliates, and agents, and their respective assigns from all and any liability arising out of the exercise of the rights granted in this release.

Further, I represent and warrant that I own all rights, title and interest and have obtained all appropriate permissions and releases to grant Connect Ohio ownership of my entry and the content thereof, which shall include but not be limited to all rights, titles and interests to any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights, including but not limited to privacy and publicity rights, in and to, all entries and enable Connect Ohio to use my entry as described in the Contest Rules. I further represent and warrant that I have obtained a Participant Release Form from any identifiable person who appears in, is heard in, has allowed the use of his/her name, likeness, or voice in the entry, or who has otherwise contributed to the entry. If Participant is a minor, I have received the written consent of Participant's legal guardian.

I hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Connect Ohio, LLC and YouTube, their employees, parent, affiliates and agents and respective assigns from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney's fees) incurred as a result of any entry submitted to Connect Ohio in violation of any terms contained in the official rules, including, but not limited to, any failure on my part to obtain the releases required.

YouTube is not a sponsor of this Contest and has no responsibility or liability regarding the conduct or administration of this Contest.